Mei Lai Wah

Everyone who knows anything about Chinatown knows about Mei Lai Wah. The cha siu bows here are rated the best in Chinatown. You'll see long lines of people that will take a dozen at a time. It's not uncommon for them to sell out by early evening.

Mei Lai Wah is under different management than the old school guys that used to run the show. Though the new renovations have improved the restaurant, I miss getting the langlui 5 cent discount!

The dimsum here is also pretty good. I like their siu mai here.

When I feel the need for sweets, I order the "Dan San". It's like a big fried noodle that you eat like a pretzel that's coated in honey. It is oh so good!


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