February 12, 2021

Where to get your Lunar New Year feast in NYC


It’s New Year’s Day today for the more than a billion people around the world who follow the lunar calendar, and I think we all can agree that the outgoing Year of the Rat was, uh, considerably less than auspicious.

So, hell yeah, welcome Year of the Ox! And while there’s no big Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade this weekend, nor those wonderfully raucous Lion Dances of “Super Saturday,” we can, and will, definitely still celebrate with a feast or three. 

Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao always attracts a crowd to its upper level dining area on Prince Street, eager to slurp their way through some of the city’s best soup dumplings. And newcomer Rolls Rice on Main Street puts a spirited (and quite delicious) pan-Asian twist on traditional Cantonese rice rolls.