Thursday, October 22, 2009

Village Yokocho

I went to Village Yokocho tonight for dinner. I think it's the only robata/Japanese tapas place I haven't tried. They had an extensive menu, but Joy and I managed to pick a few items in a relatively quick manner. I forgot to bring my camera and have no lovely pictures to post. Although I probably wouldn't have taken pictures even if I had my camera. Sometimes I just like to enjoy a meal without overthinking what I'm eating and taking pictures is just another form of scrutiny. It's hard for me to for to turn off that critical switch in my brain I'm so trained to do as a culinary professional. I usually keep my criticism to myself since I'm sure it's quite annoying to my dining companions to hear me constantly complaining about food and observing how something is prepared.

We had one really interesting dish....Berkshire pork sausage with salad. I don't know what I was expecting but what came out was not it. Now I wish I did have a picture of this. A bowl with tiny Vienna sausage looking things lay on top a bed of salad, steamed broccoli, steamed asparagus, some sort of mayo dressing and a splotch of grainy mustard. It was quite interesting. The sausage tasted like hot dogs. I really wanted a bun and ketchup. :) I wouldn't recommend ordering this! Otherwise the other dishes we had were tasty. I was starving and this cheapie meal hit the spot. Followed by a dessert of Nerds candy, I was a happy camper.

Restaurants mentioned:
Village Yokocho
8 Stuyvesant St.
New York, NY 10003

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