Friday, August 30, 2013

A Postcard from NYC: The Chinatown Extravaganza

The original idea was to take a walk to Chinatown, practice photography and acquire some jerky at my favorite joint, Malaysia Beef Jerky. Things took a little bit of a turn on Bayard, where I spotted a line of locals in front of the Yee Li Restaurant. Queensashy teaches that the line of locals is always a good sign, and that's how I ended up in a possession of half a pound of roasted pork and the equal amount of pork spare ribs.

Bayard street happens to be the home of another excellent jerky place, the New Beef King, so I stopped by, tempted by the curry beef chunks, the smoky, spicy nuggets of jerky they are well-know for. Somewhere on Chrystie, I stumbled upon a street cart selling tiny cakes, fifteen of them, in a bag with a red dragon, all for a dollar. To tell you the truth, I did not really want to buy the cakes. I only wanted to butter up the old Chinese Cookie Master behind this little enterprise and convince him to pose for my photo. Then I spotted another line of locals...

Things went a little bit downhill from there.

Did I mention that I am alone this week?

When I inspected the content of my shopping bag, I panicked a little, there was nothing in it but meat, endless quantities of spicy meat. I immediately bought a couple of rambutans, because, you know, one needs to eat healthy.

p.s. And to spare you from googling:

Malaysia Beef Jerky is at 95A Elizabeth Street, between Grand and Hester
New Beef King is at 89 Bayard Street
Yee Li Restaurant is at 60 Bayard Street


  1. I'm delighted to have discovered your blog. It was meant to be.

    1. :) glad to hear that... Thank you for letting me know.