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  • East Village

Time Out says

This Alphabet city spot dishes up contemporary Asian-American cuisine in a laid-back environment. In fact, their whole schtick is ‘classic dishes re-imagined’—which means there’s something a little different in store for diners. 

The menu is split into five sections: small things, big things, sum things, green and things and sweet things. And while ‘sum’ gives away that there are several dim-sum-style nibbles on the menu, guessing the contents of the rest of the menu is near impossible. In fact, the first item on the ‘small things’ list is pork belly cotton candy (crispy Berkshire pork surrounded by spun sugar), for $3.

You’ll also find the likes of roasted cauliflower ‘steak’ ($18), wok lobster pasta ($34) and Colorado lamb merguez – a mixture of three spicy sausages on bamboo sticks with butter roasted corn on the cob and kimchi ($25). As for sweet things, there are dessert bao, seasonal gelato and sorbet and chocolate lava cake. Plus, according to the menu, vegans, vegetarians and those with gluten-free diets can all be catered for, so nobody goes hungry.


Avenue A
East Village, Alphabet City
New York
NY 10009
Cross street:
b/t 10th St & 11th St
Opening hours:
Tue-Sun 5:30pm-10:30pm
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