If you like spicy food Hot Kitchen NY is just for you.
The heat after your first bite will take its time and hit you 30 seconds in. Some dishes you will feel a slow burn and others will entertain you as your tongue goes numb. The flavors are fascinating and every dish is an adventure.
This is not the place you go to and order the standard Chinese dishes you always get. If so, go elsewhere.
Start with cold mung bean. It is a long, fat noodle that willslither off your chopsticks and your tongue will go numb. Some of the “cold” dishes are some of hottest ones.
This is not a fancy place but it is a small, unpretentious Sichuan restaurant in the East Village that offers complexity in its flavors and definitely worth a visit.