Cheap eats guru, Chef Eton Chan, has opened a Prospect Heights location of his eponymous dumpling restaurant. The new digs are located on 635 Vanderbilt Ave between St. Marks and Prospect Place.
Eton brings some serious culinary skills to his cheap eats. The Chicago native graduated from the French Culinary Institute and has experience at Asiate at the Manadarin Oriental and Café Gray on his resume.
His Carroll Gardens location nabbed a bevy of praise including a Critics’ Choice Eat Out Award from Time Out Magazine in 2009. And it’s easy to see why.
According to an interview posted in the Prospect Heights Patch, the owner of Zaytoons pointed out the available retail space to Eton. Zaytoons also has a location near Eton’s in Carroll Gardens.
Eton’s serves up fresh dumplings cooked to order, either the traditional ‘potsticker’ style or pan-seared and steamed. They also serve up Saimin, Hawaiian-inspired Ramen noodles with your choice of noodle, broth, and meat. Vegetarian options are also available. Just be sure to have them nix the fish cake.
Eton’s also serves up Asian steamed buns that they call ‘Steamed Slider Sandwiches.’ The BBQ pulled pork and shredded chicken options are another homage to Hawaii’s blend of Asian and Polynesian culinary cultures.
For hot summer days and nights, the restaurant also offers Hawaiian shaved ice and bubble tea in a dizzying array of flavors.