27.1.14

Nom Wah Tea Parlor, NYC

A visit to NYC's oldest dim sum place!



Now Wah Tea Parlor has been around since the 1920's making it New York's oldest tea parlor and dim sum place. It is located in Doyers Street, an L-shaped tiny street in the heart of Chinatown called the "Bloody Angle". This street was famous as a shooting point between rivaling gangs due to its shape; it seems that during the 1930's more people died violently at the "Bloody Angle" than at any other street intersection in the United States. Nowadays it's one of the quietest streets in Chinatown, especially on the rainy day when we visited it.


Everything inside has the old charm of a 1930s movie (btw, Nom Wah has been featured in many films, and will be featured in the upcoming "The Amazing Spiderman 2").


 We went there for some tea and dim sum at around 4 pm and got a table right away. We ordered the jazmin tea (perfect after getting soaked in the rain - we were too cheap to buy a $1 umbrella in Chinatown!), the fried dumplings, the steamed dim sum platter and dumplings in soup, all delicious! Judge by the photos:




Nom Wah Tea Parlor
13 Doyers Street
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 962-6047
Website: http://nomwah.com/ (see for full menu and opening hours)