Happy Hot Hunan at 969 Amsterdam Avenue between 107th and 108th streets was chosen by Eater’s Robert Sietsema as one of the 10 best takeout spots in the city (at least ones that he has biked to) during the pandemic.
In particular, Sietsema chowed down on the restaurant’s smoked pork with smoked bamboo, which he called a “wonderful stir fry.” It costs $17.95. Sietsema says its smoky flavor makes the dish stand out.
“The pork belly has been extensively treated by this method, making it taste more like Carolina barbecue than American breakfast bacon; while the bamboo shoots also taste smoky, but in a creamier way, as if the smoking of dairy products were a phenomenon,” he wrote.
If you’re hankering for the food on the weekend, you can head on down to the Amsterdam Avenue open restaurant street, which will be there through Oct. 31.
Sietsema wrote about the restaurant in more detail a few years ago.