As I walk in, there are three little rooms to my right where you can have private dinning. It is small so I believe you can only seat 5 or 6 people, maybe less (see pictures). I was sat in the main dining area. There’s another room in the back that is larger then the main dining room which you can use for parties etc. The environment is pretty lively and the wait staff is pretty nice. I decided that I would do the ordering today as opposed to asking them to send me their signature dishes. They were more then happy to oblige.
My first appetizer dish was the Jelly Fish head because it is crunchier. The purpose of Jelly Fish is to eat it crunchy. Loved it!
My second appetizer dish was the Crispy Fried Crab Claws. Now what I love about this one is the crab meat of course and that it is crunchy. So the two textures combined is just such a good mix.
For the main dish, I ordered is one of their specialty which is the Braised ox tail in whole Pumpkin. What a delight to see this dish opened! The taste is even better. I loved the mix of the pumpkin and the oxtail. The sauce is to die for. I can eat this dish with a bowl of white rice any day! This is truly a special dish and a must order when you visit Bite of Hong Kong.
My second main dish that I ordered was the steamed fish dish. It is called the wide mouth bass. They literally take the fish out of the fish tank and cook it fresh. The meat is fresh so it melts in your mouth mix that with their sauce, it is another to die for. Check out the video of the waiter de-boning this fish on my instagram. Very cool!
My third main dish that I ordered was the Lobster with scallion and sauce. This is a typical seafood dish in authentic Chinese restaurants and it is a must order if you like seafood. This was cooked to perfection.
In conclusion, this is a place I would go back and bring my friends and family. It is on Chrystie street so it isn’t easy to get to but if you are willing to walk a little, you will find this treasure on Chrystie St! If you visit Chinatown, there are plenty of restaurants to go to but this is a treasure. So you can choose a restaurant that is touristy or a restaurant that real Chinese would go to. I would pick the latter. =0)
Address: 81 Chrystie St, NYC Phone: (212) 219.8868
As always, if you have questions or comments, please leave it below and I will be more then happy to answer!
The Style Gourmande