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Opah ... in B'klyn?

I think we were listening to this ...

Opah ... in B'klyn?

Whole Foods, 3rd/3rd, they were filleting a young one; 23$/lb.
Grilled over binchotan rooftop ... insanely delicious.
Yet, somehow, just don't seem right.

ayu w/ tade-zu

Yes, I had known of this "pairing" for some time.
It was only recently that we both got to enjoy.
(the hoya was excellent as well)

I hope others post on longed-for plates,

The 3 Grand Cuisines

"The relative paucity of favoring Indian/Pakistani cuisines completely amazes me"


The influence of the Indian subcontinent since the early Middles Ages throughout the East is "unknown" here.
That influence was vast and is presently, in many ways, indirectly pervasive.

It simply doesn't exist in our "history".

How that influence flowed, historically, through the SE Asian peninsula up into Japan where, from a contemporary perspective,
cuisine has achieved it's most "natural" (as opposed to marketed) height of aesthetic grace gets top spot.

Angeleno moving to NYC looking for help!

My bad on the misdirect.

I think the OP could take the A down ...
& head out on the 7, stop off practically anywhere ...
or, perhaps, continue to 4th & hit the WV ...
maybe, transfer there to the F and check out EV ...
or stay on and head out to Coney Island.

But then again, s/he could head uptown ...
I always enjoyed a picnic on the lawn of the Cloisters w/ autumn leaves.

The 3 Grand Cuisines

"anatolian cuisine is 'richer'",
but I suspect your "wife is a loyal supporter of italian cuisine" for a simple reason ...
few, immediate, seasonal ingredients.

Japan by way of China

France is simply a poor, safe, Western notion
(that Russian ex-pats seem to embrace).

Angeleno moving to NYC looking for help!

I think someone headed to grad school @ Columbia can easily screen the "templates" that dotdotdot this board.
Local advice (Morningside Heights) provides prospect, perhaps.
Stipends don't go far ... A to the 7.

Angeleno moving to NYC looking for help!

"Shanghai isn't really a destination cuisine, but there are several good ones in Ctown if you order carefully"
Care to elaborate: venue & plate.
Once engaged here comparing SGV w/ CTown on this cuisine ...
I'm still at a loss ...
there is no comparison.

ayu w/ tade-zu

@ Aburiya Kinnosuke
first taste w/ , sweet.

Guide to NYC's 10 Best Greek Restaurants and Tavernas

A sweet drop of olive oil ...

Guide to NYC's 10 Best Greek Restaurants and Tavernas

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Guide to NYC's 10 Best Greek Restaurants and Tavernas

Omakase in NYC (+/- $100 pp)

akagai ... you hit this one on target.
I can only assume these were imported.

Guide to NYC's 10 Best Greek Restaurants and Tavernas

Nothing looks or seems even vaguely Greek ...
or real ...
to me here ... really.

'cept that last view.

The best first date spot, especially for foodies: the Sushi Bar. Agree or Disagree?

Third date,
perhaps second,
to get a feel if there's a sense for this ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mono_no_...

Edomae sushi omakase in nyc

And do know ...
you nibble on unicorn ...
you'll soon be fart'n rainbows.

Sushi: Fingers or Chopsticks?

And if you need to fart or smoke ...
please take it outside.

What does New York have that LA doesn't?

If you think the "price of admision" is steep there ... come east.
LA has a totally different 'fabric'.
Seriously, who in LA walks?

What does New York have that LA doesn't?

Larchmont is quite "walkable".

What does New York have that LA doesn't?

How's that Indian cuisine in Artesia?
The banchan/coals in K-town?
The "q" twixt Century & Gardena?
(oops, got our ass wooped there)

Compared to 'home', even nyc blows.

Do we get any points on diversity?

Please ... a SGV/Boyle Heights come-back here ;)

The best first date spot, especially for foodies: the Sushi Bar. Agree or Disagree?

Ask your prospective date where they would prefer to dine.
You'll have all you need to know.

Is Japanese food overrated?

Demographics, sure.
and the 400+% debt/GDP?
much more than talk/research here.
a "decade" may be shy of the matter, on the ground.

And what's Alan's take on gold today?
Same as it ever was?

Yasuda v 15 East v Ichimura

Any word on Hideo's new place in Chelsea?
The man has mad knife skills.

Williamsburg, BK- the hipster diaries

Mz Kim's hangover stew in GP still kicks it on a Sun AM.

Mei Li Wah – A Cha Siu Bao Institution; Amazing Cha Siu Bao? No…The Best In Chinatown? Probably

+1 for the dai (pinky finger) bao

Hellenic Cuisine

Easy ...
if, somehow, some way
some late spring ... summer
you could grill "Greek Sausage"

Where would you buy the caul fat ... here?

True Japanese Wagyu in NYC

Agreed, ask for the counter.
The wagyu was a shared course.
To clarify, for those interested, "sheer" was a reflection of marbling and not portion.
The grilled tuna collar always has this intriguing play of textures/flavors.
Your "OB" ref is appreciated.

True Japanese Wagyu in NYC

Aburiya Kinnosuke
... six sheer, thoroughly enjoyable, cuts
... shabu-shabu/sukiyaki
... 40$
Maguro "collar" is also in play now.

Epic omakase experience at Jado Sushi

Nice sighting.
Did they have hoya when you visited (as shown on their FB page)?
Other recs here ... times, courses?

2014 Omakase Odyssey

There are, perhaps, varied "perspectives" in play here.
I recently took a "strict", western vegetarian to Kajitsu ... it was an
"eye opening" experience.
"What is the distance from the eye to the soul"?