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posted by youthlarge @ 12:17 PM
I don't know how to feel right now. And I don't have a plan.
Just wanted to compliment you on this website. It's interesting and informative. My girlfriend and I live in NJ... and in the past 3 or 4 months, we've started to explore the park slope area. Like the both of you, we too are foodies, willing to travel that extra bit for a great meal, whether it be pizza, sushi, thai, whatever.This is definitely a blog that I'm going to continue looking at, so keep up the good work.Robp.s. i'm sure you've had it already, but go to Taro on dean, and get the omakase...although it's intuitive to get it at the sushi bar, get it at a table - it'll be much better.
Yeah, the PSG and I had a nice lunch at Taro back at the beginning of December. Will definitely try the omakase there! I've only done it at the bar at Yasuda, which is extra pricey, but TOTALLY worth it. Thanks for the tip!
For the next episode, I re-created a birthing tub using jello and marzipan molded in to humanoid shapes. But nobody was having a party so I just ate it myself. mmmm.
amy f: WHAT? no way? are you joking? maybe we should have a BSG party?rob: thanks for the tip. i'm a little suspicious of table omakase, but i guess at a place as tiny as taro, it shouldn't matter where you sit.
Now I want to eat Taro for dinner... Does anyone want to go with me? My dinner plans got cancelled.Amy - Did you at least take photos? I wanna see!
Thanks for response. Just wanted to clarify why in my opinion it's better to get omakase at a table... The experience at the bar is different - can't say the experience is worse if you like eating at the actual sushi bar, but you will get less bang for your buck. This will cost you 35 or so... not usually less. You'll get 10 pieces. Half of the pieces will be more ordinary - think yellowtail, salmon, etc. But, things will be presented to you in a way that allows you to see different flavor combinations or profiles... like first you may get toro, seared toro, and tuna... then you may get yellowtail, and a yellowtail with onion sauce...Although both are excellent values - probably the best sushi value for that quality level in all of ny - i think the variety at a table is much, much more interesting.However, you get the sushi in a progression that allows you to try variations on a theme... for example, yellowtail, with baby yellowtail, and a yellowtail w/ onion sauce piece.... or, toro, seared toro, and ordinary tuna. But again, half the pieces will be usual, and you will get less overall, and for more money.Happy Eating!
Sorry - that post got really messed up somehow. Basically what i was trying to say was that at the bar, you get omakase in progressions of 2 or 3 pieces that are kind of variations on a theme. You'll get 10 pieces total + 1 Roll, and half will be ordinary like salmon or tuna. It will cost 35.At a table, you'll get a platter of 12 pieces and a Roll. Almost all fo the pieces will be more exotic - such as sweet giant shrimp, or imported eel from japan, raw octopus, etc. Sometimes you'll get fried shrimp heads as a bonus in addition to other pieces... If you go for an early dinner - before 7pm or so, definitely get it at a table. It's easily more than twice as good as the regular platter.Sorry for confusion in last post.
Nice, thanks for all the details! I'm not the biggest fan of amaebi, but I do love my eel and octopus. I wonder how busy they'll be tomorrow for V-day, maybe DMR and I can sneak in early?The CLC and I had lunch there last week and we both ordered pretty much the same meal as the previous time we were there. The kicker - the lady sitting at the next table and constantly staring at us was also present the last time we ate!
That lady gives me the CREEPS. Old people with long gray hair always make me feel weird/upset. I also feel like she's always sniffling.
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