Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Chinatown Store



I love to visit Chinatown. You can find everything there! This shop featured Hong Kong tamales, Shanghai tamales and Cantonese tamales. I’m not sure what was inside but they looked good. I’ll have to try one next time.

10 comments:

Olivier said...

Chinatown à NYC, c'est vraiment un quartier vivant, il est tres agreable de s'y promener, et il y a une architecture surprenante.


Chinatown with NYC, it is really an alive district, it is very pleasant to walk there, and there is a surprising architecture.

Moi said...

i love these little ethnic pockets in cities..they add such character to a town ...

nazzareno said...

The beautiful lady slightly has a melancholy face... who knows thing was thinking... a very beautiful photo.

Blue Wave 707 said...

Chinese Tamales? Hmm ... I guess it would make it more relatable to some. I didn't know there were that many variations.

Guess the next time I'm in Chinatown, I'll see if they have Chinese Tamales here in Honolulu.

The Cooking Ninja said...

I looked up on Google to see what is Chinese Tamales. hehehe ... we call it 'Zongzi' in Mandarin or Chinese rice dumplings. ;) There are those with sweet fillings and others with salty fillings like meat or nuts etc. Different Chinese dialect has their own type of fillings.

Zongzi is traditionally eaten during the Dragon Boat Festival which falls on the fifth day of the fifth moon of the Chinese calendar (approximately early- to mid-June), commemorating the death of Qu Yuan, a famous Chinese poet from the kingdom of Chu who lived during the Warring States period.

lv2scpbk said...

This shot made me think of the Price is Right TV show. Is it $1.80, $2.00 etc.? Remember the game where you had to guess the prices of different products? Anyway, I like this photo.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Really nice picture and story with it.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

John Roberts said...

looks like a full meal for a cheap price!

annulla said...

Oh, I recognize that place! That's the May May Bakery on Pell Street, right? Slightly higher prices than a lot of Chinatown bakeries, but they have a nice selection & good quality.

And funny, I just posted something about "Chinese tamales" recently. Must be something in the air.

Blather From Brooklyn

Lori said...

Hello all,

Cooking Ninja, thanks for the explanation about zongzi! That's good to know!!

Annulla, yes actually it was on Pell Street! But I forgot the name, so I'm glad to know it!