Monday, January 25, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday

The Nom Wah Tea Parlor (opened in 1920) 
was the first dim sum restaurant
in Chinatown.  I have fond memories of coming
 here with my father when I was a kid. 
 He always made me figure out what the bill 
would be, since you pay by the plate.
Back in the fifties, it was 25 cents for a small
plate, 50 cents for a large one!
These days this place is constantly being shut down 
by the Dept. of Health. Hope they get
(and keep) their act together. Yes, it's a bit funky—
but you can't eat off my floors either
(except when my mom is coming for a visit).


  1. It can be an adventure to eat in Chinatown!

    I live in Brooklyn also, and so I was happy to fing your blog through LI Daily photo!

  2. Hope your mom doesn't visit too often. Wouldn't want you working too hard -:))

  3. They make you eat off the floors? That is a bit rough...

  4. It looks a lot like a painting: reminiscent of Edward Hopper.

  5. That sounds yummy. Visit there next time I'm in NYC?

    BTW, read your remark to Lily--I started my blog after seeing Eric's, too. In March of 2008---two-year anniversary coming up.


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