Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Other Japanese places planning to try

Lex ave btw 30th and 31st.

Kampuchea restaurant
78 rivington st (at orchard st)

Super taste
26 eldrige st (at canal st)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

New ramen place: Ippudo

Driving by the other day and found this place. Didn't know the feedback. Glad to found some blogger already had a preview and reviewed it at The Feisty Foodie: Ippudo PREVIEW.

Located on 4th Ave, btw 9th & 10th.

Need to try some day.

Ramen Setagaya Review

The Feisty Foodie: Ramen Setagaya

Great ramen places

Momofuku is a fusion type of ramen place in east village. Location on 1st Ave between 10th and 11th St. map here. Best dishes are steam pork bun and signature momofuku ramen.

Minca Ramen Factory is a small local but with tasty japanese authentic ramen although not many choices. Decoration is simple and basic. Reasonable priced. Located on 5th St btw Ave A and B. map here.

Read from web, others suggested below for japanese:

japanese: sushi yasuda, tsukushi, ushi wakamaru, lan
ramen: setagaya (141 1st Ave btw 8 & 9), santouka (in Mitsuwa, Edgewater NJ)

Best Japanese Food / Soba in town

Last night, my wife and I went to a japanese restaurant in mid town east (43rd St btw 2nd & 3rd) called Soba totto (map). Excellent food. Great creativity. Everything we ordered were excellent. Start with great grilled yakitori (grilled meat ball w/ tare saurce, chicken wings and pork stew with scillion), then deep fried shrimp cluster. Main course we ordered cold soba with citrus flavor and roasted duck hot soba. Best soba I ever have in New York city. Even better than Sobaya. Will all great appetizers and main course, our stomach called us to try one more dish. Reading through the menu, we chose deep fried sesame tofu. Thought it would be standard fried tofu with sesame flavor, it came with surprise. The texture was little like mochi (stick rice cake). I cannot find anywhere with the right blend of tofu, mochi, sesame taste and light soy sauce finished. Who could skip the dessert knowing all the dishes are so great? We ordered a soymilk blanc manger. It is partly like pudding and partly like pana cotta with wheat sugar jam on the top. This dessert finished our dinner perfectly. We both can't stop enjoying every single taste and kept saying best japanese food in town.

Yummy! Yummy! Yummy!

Rating: Highly Recommended

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Camelback snowboard trip

Camelback / Andrew's First Ski Trip