The Fu Manchew: Cultural Stereotype or delicious Korean BBQ

Hello Hell’s Kitchen….

I so don’t want to interrupt romance week but sometimes life yanks the pashmina right off your shoulders. Yesterday we were accused of “serving up tasty sandwiches and exploitation racism” specifically for the naming of our spicy Korean BBQ sandwich, The Fu Manchew.  You can see/add to the convo @eatunderground.  (If ur really hungry I wont be offended if u skip to the menu, but here comes the meat)

I interrupt romance week not to defend our choices but b/c twitter is a touch and go forum where, at it’s worst, people can say virtually anything, often hurtful, to and about anyone. At it’s best, it’s #fun and #funny and can open up discussions between #peoplethatmightnototherwiseconnect. Obviously it’s a promotional tool but we actually like people and like connecting and tweeting and socializing. So in hopes of connecting/discussing,  if you know us or have an opinion #NewYorkers let us know how you feel about a 20th century cultural stereotype referenced, skewed, punned into a 21rst century sandwich. #makesandwichnotwar

Back to The Pashz:

We’re not above a Tuesday titter especially during romance week. Today’s contest is a bit harder than yesterday’s. If you like winning, be the 1rst in the shop to identify the painter of this lovely baroque beauty and the sammy of ur choice is on the house:


“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye”

WE ARE DELIVERING: 646-590-4129

Todays Menu

Chicken & Roasted Root Vegetable Pot Pie
pot pie Arroz con Pollo
arroz con Swiss Apple & Leek Mac & Cheese
mac-and-cheese Farro w/Lentils, Kale, & Roasted Fennel
Beet w/Cabbage Dill & Caraway
get-attachment.aspx Tomato Basil



Chicken Spinach & Endive w/Pear, Dried Cranberries, Ricotta Salata, Cranberry Vinaigrette
pear French Lentil w/Shaved Parmesan, Tomato, Arugula, Balsamic Vinaigrette
lentil Marinated Kale w/Brussels Sprout, Butternut Squash, Walnuts & Shallot Vinaigrette
kale-salad-2jpg Grilled Salmon, Artichoke Hearts, Blood Orange, Fingerling Potato Confit, Shaved Fennel, Mustard Vinaigrette
salmon-salad Chopped Salad w/Celery, Apple, Blue Cheese, Cranberries, Walnuts, & Blue Cheese
chopped-salad1 Sandwiches
(includes bag of chips & a Pickle Guys pickle)

The Fu Man Chew: Grilled Korean BBQ Chicken, Kimchi Chi Slaw, Sriracha Mayo, Whole Wheat Square
fu-man-chew The Eporch: 12 Hr Braised Pork w/House BBQ Sauce, Red Onion Jalapeno Relish, Sesame Seeded Brioche Bun
eporch The St Luke: Buttermilk Battered Chicken Breast, New Pickles, Brioche Bun w/ Choice of Chipotle or Rosemary Horseradish Mayo
st. luke The Is What It Is Wich: Chicken Salad w/Blue Cheese, Dried Cranberries, Apple, Walnuts, on Toasted Everything Bagel
iswhatitiswichThe Jerk Fish: Jerk Grilled Tilpaia, Pepperonata, Watercress, Jerk Habanero Mayo
jerkfish The Squashbuckler: Butternut Squash, Manchego, Sauteed Kale, Chipotle Mayo, Pressed Country Sourdough
squashbuckler The Nuyorican: Sofrito Braised Chicken Wrap w/Sweet Plantains, Peppercorn Mayo, & Avocado

The Carmela: Crispy Eggplant, Tomato Fennel Sauce, and Mozzarella & Pesto on crispy Hero


The Smokey Robinson: Smoked Short Rib & Sirloin Burger, House Remoulade, ThickCut Bacon, Vermont Cheddar, Confit Tomato, Brioche Bun
smokey The Greenburger: Herbed Turkey Burger, Grilled Tomatillo, Sweet Potato & Leek Stroestrings, English Muffin
greenburger The Po Girl: Fried Sustainable Laughing Shrimp, Thai Chili Aioli, Green Papaya Salad, Coconut Toasted Baguette
po girl The Margherita: Fresh Tomato, Mozzarella, & Basil on Grilled Grandaisy Bakery Olive Oil Bianca Bread

The Charro: Seared Flank Steak, House Chimmichurri, Caramelized Onions, Arugula, Rosemary Focaccia
charro Sweets & Treats:
Chocolate Crinkle Cookie
chocolate krinkle Yellow Cake w/Chocolate Frosting
yellow cake Banana Cake w/Brown Butter Frosting
banana cake Chocolate Coconut Haystack
chocolatemacaroons Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes
red velvet cupcakeChocolate Basil Cupcake
chocolate cupcakeBetter Being


One thought on “The Fu Manchew: Cultural Stereotype or delicious Korean BBQ

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