Restaurant Week. Riverpark. Salmon Tartare.
Riverpark. 450 East 29th Street New York, NY 10016.
Ahi Poke. Gyu Kaku.
So my aunt took us to a restaurant that you actually have to book 2-3 months in advance in order to get a table. There is no menu and all the dishes that come out depending on the executive chef and the produce for that day.
Fancy piped wasabi!
Batter fried soft shell crab with a light curry sauce. This dish was delicious. The crab was crunchy from the batter, but soft on the inside while the sauce was light and sweet and not overbearing at all.
The delicious soft bread that came with the crab in curry sauce. Even the bread was awesome as it was extremely soft and fresh.
Refreshing shrimp spring rolls with a sweet and tangy thai sauce.
Rice dish with white tuna sashimi chunks, shredded imitation crab meat, dried pork, fish roe, cilantro, sesame seeds, and dried seaweed flakes. All the components of this dish paired really well with each other.
Sashimi with sweetened kidney beans, sweetened black beans, abalone with mayonnaise, and stewed chicken feet.
Smoked Pork Ribs in a Black Pepper Sauce.
Black chicken stew that has been stewed in a traditional clay pot for hours. One of my favorite soups!
Delicately butter grilled fish over a bed of fire. The fire is under the stone slab. Too bad I couldn’t position the camera at the right angle!
Shrimp and noodle salad with an intricate spun sugar garnish. The salad and jumbo shrimp was pretty good. But I’m not sure the spun sugar combined into the dish was a very good idea….
Assortment of fresh fruit.
Milk pudding with a blueberry sauce hidden under a bed of spun cotton candy. This is probably the best milk pudding I’ve ever had.
This was seriously one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Not only was all the food delicious, the presentation was really extravagant. And as all true foodies know, we eat with our eyes first.
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had? And where?!
Birthday Dinners with Asians=Sushi required.
Treated my best friend to dinner the other day at U-Yee’s. We had a lobster roll, shrimp tempura roll, mexican roll [spicy salmon with panko flakes], sweet potato roll, eel roll, volcano roll [fried calamari with a sweet eel sauce, spicy mayo, and fish roe over the top], dragon roll, spicy tuna roll and pearl roll [Oyster roll]. All at half price! Life is just better with sushi. =]
U-Yee’s. Iselin, New Jersey.
Ninja Part 3. Batto Jutso.
Tuna Sashimi and with a Ginger Sauce. This dish was so good. The tuna was a beautiful deep red and the beets were amazingly sweet and rich. To enjoy the dish fully, you had to have eaten the beet with the tuna sashimi, greens, and a bit of tuna confit. The combination of it all went really well together.
Ninja. New York, New York.
Ninja Part 1. Aburi “Light My Fire”.
House-smoked Tasmania Trout over a bed of marinated Asparagus in an aburi. This dish was simple yet very delicious tasting. I liked the thin slice of lemon between each slice of trout that added a nice touch of citrus, as well as the beautiful presentation.
Ninja. New York, New York.
Birthday Feast. Hot Oil Seared Salmon in Citrus Sauce.
I really liked the citrus sauce with a touch of hot oil with the taste of the salmon sashimi. Although the garnish of scallion of ginger on top was appeasing to the eye, I didn’t really like the taste of it in combination with everything else. Regardless, the appetizer was still very yummy and pretty affordable at $9.00 in the city.
Gyu Kaku. New York.
Sushi on a whole other level. Tuna Tartare.
So unbelievably good. Still contemplating if it’s one of the best I’ve ever had. The tuna has just the right amount of spicy-ness. I like how they added the mayo and sriracha hot sauce for an extra kick. I think the dish would be even more orgasmic if they cubed the tuna instead of chopped and minced. Other than that, I would definitely pay $5.75 again for this dish.
Yakitori. J-town. New York.
Some much needed lunch. Spicy Tuna Roll.
I haven’t had Maru in SO long but finally got to go yesterday with Jon and Myreon for their lunch time specials! >_< SO GOOD. Instead of ordering my usual spicy salmon roll, I got the spicy tuna roll, which was equally delicious.
Maru. East Brunswick, New Jersey
Craving sushi? Monday night dinner with friends.
Pretty bad service at Sushi Palace tonight. No only did the waitress give our table to some other group while we were first in line AND had a reservation, but she also later removed the same group FROM their seats to re-seat us. This caused that group to later leave the restaurant. Then on top of poorly cut sashimi, not getting any plates for the first 20 minutes of sitting, asking for spicy mayo 3 times and never getting it, not get our spicy seaweed appetizer, getting weird overly purple red bean ice cream, and not getting our second round of sushi, the night would have been pretty fail if the food had not been good. Reminder to self: never go on a Monday. The two servings of yummy green tea ice cream made it all better in the end.
Sushi Palace. Edison, New Jersey.
One of THE best things I ever ate. Epi 1. Spicy Salmon Roll.
HANDS DOWN one of the best rolls I’ve ever had. Specifically from Maru! They cube the salmon, not mush it up like most places do. You can taste every bit of fatty salmon in this indescribable texture. They combine the cubed salmon with fish roe and spicy mayo. I also love how they take the extra salmon and top it off of the roll.
Maru. East Brunswick, New Jersey.