Kelley and Ping was one of the pioneers of Pan Asian cuisine in New York City. Opened over two decades ago, the menu here is inspired by the cuisine of street markets of Asia. Housed in a stunning space in Soho, the décor transports you to where the food comes from.
Kelley and Ping has many facets to it that changes as the day rolls along. You can choose to stop off here anytime to just have a cup of tea at the ‘Tea Bar’ and shop for select Asian groceries available for purchase.
For lunch the space works as a self-service canteen where you can order anything from soups, salads, wok fired dishes and more.
Cocktail hour and dinner brings on a whole different dimension to the space where the lights are dimmed and the restaurant becomes full service. The menu offers bolder choices showcasing a variety of flavors from all across South East Asia. There is a full bar on hand serving handcrafted drinks, artisanal beers and sakes.
All of these wonderful aspects still keeps Kelley and Ping relevant and a destination for the hipsters in around New York City and more.
Here is some of what we ate:
Thai Spicy Tilapia
Bi Bim Bop
Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own