Lady of Grand’s Pick: Fung Tu’s Fish for Two

Posted on: May 29th, 2014 at 11:00 am by

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Rocking all 3 of my requirements (great food, ambience, and service) for a neighborhood restaurant, Fung Tu is on my list of regular spots.  The gorgeous interior design by MyPhuong Chung is a geometric wonderland.  Service is always superb, and while I usually sit at the bar, there are nice booths for a cozier retreat.  I suggest trying the Whole Steamed Fish (for two) with Fennel, Tangerine Peel, Chili, and Fermented Black Beans.  Right now the fish is Atlantic sea bream aka Porgy, a tender and mild fish which adapts well to the subtle flavors in the dish.  Put it over some white rice and greens and you have dinner for two, one of the best entree deals on the menu.

After trying most of the small dishes on the menu, I can highly recommend pretty much every single one.

But here are my favorites so far:

  • Sweetbreads Manchuri,  Pickled Cauliflower, and Bird Chilies.
  • Savory Egg Custard with Smoked Chicken Broth, Fried Leeks, and Spring Vegetables.
  • Cilantro and Cashew Salad with Smoked Chicken and Masa Scallion Pancakes.
  • Fried dates stuffed with Duck.

See below for some pictures.

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photo via Melissa Hom

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peanut butter and chocolate ganache sesame balls
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Note: Drinks are an integral part of the dinner here.  Oolong Spritz anyone?

Fung Tu
22 Orchard (between Hester and Canal)
212-219-8785
closed Mondays

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