Who doesn't love street food? First Course's own contributing writer Steve Luw, and his corporate-turned-culinary buddy Heezy, have joined forces to bring us Zhà-Mē, Asian Fried Rice Balls to-go. Their creations are set to appear at a Pop-Up this Thursday, between 8pm and midnight (or until food runs out) at Zucker Bakery.
Their menu boasts traditional Asian cuisine in an innovative on-the-go format. Based on Lo Mài Gài a chicken-stuffed sticky rice dish made popular by dim sum restaurants, Zhà-Mē is a fried original, with a crispy outside and tasty fillings like Bulgogi, a type of Korean BBQ beef, or Char-Siu, a Chinese roasted pork. They also offer smaller rice balls, like K-Poppers, filled with Kim-Chi fried rice, eggs, scallions, bacon, and carrots. Try pairing any of those bad boys with a side of Asian Slaw or Asian Fries for anything but your run-of-the-mill dinner.
When he's not writing for us, Steve, who once exclusively ate street food for a month and blogged about it on Street Grub Everyday, also provides commentary on the Cooking Channel show Eat St. After being inspired from his New York, Hong Kong, and Osaka adventures in eating, he strived to find an authentic way to bring his love of food into business. His partner-in-streetfood Heezy worked a desk job until dreams of the culinary arts got the better of him. Spending nights and weekends at a Belgian restaurant in Midtown before moving on from his day job, Heezy started freelancing before concocting the original Zhà-Mē recipes with Steve.
Thursday, January 16th
8:00 PM to Midnight (or until food runs out)
433 E 9th St,
New York, NY 10009