So I went back to my roots and tried dim sum for the first time.
First time. I am 20. Don’t laugh.
I went to nom wah, NY Chinatown’s oldest dim sum parlor (13 Doyers St, between Bowery & Chatham Sq, New York, NY 10013).
Dim sum basically works like this: Go with a group, 3-4 people is a good number. Everyone orders 2-3 dishes that come in small servings, like 4 dumplings or two sticky rice in bamboo leaf… things. Then, you share! Kind of like tapas.
It was so much food! And just when you think it’s over, another dish comes out, since they are served as soon as they are ready. It makes eating quite exciting.
Exceedingly filling, but surprisingly inexpensive.
And according to the native Chinese person of the group, this dim sum was quite authentic. Score!
No one got Chicken Feet though. Maybe next time…
There were five of us, and the check came out to be just over $50. Not bad. We were all definitely full and happy.
We had to wait about 40 minutes for a table, but it was worth it.
If in the mood for dim sum, I would definitely recommend nom wah!