Late-night eats: Chinese-American chicken 'n' waffle fries from Junzi's weekend-only after-hours menu. The primary dip for my fries was an aioli, tweaked with Cantonese sweet vinegar, into which fried black bean sauce was blended; a secondary dip, surplus sesame chili sauce laced with pumpkin-spiced chili oil, pooled beneath General Chu's chicken.
Previously: The original Junzi, like this newer location near Columbia University, makes its home in an Ivy League neighborhood; pizza aficionados will make the New Haven connection at once when they come upon the huddled ranks of Foxon Park sodas. Tomato-pork noodles and their thatch of garlic chives might pair well with a cup of Junzi's jasmine, oolong, or gunpowder rose tea, but how ever to know when white birch is so close by?
2896 Broadway (112th-113th Sts.), Manhattan
Also at 21 Broadway (Elm St.-Tower Pkwy.), New Haven, Connecticut
After-hours menu served in both locations on Friday and Saturday nights, 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.