The Hao Concept
Nestled in the heart of Greenwich Village, Hao Noodle and Tea features a serene and intimate environment complemented by heavenly, housemade noodles and authentic Chinese recipes steeped by thousands of years of tradition.
In the Chinese language, “Hao” (好) means “Great”. Moreover, “Hao” (好) also symbolizes the strive for perfection. In the culinary world, “Hao” (好) proclaims a constant devotion to authenticity and quality. Thus, achieving “Hao”, is our restaurant’s mission.
In Chinese culture, we believe that days of joy and moments of happiness should be celebrated with great food, as our appreciation of food is the most intimate connection, which we can establish and share with each other. With several prominent restaurants in China including Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Hangzhou, we have now named our first US location here in New York, Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen as a reminder for us to provide every guest with an exquisite culinary experience by virtue of the food we present and our earnest care for you.
MADAM Zhu (Rong Zhu)
Founder & Chairwoman
Madam Zhu has a rich experience in running restaurant business for more than fifteen years in Mainland China. She has founded and managed renowned restaurant chains such as “Yuxiang Family” “ Happy Family” and now she manages the chain of Madam Zhu’s Kitchen in China, which has six restaurants in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hangzhou, and the chain is thriving and expanding.
Madam Zhu has an earnest love for discovering and making good food. She travelled globally and extensively in an effort to taste various kinds of culinary creations and experience different food cultures. When working at the restaurant, Madam Zhu is determined and passionate to make tasteful Chinese dishes using fresh and healthy ingredients.
In addition, as a versatile woman of high aesthetic pursuit, she is experienced in interior design that she has already designed all of the Madam Zhu’s Kitchen venues in China.
Mr Chen is now the executive chef at Madam Zhu’s Kitchen, who oversees the working of the kitchen and creation of food at the all of our venues in China and here in NYC. He has been working in the culinary profession for more than 30 years. He was invited to participate in charity event in NYC and his cooking received rave reviews. Through his career, Mr. Chen has established solid experience and knowledge in kitchen management. He has mastered cuisines from regions of Shanghai, Sichuan, and Huaiyang, and he will continue curating menus of great Chinese cuisines for New Yorkers.
Executive Sous Chef
Hao Noodle and Tea Director of Cooking. Director of Cooking at Zun Yuan Shi Fu (2005-2008), Director of Cooking at Madam Zhu’s Kitchen (2008-Present). He has many years of Chinese cooking experience.
Hao Noodle and Tea Director of Pastry and Dessert. Director of Pastry at Shangri-La Chengdu (2007-2008), Director of Pastry at Sanya Marriott (2008-2009), Director of Pastry at Holiday Inn (2009-2010), Director of Pastry Creation at Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai (2010-2011), Director of Pastry at Madam Zhu’s Kitchen (2011- Present).