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Fried Oysters

exalt May 5, 2008 12:58 PM

Last night I had the fried oyster roll at Geido, my favorite Japanese restaurant in NYC, and it was slamming. Usually fried oysters, in my experience, are a mess and can leave me feeling sick, but when they're good, they're dream-worthy. Other places to get them? Chinese-style, New orleans style, Jersey Shore style, or anything else?

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  1. exalt RE: exalt May 8, 2008 02:15 PM

    Uh - I'm replying to my own post. I guess there isn't much interest in fried oysters here, but I did just see in the latest Time Out a small note about farro, a term referring to three different kinds of wheat (including einkorn, spelt, and emmer), and they highlighted some NY dishes that use farro. One is the "crispy farro-flour-dusted deep-fried oysters atop tiny cabbage bundles stuffed with farotto (farro cooked risotto-style), nestled in a swath of lemony egg sauce." This is at Bar Milano (323 Third Ave at 24th St). The cabbage bundles in the picture look a bit like stuffed grape leaves, but cabbage-colored. Interesting dish.

    Has anyone tried it or Bar Milano?

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      meatme RE: exalt May 8, 2008 05:55 PM

      Pearl Oyster Bar.

    2. MMRuth RE: exalt May 8, 2008 05:59 PM

      I liked the fried oyster roll at Blue Ribbon Sushi, and it's the only roll I ever get at Sushi of Garil. Also love the fried oysters at Pear Oyster Bar.

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        foevp12 RE: MMRuth May 10, 2008 03:02 PM

        Lovely fried oysters at Red Hat on the River (on the hudson at Ardsley)...

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        KRS RE: exalt May 11, 2008 10:13 AM

        Yesterday I had a generous serving of perfectly fried oysters in the hangtown fry at Stone Park Cafe in Brooklyn.

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          banjolinana RE: exalt May 13, 2008 01:32 PM

          Prune has excellent fried oysters as well as this relatively unknown Japanese restaurant on Broome street called Jin. Plump oysters - yum

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            serious RE: exalt May 19, 2008 06:22 PM

            Delicious fried oysters at Mary's Fish Camp on W 4th @ 10th.

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              skimen RE: exalt Jun 24, 2008 07:02 PM

              Angel's Share. Stuyvesant St. East Village (near st marks books). Second Floor. Go early as the place is small and they have a no standing policy. It's really a classic cocktail place, so while you are there order a sidecar. One of the best in Manhattan. And the fried oysters are dreamy. Small plate. Snack-size.

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                td252 RE: exalt Jun 28, 2008 10:55 PM

                Second the recommendation for Pearl, although I had a pretty good fried oyster po' boy at Rack and Soul at Broadway/109th last week

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                  audrita RE: exalt Jul 9, 2008 07:43 AM

                  Had amazing fried oysters at Egg in Williamsburg, was an appetizer special and they were fantastic.

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