Saturday, October 13, 2012

Best meal in New York: Morimoto

Our visit to Morimoto for lunch unexpectedly ended up being the best meal we had during our stay in New York. We continue to reminiscent about it till today. Morimoto is owned and named after chef Masaharu Morimoto who is most famously known as one of the Iron Chefs.


Lydia stuck to the restaurant week lunch menu which consist of a typical Bento offering - wagyu beef, some sushi and rolls and tempura. It was nothing out of the ordinary. Since we had been eating tons of heavy dishes for the last couple of days in New York, I opted for something lighter and ordered the chirashi bowl. This is bowl filled with sushi rice and topped off with an assortment of fresh sashimi. The rice was perfectly cooked and fish was amazingly fresh and reminded me of the fresh sushi and sashimi I had during my visits to Tokyo.

The best part of the meal was dessert. We were pretty full by now and was actually thinking of skipping dessert. Thank god we didn't! We ordered the "tofu - hot & cold" which was selection of desserts made of soy and tofu. It was just AMAZING. The tofu cheesecake was soft and creamy. The tofu ice-cream was light and flavorful and the souffle was just delicious.

Morimoto is definitely on the list of places to return once we're back in New York. Just can't wait...

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