by Michael Hsu, 01/29/2013 [Updated 02/04/2015]
Courtesy, Nom Wah Tea Parlor
Nom Wah Tea Parlor
13 Doyers St., 212-962-6047
Originally opened in 1920, Nom Wah Tea Parlor is NYC's oldest dim sum parlor and is located in the heart of Chinatown. This throwback gem was recently remodeled, but it retains the old-timey charm that has kept it buzzing for almost a century. Longtime regulars and first-timers enjoy the incredible dim sum, such as har gow (a traditional Chinese shrimp dumpling) and the "original" egg roll (mixed veggies and chicken rolled in an egg crepe and then fried), plus other dishes like traditional pan-fried noodles.