My first experience with Wuji was when I attended the Westchester Magazine Wine and Food Expo. So I was thrilled to be invited to a tasting of their brand new location in Greenwich!
Upon entering the parking lot my first impression was “Whoa” very unassuming. I was wrong. The inside of this place is decked out in decor comparable to a Shanghai Supper Club. The decor was glamorous and decadent and full of texture and sheen. I felt like I was in an authentic Chinese restaurant in Hong Cong. I fell for the beautiful lighting and impeccable service by our server Walt and Manager Patrick.
Wuji is a term from Taoism, extension of Taiji in the universe: Unlimited, unsurpassable, sublime. Sublime is right! Everything is certified organic, MSG free and local. They can also make many dishes gluten-free if patrons have allergy concerns.
Wuji’s award-winning Culinary Director is Peter How who has won countless competitions including the Culinary Olympics in Taiwan.
Sweet White Shrimp
Now let’s talk about the food. Wuji takes authentic Chinese ingredients and recipes and gives them a renewed approach by taking out all the unhealthy and adding in organic free range chicken, organic vegetables, wild caught fish and free range eggs while still keeping to the traditional Chinese cuisine cooking. A rare concept in America for Chinese food.
Classic Peking Duck
Chilled Peanut Sesame Noodles
I opted for the Sesame Peanut Noodles as an appetizer. I tasted these before at the food and wine expo and wanted to have the full experience now. They did not disappoint! Who can say they have had homemade noodles at a Chinese restaurant in America? I didn’t think so. Besides the noodles, we tried the Sweet White Shrimp which comes with lettuce wraps and they were divine! This was a good gluten-free option for those who have allergies.
Ginger Pear Ice Tea
I only have tried duck once and it was about 15 years ago. I decided to have this classic Chinese meat once again and see how it is prepared. It was crispy on the outside and very tender inside. It came with a Hoisin sauce for dipping and Chinese pancakes for scooping it up with. Everything in a wrap is better don’t you agree? Of course drinks to accompany our meal was a must have. I tried the Cucumber Martini and the Ginger Pear Iced Tea which was non-alcoholic and came with it’s own caraffe for pouring. Both fresh and light and very satisfying.
And then their was dessert. I loved that the dessert menu had no cake, no pie and no over the top cheesecake. It was all light, simple and fresh. I opted for the fruit platter which came with an amazing homemade chocolate sauce for dipping. Seriously good and not overly sweet. Then I tried the Banana Spring Roll which is exactly what it sounds like. Warm banana filling wrapped in a shell and chocolate ice cream made locally. Excellent!
Don’t look for the fortune cookies at the end of your meal at Wuji. If you are not getting dessert, you will still be treated to a heaping serving of cotton candy which tops off every meal when you come. This was making most of the kids screech in amazement when it came out to their table, and a few adults. 🙂
Fresh Fruit Platter
Banana Spring Roll
Overall Wuji has got it right. It is no wonder they won the Best of Westchester’s Best New Chinese Restaurant this year! The place was packed at 6pm on a Sunday evening not to mention a ton of families with kids. I look forward to coming back and bringing friends and maybe checking out their Rye or Scarsdale location.
Check out each location at Wuji Restaurant
Special thanks to Jody, Patrick and Walt for a delicious culinary experience.
(Sponsored: I was invited to Wuji for a tasting in exchange for social media posts and a blog contribution)