7 Cornelia Street
(b/t Bleecker St. & W 4th St.)
New York, NY 10014
New York is a melting pot of cultures and food. At any given moment you can find an Italian eatery, Polish cafe, Spanish tapas, Chinese restaurant and halal cart all on the same block. However, the one thing there doesn’t seem to be enough of is Singaporean food. Thankfully Chef Simpson Wong has remedied this problem with his latest restaurant, Chomp Chomp.
Inspired and named after a famous food market in Singapore, Chomp Chomp, introduces New York to traditional Singaporean street food.
At first glance the menu looks simple and approachable – you’ve definitely encountered variations of these dishes in Malaysian and Thai restaurants. But simple is thrown out the window the moment you take a bite of these amazing dishes!
We started our meal with the Hah Zheung Gai – shrimp paste chicken wings with Chinese celery, crispy garlic and chilies. These wings defiantly ended up on our favorite Asian inspired wing! Next up was the Murtabak a roti filled with minced beef (or vegetable) egg and served with a vegetarian curry dip. Again, this was a simple dish that surprised us with it’s layering of flavor. The flavor of the spiced beef coupled with the egg and creamy dip were #nom!!!
After some satisfying snacks we went ahead and ordered some mains, the Tau Eu Bak and Lamb Rendang. The Tau Eu Bak was a pork belly stewed in soy, shiitake anise and egg, it was the perfect balance between fat and meat. However, the star of these two entrees was the Lamb Rendang a slow cooked lamb shank in a million spices, herb croquet and pickles. It didn’t look like anything special but once we took a bite our tastebuds were shocked! With every bite we discovered a new flavor profile, from lemongrass to curry, each taste was an unveiling of this dish.
Our overall experience with Chomp Chomp was very pleasant. The atmosphere is inviting – the room is filled with the smell of spices and sound of chatter. And the food….THE FOOD!!! Go and try this awesome place before everyone else finds out about it.
Monday – Thursday 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30 pm – 11: 30 pm
Sunday 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
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