If you are looking for some of the best Asian fusion dishes in New York City make your way over to Wong, located on 7 Cornilia Street in the West Village.
Wong boasts a comfortable, cozy ambiance complete with a charming rustic décor, soft lighting, exposed white brick walls and an open kitchen where you can watch a skilled team of chefs meticulously prepare each delicious dish.
Since opening its doors, Wong has earned quite a reputation for it’s refined Asian cuisine as well as its artfully constructed entrées made with local and seasonal produce that keeps environmental sustainability in mind.
The menu, created by Malaysian-born owner and chef, Simpson Wong, offers a long list of inventive dishes employing fresh and unique ingredients presented in distinct flavor combinations that patrons won’t soon forget.
Start off your meal by selecting one of the menu’s enticing appetizers such as the Duck Buns featuring succulent black bean braised duck nestled in a sweet, deep-fried mantou roll with Chinese celery and cucumber for added texture, or the Scallops accompanied by crispy duck tongue, cucumber and jellyfish, which beautifully blend to boast a unique and inimitable taste that is downright delicious.
Then move on to a mouth-watering entrée from the menu such as Chef Wong’s favorite dish, the Lobster Egg Foo Young, featuring a cast iron skillet filled with a rich and buttery combination of leeks, salted duck egg yolks, and dried shrimp crumble topped off with a cooked lobster tail and claw.
Or if you are looking for a family style feast, you can opt for the Typhoon Lobster with ground pork, egg, curry leaves, and crispy garlic, paired with a tasty side for the table such as the Dinosaur Kale with coconut sambal or the Cha Ca La Wong, a noteworthy noodle dish consisting of pan-cooked Hanoi-style hake, turmeric and dill that is then strewn over a bed of rice noodles.
However, make sure you save some room for dessert, since the menu includes a variety of artfully, innovative creations complementary of pastry chef Judy Chen.
For the perfect ending to your meal, indulge in a sweet and savory treat fit for a real foodie, such as Wong’s infamous Duck a la Plum, featuring roasted duck ice cream and a dollop of star anise plums, perfectly paired with a crunchy five-spice cookie.
Whether you are stopping by for an intimate date night, or a casual dinner amidst friends, Wong has something for every culinary connoisseur looking for a truly unique and unforgettable Asian fusion food experience.
By: Kaylin Pound
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