As part of Chinese Food Week, Eater asked a number of excellent non-Chinese restaurants to come up with a special Chinese dish as a tribute to the week, and so far this week we've looked at Osteria Morini's chow fun Pappardelle with wok fried beef short rib and Chinese broccoli, Jeffrey's Grocery's littleneck clams in black bean sauce with Chinese sausage, baby bok choy and white rice, Joseph Leonard's Szechuan pork belly with crispy chow mi fun, The Dutch's lamb char siu, Gramercy Tavern's moo shu duck, and Maialino's sucking pig wonton soup.
Today we close with Dirt Candy's mushroom toast with spicy mayonnaise and sweet plum sauce. Chef Amanda Cohen explains it thusly, "Shrimp toast was born in Hong Kong, then became an Australian snack favorite and a staple of Tiki-themed menus in Polynesian restaurants across America in the 60's. The Dirt Candy version has replaced the shrimp with shiitake mushrooms, water chestnuts and Chinese chives." Looks delicious, costs only $4, and is served at dinner. Eat up.
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