7 Cornelia Street,
Phone: (212) 989-3399
If you’re craving something original, we suggest a visit to Wong. What the chef, Simpson Wong, dubs “Asian locavore” cuisine takes cues from all over Asia, from India to Malaysia to China. The result is whimsical cooking with innovative flavor combinations. Take the rice noodles, for instance. They’re mingled with pork, sea cucumbers, and shitake bolognese. If you’ve got a duck fetish, Wong is your Graceland. Try the Duckavore Dinner for four, which includes duck broth, duck sung choy bao, duck bun with Chinese celery and cucumber, duck meat loaf, Long Island whole duck, seasonal greens, duck noodles, and duck a la plum. Phew.
Don’t Miss Dish: Lobster egg foo young, Rice noodles with pork, sea cucumber & shitake bolognese, Lamb ribs with lemongrass-mint salsa verde
End With: Chocolate snowball & Duck-fat ice cream
Occasion: Foodie meal, group dinner, culinary adventurers.