Monday (Jan. 23) kicked off the first day of the Vietnamese New Year. If you haven’t realized it yet, it’s the Year of the Dragon!
Some people refer to it as the Chinese New Year, but many other Asian cultures observe this holiday too. In Vietnamese culture, it’s called Tet. Celebrations last for 3 days, and it is THE most important holiday of the year. While growing up, holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas were just an average day in my parents’ house.
The first time I heard about Nom Wah Tea Parlor was from a Tasting Table article I received through email. After that, I kept seeing the name pop up in a number of other articles, websites, blogs, and Twitter feeds. I was intrigued; it immediately went on my to-do list.
One thing I immediately noticed that makes Nom Wah different from other dim sum places I’ve visited is their presence on the Internet. Unlike some of its Chinatown competitors, the restaurant has taken advantage of what social media and technology could contribute to their business. Nom Wah has a website, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account. How many dim sum places do you know that use Facebook and Twitter?