Chef Lee Chizmar and Erin Shea, the duo who brought true “farm-to-table” cuisine to the Lehigh Valley with their award-winning restaurant, Bolete, are excited to again be in the forefront of area dining with Mister Lee’s Noodles, the Asian-inspired noodle bar at the Easton Public Market – a first in the Lehigh Valley.
Chizmar, a 2015 James Beard-nominee, developed Mr. Lee’s menu that features farm-fresh ramen dishes with local produce and meats sourced seasonally. As with Chizmar and Shea’s menu at Bolete, diners can expect some whimsical twists at Mister Lee’s. Cold Ramen options include Wakeme (ramen, soy-marinated tofu, shiitake mushroom, sesame soy vinaigrette); Korean Beef BBQ (kimchee, chilled noodles, cucumber, chilies, hard boiled egg); and Mister Lee’s Hot and Spicy Ramen (ground pork, bok choy, scallions, soy, miso, sriracha, garlic oil). For Hot Ramen options, there is Mister Lee’s Dirty Noodles (housemade noodles, mushroom dashi broth, chashu (marinated pork), poached egg, soy mushrooms, local greens); Veggie Ramen (carrot miso broth, fried tofu, shiitake, fried leeks, pickled vegetables, tamago (rolled omelette), black garlic, sesame); Dutch Ramen (beef-mustard dashi, pastrami, sauerkraut, braised kale, caramelized onions, hard boiled egg, pickled shallots); and Sticky Ramen (beet dashi, sticky bbq pork belly, braised collard greens, hush puppy, smoky salt).
Mr. Lee’s features a beautiful 25-seat dark brown wrap-around counter paired with red bar stools and a 10-person communal dining table with a graffiti mural painted along the base wall of the restaurant’s bar. Guests can dine-in or take their food to additional communal dining spaces in the market. There is a house selection of non-alcoholic beverages and tonics, and B.Y.O.B. wine and beer is welcomed. No corkage fee will be applied for wine and beer purchased from the market’s own Tolino Vineyards and ShawneeCraft Brewing Company.