So, yes, I actually did have my mind blown at Mission Chinese in NYC this past week. Really, the food is beyond exciting, yet humble and truly delicious. The cumin lamb ribs were the kinda thing that requires loud grunting to eat. I've never been so happy to have perfectly popping, crunchy cumin crusted, perfectly rendered, super lamby hunks of lamb fat in my mouth. Fuck. It was so good it kinda hurts me a little.
Besides the food, they have a way with decor that can make you feel a bit . . . funny? As a guy who is in the process of opening a restaurant, it's the little things I notice when I am out to eat - like the fact that they store extra dining chairs in the ceiling - right above your head:
But what really changed everything, was the bathroom. Yes, go eat the damn lamb and the salt cod fried rice and the mapo tofu and all the rest, but if you go to Mission Chinese in New York, take a nice long break in the bathroom. Check out my video, direct from the Mission Chinese water closet - and please, watch with the volume up: