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Mission Chinese “Franks”, Brooklyn, NY

No sooner do I post about my San Francisco Mission Chinese experience and wish that Danny Bowien will be opening back up in NYC soon, than I get invited to the Mission Chinese Pop-Up out in Brooklyn at Frankies Sputino 457!

Running through the end of August, the Mission Chinese Pop-Up is a prix fixe $40 meal featuring many of Mission Chinese NYC’s classic dishes along with a few newcomers. There are also a couple of sensational supplemental specials to enjoy…

Let’s step inside the garden and have a look…

We started with a new dish of red cabbage salad with miso and anchovy dressing before moving into a plate of Mission’s reknowned spicy and numbing wings, which were as good as ever…

Spicy noodles with peanuts…

Mapo tofu, which used firm tofu now, giving it a nice chewy texture…

Special #1, the crispy pork belly, which was my favorite dish of the night…

Served with a big ass piece of pork skin…

Along with fresh tortillas, pork liver sauce and house made hot mustard…

Their classic thrice cooked bacon with rice cakes…

Special #2, the koji fried chicken with lemon kosho…

Sorry about the crappy pic, but the dish was OUTSTANDING!

Then on to Special #3, the crispy, whole fried striped bass…

Served over taro and wheat noodles…

Firm yet flaky and fabulous!

There were also plates of Danny’s acclaimed Salt Cod Fried Rice with Chinese sausage and Kung Pao Pastrami, but we dove into those before shots could be snapped!

Thanks to Kate Krader for hooking up the table (and for providing lighting tips!) and for Chef Angela Dimayuga for this amazing meal!

Mission Chinese Franks will only be open limited days through the end of August, so check their website and get out there soon.

MISSION CHINESE FRANKS

At Frankies Sputino 457

457 Court St.

Brooklyn, NY 11231

http://missionchinesefood.com/ny/

Filed under NYC Brooklyn Frankie's Mission Chinese chinese food chicken wings pastrami noodles fried rice fried chicken bacon

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Chef Sono at Kyo Ya is like an Italian grandmother, always wanting to feed you. I’d just finished dinner at another restaurant on his block and popped in to simply say hello on my way home. I told him I was stuffed but he insisted I sit down and try some of the new otoro he’d just gotten in and butchered. How could I continue protesting after this was placed in front of me?!

Chef Sono at Kyo Ya is like an Italian grandmother, always wanting to feed you. I’d just finished dinner at another restaurant on his block and popped in to simply say hello on my way home. I told him I was stuffed but he insisted I sit down and try some of the new otoro he’d just gotten in and butchered. How could I continue protesting after this was placed in front of me?!

Filed under NYC LES Manhattan Japan Japanese sashimi otoro toro

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The Laughing Cow cheese company took over a large section of Times Square yesterday as part of a huge promotional push.
Number of people waiting in line for free cheese & goodie bags - About 100
Number of people waiting in line for a selfie with this creepy cow - Zero
I’ve always liked La Vache Qui Rit since I was a kid and am happy to see them trying to make a bigger splash here.
http://thelaughingcow.com

The Laughing Cow cheese company took over a large section of Times Square yesterday as part of a huge promotional push.

Number of people waiting in line for free cheese & goodie bags - About 100

Number of people waiting in line for a selfie with this creepy cow - Zero

I’ve always liked La Vache Qui Rit since I was a kid and am happy to see them trying to make a bigger splash here.

http://thelaughingcow.com

Filed under NYC Manhattan Times Square Laughing Cow cheese selfie