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Have you ever wondered what I do all day? The answer is simple: I walk and I eat.

One of the tour companies I work for having documented their guides in their neighborhoods talking about their favorite places. Since I’m a rambling man, I decided to have the camera follow me through a typical day in Lower Manhattan. We hit my favorite coffee shop, some great dim sum, a very cheap beer store, and two dessert spots. Just another typical day in the life.


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Now that I’ve eaten my way through somebody else’s list (Time Out New York), I’m ready to compile my own 100 spectacular things I’ve tasted in 2012. Look for another five dishes every few days.

NUMBER 95: RICE ROLL WITH FRIED DOUGH at NOM WAH TEA PARLOR

Why does fried food taste so good? Well, it probably has something to do with lots of oil, salt, and often a good amount of carbs.

This whopper of a dish is basically carbs upon carbs. At the newly re-thought old time dim sum parlor Nom Wah they take a chunk of dough and wrap it in steamed rice noodles. The Chinese cruller known as youtiao gives the dish a doughy sweetness which is complemented by the chewy texture of the pasta. A drizzle of sweet salty soy sauce brings the carb bomb to life. Price: $3.50

NOM WAH TEA PARLOR
13 Doyers Street (between Bowery and Pell Street),
Chinatown
(212) 962-6047
nomwah.com

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For the third year in a row, I’m going to attempt to eat every single item on Time Out New York’s annual 100 Best Dishes list. In no particular order, here’s my take on their Top 100.┬áLet the gluttony continue…

Hip and classic restaurants like Brooklyn Farmacy and Torrisi Italian Specialities really link present food trends with the past. Old-time dishes like egg creams and the Delmonico steak have been re-imagined and introduce to a new generation of eaters.

Nom Wah Tea Parlor certainly belongs on that list of restaurants bridging the gap between old and new NYC too. Technically, this is the oldest dim sum parlor in the city, first serving pastries and Chinese bites in 1920. In 2010, it underwent a renovation and is now owned by Wilson Tang, the nephew of one of the previous owners. While the menu remains authentic, there is now a Twitter feed and the restaurant is firmly planted in the current generation.

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