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”

Museum Challenge: Celebrating the Year of the Rooster @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In the Chinese calendar, it’s the Year of the Rooster. I didn’t even realize that until I saw an exhibit listed to celebrate the Rooster in the Chinese galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I tried to guess at how they could put together an entire gallery of roosters. Rows and rows of roosters,Continue reading “Museum Challenge: Celebrating the Year of the Rooster @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art”

Chiese Food Restaurant Sign

When I lived in Singapore, I used to joke about the misspelled English words I saw everywhere, or the jumbles of random phrases used as shirt slogans. Having English on the shirt made it foreign and cool, I suppose. After working on learning two foreign languages (Arabic and Hebrew), I’m not nearly so critical ofContinue reading “Chiese Food Restaurant Sign”

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”