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Make Manhattan’s Chinatown Your Pan-Asian Wonderland

There’s way more to the bustling area than dumplings. Not that there’s anything wrong with dumplings!

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China isn’t the only Asian country reppin’ in Chinatown. Check out these other spots delving into Asian culture in the neighborhood.

DRINK: Cozy Up With a Cup of Pakistani Tea at Chai Spot

This new café offers lush pillows and ornate tea vessels, perfect for a date with a book or a person. 156 Mott Street

SHOP: A Treasure Trove of Jewelry, Crafts, and Trinkets at Leekan Designs

Featuring everything from doodads to epic ancient jewelry, this shop carries crafts hailing from Afghanistan to Indonesia and beyond. 4 Rivington Street

EAT: Slurp Up Some Soba Noodles at Cocoron

Heavenly Japanese comfort food will hit the spot at this no-frills but ridiculously delicious eatery. Pro tip: Come hungry and finish your meal—Cocoron forbids takeaway containers to preserve the integrity of the food. 16 Delancey Street

DESSERT: Nosh on Mochi Doughnuts and Yuzu Cream Puffs at Alimama

Japanese flavors crammed into dough balls and doughnuts? Yes, please! You won’t even know that it’s all gluten-free! 89 Bayard Street

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