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I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2016…

Cikarashi is the underdog in the new poke movement sweeping the city. The bowls are a bit more refined with a chef’s eye rather than just a mess of raw fish and Asian toppings. The composed raw fish bowls are quite interesting, but I found myself craving their salmon collar Salt, meat and fat cling to the collar bone, while a bright acidic ponzu sauce cuts the richness and soaks into the warm rice, cucumbers, and soy-kissed daikon radishes/ Price: $15.49

CHIKARASHI
227 Canal Street (between Centre and Baxter Street),
Chinatown
(646) 649-5965
chikarashi.com

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2016…

New Yorkers just could not get enough poke this year. It was hand’s down the hottest food trend in the city with laughable queues at lunch for same chopped raw fish over rice. Pokeworks might have the longest lines but when I found an off-hour sweet spot, I understood why. The fish is fresh and the abundance of sauces and textured mix-ins is generous. Not to mention the taste. Price: $10.50/$12.95
POKEWORKS
63 West 37th Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenue),
Midtown West
(212) 575-8881
pokeworks.com

I bring my sense of food adventure with me on the road, searching for the most authentic, iconic, and delicious dishes of a different region…

Hawaii Eating Adventures!

After spending just nine days in Hawaii, I’m convinced I should start a version of this blog on one of the islands. If I don’t end up moving to paradise and eating my way through their iconic food and drink, then at least it will have inspired me to start a travel section of this blog. I don’t travel nearly as often as I’d like, but maybe now I have a good reason. And perhaps it’ll be tax deductible?

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For the third year in a row, I’m going to attempt to eat every single item on Time Out New York’s annual 100 Best Dishes list. In no particular order, here’s my take on their Top 100. Let the gluttony continue…

After having a small taste of Wooly’s at last year’s Vendy Awards (they won the Best Dessert category), Wooly’s Ice took a hiatus during the colder months. I eagerly awaited through the winter until they re-appeared and the time was right for shaved ice. With temperatures approaching the triple digits, I’d most definitely say the time is right.

I’ve had Taiwanese shaved ice at Chinese restaurants, but it’s usually a very icy mess of unusual toppings. Last year’s list item from Ice Fire Land was a perfect example. Wooly’s has a bit of Hawaiian dessert culture thrown in.

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