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Tuome and Its Crispy Pork Belly Return Tonight After Fire-Forced Shutter

Chef Thomas Chen has some new spring dishes.

Bess Adler

Three plus weeks after a small kitchen fire, East Village critical stunner Tuome is getting back on its feet tonight and opening for dinner service. While the fire department, according to a neighbor, was only on site for about half an hour at the end of March, the incident wreaked havoc on the petite space. A construction team was spotted in the space early on weekend mornings and at 9 p.m. on a Tuesday evening recently, working to get things back to how they were.

The reopening menu includes the much sought after crispy pig out for two with peanut noodles, and octopus with pork and XO, alongside some new spring additions like veal with asparagus, lapsang souchong and shishito peppers; and Branzino with barley, English pea, and green garlic. Owner and chef Thomas Chen says: "We are so excited to welcome everyone back to Tuome tonight, and feel so thankful for all the support we've received over these past few weeks."


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