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Yun Nan Flavour Garden

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5121 Eighth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11220 40.640001 -74.004585
at 52nd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-633-3090 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Chinese
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Official Website

yunnanflavorsnack.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, 10:30am-10:30pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

D at Fort Hamilton Pkwy.

Prices

$5-$11.50

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Reservations Not Required

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

What began as a comically adorable husband-and-wife operation in a cramped side-street kitchen is now a fully staffed restaurant on Eighth Avenue’s main stretch. The new digs have given the kitchen enough space to showcase its “Crossing the Bridge” noodles, a brothy and aromatic Yunnan specialty put together tableside, not unlike pho; it's built on squiggly rice noodles and layered with thin-sliced meats, sprouts, and barely cooked quail eggs. Order the cold noodles with chicken if the dish is available. But there are other highlights on the menu, including a plump, sturdy pork dumpling served with hot-and-sour sauce, whose one-two punch comes courtesy of a flotilla of dark-toasted chiles and glugs of tangy black vinegar. The housemade rice noodles appear again at the foundation of the “crispy meat sauce,” which is shorthand for nubs of chicharrones and slices of pig intestine. Perhaps in response to an influx of new customers, the staff now double-checks to make sure you know what you’re eating. Don’t be afraid: Just think of the dish as a duel between peppery heat and subtle sweetness, with the offal caught in the crossfire.

Recommended Dishes

Crossing the bridge noodles, $8.75; rice noodle with crispy meat sauce, $4.25

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