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Colin Quek

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Colin’s interest in the culinary arts began with his Mom’s specialty feasts she would prepare for special occasions. Whenever his mom was cooking, you can be sure many people were going to gather. Tasting classic Cantonese and other regional Chinese cuisine piqued his taste buds to experience what else was out there. It’s why the menu at Grace Street combines the very best elements of Korean, Taiwanese, and Cantonese dessert with influences from other favorite food memories.

Colin appreciates the power good food has to bring people together. The menu at Grace Street is mostly... READ MORE

Colin’s interest in the culinary arts began with his Mom’s specialty feasts she would prepare for special occasions. Whenever his mom was cooking, you can be sure many people were going to gather. Tasting classic Cantonese and other regional Chinese cuisine piqued his taste buds to experience what else was out there. It’s why the menu at Grace Street combines the very best elements of Korean, Taiwanese, and Cantonese dessert with influences from other favorite food memories.

Colin appreciates the power good food has to bring people together. The menu at Grace Street is mostly designed to be shared and enjoyed with others. Starting with the freshest and highest quality ingredients means desserts can be fully enjoyed without too much guilt. He believes hospitality and quality food starts with a love for others and and being able to share that joy with others from all over the world is a life long goal.

Grace Street provides an open space for people to share delightful moments over the finest desserts. It’s when you can’t help but say, “I have to take you here.”

“Here” is that perfect spot that melts the sweetness of conversation and rose petal lattes. It’s a culture of warmth in every way you could experience: friendly staff, hot, delicious desserts from Korean doughnuts to Churro Waffles, and the people you love coming with.

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What is your favorite NYC restaurant? And what is your go-to dish? M Star Cafe in Chinatown on Division St. Their "Dai Pai Dong Cheung Fun" (Hong Kong style rice noodles with peanut and hoisin sauce) brings back childhood memories of visiting Hong Kong every summer. What is your ultimate meal? Hainanese Chicken Rice Feast made by mom - includes Chinese mushroom stewed for hours in oyster sauce, steamed fish in sweet soy sauce, and an assortment of vegetables and sides. The star of the meal is of course the slow-poached whole chicken with silken skin alongside flavorful garlic-chicken rice cooked using the chicken broth. What three things are always in your pantry? Garlic, rice, and eggs - key ingredients for garlic fried rice in a jiffy.