Ma Peche is a larger restaurant than Ssam Bar, but to maximize the space most of the seating is at communal tables. I'm not a big fan of eating with strangers, but this time I really lucked out. Across the table from me was a lovely couple, Blaine and Tim, who were celebrating Tim's birthday with a Changian feast. Like me, they were foodies, and did not object to my obnoxious photo-taking.
|summer rolls – shrimp, lettuce, hoisin, peanut|
While the flavors were fine and traditional, I think I would have preferred the natural crunch of a well-cooked shrimp over the artificial crunch of the bread stick.
|pork ribs (newman’s farm, mo) – thai basil, lemongrass caramel|
While chatting with my tablemates about food and blogging and whatnot, they decided that I needed to taste more of the menu's offerings; to allow me to do this, they shared their food.
|Clockwise, from top: fried shrimp po boy|
pork loin chop
rice noodles with lamb ragout
Because it was Tim's birthday, they had ordered a small Milk Bar cake, which they also very kindly shared with me. The cake was pretty much straight-up banana bread, accented by the various textures of fudge and crunch. Mmm!
|Banana Cake - banana cream, hazelnut crunch, gianduja fudge|
15 W. 56th St.
New York, NY 10019
Posted by theminx on Minxeats.com.