"Rare" ethnic restaurants?
I'm from NYC, but now in Chicago. Lately, have taken up a semihobby of trying as many different nationalities of ethnic restaurants as I can find. It's fun to explore and compare/contrast.
I'm coming home for a week or two, and know there's no place better than NYC to add to my "list". Any suggestions for places a bit different than Chinese or Mexican?
The following are those I HAVE tried, or seen in Chicago, so NOT looking for in NYC (in addition to the "obvious", like Spanish, Thai, etc):
Americas: Costa Rican, Guatemalan, Ecuadorean, Peruvian, Argentinean, Brazilian
Africa: Moroccan, Ethiopian, Nigerian/Ghanaian
Europe: Hungarian, Romanian, Swedish, Cypriot, Czech/Bohemian, Portuguese, Polish
Former Soviet: Russian, Armenian, Lithuanian, Uzbek, Ukrainian
Asian/Middle Eastern: Afghan, Burmese, Filipino, Lebanese, Malaysian, Israeli, Turkish, Persian, Nepali, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Korean
So, any recommendations of Algerian or Laotian or Martian cuisine?
Thanks in advance!
elvie's is very casual ("turo" means point so the name of the restauran is point-point in reference to the buffet), krystal's is a decent sitdown restaurant in the east village, but better filpino food is to be had in woodside (Ihawan stands out). With that said, Grill 21 is quite good actually, if you're in manhattan.
Also - if you have the money, Wallse is incredible Austrian good. It's in the West Village. I've been doing an A-Z food tour of NYC (of ethnic cuisines) and a good place to start making your list is by checking the Village Voice or NYTimes list of available cuisines.