A Taiwanese Breakfast Spot Finally Opens In East Village

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A Taiwanese Breakfast Spot Finally Opens In East Village
As someone who has sought out good Taiwanese breakfast spots in NYC, it’s a cuisine that’s difficult to find here. However, the East Village Taiwanese restaurant Ho Foods has recently added breakfast options to their menu…and it’s a very exciting addition! 

Ho Foods is already well-known for their delicious Taiwanese beef noodle soup, but will now open on weekend mornings for brunch! The new menu items will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sundays only, and includes dishes like dan bing, “fan tuan,” and savory soy milk which are surprisingly hard to come by in the city. 

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Ho Foods

For those who may be unfamiliar with Taiwanese breakfast foods, “fan tuan” is a sticky rice roll traditionally made with pickled mustard greens, pork floss and cruller. At Ho Foods it is made similarly and features a sticky rice roll with crullers, pork floss, and pickles!

fan tuan
Ho Foods

As for their dan bing (or egg bing), it is basically a thin egg crepe. As their menu describes, it is scallion egg wrapped in chewy flour tortilla. 

dan bing
Ho Foods

The breakfast will also include items like man tou egg sandwich,

man tou sandwich
Ho Foods

turnip cakes,

turnip cakes
Ho Foods

savory soy milk,

savory soy milk
Ho Foods

and soy milk and cruller—all elements of a Taiwanese breakfast.

soy milk and cruller
Ho Foods

Ho Foods is finally filling a void in NYC’s food scene and were so glad it’s happening! 

Place: Ho Foods

Location: 110 East 7th Street

Operating Hours: Closed Mondays; Tues-Sun from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Breakfast on Sat-Sun from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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