|Oyster Kimchi Pork Belly (it’s set upon a little stand)|
Each course was a small bite, delicately prepared and well thought out. There was a menu given listing each item that we would be having, but it was fun to expect a dish to come out a certain way, but to see the chef’s play on it.
For example, the oyster kimchi pork belly (sorry for the dark photos — didn’t want to be flashing everyone with my camera) didn’t look like anything that I would have expected, but it was wonderfully delicious, especially with it’s crunchy texture (the translucent part).
|Foie Gras XLB|
My favorite item was the foie gras XLB..ahh, the days when we still had FG…Anyways, I am an XLB lover, and will always try them at most restaurants that serve them. I must say, that aside from the motherland DTF, this XLB was a close second. The skin was so thin and delicate, and the inside was a good combo of filling and soup. Just perfect. SW knows I love them and gave me 1 of his 2, so I had 3. What a nice guy, huh?
A few other creations that I thought were unique and well presented:
|Conch, tomato, green orange, dashi (meant to be slurped out of the shell)|
|Salt and Pepper Squid (black part had the texture of those fried shrimp chips or chiccarones)|
|Monkfish Liver, Salmon Roe, buckwheat, daikon|
Although it is expensive, it’s a culinary experience. It’s definitely right up my alley with the Asian themed dishes, and I was lucky enough to go again for the 2nd time this past September. This time, we were lucky enough to be graced by the presence of two additional friends 🙂