Verdict: Tasty NYC treats on Wyndham
It’s easy to confuse the storefront of Street Meat to be anything but an eatery. With just a façade of New York’s Prince Street Station entrance for signage, it’s not until you see patrons joyfully tucking in at the counter do you realise it’s a restaurant. The equipment in the open kitchen is astonishingly simple – nothing but a flat grill, deep fryer and a single induction stove are used to cater for the whole diner. Street Meat’s speciality is food truck items, so we guess they don’t need fancy equipment to bring New York’s street food experience to the bar hopping crowd of Wyndham Street.
Its alcohol licence is pending for now, but the food is in full swing and we dig straight into the K-town ramen burger ($68). It’s a little small to be completely satisfying but the burst of sweet beef bulgogi works in unison with crispy shell and chewy centre of the ramen bun. The lobster rolls ($128 for two) aren’t bad either. The fresh celery mayo enhances the shellfish flavour and the added side of black vinegar is a nice touch. The Brooklyn fries ($48) are a little disappointing. Though fragrant from the beef fat, the garlic aioli is weak and doesn’t hold on to the fries.
The taste of New York’s street and subway grub is well executed here. And like all good venues, you don’t need a flashing sign to find it if you have a line round the block – as we hope will be the case for Street Meat. Lisa Cam
Street Meat 50 Wyndham St, Central. facebook.com/streetmeat.hk.
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50 Wyndham St, Central