Where to celebrate chinese new year in sunset park _ brooklyn daily eagle

The Year of the Monkey arrived on Monday, Feb. Noodles and company tampa 8 — a red-letter day for Sunset Park’s Chinatown and its vibrant commercial heart, Eighth Avenue.

This coming Sunday, Feb. Noodles and company employment 14, the borough’s own Lunar New Year Parade will take place. Noodles and company menu and prices Its starting place is Eighth Avenue and 50th Street; the start time is 11 a.m.

The parade gives residents of other neighborhoods a terrific reason to visit the Chinese immigrant stronghold.

House of noodles menu We just spent a couple days there and we can assure you — it lives up to the praises it receives as a foodies’ paradise.

* Dragon fruit is piled up high like crazy-looking fuchsia softballs at sidewalk produce purveyors such as Ting Sang Market at 5724 Eighth Ave., along with gigantic grapefruit and beautiful vegetables.

* Fishmonger S & P Seafood Inc. Noodles and company naperville at 5802 Eighth Ave. Noodles and company okemos has crate after crate of fish on ice, from coiled-up eel to thick, perfect slices of salmon.

* You could be diverted by all the different dessert shops and wind up with no time to eat anything else. Noodles and company bozeman That’s not a bad thing. Noodles and company niles Just consider yourself warned.

There are addictive $1 egg custard tarts at Dragon Bay Bakery at 5711 Eighth Ave. Noodles and companu Xin Fa Bakery at 5617 Eighth Ave. Noodles and company frederick has photogenic bird nest buns — the English-language name for rolls with dried squid baked into them — and a zillion sweet treats.

In the early decades of the 20th Century, the avenue was so heavily populated with Norwegian businesses that it was nicknamed Lapskaus Boulevard. Working at noodles and company Lapskaus is a Norwegian stew.

In the 1980s, Norwegian departures from the neighborhood left nearly 90 percent of Eighth Avenue’s storefronts vacant. Noodles and company woodbury That’s when Chinese-born entrepreneurs stepped into the breach and started buying buildings and opening shops.

It’s often noted that one reason the avenue was an appealing place to set up shop is that the Chinese consider eight to be a lucky number. Noodles and company headquarters The Chinese word for “eight” sounds like the Chinese word for “prosper.”

According to the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association, commuters who couldn’t read English-language signs recognized the Eighth Avenue and 62nd Street N stop as theirs because it’s the “blue sky station,” the first Brooklyn stop that’s located above-ground.

Since the 1990s, the influx of new arrivals from Southeast China’s Fujian province to Sunset Park has been heavy. Noodles and company hudson wi The neighborhood is now called Little Fuzhou or Fuzhou Town in reference to Fujian’s capital city.

* Eye-catching fuchsia-colored fish are on display at aquarium outfitter Royal Aqua World at 815 65th St., just off the corner of Eighth Avenue. Noodles and company new berlin The shop also sells bait and tackle.

* Handsome rowhouses can be found on various side streets — for instance on 55th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues. Noodles andcompany Eighth Avenue itself has clusters of fine old rowhouses, such as 4213 to 4223 Eighth Ave. Noodles and company menu prices on the corner of 43rd Street.

* Fei Long Market at 6301 Eighth Ave. Noodles nd company has a staggering variety of Asian packaged goods, frozen foods and produce, from dried rose buds to black soy drink to a hairy-skinned tuber called nagaimo that’s a foot and a half long. Noodles and company to go And hey there, hipsters: Your favorite hot sauce, sriracha, was marked down to $2.29 per 28-ounce bottle when we shopped there the other day.

* For a classy caffeine fix, there’s Ten Ren . What is noodles The Taiwan-based company, whose name means “heavenly love” in Chinese, sells loose tea leaves that are stored in golden-hued canisters. Noodles locations Top-grade black tea is priced at $32 per pound. Noodles and company draper It is the best-tasting tea we’ve ever tried. Noodles etc chicago Period.

* Just a few New York City restaurants offer cuisine from Yunnan, a Chinese province bordering Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar. Noodles and company louisville Yun Nan Flavour Garden at 5121 Eighth Ave. Noodles and things is one of them. Noodles history Its chewy noodles, made at the restaurant, have won legions of fans, including trailblazing food writer Robert Sietsema.

Writers rave about its Malaysian-style puffed bread, roti canai, and rightfully so. Noodles fast food We also really like the chicken with shredded mango. Noodles and company texas Other, more adventurous dishes look tasty, too.

Because there’s a limit to how much food even the most stalwart gourmet can consume in a day, make a return visit to the neighborhood if necessary to try one.

* We’ve run out of space to tell you about the dim sum banquet halls, dumpling restaurants and bubble tea shops. Noodles and company take out If we didn’t mention your favorite Chinatown eatery, please post a description of it in our Comments section below this story.