Though how a Katz's pastrami egg roll ($4.50), prepared to the specifications of dim sum master Joe Ng, would ever make it to the fridge is beyond me. Also shown below are a Benton's smoked bacon egg roll ($2.95), crispy chicken and shrimp pops (three for $4.95; I had greedily snatched one before remembering myself), skewered chicken and shrimp dumplings ($4.95), and a short rib bun ($4.50). Not shown: black pepper pork potstickers ($5.25), spicy beef wontons ($5.95), iced green tea (large, $2.45).
My tasting was assembled (and comped) by Asian food authority Ed Schoenfeld, who demonstrated the self-service ordering stations and the electronic status display (suggestive of a keno board, except that everyone comes up winners). Schoenfeld also led a tour of FoodParc's other current stalls — burgers, beer, and artisanal bacon at 3Bs, brick-oven Italian at Fornetti, French press go-cups with your morning paper at The Press — and pointed to the outdoor plaza that soon will host six to ten select mobile vendors. More strolls through the Parc coming soon.
Inside FoodParc, Sixth Ave. (at 29th St.), Manhattan