What to Eat at the General, Now Serving Sushi and Peking Duck on the Bowery


At the EMM Group's new "trendy casual" restaurant, which opens today, Catch chef Hung Huynh is cooking up modern Asian cuisine. Bowery bar-hoppers can get their fix of straight-forward sushi, but the General also offers dishes like Cinderella rice (mushrooms, squash, and truffled xo sauce), tuna tataki BLT, and large-format green tea lobster tempura. Proof that the fare's a bit more exotic than your standard Asian-fusion spot? The miso-glazed bass, a mainstay of contemporary Asian menus, is spiked with bourbon. Elsewhere, there are cheesecake spring rolls and Philly pepper steak sticky buns on the menu. The massive 4,000-square-foot space, designed by ICRAVE, is sure to be scene-y, but with large-format menu items meant to be shared among parties, this will be a nice break from stabbing your dining partner's fork for one of the coveted bites of a small plate at an izakaya. Check out the space and the dinner and dessert menus, straight ahead.

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Dessert [PDF]

The General, 199 Bowery, at Spring St., 212-271-7101