Address: Canal St.
During the summer, Chinatown is Manhattan's most fragrant neighborhood. But in winter months, the potent smell of fresh fish fades to a more subtle fragrance, which makes poking around cluttered side streets for exotic eats far more enjoyable. Get a cheap massage, pick up a knock-off for the girlfriend you're on the fence about, and eat as many mysterious Chinese ingredients as your stomach can handle. Sample candied fish bits, Durian, and sticky buns as an appetizer before heading to Wo Hop for the main event.