Xiao Ye

198 Orchard St.
New York, NY 10002
Xiao Ye

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  • $$
  • Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Chef and owner Eddie Huang has coined the phrase "American-born Chinese diner food" to describe his offerings here. What does that mean? It's lowbrow treats like Cheeto-fried chicken and gochujang grilled cheese alongside classics like Hainanese chicken and rice, a combination mainly invented as Huang goes along. Most of the inventions work out deliciously--bean-paste noodles star a dark ragu of ground pork, minced mushrooms, and fermented bean sauce, a deeply savory umami-bomb. Other fine dishes include the pillowy fried tofu drenched in what tastes like a mix of Sriracha, mayo, and peanut butter; the General Poke-Her Face Prawns, with head-on shrimp that are terrific crunched whole; and that Hainanese chicken and rice, which is perfectly moist and white, and comes with the traditional chicken-broth-saturated, gingery rice.

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  • What to Drink at Xiao Ye: The Twinkie
    Friday, October 15, 2010 at 11:05 a.m. by Chantal Martineau

    Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. ​​The drink: The Twinkie The bar: Xiao Ye, 198B Orchard Street The price: $8 The ingredients: Green tea, fresh lemon juice, hone...

  • Grown Men Fighting: Eddie Huang vs. Jay Cheshes
    Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 2:49 p.m. by Rebecca Marx

    In this round of Grown Men Fighting, we present to you Eddie Huang vs. Jay Cheshes. The former is the owner of Xiao Ye. The latter just reviewed it. And the former doesn't like the latter's review...

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    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 9 a.m. by Chantal Martineau

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema looks for just what exactly is Dutch about Vandaag, while Sarah DiGregorio gets duly scandalized and satisfied at Xiao Ye. Sam Sifton makes Mario Batali's day by awarding Del Posto four stars ...

  • Xiao Ye: Lick Up Those Poontang Potstickers
    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 4 a.m. by Sarah DiGregorio

    Eddie Huang is good at getting your attention. Rare is the chef who will speak his mind, but Huang has no censor. His blog, Fresh Off the Boat, might make you love him, hate him, or both, with its lists of restaurants that suck (Ric...

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