As the melting pot of the United States, New York is home to immigrant populations from around the globe. Luckily for New Yorkers and visitors, that also means a myriad of delicious ethnic cuisine is available on nearly every corner of the city. In Astoria, Greece and Italy reign supreme. In Jackson Heights, Little India is alive and well. And if you take a walk down Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, there's a chance you'll mistakenly think you've crossed over the water to Jamaica.
But today, we're talking Chinese food - from hot pot to dumplings, Sichuan to Xi'an, and everything delicious in between. As you make your way through this list of the 10 best Chinese spots in the city, we'll take you up to Flushing, Queens to try the famous cumin-crusted lamb chops at Fu Run, over to Brooklyn's Chinatown to indulge in a little geoduck and sliced meat at Mister Hotpot, and of course, to Manhattan for dim sum eats at Nom Wah Tea Parlor and hipster-loving Sichuan-inspired fare at Mission Chinese.
So ditch the sub-par Styrofoam, kick up the spice factor, and join us on a trip around the Big Apple for a taste of Asia's finest. Now enough with all the chit-chat, let's get started.