(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

(Photo by Kavitha Surana)

It used to be that chefs had to cut the chili peppers and pour on the MSG before unleashing a Chinese menu on the American diner. But these days New Yorkers seems to have the itch for creative Chinese food with authentic flavors–and they’re willing to take the heat (think Mission Chinese, Fung Tu, Biang!, Yunnan BBQ and the rooster-testicle slingers at MaLa Project). Now Williamsburg is getting another taste of the flame from Chinese Club, a reboot of Pasar Malam on Grand Street. “I believe that people are more open to trying new tastes and new flavors, and they don’t mind that extra kick,” said chef and owner Salil Mehta. “They can handle it now. It’s gone way beyond Sriracha.”

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