Starry Kitchen Nights at Tiara Cafe Coupons and Deals
don't miss the real deal, upgrade to bbe vipBy Joshua LurieStarry Kitchen isn’t exactly known for playing it safe. Frontman Nguyen Tran has dressed like a banana and as a mythical Star Wars creature, the Tauntaun, to promote the restaurant. His wife Thi, aka the Kitchen Ninja, prefers to let her food speak for itself, with influences primarily drawn from Vietnam and China and many other Asian pop creations, perhaps none better known than crispy green tofu balls. The couple started in an underground NoHo kitchen, graduated to downtown’s California Plaza, and now has a nighttime residency at chef Fred Eric’s cavernous Tiara Cafe. The Trans have upgraded to full-service and offer a much more ambitious menu than before, moving beyond plates, salads, and sandwiches and featuring unprecedented Fashion District ingredients like fish heads and chicken feet. People who order ahead can even score Singaporean chile crab, a massive Dungeness varietal from Vancouver.