The best part about eating Chinese food is the confidence that comes when more than one billion people tacitly support your culinary decision; the second-best part is that their bakers can see the future. Enjoy all this culinary cornerstone has to offer with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of dim sum and Chinese cuisine at Red Egg in Chinatown.
Rated as one of New York's 2011 Bib Gourmand Restaurants by the gustatory graders at the Michelin Guide, Red Egg adds class to carryout staples with chic interpretations of traditional Chinese favorites. The menu is anchored by its dim sum, which forgos tired elbow-bruising serving carts in favor of fresh, made-to-order mouthfuls ordered via tableside checklists. Dim Sum is designed for sharing, so tote along a friend, loved one, or the town troubadour to split a swarm of small plates ($2.75+), ranging from fried scallion pancakes ($4.50) and steamed pork dumplings ($3.75) to exotic mainland mainstays such as lotus-wreathed sticky rice ($4.50) and octopus in sweet bean sauce ($6.50). Red Egg also puts forth an appetite-ameliorating array of updated Chinese essentials, with fresh takes on well-tread recipes, including shrimp with honey walnuts ($19) and orange beef ($14). The General Tso's chicken marshals poultry platoons to victory with liberal dollops of spicy artillery sauces ($15), and the Peking duck sliders ($24) disappear from plates faster than Etch A Sketch drawings during a jackhammer convention.
Red Egg’s forward-thinking cuisine is matched only by its fashion-forward dining room, complete with streamlined tables, mirrored walls, and warm, modern lighting. Tippling tasters can wash down dim sum and then some with a bevy of cocktails from Red Egg's colossal bar. Wine pairing suggestions appear next to select menu items, allowing in-the-know sommeliers to augment dinnertime conversation without smuggling homemade vino in the bodies of inflatable dates.
- They start serving the dim sum at 10 a.m. and keep at it all day, so you can drop in any time for jasmine tea and a nibble of shrimp rolls – Irene Sax, New York Daily News
- The restaurant itself is kind of small, with an L shaped layout, but they did wonders with the space. When you first walk in there is a huge bar and beautiful lights everywhere. – Vicky L., Yelp, 01/09/2011
202 Centre St.
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