Milu brings regional Chinese cuisine to Flatiron

October 23, 2020, 10:58.25 am ET  

 Milu family-style Chinese dinner, Flatiron, NYC

Casual Chinese restaurant Milu is now open near Madison Square Park in Flatiron.  Milu — pronounced “mee-loo” means “rice road” in Chinese. Centered on affordable rice bowls ($11-$15.50), the menu focuses on highlighting protein and vegetable mains (Yunnan Brisket, Mandarin Duck, Soy Roasted Chicken, Ginger Scallion Salmon, Sichuan Spiced Cauliflower).

Milu interior, Flatiron, NYC

Other offerings include wontons (pork & fennel, broccoli & mushroom), vegetable sides (Charred Broccoli with Cilantro & Yuzu, Tofu Seaweed Salad with Bean Sprouts & Snow Peas, Marinated Cucumbers with Chili & Roasted Garlic) and sweets (Chocolate Malt Cookies, Milk Tea and Egg Tart Soft Serve), alongside sake, beer and Hong Kong-style Milk Tea. 

 Milu Duck Bowl, Flatiron, NYC

Milu Egg Tart Soft Serve, Flatiron, NYC

Dishes are also offered as family-style meals meant for sharing, facilitating a traditional Chinese style of communal dining that is well suited for at-home enjoyment. Milu Pantry offers sauces and condiments including house made Chili Crisp and Hoisin Sauce as well as partner products from Fly by Jing, Yun Hai Taiwanese Pantry, and IRVINS.

Milu, Chef Connie Chung, and partners Vincent Chao and Milan Sekulic, NYC

The restaurant’s Flatiron District space, designed with Volenec Studio, is inspired by historic “cha chaan tang” (Hong Kong style cafes) and their significance in serving affordable Canto-Western food. The 1,700 square foot location includes a Milu Pantry area and 40+ seats in café and booths, along with outdoor seating. Milu is co-founded by chef Connie Chung (Eleven Madison Park, Nomad), and partners Vincent Chao (Eleven Madison Park) and Milan Sekulic (Janes & Hooch). 

Milu Pantry, Flatiron, NYC
Photos: Evan Sung                                                                                                  

Milu is located 333 Park Avenue South, New York, NY (212) 377-6403 

Takeout and Delivery also available.

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