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More From Chez Sardine

April 28, 2013

Sometimes a restaurant just isn’t as good the second time around but thanksfully, Chez Sardine does not fall into this camp.

With reservations now available, it was much easier to snag a seat this time around for dinner with HH.  Two seats at the sushi bar please!  Pickled daikon with bonito from the kitchen as an amuse bouche.

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We moved onto the pork and unagi handrolls.  No picture this time because I ate mine right away to preserve the contrast between the crispy seaweed and the creamy fatty pork and unagi.  One of the best two bites in recent memory.

 

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From the sushi bar, a piece of hamachi with chicharron and ginger for us each.  We looked around for the chicharron only to find a delightful crunch after popping the whole piece into our mouth in one bite.  It was hidden out of sight underneath the hamachi!

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HH enjoyed the chopped scallop with trout roe and quail egg while I indulged in a piece of the chopped beef and sea urchin.  The flavors just burst in my mouth – I think we just found a new interpretation of surf and turf.

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We followed up the sushi with some small plates.  A bowl of steamed clams in miso broth and the sushi rice balls were accompanied by fried brussels sprouts.

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And of course, we couldn’t leave without the miso maple salmon head.  Just as delicious and fun to eat as last time.

 

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Finally, a bowl of Chez Sardine’s take on Japanese beef curry to end the meal.  Instead of the typical thick sweet curry, this version featured a lighter sauce over a beautiful piece of braised short rib that was falling apart with a prod of the fork and some refreshing pickled cabbage.

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Still no desserts at Chez Sardine.  Instead, a little bowl of maple pudding with crispy rice for all.

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Chez Sardine | 183 West 10th Street, New York, NY 10014 | http://chezsardine.com

One Comment leave one →
  1. Tran permalink
    April 28, 2013 11.28 pm

    i want your life!

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