Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Cheeto Fried Chicken and other dericious foods
Cheeto Fried Chicken, Gochujang Grilled Cheese, and Ketchup Fried Rice available tomorrow at Xiao Ye.... get some. We'll have specials all week.
Why are we doing it? Well, I really liked this blog post. The criticism was helpful and spot on. Gael Greene and Metromix also gave really fair reviews. I think I just handcuffed myself with the concept and menu at xiao ye. I mean, let's be real "xiao ye" who the hell can pronounce that? And instead of blaming people for having the wrong expectations coming in, I feel like I am in no-man's land and that's my bad. I tried too hard to stay true to original flavors while adding my innovations and tweaks, but they weren't loud enough nor refined enough. If I wanted to be nuanced, I should have taken a more fine dining approach with isolated flavors, but if I was going to be innovative and over the top, I shouldn't pussy foot around. I gotta go hard in the paint WAKA... "caitlin that's my mother fuckin n*kka!" lol
So the kid is back... Starting tomorrow, I will be doing a special each night. We are underfunded at XY, but what's new? I can't shut the place down and institute a new menu, but I will add new items each week and by the middle of september, the menu will be revamped and we'll re-launch. It's not Taiwanese, it's not American, it's mother fucking Dericious. Here's a taste of what we have on deck the next few days.
The theme for Fall is ABC Diner food (american born chinese). It ain't fine dining, but I like foam parties so don't hurt me Wiley haha. I love that video of Dufresne defending foam, he's dead on. I hate when people attack one aspect without understanding the whole. Anyway, this is what's coming up ....
Cheeto Fried Chicken
Grilled Cheese with mozarella and gochujang
Ketchup Fried Rice w/ ground beef and Sunny Side Up Egg
Fried Tofu and Honey Ham Hock Toasted Mantou Sandwich
Scotch Bonnet Sloppy Joe's
Griddled Corn with Unagi Sauce
Chopped Broccoli and Cheddar w/ Peppercorn Oil
Soy Caramel Mantou Bread Pudding