Nom Wah Tea Parlor

It's called dim sum. The holy grail for financially unstable binge eaters who like Chinese food. And this is how it's done.

DON'T ORDER A PERSONAL PLATE OF FRIED DOUGH.

It's much better to share with a table of gluten-eaters. Unless you can down a personal noodle encased funnel cake by yourself.

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EVEN IN NEW YORK, CANTONESE PORK BUNS STILL TASTE LIKE FLUFFY PILLOWS FILLED WITH BABY ANGELS AND FAIRY DUST.

Except the dough at Nom Wah was a bit thicker and less "cloud-like" than what I experienced in Hong Kong.

I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND HOW TO EAT CHICKEN'S FEET.

There are just too many ligaments and bones that get stuck in your teeth. I don't think I actually swallowed any meat.

BE CAREFUL WHEN HANDLING SOUP DUMPLINGS.

Do not PUNCTURE the DUMPLING or you lose the SOUP!

SPARE RIBS MIGHT ACTUALLY BE JUST THAT: SPARE BONES.

Once again, where in God's name is the meat on these things?

SESAME BALLS ARE LEGIT.

Kind of like a warm, gooey mochi ball doughnut.

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Do not plan any physical activity after dim sum. There is a 90% chance you will feel lethargic and spend the rest of your day in a horizontal position.