Chinese food — light? Yes, there's not an oil-laden mapo tofu dish in sight here. Chrysanthemum salad and scrambled eggs with jasmine buds will rock your idea of stereotypical "Chinese food.” Plus, the long bar and communal tables are ripe for flirting.
The neighborhood and the cuisine say casual; the dim bulbs and the sexy crowd say otherwise. So, go simple-chic and wear an effortless button-down and jeans. The fact that those jeans are shiny and super skinny make the outfit date-worthy (or pick-up-a-date-worthy).
AllSaints Harrah Pipe Skinny Pant, $395, available at AllSaints; Uniqlo Women Broadcloth Print Long Sleeve Shirt, $30, available at Uniqlo; Baggu Drawstring Purse in Black, $140, available at Baggu; Lizzie Fortunato Age of Innocence Earrings in Gunmetal, $144, available at Lizzie Fortunato; H&M Coat, $129, available at H&M; Kate Spade New York Licorice Too Pump, $298, available at Nordstrom.
Yunnan Kitchen, 79 Clinton Street (at Rivington Street); 212-253-2527.
Photographed by Paul Wagtouicz