As we feel the heat rolling in, “steam” and “summer” don’t really sound like two words that will bring us comfort by coming together. Philippe Chow is nonetheless rolling out a new menu of steamed dishes in an effort to watch your figure for you. Designed as lighter versions of Chow’s typical dishes, the new menu starts with a platter of six steamed dumplings and also offers veggies with tofu for the truly hardcore, but mostly sticks to steamed seafood, serving a whole fish-of-the-day and Chilean seabass, as well as a two-to-three pound Maine lobster. Sounds simple and safe, but could it ever lure us away from WP24’s succulent squares of suckling pig or tender Kobe beef cheeks? Don’t think so, but at least someone’s watching out for our health around here. See Philippe Chow’s full steamed menu below.
8284 Melrose Ave.
Chef Chow’s healthy steamed choices:
2 chicken sieu mai, 2 jade, 2 vegetable - all delicately steamed to perfection!
$15 for 1
CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI
steamed chicken and broccoli served w/brown rice
$22 for 1
CHILEAN SEA BASS
one side w/black bean and one side w/garlic
$30 for 1
STEAMED WHOLE FISH OF THE DAY
light sweet soy w/scallion and ginger
$64 for 2
LIVE MAINE LOBSTER (2.5 - 3lbs)
steamed with fresh ginger, scallions and cracked black pepper
$45 for 1
SEASONAL VEGETABLE PLATTER
steamed fresh vegetables with or without tofu
$15 for 1