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).
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.
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.
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).
Photos: Evan Sung
Milu is located 333 Park Avenue South, New York, NY (212) 377-6403 www.eatmilu.com
Takeout and Delivery also available.
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