Hung Ry opened recently on Bond Street. It immediately got a lot of food buzz from all over because of the original noodle soups made from organic ingredients and high end sourcing of the meats and fish. It was put on my list to try and lo and behold my daughter and I stumbled in about 2:30 the other afternoon. I understand the wait to eat at night can be painful and I have a low threshold for waiting in line. My recent wait at the Shake Shack of 45 minutes is not to be repeated.
Anyway, I sat down with my notes instructing me to taste the tongue appetizer and the duck noodle soup.
Let me just say, I love beef tongue. I don't like it, I love it so this dish was right up my alley. There is a certain queasiness that a lot of people have about tongue. Too bad. More for me. The dish is described as Beef tongue, black chickpeas, carrots, in pickled garlic broth. The tongue melted in my mouth is was so tender. Unfortunately, the flavor was cooked away at the same time and it did not have that rich taste I crave. The soup was flavorful but I just felt that my expectations were too high.
The Duck Breast Soup fared a little better I thought. We ordered the thick noodles and I found the broth better than the tongue soup. The duck was done just the way I like it and was very good. I would like to try a few more dishes at Hung Ry. I found the food interesting and original but I don't know if I'm going to run back. Especially if I have to wait. I did notice that the menu changes often and there are new selections. Worth a trip at some point if you're in the area.