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First Look at the Ember Room and Its Menu by Todd English and Ian Chalermkittichai

The Post reported today that the opening party for the Ember Room was so packed that invitees had to wait outside while Todd English made the rounds with 27-year-old girlfriend Candice Sonneman (guess they really did kiss and make up after that reported tiff the other week). But never mind all that — on Monday, you won’t have to get past any rope-tenders to get in, because English’s “American-Asian barbecue” project with Ian Chalermkittichai will finally be open to the public. Ace Watanasuparp and Chatchai “Chai” Huadwattana of Chace Restaurant Group (OBAO, Spot Dessert Bar, and Reserve Wine Bar) hired Roy Nachum (1 Oak, etc.) to design the space, and the focus is on an open kitchen where you can watch cooks (probably not English and Chalermkittichai, since they’re only consultants) work a couple of stone woks as well as an oven custom-built with clay bricks, volcanic rock, and natural stone. Check out our slideshow to see the chefs fooling around with a BBQ ginger-hoisin suckling pig, and click below to see what else is on their menu.

APPS
BAKED BBQ RAZOR CLAMS 11
Asian celery, chili jam emulsion

BIG SLAP BBQ PORK BELLY 9
Berkshire pork, maple-soy glazed, smashed fresh chili-cider vinegar

BBQ OXTAIL 9
Served on the bone

DOUBLE ROASTED QUAIL 9
Mongolian bbq star anise, ginger spiced

STUFFED BBQ SQUID 10
Chinese fungi sausage, fermented black bean glazed

CHOCOLATE BABY BACK RIBS 11
Spicy & Hot chocolate glazed

OVEN BAKED HEIRLOOM BEET SALAD 9
Frisee, rice wine vinegar & spiced cashew nut dressing

SPIT ROASTED BBQ CHIKEN CHOPPED SALAD 9
Asian greens, crispy salad,
spicy sesame dressing or smoked soy vinaigrette or fresh coconut-ranch dressing

SOUPS 8

SKEWERS 3 per skewer

BBQ-SMOKED BEAN CURD
Sweet chili-soy, grated ginger

JAPANESE EGGPLANT
spicy-preserved yellow bean glazed

BBQ OX TONGUE
Sea salt & black pepper

FRESH DUCK LIVER
street food version, spicy-hot basil sauce

MEAT BALLS
Thai pastrami spiced, chopped saw tooth coriander, tamarind sauce

ENTREES
STONE WORK HACKED MISO LOBSTER 30
Toasted black sesame glaze

BAMBOO ROASTED RED MISO BBQ BLACK COD 24
sake sabayon

RED CHILI GLAZED SEA BASS 26
Oven baked, red chili paste, gailan vegetables

WHOLE ROASTED SUCKLING PIG
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Ginger hoisin bbq glazed, warm water cracked bacon
wheat steamed buns, apricot mustard

2 TEXTURED BBQ SHORT RIBS 23
Crispy n' soft, Au Poivre

EMBER LOUGE BBQ LAQUERED DUCK 24
Wasabi scallion buns, mango EMBER ketchup

ROTISSERIE EMBER SPICED RUBBED WHOLE CHICKEN 19
Ember blended chili dipping sauce

BURGER & SANDWICH
PULLED BERKSHIRE PORK SANDWICH 12
Chili jam aoili, NY stage apple slaw, crispy pork crackers

CHOPPED SIRLOIN BURGER 14
Charcoal grilled, onion-hoisin marmalade, toasted sesame bun

ROTISSERIE CHICKEN 12
Pressed sandwich, toasted black sticky bun

FROM OUR STONE WOK
KOREAN BBQ BEEF FRIED RICE 14
Winter vegetables, Korean red chili pepper, sesame oil

HOT & SPICY CHICKEN BASIL FRIED RICE 12
Chopped chicken, smashed chili, garlic, Thai basin

VEGETABLE FRIED RICE 10
Long beans, Chinese broccoli, smoked soy sauce

SIDES 7
STICKY BBQ VEGETABLES
Market vegetables, preserved black bean, spicy hoisin sauce

BRUSSEL SPROUTS
Nham pla, rice vinegar, fresh chili

CHINESE BROCCOLI
Quick seared, light soy, fried shallot

SWEET CHILI FINGER PEPPER
Over roasted, basted w/ coconut milk, turmeric

The Ember Room, 47 Ninth Ave, nr. 45th St.; 212-245-8880

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