|Morimoto - NY - omakase tasting menu|
|Trudged through a snow blizzard for this meal!|
|Modern decor inside the restaurant|
|Infamous Tuna Tartare -(showcased on Iron Chef) with caviar, sour cream, wasabi, dashi-soy, sesame crackers, chive, black sesame paste|
I loved this dish. The plating is so creative. The best way to eat this dish was to scrape a small section of the tuna tartare and then dip into each condiment. This dish was also mentioned on Food Network's Best Thing I ever ate.
|Oyster with uni|
|Whole roasted lobster spiced with garam masala and lemon creme fraiche|
One of the most memorable preparations of lobsters I've ever had. Originally I thought the lobster with the curry spices would be overpower, but they work well together. You could still taste the sweetness of the meaty lobster with the light sprinkle of spices. Lemon creme fraiche was served on the side - creative way to serve lemon with the lobster, but totally unnecessary. It actually complicated the flavors of the dish.
|Matcha tea with macaroon|
Verdict: I knew coming to this restaurant it wasn't going to be mind blowing, but after watching Chef Morimoto so much on tv I can't help but be curious about his food. It was a lot better than I had braced myself for. The food is fresh and well executed, but its not as inventive as his dishes on tv.
88th 10th Ave
New York, NY 10024
Chomp worthy: tuna tartareRandom facts:
- Chef Morimoto is often seen walking around - I met him!