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Ma Peche

15 W. 56th St. New York, NY 10019 | West 50s | 212-757-5878

Location Description:

David Chang's foray into Midtown showcases chef Tien Ho's Vietnamese-French cooking. Lacking the crowds and the excitement of Chang's downtown ventures, Ma Peche gets by on the strength of Ho's excellent cooking, but it's not a restaurant that puts stars in your eyes. One of the best dishes is frisée with a poached egg, pork jowl lardons, and tomatoey tripe stew. It's a take on the classic frisée aux lardons salad, with the funky addition of the tender braised stomach lining. Break the egg and mix it all up into a fantastically smoky-sticky mess. On the Vietnamese side of the spectrum, slurp a salad of silken squid with peanuts, Thai basil, scallions, chilies, and plenty of fish sauce and lime. But skip the rice noodles with pork ragu. The pasta is over-toasted and it's the wrong shape for the sauce, which falls into the bottom of the bowl.

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  • Cuisine(s): French, New American, Vietnamese
  • Hours: Sun 7am-11am, Sun-Tue 5:30pm-10pm, Mon-Sat 7am-2:30pm, Wed-Sat 5:30pm-11pm
  • Price: $$$$
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Not Necessary
  • Parking: No Parking
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Attire: casual
  • Features: Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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