Weekend Reading: Chinese New Year Edition

Shrimp and snow pea leaf dumplings at Nom Wah Tea Parlor

We're still a week away from Chinese New Year and I'm already thinking about all the delicious things to be devoured, from the reunion feast to the turnip cake and nian gao that my aunt and grandma whip up just once a year. To get in the spirit, here are some festive posts — both new and old.

First We Feast gathered some fantastic black and white photos of old Chinatown from the New-York Historical Society.

Do you know the difference between har gow and fun kor? YumSugar breaks it all down in their ultimate dim sum guide.

Speaking of dim sum, Nom Wah Tea Parlor — home to the amazing dumplings above — was my pick as one of the best Chinese restaurants in New York City back in 2012.

New York's Chinatowns keep on expanding. Check out the good eats in one of the newest: Elmhurst.

Last year, I interviewed food bloggers Jessica Lee Binder (Food Mayhem), Kian Lam Kho (Red Cook) and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (A Tiger in the Kitchen), who all shared delicious and auspicious recipes to ring in the new year.

If you want to let others do the cooking, Pok Pok and Xi'an Famous Foods are joining forces for a five-course Thai and Chinese dinner.

Gong hay fat choy!