Zing’s Awesome Rice

‘Ramen Ishida’ Takes over from Zing’s Awesome Rice on Ludlow Street

Posted May 3, 2017 at 5:12 am

Ramen is to rice as Ishida is to Zing’s – the replacement venture at 122 Ludlow Street. The departure of Zing’s Awesome Rice earlier this year left the briefest of vacancies. Not long after the business failed, ramen chef Yohei Ishida – a two-year veteran of Ippudo East Village – signed on to impart his […]

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‘Zing’s Awesome Rice’ Closes Hell Square Snack Spot

Posted February 24, 2017 at 5:12 am

Zing’s Awesome Rice hasn’t been open of late. Looks like its fifteen-month reign in Hell Square just concluded. Indeed, all signs point to a permanent shutter – consecutive days of darkness, Yelp saying it’s closed, website disconnected, and no updates to social media. Most telling, however, is the disconnected phone line. Proprietor Zing Bai opened […]

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‘375 Degrees’ is a New French Fries Specialty Shop Opening on Ludlow Street this Spring

Posted March 16, 2016 at 5:12 am

​Down on Ludlow Street, rice is now joined by fries. In the four months since Zing’s Awesome Rice debuted, the other half of the commercial space at 122-124 Ludlow Street remained visibly vacant. The side-by-side stores together previously comprised Seattle-based pizzeria Via Tribunali, which faded in a flame of controversy a year-and-a-half ago. Now this […]

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Zing’s Awesome Rice Shop Opens this Weekend on Ludlow Street

Posted November 3, 2015 at 5:16 am

Where pizza was, rice will soon follow. Proprietor Zing Bai is just about done installing her new eponymous rice shop at 122 Ludlow Street. The inside was gutted and remodeled, and exterior signage affixed to the brickwork. We are told that the establishment soft opens this weekend. Zing’s Awesome Rice Shop, successor to the failed […]

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Former Ludlow Street Pizzeria Gets Some ‘Zing’ with New Rice Shop

Posted October 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

Within the last couple weeks, the former Via Tribunali pizzeria on Ludlow Street was completely disemboweled. Its token coal-fired oven smashed, with dining room in complete disarray. To that end, we had heard some chatter of late that a fast-food Greek spot would open in this spot. Not so. Get ready for some zing! Proprietor […]

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