Wontons, noodles, soy sauce chicken, and a handful of dollars. Craig Nelson, 2013.
102 Noodles or Big Wing Wong? That is the question. This old-school Chinatown joint with succulent meats hanging in the window goes by two names. But with food this good and cheap, who cares what they call it. The roast pork and soy sauce chicken are standouts, but if you add a side of Cantonese noodles smothered in gravy, then you’ve hit the jackpot. They also make an excellent version of pork and shrimp wonton noodle soup — perhaps the best in the city — that you can top with many different items including beef belly. When the cold weather hits, throw away the NyQuil. A few slurps of this will fix any physical or mental health ailment you have.
Big Wing Wong (aka 102 Noodletown)
102 Mott St
Not only is Chinatown the cheapest place in the city to grab a bite to eat, now you can explore NYC’s coolest neighborhood with the help of a free app. That’s right, get Chinatown Chow Down on iTunes for less than the cost of 6 dumplings — 100% Free! You’re welcome.
The brand new site Bites of the Big Apple spends the day exploring Chinatown with the help of Untapped Cities and Chinatown Chow Down as their eating guide.
Good news for Chinatown fans with Androids. Chinatown Chow Down is now available on Google Play right here. For 2 bucks you’ll get over 100 hand picked places around the neighborhood from soups to dumplings to snacks. You’ll also get free updates, including one coming this summer with food markets, drink shops, and more!
Attention Chinatown lovers! From March 9-18, you can experience an incredible deal at 17 restaurants in our favorite neighborhood at the first ever Chinatown Restaurant Week. For a special price of $18.88, you can chow down on a 3-course dinner to remember at all of the participating venues. For more information, check out this great post from the Village Voice that has a list of all the dining options and follow Chinatown Restaurant week on Twitter and Facebook.
Bonus radio clip: Chinatown Chow Down on FM News New York 101.9!
At Chinatown Chow Down we’re very excited to be part of a fun upcoming event. The fine folks over at BBQ Films have been planning this shindig for a while, and it’s finally all come together for what is promising to be an unforgettable night of food, beer, and Bruce Lee. With tons of Chef One dumplings to chow down on and Chinese beer to sip, you won’t go hungry or thirsty. There will also be a spectacular performance by the traditional Lion Dance Team from the United East Athletic Association to ring in the new year, a spectacle that will blow you away. But wait, there’s a movie too! The cult classic kung fu flick Enter the Dragon is on tap for a stunning finale to a fantastic night that all takes place just steps from Chinatown. Watch the trailer to get you in the mood and grab your tickets here.
The stream of city app guide just keeps on flowing. And that’s a good thing, especially in a city like New York. There’s no way you can keep up with all the amazing places, events, and happenings around this gigantic town. So it’s time to add a new member to the list: UrbanDig. This app partners with local curators to create cool itineraries around drinking, eating, and exploring. The folks behind UrbanDig contacted Chinatown Chow Down and asked us to create a snack tour of the neighborhood. We were more than happy to oblige. UrbanDig users will get a small taste of the Chow Down, and we’ll get our cool logo out in front of a few more savvy travelers. Oh yeah, did we mention UrbanDig is 100% free? Go ahead and download it. You’ll find some new insights into New York as well their other cities San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Vancouver with even more locations coming soon.
Party goers chowing down at Nom Wah Tea Parlor. Courtesy of Clay Williams
Thanks so much to everyone that came out to the Summer Get Down in Chinatown on July 27th. The turn out was amazing and it was great to see so many new faces. A huge shout out to Nom Wah Tea Parlor for hosting the event and providing endless trays of excellent dim sum. It was an evening packed with awesome food, lots of Taiwan Beer, and general good times. Here are a few photos from amazing photographer Clay Williams and some more from the Chinatown Chow Down Facebook page. We’re hoping to have more events in the future so make sure to click the “Like” button on Facebook to keep up with all the latest news.
Big news from Chinatown Chow Down headquarters. We’re partnering with the oldest dim sum restaurant in New York to bring you a really fun event in a few weeks. Stay tuned for all the details, but in the meantime become a fan of CCD on facebook so you can get the invite and stay up to date on all the latest news.