East Village Taiwanese Hot Spot Rolls Out New Brunch Menu

East Village Taiwanese Hot Spot Rolls Out New Brunch Menu

Courtesy 886

There’s been an incredible wave of Taiwanese restaurants popping up across the city, such as Ho Foods, Win Son and Braised Shop. These Taiwanese-American restaurateurs are creating a community that is excited to introduce New Yorkers to different types of Taiwanese cuisine. East Village hotspot 886 is no different and is excited to announce that it will debut its new weekend brunch on Saturday, November 17, available on Saturdays and Sundays from noon-3 pm. The menu features Chef Eric Sze’s modern take on traditional Taiwanese breakfast street food.

Taiwanese brunch is notoriously carb-heavy (in all the good ways!) and, until recently, very hard to find in the United States. Chef Sze was determined to create a menu that reimagined his favorite brunch go-tos, using both American and Taiwanese ingredients.

Here’s a quick crash course on Taiwanese brunch staples: shaobings are light and flaky sesame puff pastries that are both sweet and savory and dan bings are a slightly chewy, thin, Chinese crepe that often has bits of scallion embedded in the dough. So if you’re ready to dive in and try a new cuisine here are some of 886’s new brunch menu highlights:

+ 886 Classic Shaobing: scallion wok fried egg, youtiao (Chinese cruller), garlic soy

+ BEC Shaobing: Leidy’s hickory bacon, American craft cheese, wok fried egg

+ The Stef: spam, American cheese, wok fried egg, peanut butter, sambal

+ Taiwanese Sausage Dan Bing: Taiwanese sausage, wok fried egg, scallion, crepe

+ Savory Soy Milk: rice vinegar, soy, scallions, sesame oil, dried shrimp

They’ll also be serving boozy beverages, including Brooklyn Kura sake, Taiwan lychee beer and their Autumn Bellini (sauvignon blanc + apple sidra + seltzer, garnished with a slice of dried apple).

Not a brunch person? Cool. 886 also recently launched a late night menu, linked here, inspired by the dining culture in Taiwan, where folks tend to head out to eat much later in the evening than conventional dinner hours. Get out there and try something new while you’re here in NYC.



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