James Beard Award winner Andy Ricker, of Portland, OR's Pok Pok, takes his signature fried fish-sauce wings to the Lower East Side with this Southeast Asian joint. Inspired by a Saigon street snack, Ricker marinates the chicken in fish sauce, garlic and sugar, deep-fries it and coats it with the caramelized marinade. Diners can bolster their orders with som tum (Thai-style papaya salad), sticky rice and khao man som tum (papaya salad with coconut rice and braised pork). To drink, find Ricker's TONY-approved line of drinking vinegars, Som, in flavors like pomegranate and tamarind.
Pok Pok Wing (CLOSED)
|Venue name:||Pok Pok Wing (CLOSED)||Contact:|
137 Rivington St
|Cross street:||between Norfolk and Suffolk Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 5pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 5pm–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Delancey St; J, Z, M to Delancey–Essex Sts|
|Price:||Average dish: $11. Cash only|