About to display my cultural ignorance but I know that Chinese New Year was this past weekend, but also that I read somewhere that the celebration goes on for a week. Some friends and I are going to dim sum this weekend, and since I am the organizer (neither of them has ever been), I wanted to be prepared about what to expect.
Will there still be crowds and celebrations going on this weekend? Will places be a lot more crowded than usual? impossibly crowded? I don't mind if it's busy, but feel I should be prepared and know if there is going to be a longer wait than usual, etc. We are probably going to try for China Pearl, but if I accidentally find Chau Chau (sp?) City first, might go there.
Then off to Super 88 - also a first for my friends - armed with some recipes, grocery lists, and inspirations from this board. (Also I tried a banh mi from Mix Bakery this past weekend for the first time, on your guys recommendation. I got the pork version which was the cold sliced meats, and I liked it though I think next time I will try some of the other meat versions described at the place across the street. Not that it wasn't good - it was mostly gone by the time I got to the Boyleston T stop. I think the fresh cilantro(?) was my favorite part, it really made the sandwich, and I had always thought that I didn't like cilantro!))
Thanks for any commentary for people who have been around Chinatown longer!