Family Recipe, NYC

Family Recipe Chef/Owner: Akiko Thurnauer Cuisine: Japanese, European, Asian Fusion, Small Plates Neighborhood: Lower East Side Price: $50 per person Address: 231 Eldridge Street, NYC 10002 Phone: 212-529-3133 Hours: Dinner: Mon – Wed 6:00-11:00pm, Thur – Sun 6:00pm-12:00am Brunch: Sunday 12:00-4:00 pm Advertisements

Soba Salad

For my mom’s 60th birthday celebration, we had a big BBQ at my parent’s house and enjoyed grilled meats and veggies.  This refreshing soba salad dish came from my mom’s friend and it was a huge hit!  The ingredient quantities are very flexible… I just started throwing stuff in… Melanie’s Soba Salad (recipe courtesy of … Continue reading

Yakitori Totto, NYC

Yakitori Totto Cuisine: Japanese, Yakitori Neighborhood: Midtown West Price: $60-80 per person including drinks, tax, tip Address: 251 West 55th Street 2nd Fl, NYC 10019 Phone: (212) 245-4555 Hours: Lunch: Mon – Fri 11:30am – 2:00pm Dinner: Mon – Thu 5:30pm – 12am // Fri – Sat 5:30pm – 1:00am // Sun & Holidays 5:30pm … Continue reading

Basta Pasta, NYC

Basta Pasta Cuisine: Italian, Japanese Neighborhood: Flatiron, Price: $40-60 total per person Phone: (212) 366-0888 Address: 37 West 17th Street, NYC 10011 Basta Pasta was first established in Tokyo, Japan in 1985. The restaurant’s completely open kitchen was designed to resemble the Kitchen Theater of the popular TV program “Iron Chef”. Following the original restaurant’s … Continue reading

Skool, CA

Skool Executive Chef: Toshihiro Nagano Cuisine: Seafood, Japanese, Asian Fusion Neighborhood: SoMa Price: Appetizers 1$10-20; mains $20-$30 Address: 1725 Alameda Street,  San Francisco, CA 94103 Phone: 415-255-8800 Hours: Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm; Brunch: Sat-Sun 11am-3pm; Dinner: Tues-Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun-Mon 5pm-9pm Squeezed between two freeways in the SOMA/Design District neighborhood, Skool is a gem of a seafood … Continue reading

Yakisoba

Yakisoba is normally in Japanese cuisine and translates to “fried noodles.” The noodles are made from wheat flour, similar to ramen noodles. To make this dish, I would compare this closely with fried rice, as both dishes are stir fried and can use similar ingredients. Feel free to add different meats and veggies in your … Continue reading

Food Comas Turns 1!

May 13th marks a special day for us here… Food Comas turns 1 year old today!  Exactly one year ago, I wrote my first ever blog post on Baby Lamb Chops with Cucumber-Mint Relish.  I didn’t really know what I was doing (regarding both cooking and blogging) but I went for it anyway.  At first, … Continue reading

brushstroke, NYC

brushstroke Chef: David Bouley, Isao Yamada, Hiroki Murashima Cuisine: Japanese Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: $85 tasting menu (8 courses) is the only option for dinner currently with a $135 tasting menu option to come shortly Phone: 212.791.3771 Address: 30 Hudson St., NYC 10013 Hours: Mon – Sat: 5:30pm – 12am Natalya and I have been proud … Continue reading

Tomi Sushi, CA

Tomi Sushi Restaurant 4336 Moorpark Ave San Jose, CA 95129-2030 (408) 257-4722 ‎ http://www.tomisushi.us Cuisine: Japanese Price: $15-$30 person This sushi restaurant is quite popular, and I recommend making reservations beforehand as the wait may be long and there is not a whole lot of space to stand and wait. My boyfriend and I came here … Continue reading

Nobu, NYC

Nobu Chef: Nobu Matsuhisa Cuisine: Japanese, Fusion Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: $100 per person would include appetizers, dessert and plenty of beverages Phone: (212) 219-0500 Address: 105 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013 Nobu New York, a joint venture between Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, The Myriad Restaurant Group (also responsible for other Tribeca hotspots Corton, Centrico, Tribeca … Continue reading