French Laundry

I often bemoan the dearth of objectivity in the world, but when you visit a storied establishment such as French Laundry, one cannot help but have some preconceptions. The website shows a bright farmhouse wonderland of white linens, fresh produce, and creations that changed the history of the culinary industry. I really enjoyed Per Se at first, but …

Otafuku

Otafuku is a tiny little place by Saint Marks. As far as I can tell, they only sell 4 things: – Yakisoba: egg noodles that they sautee on the grill – Takoyaki: Balls of octopus and dough – Okonomiyaki: Cabbage pancakes with delicious sauce – Mentadai: Chewy dessert batter with red bean paste inside… that …

Chinese Sauteed Fish Fillet

For some reason the title above generated very few correct searches on the internet, but if I searched “yu pian” which means fish fillet in Chinese, all sorts of almost correct searches showed up. Last week a friendly coworker went fishing and caught a massive Tautog, or Blackfish. He generously shared his bounty with me. …