Hours

EAST WIND BROOKLYN

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

12pm to 9pm

EAS TWIND SOHO

MON-FRI (12-8)

SAT 11-8, SUN 12-7

We are dedicated to excellent cooking and respecting quality ingredients.  We have limited quantities of our cooked to order menu, and when they are gone, well, there's always tomorrow .  

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Brooklyn 929 295 0188

SOHO 917 825 2082

OUR Story

Chinese Cuisine.

CHEF CHRIS CHEUNG IS A NEW YORK CITY NATIVE AND GREW UP IN THE HEART OF CHINATOWN ON MOTT STREET.  HE WAS BROUGHT UP AROUND GREAT CANTONESE FOOD AND CULTURE AND THIS IS WHERE HE UNDOUBTEDLY PICKED UP HIS AFFINITY FOR ASIAN CUISINE.  HE STUDIED COOKING AT THE NEW YORK RESTAURANT SCHOOL AND GRADUATED WITH HONORS.  RIGHT OUT OF SCHOOL HE STARTED WORKING WITH JEAN GEORGES VONGERICHTEN AT VONG, THE FIRST UPSCALE THAI RESTAURANT OF ITS TIME.  FROM THERE HE WENT ON TO OPEN NOBU IN TRIBECA WHERE HE WAS PART OF THE ORIGINAL KITCHEN STAFF, COOKING WITH MORIMOTO MASAHARU, “THE IRON CHEF”, AND HELPED THEM EARN 3 STARS FROM THE NY TIMES.  HE ALSO WAS PART OF THE OPENING KITCHEN STAFF AT JEAN-GEORGES AND CONTRIBUTED TO THEIR 4 STAR NY TIMES REVIEW, COOKING ALONGSIDE WYLIE DUFRESNE AND DIDER VIROT.  “I FEEL BLESSED TO HAVE STARTED MY CAREER COOKING WITH SUCH ICONIC CHEFS.  WORKING IN THEIR 3 AND 4 STAR KITCHENS CERTAINLY INSPIRED ME, AND TAUGHT ME TO RESPECT THE CRAFT.”… CHEF CHRIS CHEUNG.

CHEUNG SOON BECAME AN ESTABLISHED CHEF IN HIS OWN RIGHT.  HE RECEIVED 3 STARS FROM THE DAILY NEWS FOR HIS MENU AT THAI GRILLE, AND 1 STAR FROM THE NY TIMES AS CHEF DE CUISINE AT CELADON.  HE THEN JOINED THE BR GUEST GROUP AND TOOK OVER THE RUBY FOO’S KITCHEN AS EXECUTIVE CHEF.  HE WORKED CLOSELY WITH STEVE HANSON AND HELPED TO OPEN THE SECOND RUBY FOO’S IN TIMES SQUARE.  HE LATER OPENED HIS OWN RESTAURANT, TIGER BLOSSOM, WHICH SHOWCASED HIS UNIQUE STYLE OF ASIAN COOKING.  WILLIAM GRIMES, THE NY TIMES FOOD CRITIC WROTE, “(CHEF CHEUNG)…USES THE VAST EXPANSE OF ASIAN CUISINE AS A PALETTE OF EXOTIC COLORS.”  HE THEN TOOK OVER THE KITCHEN OF THE WORLD FAMOUS MONKEY BAR AND CREATED A MODERN CHINESE MENU. HERE HE BEGAN APPEARING ON HIT TV SHOWS SUCH AS THE FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE, AND THE MARTHA STEWART SHOW.  HE COMPETED AND WON AN EPISODE OF ESQUIRE CHANNEL'S KNIFE FIGHT, AND WAS A GUEST JUDGE ON "CHOPPED".  HE WAS FEATURED IN THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN AMERICA'S SWEET SOUR BITTER SPICY EXHIBIT AND WAS PRESENTED BY THE MUSEUM WITH THE YPX AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN HIS FIELD.  

HIS INSPIRATION OF CHINESE COOKING TOOK HIM TO SHANGHAI WHERE HE COOKED BANQUETS IN THE NEARBY FARMING AND FISHING VILLAGES.  HERE HE LEARNED THE NUANCES OF SHANGHAI CUISINE, AND WAS INSPIRED BY ITS FARM TO TABLE AND SEA TO TABLE STYLE OF COOKING.  “IN CHINA I COOKED WHAT WE PICKED FROM THE FARM THAT MORNING, KILLED OUR OWN CHICKENS, AND WHAT WE FISHED FROM THE SEA THAT DAY.  THERE WAS ONLY ONE PIPE FOR WATER, NO LIGHT FIXTURES, AND NONE OF THE FOOD EVER SAW THE INSIDE OF A REFRIGERATOR.  IT WAS AMAZING.”  WHEN HE RETURNED TO NEW YORK, HE STARTED WORKING WITH CHEF LAM, A HONG KONG DIM SUM MASTER WHO TOOK HIM UNDER HIS WING AND TAUGHT HIM HONG KONG STYLE COOKING OF WHICH THE LATE GREAT JOSH OZERSKY CALLED “SOME OF THE BEST CHINESE FOOD IN MANHATTAN”.  THIS LED HIM TO BE ANTHONY BOURDAIN’S GUIDE TO ALL THREE CHINATOWNS IN NYC, ON NO RESERVATIONS.

HE FORMED "ASIAN FOOD MAFIA" WITH TODAY'S MOST OUTSTANDING ASIAN CHEFS TO HAVE A INFLUENTIAL VOICE IN THE EVOLUTION OF ASIAN CUISINE.

HE IS THE CHEF AND PARTNER OF TANSUO IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE WHERE HE EXPLORES CHINESE FOOD THROUGH THE EYES OF THE NIGHT MARKETS OF HONG KONG, SHANGHAI AND CHINESE AMERICAN STYLES OF COOKING, SHOWCASING HIS INSPIRATIONS OF CHINESE CUISINE IN ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST FOOD CITIES IN AMERICA.  


THE TOP CRITICS LOVE HIS COOKING..."ABSOLUTE BEST DUMPLINGS IN NY" AND "BEST CHEAP EATS.." NY MAG.  "..BOROUGH'S BEST DUMPLINGS" EDIBLE BROOKLYN.  "BROOKLYN'S BEST (BAO) BUNS", BK MAG . "BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT", NASHVILLE SCENE AND "AN HOMAGE TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD.." NY TIMES.  

HE OPENED EAST WIND SNACK SHOP AS AN ODE TO THE TEA HOUSES HE GREW UP EATING AT AS A KID IN CHINATOWN.  THESE PLACES SERVED THE WORKING CLASS CHINESE COMMUNITY AND COOKED REALLY DOWN HOME TOISHAN CHINESE FOOD.  THERE ARE VERY FEW LEFT AS CHINATOWN HAS CHANGED OVER THE YEARS. WE ARE VERY PROUD TO HAVE ONE OF THE LAST STANDING TOISHAN TEA HOUSES IN EXISTENCE IN NYC.  OUR CULTURE AND HISTORY LIVES ON IN THE FOOD, AS IT ALWAYS SHOULD.  WE ARE SO HAPPY TO SHARE THIS RIGHT HERE IN WINDSOR TERRACE, BROOKLYN.