Brushstroke

Brushstroke

Brushstroke by chef David Bouley

Brushstroke    30 Hudson St., New York, NY 10013  (212) 791-3771

Cuisine: Japanese, Kaiseki

Chef: David Bouley

Neighborhood: Tribeca

Occassion: Dinner

What I had: I had a three dishes from late night menu

 

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Kinmedai

Pacific Jumbo Oyster

Uni, Scallop with Fresh Green Seaweed, Lemon Foam

Kampachi (greater amberjack) Sashimi with Okura, dry bonito flakes over rice

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Momofuku Ko

Momofuku Ko
Momofuku Ko by Davit Chang

Lazor clam – Pineapple, basil seed

Momofuku Ko     8 Extra Place, New York, NY 10003   (212) 500-0831

Cuisine: Japanese, New American

Chef: Davit Chang

Neighborhood: East Village, Bowery

Occassion: I was here for dinner

What I had: counter menu $175

Michelin: two stars 2016

Note: I had 15~20 small bite size course dishes. Two of my favorite dishes were Shaved foie gras and Lazor clam soup with pineapple, basil seeds.

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Lobster paloise, tartlet

Millefeuille with Arctic Char Roe

Madai – consomme, shiso

open kitchen

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Hirohisa

Hirohisa

Best Chirashi in NYC ”Hirohisa”

Hirohisa     73 Thompson St., New York, NY 10012  (212) 925-1613

Cuisine: Japanese Kappo

Neighborhood: Soho

Recommend Dishes: Chirashi Don $36

Occassion: I was here for lunch

Michelin: one star 2016

Note: Hirohisa is a Japanese Kappo-style restaurant in SoHo. They received their first Michelin star this year. Two of us had different Donburi for lunch. Ikura Don was great but we were both amazed by Chirashi Don. I must say it was one of the best Chirashi in NYC.

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Tamago Ankake

Chirashi came with soup, tsukemono and kobachi $38

Chirashi’s toppings:
Tachiuo from Oita Japan
Saba from Hakata Japan
Kawahagi from Long Island NY
Kinmedai from Shizuoka Japan
ArcticChar from Alaska
Uni from Hokkaido Japan
Akami from Spain
Ikura from Alaska
Unagi from North Callorina

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Cagen

Sunday Omakase Dinner at ”Cagen”

 

Cuisine: Sushi

Neighborhood: East Village

Michelin: One star 2016

Recommend Dishes: Sushi Omakase

Seat: I recommend to sit at the chef’s counter.

Note: Sushi Omakase is only available Tuesday – Sunday 6pm, 6:30pm or 8:30pm. I was here for Sunday ( I do not recommend what I had which Omakase from Sunday menu)

Cagen    414 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009  (212) 358-8800

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Cagen

Soba Totto

Soba Totto

 Lunch at ”Soba Totto” in Midtown East

Cuisine: Soba, Japanese

Neighborhood: Midtown East

Occasions: I was here for lunch. Good for lunch with friends

Special: Lunch set- Any Donburi served with cold or hot Soba noodle, small appetizer, salad, pickles.

Recommend Dish: Uni Ikura Don combo with cold soba $19

 

Soba Totto  211E 43rd St., New York, NY 10017  (212) 557-8200

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 Counter Seat

 

 Spicy Tuna Combo $19 

Soy marinated tuna, grated yam & porched egg over rice  served with cold Soba noodle small appetizer, salad, pickles

Lunch Time

Uni Ikura Don combo with cold soba $19 

Sea urchin & salmon roe over rice served with cold Soba noodle small appetizer, salad, pickles

蕎麦湯 Soba Yu

We call the cooking liquid “soba-yu“, which literally means soba water.  When you order a cold soba dish at soba restaurant it is a custom that as the staff notices you finishing your noodles they will bring you a pot of soba-yu when you are ready for it 🙂

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Zuma New York

Cocktail at ”Zuma” New York

First floor

Zuma New York  261 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016   (212) 544-9862

Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Cocktail lounge

Neighborhood: Midtown East

Occassion: I was here for cocktails at second floor

Note: I will report back to you again if I come back for dinner!

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Goemon

Goemon
Japanese Curry ”Goemon”

Cuisine: Japanese Curry

Neighborhood: Nolita

Recommend dish: Yakuzen Soup Curry

Occasions: I was here for lunch. Good for solo and with friends.

Ambiance: Very Casual

Note: All curry are Gluten free, No MSG

I like Cocoon so when I heard the same owner opened a Japanese curry shop next door, I came to patrol for lunch during the weekday.  I ordered The Classic Curry – Plain Curry w/ beef & chicken broth base, melty flavored beef  and boiled egg for toping. I won’t order this style again….it was no meat, no vegetable and I couldn’t enjoy any texture of curry 😦 Definitely I’m going to order Yakuzen soup curry next time!

Goemon  29 Kenmare St , New York, NY 10012  (212) 226-1262  *n0 website yet

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The Classic Curry

Plain Curry w/ beef & chicken broth base, melty flavored beef  (M size) $11

Topping – Boiled Egg $2

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Kura

Kura
Omakase by Charming Sushi Chef Ishizuka at ”Kura”

Sushi Chef / Owner Ishizuka

 

Sushi Omakase: $85

Neighborhood: East Village

Kura   130 St Mark’s Pl, New York, NY 10009  (212) 228-1010

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Sakura Ebi – Cherry Blossom Shrimp

Seared Anago

Red SnapperMaguro – Tunaツナ角煮 Tuna KakuniAoyagi – Orange Clam Saba Oshisushi – Pressed Mackerel

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SOTO

Soto
Michelin Two Star ”Soto”

Sushi Chef Sotohiro Kosugi

Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Michelin: Two Stars 2015

Sushi Chef-Owner: Sotohiro Kosugi

Neighborhood: West Village

Occassion: I was here for dinner. Good for a date, with foodie friend

Signature Dishes: Uni Ika Sugomori Zukuri/Chutoro Tartare/Steamed Lobster with Uni Mousse

What I had: Omakase $115 plus drinks

Seat: I recommend Sushi counter

Soto    357 6th Ave., New York, NY 10014  (212) 414-3088

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Goma Tofu

Sea Trout Carpaccio

-with black truffle sea salt, chives, and caviar.
-served with watercress and sesame salad

Uni Cocktail
with seaweed, wasabi, and soy reduction

Fluke Ponzu

-with chives, shiso leaf, ginger shoot, and scallions on top.
-served with ponzu sauce

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Hide-Chan Ramen

Hide-Chan Ramen
Its my second time visit at ”Hide-Chan Ramen”

Hakata Kuro Ramen ♥♥♥1/2

Many peoples say that Hide-Chan Ramen is too salty……… 😦 My first visit to Hide-Chan I thought the same thing too! But my both Kuro Ramen and Spicy Ramen were perfect when I came here for the second time. I would like to go back again for third time sometime soon to give you my final thought about their Ramen. Stay tuned ~ XO

My favorite Ramen is The Hakata Kuro Rame.

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Hide-Chan Ramen    248 East 52nd St (b/t 2 Ave & 3 Ave), 2nd floor restaurant,  New York, NY 10022   (212) 813-1800

Hakata Spicy Ramen ♥♥♥1/2

Chashiu Tonkotsu Ramen ♥♥♥

Pork Gyoza ♥♥♥