Nom Wah Tea Parlor. NY's first dim sum house opened in 1920 at a crook in Doyers Street known at the time as "the bloody angle." That Chinatown passage bore witness to the grisly havoc of the Tong gang wars—shootings and hatchet murders—but the bakery and tea shop had a sweeter reputation: Its almond cookies and moon cakes were legendary.
Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Chinatown | This restaurant is worth visiting for the history alone! Dating back to 1920, Nom Wah Tea Parlor is the oldest dim sum restaurant in NYC. Head here for freshly cooked dim sum and order the Shrimp and Snow Pea Leaf Dumpling. (via meltingbutter.com)