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2 E. Second St. (Bowery) Send to Phone

Lunch & Dinner daily

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Daily Chow Restaurant Review

: Brad Kelley, Daily Chow’s owner who also has the ever-popular Soho Thai spots Kin Khao and Kelley & Ping, has transformed the space that once held his exclusively Korean eatery, Bop, into this Pan-Asian party of a restaurant. Everything from the faux-thatched ceiling to the bright red chopsticks to the logo of an eager noodle slurper suggests fun. Start your meal with one of the excellent creative cocktails, like the ginger kamikaze made with house-infused ginger vodka or another made with house-infused booze. Though one drink will set you back $8, most menu items hover around this price tag also. Salt-and-pepper shrimp are a delicious way to start; the extremely light coating is crisp without being greasy. A popular main course is the Mongolian barbecue, for which diners choose their own veggies and hand them to cooks, instructing them what meat to use and which sauce to add. Those who prefer to have their food brought to them will find numerous menu choices. On the Korean side there’s bibimbop, the quintessential Korean rice dish served in a hot stone bowl, or jap chea, a rice noodle and beef dish redolent with white pepper. Those in the mood for Vietnamese can opt for pork chop marinated in soy and lemongrass. Japan and China also get some play on the menu. Though Daily Chow may not appeal to certain Asian cuisine purists, it already appeals to a youthful crowd who want a little sex appeal with their noodles.
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