1. Warm up with some hot Green or Oolong Tea, and have some tasty snacks including Spring Rolls and Chicken Strips, at the new Ten Ren's Tea Time (73 Mott Street). The new space now comes with more seating and an even larger menu selection. Like what you drank? Head next door to their tea shop to purchase a few leaves to brew at home.
2. Take a virtual trip to the streets of Hong Kong at Cha Chan Tang (45 Mott Street). Order from a modern menu at this "tea restaurant" reminiscent of those found in Asia, and be drawn into the video that plays along the wall of the busy streets of Hong Kong teeming with nighttime activity. Whether you order a Baked Pork Chop Rice or Seafood Spaghetti, don't forget to try the Special Cold Hong Kong Style Tea which comes in its own bottle and ice bucket.
4. Enjoy some sweet desserts with your sweetheart at InDessert (1 East Broadway). Try classic Tong Sui ("Sweet Water") flavors including Red Ben Paste and Black Sesame, or have a light bite with a Mango or Durian Wrap. After eating, sit outside at Kimlau Square and watch the sunset on East Broadway.
. Craving ice cream, even though it's cold out? Get your cup, cone or even cake at Chinatown Ice Cream Factory(65 Bayard Street) or Haagen Daz (53 Mott Street). From exotic flavors like Green Tea and Durian, to more traditional ones like Strawberry and Vanilla, both long-time Chinatown shops have your delicate . Remember the sprinkles!
6. Your love is unique and deserves a gift that shows your sweetheart that they're one of a kind. Uniqulee (36 Mott Street) offers unique fine gifts specially selected by the store's owner from around the world and locally made in Brooklyn. From quirky greeting cards, hand bags, and messages in a bottle, you won't find anything at this store elsewhere.
7. Thinking of popping the question or just want to brighten up their neckline?
Chinatown, home of the original Jewelry District, has numerous jewelry shops along Canal Street, Elizabeth Street, and the Bowery, including Golden-Jade Jewelry (189 Canal Street), Edcora Fine Jewelry (53A Elizabeth Street), NY Jewelers Exchange (72 Bowery). Luxuriously affordable rings and necklaces, you can't go wrong since "diamonds are a girl's best friend."
8. Got that ring in your coat pocket? Take a surprise stroll to the often unknown Wedding Garden at Foley Square, across the street from the Marriage Bureau (141 Worth Street). A great place to propose or snap photos after tying the Knot.
9. Relax and be pampered at Water Lily Spa (355 Broome Street). Enjoy a one-stop spa experience including hot stone therapy and Swedish or Deep Tissue massage. After a long day of walking around Chinatown, relax with a foot reflexology, the ancient healing technique for tired legs and promoting blood circulation. Enjoy massages in their duet room with your significant other.
10. What's more romantic than Paris itself? The food. Enjoy a French meal with your amour at Parigot (155 Grand Street). Featuring art work by Guenter Knopp and other French artists, contrasted by vibrant colors and wooden molding, the setting is perfect for intimate meetings of two in a romantic atmosphere. Menu includes Garlic Butter Soaked Escargot, Steak Frites in Shallot Sauce, Croque Monsieurs and Salmon Ratatouille.
11. Want to spice up the evening? Visit Old Sichuan Cuisine (65 Bayard Street) whose past patrons include former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. Spicy menu recommendations include Sauteed Crab with Spicy Sauce, Double Cooked Pork, and Lamb with Cumin Flavor.
12. What if French and Malaysian cuisine had a romantic rendezvous in Chinatown? You'd have Aux Epices (121 Baxter Street). Small and quaint, the perfect place for staring into your sweetheart's eyes as they open wide to the amazing dishes offered including Redang Chicken, Seafood Laksa, and Pineapple Salmon.
13. Can't contain the love you're feeling inside and just want to sing it to the world? Stop by K-One Karaoke Bar (97 Bowery), offering 12 private rooms equipped with the latest hit songs for you to express yourself, from Madonna to Taylor Swift, to your sweetheart and all your friends.
14. Conclude your romantic evening with a toast of vino from Puro Wine (161 Grand Street). Puro offers affordable and hard-to-find wines from Chile, including Red, White, Rose, Sparkling or Pisco.