The only place I really wanted to go to on our New York trip was Morimoto’s restaurant. Ever since I first started getting into food and blogging it’s been on the top of my bucket list of things I must do before I shuffle off this mortal coil. I was excited, of course, to go to New York since I’ve never been before, but finally getting to go to Morimoto was the icing on the cake.
We started off with some fancy cocktails….of course. :]
We started with the Toro tartare. This slab of beauty is garnished with caviar that you spread throughout and I paired with a dipping sauce and 6 toppings. You dip it in a lil bit of this and then you top it with a lil bit of that…so delicious! I was so overwhelmed that I wasn’t paying attention to the waiter when he was explaining the different sauces and toppings. Each topping had different flavor profiles and complimented the toro in different ways …a definite must try! I wish it was a bigger slab!!!
Ten hour cooked pork belly with congee and soy scallion jus – a modern twist to traditional Kakuni. Sweet and savory melt in your mouth in perfect harmony and just when you think its rich flavors are done, you cut into crispy textures that pull you back in! Loooved it!
Crispy rock shrimp tempura. Pooh wanted to order it and I wasn’t quite sure why. With so many unique and interesting items on the menu I was like…shrimp tempura? Really? I was pleasantly suprised by how amazeballs these things were! One was glazed with spicy kochujang sauce that blows hot wings out of the water; the other had wasabi aoli…I was eating these things like butter popcorn topped with crack. So addicting!
Pooh ordered the Duck Duck Duck. It’s ingredients say it all…foie gras croissant, roasted duck, a poached duck egg, and 2 dipping sauces. Zomg. It was very rich and fatty…heaven.
I ordered the roasted maine lobster topped with veggies, keffir lime, and green curry sauce. So many incredible flavors yet they didn’t take away from the subtle richness of the lobster. My heart melted. *swoon*
Pooh and I had an incredible meal. I was smiling the entire time! I cannot wait to come back and try more things! Although it ain’t cheap, i highly recommended checking it out on your next trip to New York!