Sydney McElweePhiladelphia Staff Writer
Sydney grew up outside of Philadelphia, went to college in Nashville, and then moved to New York City to be an art director at either a large advertising agency or a sweatshop. From what she’s told us, we’re still unclear. After four years of failing to convince herself that her Big Pharma clients were good people deep, deep down, she left the industry to launch The Infatuation in Philadelphia. Contrary to what you may expect, she does not have a strong opinion on cheesesteaks or Allen Iverson. She hopes these confessions don’t ruin her credibility with her Philly audience.
The 24 greatest restaurants in Philly’s Chinatown.
Penang is a Malaysian spot in Chinatown that’s great for big groups.
Bread Top is a small corner store in Chinatown with great pastries and sandwiches.
E Mei is a szechuan place in Chinatown that’s great for a long lunch when you don’t want to be at work.
TT Skewer is a tiny Chinatown spot that focuses on skewers of meat and hot pot.
A La Mousse is a French-Asian bakery with delicious (and very pretty) desserts.
M Kee in Chinatown serves one of the best Peking ducks in the city.
Mayflower is a small, cash-only bakery in Chinatown with 90-cent chicken curry turnovers that you need to try.
Come to Spice C in Chinatown for a quick but great bowl of noodles.
Ocean City is a dim sum spot in Chinatown with really good congee.
Ocean Harbor is a fun place to eat dim sum in Philly.