Visit Brooklyn's Newest Asian Hotspot: Hey Hey Canteen
Just last night, NYC’s coolest borough opened its doors to a hot new dining spot, Hey Hey Canteen, Brooklyn. The casual Hong Kong inspired restaurant founded by Kay Ch’ien serves only the most vibrant Asian dishes and house beverages in a way we have never seen before. Elevating the Asian comfort food experience with skillful preparations and mindfulness towards customers’ well-being, Hey Hey Canteen's chef-driven menu incorporates high-quality ingredients such as pasture-raised meats and homegrown herbs. Owner Kay Ch'ien, formerly at 2 Duck Goose, has teamed up with Executive Chef Carlos Barrera with whom she worked with previously at 2 Duck Goose as well. They modern and super fun new restaurant Hey Hey Canteen serves lunch, dinner and of curse, afternoon tea.
Some of the menu's tastiest dishes include the Seafood Laksa ($16.99) with housemade seafood curry broth, salmon mousse cake, fresh shrimp, crispy tofu, and laifun rice noodle, and the Sesame Peanut Noodles (9.99) with zucchini, cucumbers, carrots, green beans, sesame peanut dressing, and ramen noodles (which can also be gluten free). Hey Hey Canteen will serve delicious coffee from none other than Stone Street Coffee, herbal tea from In Pursuit of Tea, several wine and beer options, as well as some signature house cocktails such as the Mezmeric with Mezcal Union Uno, turmeric-ginger-cayenne tea, egg white, and a sweet & spicy mango spear, and the Galangal Refresher ($12) with galangal infused material vodka, hibiscus chia and pineapple shrub.
The 43-seat restaurant is elegant and fresh in its design. Created by Frederick Tang Architecture, it features a clean dining space with refined black and white accents – a monochrome minimalism which we think contrast perfectly with the colorful vibrance of the food.
Take a stroll down Brooklyn’s 4th Ave and visit Hey Hey Canteen. Hipster Asian comfort food never tasted so good!