Try Mixian Noodles at the Little Tong Noodle Shop Pop-Up

Chef Simone Tong will be serving rice noodles in Williamsburg in advance of opening her East Village restaurant next month.

Simone Tong, a former cook at the lauded and late wd~50, has struck out on her own. The forthcoming Little Tong Noodle Shop will be bringing a taste of the Yunnan province of China to the East Village—but first, she’s popping up on Wednesday, February 22 at Gotan in Williamsburg.

The 7 p.m. seating is already sold out, so make sure to nab $20 tickets for the 8:30 p.m. seating.

That $20 will get you a bowl of noodles and an appetizer of your choice, with additional items and drinks available à la carte. The rice noodles are called mixian (pronounced mee-shen), and the rest of the fare will include seasonal small plates, house-made pickles, condiments and sauces inspired by the regions of southwest China.

Get a taste of Tong’s cooking while she’s still firming up the menu, then keep an eye out for the permanent space, slated to open next month at 177 First Avenue.




Alicia Kennedy is a Long Island–born, Brooklyn-based food writer and recipe developer.