We ordered a few items: crispy tofu, sticky rice and egg wrapped in lotus leaf and their most popular dish: Trade Your Daughter for Fried Chicken. The best out of the bunch was the chicken, a heaping plate of white meat, battered and double fried to perfect crispness and sprinkled with healthy amount of red spices.
The second best was the Brick Sit on a Wall Tofu, also perfectly crispy, but in my opinion a bit plain and normal despite being fried, dusted in peanut powder and chili sauce.
The Triple Lindy Rice, lotus leaf wrapped sticky rice made me feel the exact way. It tasted exactly like something you would get at dimsum – some sticky rice with pieces of Taiwanese sausage.
It was the most disappointing of the bunch. We could only think about the inventive and terrific flavors of the buns at Baohaus and could not understand how these dishes could be so…normal. Perhaps the other dishes show more spark, but I don’t think I am rushing any minute to go back. Everything seemed a bit overpriced for the generically flavored food. And $10 for Taiwanese shaved ice? C’mon. Let’s be real.
You can try your luck at the place. Hopefully Eddie takes some of the Yelp reviews to heart and makes some tweaks to this shop. I know it can be better!
On the other hand, I do recommend Underground Rebel Bingo Club at least once. The people watching, the prizes and just playing bingo is a fantastic time for all! Originating from London, the club meets in secret locations and promises a rowdy and raucous time for all while playing wholesome bingo.
|"Underground bingo" run under the guise of a health and safety meeting in a Brooklyn warehouse|
Bingo cards. Don't think about it. Just do it! Good luck! : )
198 Orchard St
New York, NY