Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Foods of New York Tours

I just stumbled upon Foods of New York Tours. Offering some coverage on dim sum, it includes stops at:
  • Dim Sum Go Go
  • Peking Duck House
  • Fried Dumplings
  • New Beef King (Chinese beef jerky)
  • Ten Ren Tea House
  • Egg Custard King
I have not gone on their tour and have not been to a couple of these places ... but I'm curious.

The cost is $65 per ticket and it includes the food, bottled water, and a Foods of New York neighborhood guide. "Two tastings are served seated at restaurants and the others from specialty shops on the go."

The tour is probably a good idea if you've never been to NYC's Chinatown and don't know where to go. The con is that with a little Googling and a little point and smile, you'll be able to discover great places on your own. The rule of thumb for me is to go to places that are crowded. Order dishes that look good - Look around and point it out to your waiter/waitress.
It's rude but it gets the job done. Order tea or beer. You don't need to speak Chinese but if you try and fail, the locals will think it's cute.

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