There is always a feeling of excitement and adventure every time I go to Chinatown, this time
I went with the idea of trying the authentic Hot Mini cakes on the street. They told me the location would be between Canal St and Bowery so Esteban, Sebastian, Laura and I searched for the cart. We looked around the area but we couldn't find it and decided maybe
he wasn't there that day.
Instead we ended up going to a Chinese bakery and we tried a bean bun and other sweet goodies meanwhile to calm our desire of low sugar level.
The Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, with such a big name was a little store with a big line of people buying ice cream. They were really delicious. We tried the lychee, pistachio and ginger ice cream. The lychee was amazing I would buy it and serve it at home were it would be very appreciated in a nice plate as an exotic dessert for a dinner.
Something I really like is what NY City is doing to restaurants by requiring them to post a letter grade to correspond to scores that they received according to their sanitary inspections. That was a must to me when choosing a place to eat. The inspectors check food handling, temperature, personal hygiene and vermin control.
A variety of interesting fresh seafood was being sold from octopus, squid to fish ball.
Of course you can see cooked ducks hanging everywere ready for the Peking duck ....
While I was continuing to walk these hanging ducks caught my attention because they were totally raw I don't know which score would these restaurant get once it is inspected....
Anyway I still love Chinatown.......