Date Night At Win Son

Photo by Rebecca Chodorkoff.

Review: Date Night At Win Son

by Rebecca Chodorkoff | Dish + Drink | Oct 22, 2016

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Though my boyfriend and I are still in the throes of young love, our habits more closely resemble those of an old married couple. We are quite domestic; we enjoy cooking, watching Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and getting to bed early.

Okay, we also play in a band together and embark on periodic chaotic adventures, so I guess we’re not washed up just yet.

Earlier this week, we decided to venture outside of our comfortable love nest, and take ourselves on a nice little date. We settle upon Win Son, a Taiwanese restaurant located in the nebulous East Williamsburg region, somewhere between Williamsburg proper and Bushwick.

Part of what we like to do when we go on dates is order far too much food for the two of us to consume. The other thing, is to get drunk. Both of these criteria were met with flying colors at Win Son.

After much deliberation, we decided to order the following dishes: Marinated cucumbers with garlic and cilantro, scallion pancake, fried eggplant with black vinegar, kefir cheese, and spiced cashews, flies head ground heritage pork shoulder with garlic chives, fermented black beans with bird eye chili and the Big Chicken Bun, with fermented tofu mayo and herbs.

All of the food was downright delicious–filled with flavors both familiar and foreign. The food had notes that were spicy, sweet and savory. The textures were at times crunchy, and others were melt-in-your-mouth tender. The break out star was definitely the Big Chicken Bun! It had notes of sweet cinnamon; a big old piece of fried chicken sandwiched between a flakey biscuit-like bun. Each bite sent me closer to heaven.

So, next time you’re looking to shake-up lazy habits, make your way over to this innovative spot. You won’t be disappointed.

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