Junzi Kitchen AIMS TO RE-DEFINE THE NARRATIVE OF MODERN CHINESE FOOD

WE ENJOY COMBINING MODERN IDEAS ABOUT FOOD & CULTURE WITH NORTHERN CHINESE CULINARY TRADITIONS. The first Junzi Kitchen opened in New hAVEN, CT IN 2015, AND ARE expanding throughout New York City. 

Founded by a team of Chinese graduate students at Yale University, we are a new-generation chinese restaurant that serves northern style bings & noodles daily.

Bings & noodles are just the start. Explore the rest of our offerings below

junzi kitchen

Junzi Kitchen makes bings & noodles, daily. Build your own or enjoy our chef's recs with braised meats, seasonal vegetables, & housemade sauces. 

junzi after hours

Junzi After Hours is our late-night small plates and cocktail menu, for all your juicy, crunchy, after dark food cravings. 

junzi chef's table

Junzi Chef's Table is our monthly experimental dinner series, created by chef/culinary director Lucas Sin. 

 
 

 

upcoming junzi events

January 19 + 20 :
our first Junzi After Hours of 2018!
10:30pm-1:30am | all locations

January 24 :
Next-Gen Chinese Chefs Talk Food & Identity
In conversation with New York Magazine restaurant critic Adam Platt
- GET TICKETS -
6pm-7:30pm | 40 Rector Street, New York, NY 10006

January 26 +27 :
Junzi After Hours
10:30pm-1:30am | all locations

February 2 + 3 :
Junzi After Hours
10:30pm-1:30am | all locations

February 9 + 10 :
Junzi After Hours
10:30pm-1:30am | all locations

 

 

what's up at junzi

 
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"what is a bing?"

Because rice historically hasn’t grown well in Northern China, where the Junzi Kitchen founders grew up, wheat has been the focal grain. After grinding and mixing wheat into water, it forms the dough for bing. There are lots of variations of bings, at Junzi Kitchen, we specialize in the Northern chun bing.

Chun bing (“spring” bing) is a thin flour-pressed dough used to wrap meats and vegetables. The chun bing is traditionally eaten to celebrate the arrival of spring.

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noodles at junzi kitchen

When you shave bing dough with a knife into strands and drop them in boiling water, they become Northern Chinese style noodles. Longer, thinner spring noodles symbolize a prosperous long life.

At Junzi we serve both types, spring noodles and knife noodles.

 

 
A three-course dinner with Junzi crewmember Ernie featuring oxtail stew and fried chicken.

A three-course dinner with Junzi crewmember Ernie featuring oxtail stew and fried chicken.

A dinner with Lucas Sin exploring the history of Chinese restaurants in New York.

A dinner with Lucas Sin exploring the history of Chinese restaurants in New York.

chef lucas sin

Our chef and culinary director Lucas Sin opened his first restaurant when he was 16, in the wine cellar of an abandoned newspaper factory in his hometown of Hong Kong. And during his undergraduate years at Yale, Lucas ran eight student-staffed restaurants. Each semester there was a new team of unskilled yet eager students to train. It always began with the basics — how to clean dishes, tie an apron, hold a knife, stand straight. Quick learners were given the opportunity to design a dish for the restaurant. By the end of a semester, students that initially couldn’t chop garlic were braising pork belly for 150 guests a night.

The training system that Lucas started at Yale continues to develop at Junzi Kitchen. After Hours, our late-night menu, often features experimental dishes from guest chefs and ambitious Junzi crew members.  Many crewmembers choose to build upon a dish they grew up with, whether it’s Filipino lumpia, Cajun gumbo, or Korean pajeon. With the help of chef Lucas, crewmembers turn their childhood dishes into exciting late-night eats. It provides crewmembers with a space for experimentation, and eaters with an evolving menu. 

 

visit

 
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junzi kitchen at yale university

21 broadway, new haven, ct
475-441-7836
11 am – 10 pm daily
after hours: fri-sat 10:30pm-1:30am

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junzi kitchen at columbia university

2896 broadway (at 113th st), ny, ny
917-261-2497
11 am – 10 pm daily
after hours: fri-sat 10:30pm-1:30am

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opening april 2018:
junzi kitchen at bleeker

170 bleeker street
(at sullivan st), ny