The Nom Wah Tea Parlor, "the first dim sum restaurant in Chinatown since 1920", got a minor facelift recently, and I went to check it out last week. I had never been there before and walked in to what appeared to be a diner. There were more caucasians than Chinese in the place, which would normally scare me, but luckily this dim sum diner turns out some really good dim sum!
Shrimp rice roll ($3.50) were fabulous.
Chao Zhou style dumplings ($2.50) were delicious.
Shrimp Sui Mai ($3.50) were excellent.
Scallion pancake ($3.50) was fine.
Sticky rice with Chinese sausage ($4.50) was tasty.
Shanghainese style soup buns ($3.50) were great.
So for good dim sum, with a diner vibe, Nom Wah Tea Parlor hits the spot, no matter what race you are.
Nom Wah Tea Parlor
13 Doyers St. (bet. Pell and Bowery)
New York, NY 10013