For the past 2 years, Tobey and I have been on a quest to explore the cuisines of Chinatown. Although Philadelphia’s Chinatown is just a few blocks long, this has proved never ending (but very enjoyable). In addition to the diverse cuisines and foods of China (dim sum, hand-drawn noodles, duck, Cantonese, Szechuan, Hong Kong, Fujian), many other Asian cuisines are represented – Burmese, Vietnamese (including banh-mi), Korean, Japanese – plus many trendy and traditional desserts (QQ waffles, Japanese crepes, taro buns, green tea mousse cake). Just when we start to put a dent in our list, restaurants close and new trends take over. A few years ago it was soup dumplings, bubble tea, and hand-drawn noodles. Last year was ramen and rolled ice-cream. This year, it’s hot pots, Tiawanese fried food and nitrogen-frozen desserts.