Wednesday, October 18, 2017

New York: Mission Chinese Food – Restaurant

New York

Mission Chinese Food
On the Lower East Side, Mission Chinese Food is not exactly a Chinese restaurant. It began its life as a pop-up: a restaurant nested within a divey Americanized Chinese joint in San Francisco’s Mission District. From the beginning, a spirit of resourcefulness and radical inventiveness has infused each and every dish at the restaurant. The green neon around the bar, the pink cane chairs, the pale green Formica table tops all evoke the style of a trendy mid-century diner.
 Mission Chinese Food
Doing justice to chef Danny Bowien fiery, creative dishes with Asian-American flavors, hungry diners line up outside both the San Francisco and New York City locations, waiting hours for platters of Sizzling Cumin Lamb, Thrice-Cooked Bacon, Fiery Kung Pao Pastrami, and pungent Salt-Cod Fried Rice.

 The Menu

Green Tea Noodles

Steamed Broccoli Shoots – Oyster Sauce
Thirty-five year old chef owner Danny Bowien was born in Korea and adopted by parents in Oklahoma, hence he has a broad spectrum of influences. He is the recipient of many awards amongst which the James Beard Foundation’s illustrious Rising Star Chef Award, Bon Appetit named Mission Chinese Food the second-best new restaurant in America, and in 2012, The New York Times hailed the Lower East Side outpost as The Best New Restaurant in New York City.

  Ginger Scallion Tea Rice 

Wine Bottles – T-Shirts

Shaved Ice  - Ice Cream - Raspberry Coulis - Pop Rocks

 Mission Chinese Food
The decor in the main dinning room is a kitschy take, with all the trimmings, on classic Chinese restaurants; velvet banquettes, lazy Susan, “Chinese” sculptures, dragons with neon eyes and last but not least a fish tank.

  Mission Chinese Food
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