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Manhattan's Chinatown: Cha Siu Bao at Hop Shing

Manhattan's Chinatown: Cha Siu Bao at Hop Shing

Las Hermanas Wang, the creators of Manhattan's Chinatown Map

Las Hermanas Wang, the creators of Manhattan's Chinatown Map

I met up with Charlene and Tiffany at Hop Shing, a dim sum spot featured on ‘Manhattan’s Chinatown’ in Chatham Square known for their cha siu bao, or baked pork buns.

Char Siu Bao at Hop Shing
Char Siu Bao at Hop Shing in NYC
Char Sui Bao at Hop Shing in NYC

Las Hermanas Wang chose char siu bao from Hop Shing as their favorite pocket food, because it reminds them of visiting their grandma in Massachusetts, who would always have a box of assorted pastries out for them when they arrived to visit, and the pork buns were their favorite

Egg custard and deep-fried lotus root at Hop Shing 

Egg custard and deep-fried lotus root at Hop Shing 

Charlene, showing me a picture of her grandpa, who opened a Chinese restaurant in Weymouth, Mass. in the 70's. 

Charlene, showing me a picture of her grandpa, who opened a Chinese restaurant in Weymouth, Mass. in the 70's. 

Buns at Hop Shing
Click here to read more about Charlene and Tiffany and their handheld map of Manhattan's Chinatown.

Click here to read more about Charlene and Tiffany and their handheld map of Manhattan's Chinatown.

Las Hermanas Wang: Manhattan's Chinatown Map

Las Hermanas Wang: Manhattan's Chinatown Map

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