Big Apple BitesYou don't need to go far to find good Chinese food in New York City. I am a big fan of dim sum and thought it would be a great idea to compare a more traditional dim sum restaurant (Nom Wah Tea Parlor) to a modern and "trendy" one (RedFarm). Let's start with Nom Wah Tea Parlor in the heart of Chinatown...
Food was flying out of the Nom Wah kitchen at lightening speed and the menu was a mile long. The only one who could understand the menu was Leo, so he was our designated "orderer" and he did a great job...
We tried everything from the House Special Roasted Pork Buns to Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf and Fried Chicken Feet. The soup dumplings were my favorite.
Next up, RedFarm...amazing. There's a lot of hype around this new modern Chinese restaurant. Some of the reviews on yelp were harsh so we didn't know what to expect. Let me just say that RedFarm was nothing but delicious. NOTE: They do not take reservations so what you should do is call when you are in the neighborhood (West Village), put your name in over the phone, go get a drink nearby, then RedFarm will call you when your table is ready! Onto the food and drink (we shared everything and each bite was heavenly)...
Le Club Hot (left) & Shiso Cucumber Martini (right)
Infused jalapeno tequila, lime, agave, jalapeno, and mint & Gin, shiso, cucumber, lemon, and agave
Avocado and Mango Summer Roll
On top of guacamole - an interesting but shockingly delicious combination
RedFarm 'Pac Man' Shrimp Dumplings
From left to right: lobster, mushroom/leek, blue crab, and shrimp dumpling
Kat'z Pastrami Egg Roll
Nothing short of perfect
Pork and Crab Soup Dumplings
Get in my belly