2. Taiwanese Gua Bao at Rai Rai Ken
In the past couple of years, there has been a rise in interest in the steamed pork roll—or Gua Bao—spurred by David Chang of Momofuku’s pork bun. Gua Bao is a traditional street food of Taiwan, comprised of pork belly, a mix of mustard greens, crushed peanuts and cilantro in a steamed bun.
Our favorite is at Rai Rai Ken, a fourteen seat ramen spot, in the East Village. The Tokyo-style eatery and noodle bar also serves other Japanese fare, such as ramen and dumplings.