Late Night Street Food in Chinatown NYC

IMG_7451 Sunday night I had to take the D train home because there were no downtown F trains running.

The D train lets me off on my street (Grand) but about 9 blocks from my apartment.

The first thing I notice as I get out of the station is this late night satay cart.IMG_7450 They were doing a brisk business, and had I not been in a hurry to get home to my bed I would have stopped and sampled some of their tasty looking skewers of goodness.IMG_7449The fish balls seemed the most popular with the mostly Asian crowd that was sitting around eating after waiting for their orders to be grilled to order.

If you squinted you would have thought you were in Hong Kong, or Shanghai or well, anywhere in China.  I walk up and down this strip of Grand street every day and have never seen this cart during daylight hours and am guessing this clever folks have realized that there is a need for good late night drunk food and they are filling it.

Next week I am going to make point of going back and have me some barbecued goodness.


About urbanfoodguy

I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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