Brooklyn Wok Shop: 5 Best Things To Eat There [Updated With the 5 Worst]

Roast pork over rice with bok choy and a fried egg

This week Counter Culture slides into Brooklyn Wok Shop, where a mainly Cantonese menu is offered at an elevated price in a room decorated with soup bowls. The review isn't too kind to the spot, but, nevertheless, several good dishes are identified. Here are five of them, in order of increasing desirability.

5. Roast Pork (above) -- This dish is a variation on the strips of red-tinted roast pork found in charcuterie windows in Chinatown. As with all entrees at BWS, it's served over rice with a vegetable tossed in to make a complete meal. Adding a runny fried egg is an immense improvement.

4. Egg Tart -- Brought to Asia by Portuguese mariners in the 16th century, this yolky custard pastry is produced in excellent fashion with pastry-chef skills at BWS. It is the only dessert.

3. Salt and Pepper Squid -- Yes, it looks and tastes just like bar-food calamari, which is not a bad thing at all. And the portion is relatively generous.

2. Roast Pork Bun -- A floppy bao folded over sliced pork with a thick sweet sauce something like hoisin, but not quite.

Location Info

Brooklyn Wok Shop

182 N. 10th St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

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