NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / January 20, 2023 / is the Year of the Rabbit, which represents creativity, charm and friendliness, and our Food Critics’ favorite picks for Asian restaurants in NYC for 2023 embody all these traits and more. Let’s take a tour in NYC and treat your tastebuds to some mouthwatering flavors from these amazing Asian restaurants.
For over 40 years, Shun Lee has been known for their unique take on Chinese dining, creating dishes that are both authentic and unconventional. With the opening of a new Upper West Side location at 2596 Broadway, multi-award winning Executive Chef Jiawen Xi brings bold Asian fusion flavors to brand new menu items. With over 33 years of experience in top private clubs and hotels in China, Chef Xi has crafted dishes you won’t find in most mainstream Asian restaurants.
We recommend the Chilled Sweet & Sour Pork served on a bed of ice, Baked Seafood Tarts in Portuguese Sauce and the slow cooked Kung Fu Mixed Mushroom Soup. Shun Lee is giving away new year red envelopes and lotteries during Lunar new year month.
www.shunleerestaurants.com. With 3 locations and a 16 year history, Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao is a soup dumpling institution. Featuring in Michelin’s recommendations for 9 consecutive years, it is one of the most reviewed soup dumpling establishments on Yelp. Their fan favorite dish, the colorful “Lucky Six” features eye-catching colorful soup dumplings in 6 unique flavors and is a must try for new patrons.
The extensive menu also features Shanghainese specialties like the delicious Four Happiness Sponge Tofu and Beef Tendon & Tripe in Spicy Sauce. We also highly recommend their house made Soybean Milk, Salty Soybean Pudding and Pumpkin Cake. Nan Xiang is giving away all kinds of beautiful red envelopes during Lunar New Year.
Newly opened Hakka Cuisine in Manhattan’s Chinatown brings modern elegance to traditional Hakka dishes with a menu featuring homestyle Hakka dishes that are comforting and flavorful with a focus on high quality ingredients and technique.
Highlights include Hakka Salt Water Chicken, Hakka Stuffed Tofu and Hakka Braised Pork Belly. With two tastefully decorated floors and private dining rooms, Hakka Cuisine is perfect for large and small groups alike. Our favorite dish for large parties is the Hakka Poon Choi – a large family style meat, seafood and vegetable extravaganza featuring a variety of classic Hakka flavors and textures. Hakka has new year special meals and cute Rabbit coin to give away during Lunar New Year.
www.hakkacuisine.nyc. Famous for their ever popular Wuxi Ribs, Tipsy Shanghai has been serving New Yorkers with authentic Chinese cuisine tapping into a century old culinary heritage from Wuxi, China.
The Signature Wuxi Ribs are made from an ancestral recipe and the rich, fragrant and unique flavor makes them the star of the Tipsy Shanghai menu. In addition, Tipsy Shanghai features a variety of flavorful dishes and some of our favorite picks are the Hot & Sour Soup, Marinated Bran Dough with Peanuts and Black Fungus, and the Osmanthus Flowers with Rice Dumpling Dessert Soup. Tipsy Shanghai has New Year special meal available at 6 of its locations. http://www.tipsy-shanghai.com
Peking Duck is a world renowned Beijing classic and some of the very best in the city can be found at the trendy Golden Wuish – one of only a few restaurants in NYC where the duck is prepared fresh everyday and must be pre-ordered at least 2 hours in advance. Unlike many restaurants, Golden Wuish only uses slow roasting and do not deep fry their duck.
Golden Wuish serves a special Flaming Duck where the duck is flamed and carved table side for you and served three ways – a classic roast duck, a lychee wood smoked duck with earthy and smoky notes and a rich duck broth soup with tofu and Napa cabbage. Golden Wuish also features luxurious dishes like Japanese Wagyu and Black Truffle Fried Rice and has an exciting cocktail selection to complement your meal. Golden Wuish has Pecking Duck special price available now, $98 for 4 people.
www.goldenwuish.com. When you are in the mood for a fun hotpot celebration with friends or family there is one place that is usually at the top of everyone’s list – 99 Favor Taste.
Birthdays are extra special with 99 Favor Taste offering a free birthday meal. With unlimited all you can eat specials, 7 choices of hotpot broths with vegetarian options available, and 31 different kinds of fresh vegetables and meat, 99 Favor Taste is a hotpot cultural icon that is sure to satisfy one and all. 99 Favor Taste also offers Korean BBQ options. 99 Favor Taste has Lucky wheel games available in store during Lunar New Year.
698 Café serves unique Cantonese and Sichuan flavors emphasizing both the spiciness of Sichuan cuisine and the traditional Cantonese culinary qualities of freshness, tenderness, smoothness, coolness and fragrance.
The head chef at 698 Café brings over 30 years of experience to create fresh dishes with a unique combination of ingredients and spices. The menu features a wide variety of specially prepared meat, seafood and vegetable dishes that draw inspiration from Sichuan, Hunan and Guizhou cuisines. Must try items include Assorted Seafood in Crispy Nest and Stir Fried Abalone with Mushrooms. They have New Year menu available now. www.698cafenyc.com.
For an authentic Sichuan hotpot experience look no further than Xiang Hot Pot in Flushing. The largest hotpot restaurant in New York City, Xiang Hotpot has been serving a unique hotpot experience since 2003 at their locations around the world and have hosted former British Prime Minister David Cameron.
The decor showcases traditional Chinese elements with some furniture dating back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties. and the menu features a wide array of spices and sauces to go with high quality fresh meat and seafood. Our favorite experience is the absolutely adorable butter bear that sits in the hotpot and melts as you pour soup over it. Fan favorites on the menu also include One Meter Beef and the special house made Black Tofu.
Many kinds of Lunar New Year special menu available in Flushing Locations, 2nd floor inside the New World Mall on 13620 Roosevelt Ave, during the holidays .www.xianghotpot.com
Shanghainese and Hong Kong culinary styles meet in harmony at Steam, a chic new West Village spot for Asian cuisine. The brainchild of Chef Sammy Kwok, Steam’s menu features a wide assortment of fare including dim sum, soup dumplings, hot and cold appetizers, and a variety of meat, vegetable, rice and noodle dishes.
Popular items include Soup Dumplings, Scallion Pancakes and Shanghai Lo Mein and the variety on offer will have you craving a taste of every dish. The atmosphere is vibrant and cheerful and you will often find Steam packed with foodies from all over NYC. Steam is giving away Chinese knots during the Lunar New Year.
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