A while ago, I suggested to The Feisty Foodie and Dessert Zombie that I wanted to try Fung Tu. Their menu looked interesting and the chef is from Per Se. Yes, I wanted to see a modern take on Chinese food. Asian food is commonly regarded as really affordable comfort food. But why can't it be more? Why can't it be elevated into something that's more fancy using quality ingredients and showcasing classic French techniques. I went to Fung Tu with that in mind.
We also tried the Shrimp Toast ($14) with century egg salad and trout roe. These little triangle sandwiches really reminded me of the sandwich maker I had as a child. I LOVED that thing. Every afternoon, I would put white bread and cold cuts into the maker. Close it and it would toast the bread, melt the cheese, and warm the ham all at once. I was quite the sad little Hungry when it broke one day. But boy did I get good use out of it.
Once FF arrived, we ordered a bunch more to share while picked our own main courses. To share, we had the Chinese Sashimi ($14) with snow pea leaves. I enjoyed the freshness of the fish and the thin sliced. However, it was severely under seasoned leaving me feeling dissatisfied with the dish. A sprinkle of salt, acid, and/or fat would have gone a long way here.
So if you want to have some Chinese food that's not just your run of the mill dumpy banquet style joint, Fung Tu is a great choice. The decor, space, and service is wonderful. And the food is tasty too!
For the Feisty Foodie's review of the same meal, please click here.
22 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002