Inigo: I admit it: you are better than I am!
Man in Black: Then why are you smiling?
Inigo: Because I know something you don’t know.
Man in Black: And what is that?
Inigo: I am not left handed!
— The Princess Bride
We went looking for noodles and inadvertently ran into dragons instead. Well, they looked like dragons anyway, but once I looked it up, I found out they were lions. As part of the ongoing Chinese New Year celebrations, lion dance troupes perform in the streets of Chinatown. The colorful lions visit businesses and they are greeted with money offerings in red envelopes as a symbol of good luck in the upcoming year.
Henry was a bit frightened of the lions up close, but from the window of the restaurant, he found them intriguing. We had never been to the Nom Wah Tea Parlor, but it is a Chinatown staple and the dim sum really hit the spot since it is still pretty cold here.
We had lunch on New Year’s Day with Eamonn and Emily at Hop Lee in Chinatown. Henry had an opportunity to take some of the pics himself.
Henry listens to a rendition of “Chinatown, My Chinatown” performed by Dandy Wellington and His Band at the South Street Seaport.