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Yunnan Restaurant Opens in Manhattan

by zencha » Feb 15th, '12, 02:15

I don't see any Pu-erh on the menu !
http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.com/ ... ref=dining

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Re: Yunnan Restaurant Opens in Manhattan

by wyardley » Feb 15th, '12, 04:36

You must not be looking hard enough
"pu-er tea flavored potted beef shank and quail eggs"
(not sure this is a traditional dish though)

Definitely more expensive than the Yunnan places here.

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Re: Yunnan Restaurant Opens in Manhattan

by bearsbearsbears » Feb 15th, '12, 11:05

The menu is maybe 20-30% authentic Yunnan dishes and 70-80% "i bet they'd eat this in Yunnan"

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Re: Yunnan Restaurant Opens in Manhattan

by zencha » Feb 15th, '12, 11:16

While Lotus Blue isn’t serving traditional Yunnan food (“It’s been adapted for modern palates, for New Yorkers,” says Lim) one of the four partners behind the restaurant.

https://www.facebook.com/lotusbluenyc
http://lotusbluebar.com/

Here's a blog post by the restaurants executive chef , Kian Lam Kho
http://redcook.net/2012/01/11/project-yunnan/#more-1167
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Re: Yunnan Restaurant Opens in Manhattan

by zencha » Feb 15th, '12, 11:23

I meant didn't see any Puerh tea as a beverage .

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Re: Yunnan Restaurant Opens in Manhattan

by wyardley » Feb 15th, '12, 14:08

zencha wrote:I meant didn't see any Puerh tea as a beverage .
I don't think the beverage menu was shown on the NYT post at all.

I can't find the non-alcoholic drink list, but does look like they feature a pu'er and rum cocktail, so I'm guessing they have some sort of hot pu'er that you can enjoy with your $18 bowl of crossing-the-bridge noodles.

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 1574_n.jpg

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Re: Yunnan Restaurant Opens in Manhattan

by gingkoseto » Feb 15th, '12, 14:28

I assume authentic Yunnan dishes would be a bit too inexpensive to sell in Manhattan :P Usually fusion is the key word to make it a big hit. :mrgreen:

P.S., I want to add - either too inexpensive or too scary :P

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Re: Yunnan Restaurant Opens in Manhattan

by Chip » Feb 15th, '12, 15:02

gingkoseto wrote:P.S., I want to add - either too inexpensive or too scary :P
... or illegal in the USA. :mrgreen:

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Re: Yunnan Restaurant Opens in Manhattan

by zencha » Feb 23rd, '12, 13:15

from eater.com :
Tribeca: Lotus Blue, possibly the first ever restaurant in Manhattan to specialize in food from China’s southwestern Yunnan Province, opened on Tuesday night tonight on Reade Street. The menu features Yunnan-inspired dishes like a banana blossom and mango salad, steamed pork belly with candied plums, and sesame pumpkin pancakes for dessert. They also have a specialty cocktail menu with drinks made with things like Thai chili-infused vodka and jasmine tea-infused tequila. Status: Certified Open; 110 Reade St., 212-267-3777.

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