Chinatown in NY

There is always a feeling of excitement and adventure every time I go to Chinatown, this time I went  with the idea of trying the authentic hot-mini cakes on the street. They told me the location would be between Canal St and Bowery so Esteban, Sebastian, Laura and I searched for the cart. We looked around the area but we couldn’t find it and decided maybe he wasn’t there that day.

Instead we ended up going to a Chinese bakery and we tried a bean bun and other sweet goodies meanwhile to calm our sweet desires.

The Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, with such a big name was a little store with a big line of people buying ice cream. They were really delicious. We tried the lychee, pistachio and ginger ice cream. The lychee was amazing, I would buy it and serve it at home as if it were an exotic dessert for a dinner.

Something I really like is what NY is doing to restaurants by requiring them to post a letter grade that corresponds with scores that they received according to their sanitary inspections. That was a must to me when choosing a place to eat. The inspectors check food handling, temperature, personal hygiene and vermin control.

A variety of interesting fresh seafood was being sold from octopus, squid to fish ball.

Of course you can see cooked ducks hanging everywere ready for the Peking duck ….

While I was continuing to walk these hanging ducks caught my attention because they were totally raw. I don’t  know what score this restaurant would get once it’s inspected. Either way I still love Chinatown…


  1. LOVE the rating system! Wish it was adopted countrywide. Thanks for taking us with you to Chinatown~

  2. Yes Ann, It would be great if those letter grades would be implemented everywhere else.

  3. I love your pictures…how cool that they are grading the restaurants for sanitary conditions! I love it.

  4. China town is great and I think every big city has one. Love the “Asian” selection they have. Thank you for sharing these great pictures.

  5. dont u just love chinatown! lols

  6. Oh!, I have to go back to NY one of these days. I´d love to take my children there. Who knows.

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