Sunday, July 25, 2010

week 30: xiao ye

if you're drunk and you're in harlem,
you go to lincoln fried chicken.
if you're drunk and you're on the upper west side,
you go to grey's papaya.
if you're drunk and you're in taiwan,
first of all,
call your mother. does she know you're there?
i'd imagine you'd eat something like the booty call food* at 
the soon-to-open
{from the punks that brought you baohaus}
*it's a technical term, coined by owner eddie

please enjoy these pretty pictures from this weekend's six-course preview love fest:
 concubine cucumbers
no,really, that's the name.
they're deliciously sweet and garlicky pickled cucumbers
with a touch of salt 
that i imagine give you way more joy than a concubine.
tofu bricks
and you will shit a brick, these are so good
if you made a marshmallow into a donut
and then extracted the part where marshmallows are a million times too sweet 
and then added chili sauce and peanuts and scallions
you'd get these.
and you'd never want to stop.
poontang potstickers
filled with pat lafrieda meat
a dumpling dressed up as fat bastard yelling at a mini me black label burger, saying 
"get in my belly!"
these are your wildest dreams come true.
summa the most outrageous dumplings you'll ever have.
in true pat lafrieda fashion, these melt-in-your-mouth puppies don't need any condiments.
just love.
all love.
taiwan most famous pork on rice
the filling of a barbecue pork bun, ground up
over rice
simple & comforting.
like your favorite hamburger helper on asian steroids.
hainan chicken
christmas-colored sauces
chicken flavored rice
odd. my grandma didn't tell me she got a job cooking at xiao ye...
sweet potato balls
fried sweet taters with sesame seeds
brown suga
sneakily disguised as red bean balls...
a wonderful, happy ending :-)


ahh the satisfaction.
i can't wait for this place to legit open.
i'm going to get, like, a trillion poontang potstickers.
it's going to be amazing.

22 restaurants to go.



xiao ye is on orchard and stanton 

p.s. am i naive for not knowing what "poontang" meant?
i googled it.
bad idea.


firepages said...

That's hilarious that you googled poontang! I literally laughed out loud. I think I'd love the concubine cucumbers and sweet potato balls. I can see that at this restaurant, your order definitely says something about your personality. Lol. I guess that is why I am obsessed with the hottest of the hottest romance books!

coooosh said...

This looks wonderful..and you are hysterical!

chelsea rebecca said...

bahahahah this is hysterical i love it. and
poontang AHHHHHHH!!!

Emily Anne said...

MMMMM. K, sooo I'm just throwing this out there, but I think one day we should go eat some stuff together. Clearly, you know the right places for food.


Also, you GOOGLED poontang???! Ooh boy.

george said...

awesome pics!

Becca said...

whoa this is a lot of food! I like the sweet potato balls and tofu bricks (from the pictures).

Gina said...

omg! how hysterical is the name of those dumplings!!! :)

illi and such said...

I love your pictures! The food looks amazing =)

Meghan said...

Oh my gosh, those names are PRICELESS!

m.a.f said...

i love you more than you may ever know for this post. my first year at juilliard was spent hopping between malachy's and grey's. good times.

wishing i was in taiwan right now...

olive juice photography said...

mmmm looks soo yummy... im a fan of all potato products.. soo those sweet potato balls look yummy! :)

Paislea Elyse said...

mmmmm! looks delish!

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iheartkiwi said...

ha ha hilarious and delicious all at the same time. i'm torn between the tofu bricks and the pork on rice! i love me some bbq pork buns.

Bee Sarah Lee Bailey said...

this is great! thanks for stopping by! (i just ate dinner and now i am hungry again eak!)

Beth Dotolo @ Hello, Splendor said...

Hilarious... And delicious... Sounds like I need to go drinking with you!

Jess said...

Nothing like drunk food! Here in New Zealand we are nowhere near that classy, we just go get a mine and cheese pie. Which is possibly the most disgusting thing of my life lol!

Marsi @ The Cottage Cheese said...

Ok, now I can't stop laughing and I'm craving this kind of unique food that I can't get anywhere in my city. Damn you Molly. Kidding :)

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