Boozy Urbs: Amazing 66 (Chinatown), New York, NY
The pride and joy of Mott St.
With Chinese (Lunar) New Year a week away, it seemed like a good enough time to venture into Chinatown and try some tasty treats… and avoid the eventual huge crowds celebrating next week! Chinatown in New York City (Manhattan) is a bustling center of activity with many Chinese-run businesses (Need a Louis Vuitton bag anyone?). When most people discuss Chinatown, they are usually talking about the many restaurants and the foods that they serve. The tastes of many regions separated by great distances are now available only footsteps from each other or within a few block radius.
Amazing 66 features Cantonese-style food. Tables are tight but spread around banquet-style. The crowd was very lively and mostly Chinese (which most people would say is a good thing). A regular of the restaurant ordered for the table (shown in the photos below), so the options below were not typical for those dining at our table. This was most definitely a good thing.
Breaded Spare Ribs
Prawns with Candied Walnuts
Duck sliced and showing its fatty perfection
Condiments for the duck (cucumber, scallion and Hoisin sauce)
A perfectly crafted Peking duck sandwich
Sauteed Bok Choy with garlic
66 Mott Street
New York, NY
Note: Boozy Urbs posts are dedicated to the times when even the most dedicated member of the Boozy Burbs nation takes advantage of the massive cultural expanse of New York City. There are endless varieties of every ethnic food, where a night of cocktails becomes a mixology adventure and where one is only held back by their imagination. It’s an opportunity to explore even more than the everyday suburban life allows.