My son Karate Boy is obsessed with China and it’s culture, ironically so was I as a child, growing up in Trinidad. I have fond memories of my Dad taking my brothers and I at least twice a month to see kung-fu movies…”kick ups” as we called them in Trinidad. Since the celebrations of the Chinese New Year recently, all my little man talks about is going to China. Winter break is in effect all week and I have been planning out local activities for us to do. Today we headed to the City for a Chinatown adventure. I did some research on the internet and had an itinerary planned out for a fabulous day in Chinatown. My good friend Tamara and her beautiful daughter Shane, were our cohorts for the day.
Our adventure in Chinatown would involve eating at one of the best dumpling restaurants, finding a tea market, trying what is called the best ice cream in Chinatown… and finally, visiting the largest Buddhist temple in Manhattan. Karate Boy and Shane had the best time, and so did we. Chinatown is so colorful, full of festive things to see… food, fish and fruit markets. Vendors selling toy dragons, dolls and all sorts of cool Chinese knick-knacks. The kids really enjoyed trying new foods, and the finale that really had them amazed, was our visit to a Buddhist Temple. I made sure to take as many pictures as possible, and hope you really enjoy my photo-journey of our fabulous adventure in Chinatown. I am listing all the info of the places we visited today after my photo diary, hope you take time to go one day soon. We welcome any suggestions you may have on another neighborhood, you would like us to EXPLORE, please leave in the comment box.
New York, New York 10013
Ten Ren’s Tea & Ginseng Co.
Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
65 Bayard Street, New York, 10013