Hey my favorite readers! THE RIDE is back again to tell you about one of my favorite spots in the city that never sleeps. Chinatown is an incredible experience for anyone. Families, individuals, and people of all ages will all find something spectacular in Chinatown. Even though it doesn’t really agree with my gas tank, I’ll swing by once a week for some bubble tea.
Chinatown in Manhattan is actually home to the largest number of Chinese people in the western hemisphere. It is also one of the oldest ethnic Chinese enclaves outside of Asia. What fails to amaze me every time I roll through Chinatown is that it feels like I’m not in the United States anymore. It’s just important and refreshing to experience other cultures and having Chinatown within walking distance from your favorite spots in Manhattan, it’s hard not to pass up!
For the foodie, like Steve the limo, Chinatown seems to have countless restaurants with the most authentic cuisine you’ll find outside of Asia. He nearly crashed into a cab because he smelled someone cooking duck. He and the cab ended up falling in love. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy for him, but I just don’t get to see him as much. She’s pretty demanding for a taxi. I mean, she is one of those Prius models. She’s always dragging him to these eco conventions and camping trips out to the country. She’s been trying to convince him to go vegetarian, but every now and then we’ll sneak away to Chinatown for some dim sum which is so tasty it makes most people kneel down and weep.
If you’re up for an adventure, after your RIDE of course, take a walk through chinatown. Pick a spot to eat and enjoy the atmosphere. You really can’t go wrong. The shopping is great too. You can find little sculptures and art for your house at very affordable prices. With a population of close to 100,000 people in just a few blocks, Chinatown is the type of place you’ll remember forever.