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Crispy noodles from Wok Wok with chicken shrimp and gravy spilled on top

Review

About

Wok Wok is my go-to spot for Asian comfort food. It’s affordable and delicious. They serve up all sorts of asian classics: roti, chow fun, stews, curries, laksas, and claypots of all sorts. Pretty much everything on their menu gets me excited.

As for the space, Wok Wok resides in an unpretentious shop tucked under the street in Chinatown. You’re immediately greeted by a front desk crowded with a few iPads too many, random papers papers strewn about, asian charms, and loosely stacked plastic containers full of Malaysian pastries. To some, it may come off as off-putting. To me, it’s a sign that I’m in the right place.

The Food

Make sure you get the roti prata to start. If you’ve never had roti, it’s essentially a thin crispy bread (or pancake) that you dip in curry. Wok wok’s rendition comes with a wonderful potato and chicken curry. It’s so much fun dipping the crispy, flakey, and chewy roti into the oh so flavorful curry. Ashley and I shared one the first couple of times we visited, and by our third time we were ordering one each. It’s a great dish to share but it’s so good you won’t want to! Yes, you heard right. We actually went three times in one month. Mostly because Wok Wok has been doing 45% cash back through Seated on Mondays. It’s just too good of a deal to pass up! If you don’t know what Seated is, you can read my review here.

roti from wok wok

Next up is the the cantonese chow fun. Get this. It’s fire. One of the best chow funs I’ve had in some time– it’s covered in gravy, piled high with shrimp, scallops, and the most tender chicken. Don’t skip this one!

a fantastic chow fun, probably the best dish at wok wok

If you’d rather have noodles with soup, the har mee is delightful. You get not just egg noodles, but vermicelli noodles too! The shrimp broth looks like it would be a lighter broth, but has a surprisingly deep shrimp flavor.

Har Mee from Wok Wok with noodle pull

Another great pick is the eggplant, pork, and salted fish claypot is only for those with more adventurous taste. The salted fish gives off a strong, almost stinky smell, but if you can get past that, you end up with an extremely tasty dish.

eggplant claypot looks delicious

I tend to stay away from meatless menu items, but I couldn’t resist trying out the homemade tofu after seeing it on the table next to ours. It’s the most tender egg tofu tucked under heaps of veggies and sauce, and it’s fantastic to eat over rice.

Other notable dishes are the crispy fried noodles with gravy and salt & pepper porkchops. You just can’t go wrong with them!

Some misses for us: mango sticky rice, and popcorn chicken.

In Conclusion

All in all, Wok Wok is an awesome option if you’re in the mood for some good, unpretentious asian food. I’m giving Wok Wok a four because while the food is great, it’s not the best of the best (but it is cheap!), and there are some definite misses on the menu. That being said, Wok Wok is one of my favorite restaurants right now and I highly recommend!

Snapshot

Cuisine:

Malaysian

Address:

11 Mott St New York, NY 10013

Location:

Chinatown

Phone number:

(646) 921-7406

Cash Only?:

Yes

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