Dim sum bounty at Nom Wah Tea Parlor
Take a moment with this. Admire the glisten. Relinquish all guilt, it’s dim sum, a hearty serving of grease is encouraged. Here is the piping hot shrimp stuffed eggplant, right from New York’s oldest dim sum house: Nom Wah Tea Parlor (est. 1920).
One of Nom Wah’s charms, and there are many, is its location on Doyers Street - a hidden alley in New York’s Chinatown. Formerly known as the Bloody Angle, the narrowness of Doyers lends to Nom Wah’s transfigurative vibe. And inside, a 50s style diner with red checkered tablecloths. You won’t see any bloody fist fights over dim sum carts here, the dishes are made to order. So there’s the other pro (a con for purists), dim is served all day! So if you’re like me (hungover), the option of dim sum post 1 PM is not just tantalizing, but necessary.