Hop Won’s Shrimp Omelette Might Convert Even the Staunchest Pea Haters
It’s very hard not to walk into Hop Won (on 45th btw Lex+3rd) and not end up getting lunch from their steamed table. I’m a big fan of their chicken and broccoli and have also tried roast pork, their sweet and sour chicken, and chow mein. But there are also some great gems on the regular menu, especially if you pay attention to the handwritten items on pieces of bright yellow papers taped to the wall. Gems like the shrimp omelette over rice for $6.23.
Eggs and shrimp cooked together over a bed of steamy white rice is total comfort food for me. Though some places don’t include the carrots and peas, I found the addition of them in Hop Won’s version to be pretty great- which is surprising since I’m not a big fan of peas. But I’ll eat them when they’re cooked inside an omelette with surprisingly fresh tasting (with a slight snap) shrimp. I wonder if they’re open for breakfast…
Hop Won, 139 E. 45th St. (btw. Lex+3rd), 212-661-4280