I live right near Chinatown, which I was excited about when I first moved, but now, after a year, it still hasn't offered me what I want . My favorite spots in NYC Chinatown were Wonton Garden and Big Wong on Mott street because they had a huge variety of cheap food, Great Congee, delicious fish and tofu dishes over rice for $4, amazing noodle soups. I feel like I haven't quite found that here yet. the two places that I've gone on repeat visits to are Dim Sum Nice Food (great steam buns) and Hing Lung, which isn't even that great, it just has a big menu. I'm underwhelmed!
What are your favorite authentic spots in Chinatown? Best dim sum? Best noodle soups? Best tofu? Best fish? I'm also looking for a great bakery where they have fresh egg custard tarts.