It’s Friday but we’re not going anywhere

Mood: I can see the train station from our window. It looks pretty dead out there. It’s normally packed at this time of day. I’d like to go downtown even if it’s just to walk around, but I don’t want to take the risk for no reason. Maybe tomorrow? I don’t know. Probably not. It’sContinue reading “It’s Friday but we’re not going anywhere”

Busy little noodle joint – Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles in Chinatown

Doyer’s Street is kind of a weird looking spot, but it has the best noodle shop I’ve been to in New York City: Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles. The location subtitle on Google Maps, “Busy little noodle joint”, sums the place up pretty well. It’s a hole in the wall establishment. You could easily walk by and notContinue reading “Busy little noodle joint – Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles in Chinatown”

Gong Xi Fa Cai! NYC Chinatown 2012

For the first time since I was a kid, I was able to check out the Chinese New Year celebration in New York City.  It didn’t quite live up to my memory, but I have a feeling that we missed the best part of it.  There was already confetti all over the ground.  Next yearContinue reading “Gong Xi Fa Cai! NYC Chinatown 2012”

Singapore 2010 Chinese New Year: Luck, Decorations, Crowds & Surcharges

Last year my wife and I missed out on seeing Chinatown at Chinese New Year’s completely.  Somehow, I got the date mixed up and we wound up going down there the day after the celebration.  This year I made sure to mark my calendar correctly. Luck We’d originally planned on eating at Bugis Junction, at theContinue reading “Singapore 2010 Chinese New Year: Luck, Decorations, Crowds & Surcharges”