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.
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!
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.
The breakfast will also include items like man tou egg sandwich,
savory soy milk,
and soy milk and cruller—all elements of a Taiwanese breakfast.
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.
Also published on Medium.