A few weeks ago, I made my way to Brooklyn Wok Shop in Williamsburg. While I'm not usually a Billyburg inhabitant, beau and I decided to make the trek to check out this new restau. Touting vegan and fresh chinese food options, I figured the trip was worth it.
And it was.
We started our meal with Shiu Mai and fried chicken with cinnamon-soy glaze. I am a big fan of experimenting with sauces on my wings so I loved the idea of this glaze. If you enjoy salts, I'd suggest the appetizer; the sauce is heavy of it. I personally do not like my food saliferous, so I waited patiently for the entree.
I opted for the hangar steak with chinese broccoli - SUCH a home run. I would come back to Brooklyn Wok Shop for this meal alone. The steak was delectable and seasoned perfectly, and the chinese broccoli didn't fall far from the tree with heavenly preparation and a crunch to die for. I'm not a white-rice eater so I didn't enjoy the abundance of it, but it's chinese food right?!
Beau opted for a wonton soup that had the freshest wontons I've EVER eaten. The broth was translucent and fresh, and not as salty as other pieces of the meal, which was refreshing.
For dessert, we enjoyed a traditional egg tart with Chef Edric Har's french culinary twist. The pastry left something to be desired, but I really appreciated the Chef's attention to the technique and the injection of his perspective into the dish.
For shiu mai lovers, Brooklyn Wok Shop will be offering brunch beginning in the warmer months. Not to fall short of sriracha sauce heaven, Brooklyn Wok Shop will shake it up with a Sriracha Martini. I'm SO looking forward to that!
Check out my Yelp review for Brooklyn Wok Shop, their menu (which is quite impressive), and their site. Let me know if you decide to check it out!