Starting right now and ending, oh, around 5 p.m. Friday, Eater will be your headquarters for all things related to Chinese food. That's right, our first-ever Eater Chinese Food Week commences right this second. We're going to sit down with some of the city's best chefs, explore Chinatown and there will be lots of maps to better guide your eating. So do come back here regularly throughout the week to check it out.
Or make a reservation to check out Chinese Food Week. Eater asked six of our favorite restaurants that do not serve Chinese food to come up with a special limited-time-only Eater Chinese Food Week creation, available all this week. The dishes are all inspired by classic Chinese takeout, but aside from that there were no rules. The chefs all went to town and we can independently verify that they came up with some amazing dishes. Every day we'll highlight a different offering, but below is a quick guide to what's being offered:
Proof: Duck and foie gras wonton soup with shiitakes, scallions, ham and rich duck broth. $12, served at dinner.
Ripple: Duck fried rice made with sauteed aged arborio rice, slow-roasted duck leg, charred scallions, shaved broccoli stems, duck egg yolk and housemade XO. $13, served at dinner.
Graffiato: Rock shrimp Chinatown-style made with ginger, chili and noodles. $12, served at dinner.
J&G Steakhouse: Lacquered pork belly with shallot confit in honey and ginger. $12, available as an appetizer at lunch and dinner.
Smith Commons: Braised pork spring roll with brussel sprout slaw and pickled asparagus. $9, served at dinner.
Watershed: Carrot ginger salad with crispy rock shrimp. $8, served at lunch and dinner.
Happy Chinese Food Week, everybody.