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Famous Fusion Restaurants in NYC


New York City, also known as “the city that never sleeps,” is filled with diversity and creativity. This is also true for the restaurants in New York City. Not only are there authentic and cultural cuisine all around NYC, there are also many fusion restaurants one can explore. If you are feeling open to experiencing these unique mixes of different cuisine, here are a few famous fusion restaurants in NYC.


Pig and Khao


This restaurant is inspired by both Filipino and Thai cuisine. “Head chef Leah Cohen, a contestant on the popular show Top Chef, expertly combines Thai and Filipino cooking techniques and flavors at Pig and Khao.” The restaurant consists of a modern, minimalist space with “a cozy patio and limited menu” (Beauchemin). They offer unique dishes such as, Crispy Pata, Whole Fried Fish, Pork Belly Adobo, Thai baby back ribs, and Champorado, a “Filipino chocolate rice pudding enhanced with crispy bacon pieces.” Their beautiful dishes and the restaurant itself are aesthetic enough to take pictures of as well.


Ivan Ramen


Ivan Ramen is owned by chef Ivan Orkin. The restaurant “skyrocketed in popularity after it was featured on Season 3 of the Netflix docu-series Chef’s Table, which told the moving story” about the chef who came from Brooklyn. He mastered the art of ramen over the course of years of hardship and eventually opened his own restaurant in Japan. Currently, he has a restaurant in NYC, “the city he now calls home again,” that is arguably one of the best Asian restaurants in NYC. He has cooked up unique fusion foods that combine flavors from both New York and Japan.


Macao NYC


According to their official website, “Macao Trading Company takes its inspiration from the brothels and opium dens of old 1930s Macao.” They described it as “an exotic time-out-of-time place … mysterious, adventurous, and decadent.” They serve their signature Eurasian cuisine: “sumptuous blend of Chinese and Portuguese influences.” A group of people can order an interesting Taipa Steamboat for the whole table. It contains Macanese chili prawns, duck confit, little neck clams, mussels, linguica, Chinese vegetables, green curry, and Cerignola olives.


Bò Cà Phê


Bò Cà Phê is a “French-inspired Vietnamese canteen” with inspiring and colorful decor. It is located in the popular neighborhood of SoHo. “The restaurant fuses the technique of fine French cooking with the flavors and composition of traditional Vietnamese cuisine” (Beauchemin). The restaurant offers special options to substitute certain ingredients within dishes. It is a great place to settle down after shopping in SoHo and experience eccentric fused cuisine.

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