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

I really felt like I stumbled upon the next great food find when I saw a modest special on the menu at Takashi. I’ve heard of ramen bowls and ramen burgers but this was the first ramen quesadilla I had seen. And it was great – also a riff on a Japanese okonomiyaki pancake, it was comprised of crisp ramen noodles packed with chewy beef tendon, bold shiso leaf, and aged manchego cheese. And instead of guacamole and salsa, it was topped with the usual okonomayaki garnishes: bonito flakes, Japanese mayo, and seaweed.
TAKASHI
456 Hudson Street (between Morton Street and Barrow Street)
West Village
(212) 414-2929
takashinyc.com

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2015…

Horumon-Moriawase (Chef's Selection) at TAKASHI

If you’re squeamish, but curious about offal, Takashi is the place to go. And the best thing to order at the Japanese-Korean grill palace to beef is the chef’s selection. You’ll get five marinated cuts ready to grill all of the chef’s choice. We got to re-experience the incredible mino, and also some fresh chewy tripe, liver, meaty heart, and some of the softest, most buttery sweetbreads I’ve ever had.  Price: $30

TAKASHI
456 Hudson Street (between Morton Street and Barrow Street)
West Village
(212) 414-2929
takashinyc.com

Mino (First Stomach) at TAKASHI

Eating any number of the cow stomachs sounds a bit terrifying for most Americans, but the impeccable Takashi makes it accesible for adventurous eaters. The first stomach is marinated in their special sauce and then grilled tableside so that it has a crisp, chewy texture with lots of meaty and sweet flavors. It’s worth the fear factor. Price: $14

TAKASHI
456 Hudson Street (between Morton Street and Barrow Street)
West Village
(212) 414-2929
takashinyc.com

For the fourth year in a row, I present the 100 most exciting dishes I’ve consumed during my food adventures around the five boroughs. Look for another five dishes every few days.

I purposefully don’t put out a list of the 10 best restaurants because it would be totally unfair for me to judge. Unlike a well-paid (and reimbursed) critic, I’m not able to go to all the major restaurant openings. And if I do find myself at one of the hot spots, it’s unlikely I’ll be able to order the entire menu or visit more than once to check for consistency. So instead I think I can fairly choose specific dishes that made my eyes open, my stomach growl, and my tastebuds very very happy. Here are the ten best dishes I tasted in 2013.

NUMBER 10: PIZZA at JULIANA’S

Pizza at JULIANA'S

Everybody has heard of Grimaldi’s. Every travel book tells you to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and then get in line for some classic NY pizza. But the travel books need to be re-written. This was the year that the original Patsy Grimaldi came back to the pizza world and opened up Juliana’s in the original Grimaldi’s location (the new owner of the namesake was forced to move up the block due to a dispute with the landlord). And the pizza at Juliana’s puts Grimaldi’s (and most other NY pizzerias) to shame. Here you can truly taste the trinity of flavors of coal-oven pizza: the sweet imported Italian tomatoes (not a sauce, mind you), the creamy homemade mozzarella, and that magical blistered dough. The name that everybody should be speaking from now on is Juliana. Price: $16/$19

JULIANA’S
19 Old Fulton Street (between Elizabeth Place and Front Street),
Dumbo, Brooklyn
(718) 596-6700
julianaspizza.com

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For the fourth year in a row, I present the 100 most exciting dishes I’ve consumed during my food adventures around the five boroughs. Look for another five dishes every few days.

There are very puzzling moments in my life where I contemplate becoming a vegetarian. Truthfully. But then I have a bite of some smoked brisket or grilled pork and I immediately come to my sense. These five dishes have kept me carnivorous this year.

NUMBER 25: FIVE SPICE PORK at MOO SHU GRILL

Five Spice Pork at MOO SHU GRILL

Street meat is a term most New Yorkers know well. It usually refers to griddled lamb or chicken minced up into little chunks. While the spices can make them taste delicious, this year a brand new truck brought a whole new flavor to street meat. Moo Shu Grill comes from experienced street meat experts who previously worked for Bian Dang and Korilla BBQ. This underrated truck offers up rice bowls and moo shu wrappers stuffed with their extraordinarily flavorful and moist proteins. I especially fell for the five-spice pork which is a blend of pork shoulder and belly marinated with a sweet and salty hoisin sauce and then caramelized to a beautiful char. Topped with a bright and smoky ginger aioli, it’s the beginning of the street meat renaissance. Price: $9

MOO SHU GRILL
Locations Vary
Twitter: @mooshugrill,
(212) 695-5995
mooshugrill.com

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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

TAKASHI, 456 Hudson Street (between Barrow and Morton Street), West Village

Stomach, intestine, tendon, heart. These are mostly associated with biology class in this country. But at Takashi, like most of the rest of the world, this sounds like dinner.

Nestled in the West Village, Takashi is a Korean-style Japanese BBQ restaurant that specializes in beef offal. You can order a number of prepared dishes (some featuring raw beef or cooked versions of the beefy parts) or you can choose to grill your own and a platter of marinated meat arrives ready for a DIY experience. I’ve had many wonderful dishes here ranging from the tongue experience to beef cheeks and a killer steak tartare.

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