Some of my favorite food spots in Chinatown also happens to be some of the cheapest. The most expensive item is the unearthly goodness of ice cream (but hey who doesn’t splurge on dessert). For 1$ appetizers head over to 

I have been hitting this spot up since before it had its facelift and guys with long pinky nails were handling the fresh buns of golden sweet mmm-ness.

Roast pork buns are my favorite, with its slightly sticky, sweet and firmer texture. It is the god of all pork buns! But you can get a steamed pork bun…if you roll that way…meh. Heck, at 1$ a piece get both..but back in the good ol’ days it used to be 60 cents…

Next stop was this out of the way, hole in the wall shop. Take out only, with the minimalist menu consisting of roast pork or roast duck on rice with veggies (mainly cabbage). At 3.75$ can’t go wrong. And the container is always stuffed to capacity. As for the location, all I can tell you is that it’s across the street from a park with a handball court… Sorry guys I am horrible with directions…and original gifs (but I’ll work on that,  promise)

All aboard the dessert train! Coming up is the ice cream factory. If you are more adventurous they have the likes of durian, sesame, red bean etc.

From left to right – taro, lime sorbet and mango.

Its another spot where you can’t sit and enjoy. So we mozied along over to listen to old school china classics (aka people playing instruments in the park).

Great food, great music, great friends, all at little to no cost, haha. 

Stay curious unbirthday adventurers!