First things first: you don’t go to Nom Wah Tea Parlor for the décor or the service. The latter is polite and ultra-speedy, but otherwise forgettable. And the décor offers little more than pleather booths and a diner-style counter. None of this matters, for once the kitchen starts dropping its lip-smacking Chinese-American fare down with aplomb, you’ll be in dim sum heaven. Begin with soft and tender shrimp-and-snow pea leaf dumplings, before moving on to unique bean curd skin rolls tucked with savory Chinese pork. Downright terrific pan-fried dumplings are filled with pink shrimp and fragrant chives. Don't leave without sampling the restaurant's "Original Egg Roll," which is basically a massive umami bomb, easily split between four people.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors