Xing – 01.19.2007

Xing – 01.19.2007

Friday, January 26, 2007 by Wendy Lam

785 9th Ave
Btwn 52nd & 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019

The Scene
With its glowing bar and selection of specialty martinis, the Asian fusion restaurant resembles a Meatpacking District hot spot. Businessmen and artists flock to the hip bamboo dining room or the romantic red-velvet one, decorated with an aquarium. Chef Lulzim Rexhepi (Citarella, Kittichai) builds on his experience with appetizers such as wok-fried foie gras and Szechuan pepper-crusted sea scallops; entrees such as sweet-and-sour snapper and guava-poached short ribs; and for dessert, wok-fried bananas. – Citysearch

Thanks to Alison for lending me her battery, if not you won’t be seeing this review. I saw a review on Time Out New York on TV a few weeks ago and wanted to try this place out. And coincidentally, Alison made reservations here for Ben’s visit (from Jamaica). The food was so so very typical Asian food and it wasn’t cheap at all. I wasn’t too impressed about it and the service was extremely slow, may be b/c the hostess was the waitress as well, but she was very nice. The ambience was quite nice, simple materials but lots of colors. Peep the dinner after the jump…

Alison’s Buddha drink

on the house…i forgot what this was…

Chicken and Mushroom Wonton Steamed – I didn’t taste this…but they said it was yummy

Shrimp Spring Rolls – I liked this…

Crab Rangoon – didn’t like this too much, it was too mushy for me…

Wok Fried Sirloin Ho fun noodle – what I had, had to eat something soft b/c I still couldn’t really chew that much from my wisdom too extraction. but this tastes the same as the one’s I get in chinatown for $8

Grilled Sea Scallops and Shrimp with JXO fried rice, Spicy avocado puree

Sweet and Sour Snapper with Jasmine rice

on the house, cookies…these were pretty good…

everyone else had…Wok Fried Bananas Ginger chocolate sauce…not me…


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