Brooklyn Wok Shop
Switching it up from my adventures with Joelle, I went to a delightful new Williamsburg eatery last night. Brooklyn Wok Shop is currently in a “soft” opening phase, with a limited menu but one that clearly denotes vegan options. Any eatery that does this is a friend of mine, so Shelly accompanied me last night to try it out.
For my main dish, I had the Market Vegetable Soup with soy-garlic broth and rice noodles. The vegetables in it were super interesting - a delicious winter melon (totally delightful), green beans, scallions and bok choy. I enjoyed the soup, though it could have been more flavorful - I like everything spicy! I did add in some sriacha - yum.
I also had a side of baby bok choy, which was quite good. Bok choy was very fresh! I did add a little soy sauce and sriacha, and I really did not need the side as there was bok choy in the soup as well, but I am glad I ordered it to taste.
Though Shelly ordered a chicken dish, I was comforted to know that the chicken was hormone and antibiotic-free.
The decor was cute (check out the third picture to see the wall), the service was friendly and you ordered at the front, then received a number and your food was brought to you. I love places like this. Condiments were self-serve and you didn’t have to tip. The bathroom was delightfully clean, and there weren’t a lot of people there - which I like. It was kind of off the beaten path of Williamsburg, but totally worth a trip.
They will also be serving a dim sum menu in the near future as well and if they offer plentiful vegan options, I will be testing it out for sure. For now, I would go back for the yummy soup. They also serve beer, which is always a plus in my book!
Brooklyn Wok Shop is located at 182 N 10th Street off the Bedford L train.