Last weekend I had a much needed girls day out with my fellow MPS students. What better way to spend a Saturday than to stuff yourself full of dim sum?
Conversation, food, and good friends is all you need. And ice cream. Always ice cream.
Where to get dim sum in Manhattan? Chinatown, of course. Where in Chinatown? Mah Wah Tea Parlor.
There is no other choice. You must go there.
What didn't we get? Soup dumplings, shrimp shumai, steamed pork buns, everything. We ate until we felt we couldn't anymore and for the three of us. $35. WHHHATTT? It left money to spare for some shopping!
Next we headed to Taiyaki! I was over the moon when I realized it was only a five minute walk from Mah Wah. Okay, we had just eaten and I honestly felt like exploding, but nothing was going to get between me and my beloved Taiyaki.
Once you step foot into Taiyaki NYC all you smell is the delicious scent of pancakes. If you don't know what Taiyaki is, it is pretty much a fish shaped pancake with red bean filling.
I've always been a huge fan of Taiyaki so I knew that adding ice cream would only make it 100x better. The best part was that it was only $7. The fish came out fresh and warm and it tasted amazing.
If you want to go to these places, here are the addresses.
Mah Wah Tea Parlor
13 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013
119 Baxter St, New York, NY 10013
We also made a stop at Nature Republic, a Korean beauty shop, which I am obsessed with. If you want to go, there are a ton in NYC, but the only one I go to is in Union Square.
Everyone who works there is amazing and sweet. Shout out to Alyssa! She perks up the whole store and could honestly recommend a piece of gum to me and I would probably buy it. She is also an undergraduate right here at LIM!
12 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003
The photo below is from the Nature Republic store in Union Square and be sure to check out Cecibeautytherapy.com which has awesome insights into K-Beauty!