Anthony Bourdain's sprawling Pier 57 food center is still at least a year-and-a-half away from opening. But recently, the team behind the market launched an official Instagram account chronicling the planning of the new food hall. On this account you'll find renderings of the space, as well as shots of markets that Bourdain's crew is scouting for potential vendors. And now Bourdain shares a 10-dish wish list for the market via The List App. Bourdain describes this collection: "Dishes from my travels that I want, badly, for my eventual market in NYC. These are the dishes, as prepared by the original vendors, that we need and deserve." Here's the set:
— White pepper crab from JB Ah Meng in Singapore
— Octopus and cod ceviche tostada from La Guerrerense in Ensenada, Mexico
— Hainanese Chicken Rice from Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore
— Noodle Soup with brisket and shrimp wontons from Mak's Noodle Shop in Hong Kong
— Dim Sum from Tim Ho Wan in Hong Kong
— Bun Thai from The Lunch Lady in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— Geylang claypot rice from 649 Geylang Claypot Rice in Singapore
— Roast goose and barbecued pork from Joy Hing Roasted Meats in Hong Kong
— Char Kway Teow from Hill Street Fried Kway Teow in Singapore
— Sarawak laksa from Choon Hui Cafe in Kuching, Malaysia
Head over to The List App for the photos of these dishes, which are culled from the @bourdainmarket Instagram account. Previously, the Bourdain Market team announced plans to bring the operators of Geylang Claypot and La Guerrerense to the market. When all is said and done, Bourdain Market will have over 100 vendors from around the globe. Bourdain Market is also working with the Street Vendor Project to bring some local talent to the food center, year-round.
Stay tuned for more updates on the market of the century as they become available.