Chinese fusion on the Lower East Side awaits you at Fung Tu, from chef Jonathan Wu. Fung Tu is on the border of Chinatown, and its menu reflects its location. Delectable bites commence.
Smoked and fried dates ($7) stuffed with duck are salty, sweet, and fab.
Parker House steamed buns ($12) are stuffed with butternut squash, shiitake mushrooms, and glass noodles. These are fine, but, with amazing Chinese bakeries, like Mei Li Wah, a few blocks away, selling pork buns for 90 cents, I would skip these, and order other stuff from the menu.
Cilantro and cashew salad ($15) with smoked chicken and masa scallion pancake is wonderful. Pure bliss.
One of the best egg rolls I've ever eaten is made at Fung Tu. Served with pork belly and olives, and wrapped in a thin egg crepe with chives, this egg roll ($13) is truly outstanding. Beyond #Magical.
Dumpling knots ($19) come with a Szechuan ground pork sauce and is fabulous.
So for a taste of Chinese fusion, in the Lower East Side, steps from Chinatown, Fung Tu is the place to be. Unique and delectable bites await. Fung Tu with me.
22 Orchard St. (bet. Hester and Canal)
New York, NY 10002