Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Things to Eat in Manhattan’s Chinatown


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As other Chinatowns have grown and prospered, Mahattan’s — the city’s first and most ancient, dating at least to the 1860s — has sometimes seemed moribund. But in the last decade it has bounced back with superior Fujianese, in-the-vanguard handmade noodles, resurgent dim sum, and unsurpassed Hong Kong restaurants, with at least a dozen other regional cuisines represented in one form or another.

So join us bright and early tomorrow morning as we declare our top 10 current favorite dishes in Greater Chinatown, which has grown 20-fold from its original four streets of more than a century ago, and is more vibrant and delicious than in any previous era.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 27, 2011

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