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Chatham Restaurant - dim sum

Recently Peter and I met at the Chinatown restaurant called Chatham Restaurant. It’s across from the Confucius statue on Bowery below Canal. The Chatham (formerly called Hop Shing) is one of those traditional spots where they serve fresh dim sum up through the lunch hour. You get seated right away if you don’t mind sharing a big round table with one or more Chinese families. Otherwise you can ask for a booth and wait until one frees up.

The food is delicious and includes steamed or baked pork buns, dumplings of all kinds (chicken, vegetable, shrimp) pork balls, chicken feet, sticky rice, spare ribs etc. You get all these fresh off the cart as they roll around – or you can order from an extensive menu. It’s an opportunity to be adventurous and taste a lot of different dishes – so best go with at least a couple of friends.

Chatham Restaurant (it used to be called Hop Shing), 9 Chatham Square, at East Broadway, 212-267-0220 [MenuPages | New York Times | CitySearch]

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