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Jul 21, 2009 11:15 PM

dishes they are not known for but delicious

Although Ippudo is most known for its ramen, I highly recommend their tako yamaimo ponzu, which is a cold tender octopus , they add some shrimp, layers of ponzu, tako, shrimp , yamaimo ( mountain yam) , and gelatin cubes. really good treat. The annin tofu dessert is amazing.
Can anyone recommend dishes in restaurants that arent what they are most known for?
Another example is the duck in Soba Koh. or the lamb chops in Megu.

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  1. Peter Luger french fries and onion rings. Both are some of the best I have ever had. Everyone always talks about the german potatoes but both of these sides far outshine them in my opinion.

    Strip House's creamed corn with pancetta is outstanding as well.

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    1. re: steakrules85

      Luger's onion rings are incredible, as is their cheeseburger.
      While most go for the pancakes, I love the biscuit breakfast sandwich at Clinton St.
      Chips & guacamole: Chipotle
      Reese's Peanut Butter Cup cookie: Big Booty Bread Co.
      Burger: La Esquina

      1. re: LeahBaila

        Oh yeah while on the topic of Clinton Street Bakery, their brown sugar bacon is unbelievable.

        1. re: LeahBaila

          I second the burger at la esqina.

          I also really like the number 45 at pho bang on Mott -- Bun Bo Xao Sauteed Sliced Beef Lettuce On Rice Vermicelli. I get it almost as often as their pho.

            1. re: bothrops_asper

              At Pho Bang Mott, the pork belly on shrimp chips with mint and lettuce app is crazy good.

        2. Mussels and fries at Via Emilia. My wife vouches for the mussels (I'm not a fan of mussels) and we both raved about the fries.

          1. the steak with marrow custard mustard is possibly one of the finest cuts of beef ive ever had at gotham...

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            1. re: sam1

              I don't want to sound like I am insulting you .. but isn't it called the Gotham Steak because it is something they ARE KNOWN for. Gotham's steak has been on their menu since they opened and they will never take it off because it is a signature entree. The OP wants recs for things that places aren't known for.

              While on the topic of Gotham Bar and Grill, I would say their soft shell crabs and lobster are better examples..amazing!

              1. re: steakrules85

                it was a special when i last had it and not on the menu...i may be mistaken but i only think theyve added it recently.

                the reason i mentioned it is its definitely not your typical steakhouse. ive rarely heard anyone appreciate it until recently on chowhound boards.

                1. re: sam1

                  Perhaps you are talking about the 65 day dry aged steak they were featuring recently and not their usual steak?

                  1. re: steakrules85

                    the cheese steak at katz' is very good ,, better quality meat than usual cheesesteak.

                      1. re: foodwhisperer

                        is it on the brisket?

                        *the katz cheesesteak. posted in the wrong spot.

                        1. re: ConOrama

                          the cheese steak at katzs is not brisket

                  2. re: steakrules85

                    On the Gotham Bar & Grill website, the dish is listed as "Grilled New York Steak".

                      1. re: steakrules85

                        Just felt compelled to point out that the steak is not named after the restaurant and -- as Sam mentioned -- the dish is rarely mentioned on these boards.

                        I actually think the seafood salad is more widely considered to be the restaurant's signature dish.

                2. Most folks rave about the burgers at Mollys, but I think the Fish and Chips are the best in the city.

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                  1. re: princeofpork

                    I'll keep that in mind for my next visit, thanks.