Crispy shrimp rolls at Red Egg
Chinese and Peruvian cooking may seem like strange bedfellows, until you consider that Peru is home to one of the largest Chinese communities in Latin America. Sino-Latin fusion is the focus at Red Egg, though the Cantonese selections outshine the South American ones. Skip dull ceviches in favor of Chinese preparations, like a whole steamed bass, enlivened by ginger and soy sauce. Peking duck sliders feature shatteringly crisp skin and deliciously fatty meat carved tableside. Dessert is less inspired: clunkers like a gelatin-heavy red bean pudding could have benefited from a little Latin inspiration.
|Venue name:||Red Egg||Contact:|
202 Centre St
|Cross street:||at Howard St|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 11am-11pm; Sat-Sun 10am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: J, M, Z, N, Q, R, W, 6 to Canal St|
|Price:||Average dim sum: $5. AmEx, MC, V|
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Average User Rating
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Went to Red Egg last night because I had mad cravings for beef chow fun. My friend, whom I go to for recs on Chinese food, highly recommended this place. Food-wise, everything was tasty and as expected. Everything else was kind of undesirable. The prices are pretty high, which if this were a "fancy Chinese restaurant", wouldn't bother me, but this is a mid-tier Chinese restaurant. No reason to charge the prices that they do. I was a little appalled the half roast duck we ordered only had some meat sliced off. They weren't intending on giving us the rest of the duck unless we paid and extra $5. I have never encountered that at any other Chinese restaurant, ever. The service was so-so. I instantly regretted not greeting them in Mandarin when we first arrived, because it's very obvious they take better care of their Chinese-speaking customers.
I'm at the restaurant now. Food is only ok and definitely under seasoned. Didn't deserve the stellar review it got from some website. Service is a 1 out of 5. Lots of attitude. Ordered pork sliders. When they took the carcass away I asked if we could keep it since we were paying $22 for sliders. I was told it would be $5 for the carcass! The guy, who was either the owner or the manager, obviously felt it was beneath him to serve us. After all, there are women for that. Won't be coming back or recommending.
Went here because I kept hearing about it. So I stopped in for lunch while I was serving Jury Duty (woot woot!) I ordered a bunch of dishes from the to-order dim sum menu and it was not bad but kind of forgettable. If you want really great and traditional dim sum in Chinatown go to Jing Fong or Golden Unicorn.