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Searching for FISHY fish roe pasta dish (Italian or Japanese)

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Skillet Licker Jan 19, 2011 01:11 PM

Bellavitae had a great one, but they closed. Basta Pasta has the standard tarako spaghetti or menteiko spaghetti. I'm looking for a real fish roe lovers pasta dish -- one that's not ashamed to be called "fishy".

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Basta Pasta
37 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011

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    sheio RE: Skillet Licker Jan 19, 2011 01:54 PM

    I loved the bottarga pasta at Babbo earlier this month (Maccheroni alla Chitarra with Oven Dried Tomatoes, Red Chiles and Bottarga di Muggine). No roe but deliciously fishy.

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    Babbo
    110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

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      hcbk0702 RE: sheio Jan 19, 2011 04:30 PM

      Bottarga is cured fish (usually grey mullet) roe...

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        sheio RE: hcbk0702 Jan 20, 2011 04:13 AM

        I thought Skillet Licker might be looking for the raw spheres, but in any case I didn't know, so thanks for the clarification. Skillet Licker, if you have trouble getting a reservation you can try showing up early or waiting for a seat at the bar. Enjoy!

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          hcbk0702 RE: sheio Jan 20, 2011 06:00 AM

          Yep, I thought you might have been thinking of fresh, uncured fish roe.

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      fm1963 RE: Skillet Licker Jan 19, 2011 02:47 PM

      I'm not sure what you mean by "fishy," but at the tagliolini with osetra caviar and warm sea urchin sauce at Le Bernardin is pretty incredible.

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      Le Bernardin
      155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

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        hcbk0702 RE: fm1963 Jan 19, 2011 04:26 PM

        It's a luxurious and indulgent dish, one of my favorites in the city. But I'm not sure if the OP is looking for a $70 supplement charge, especially on top of Le Bernardin's normal menu price. Top quality sea urchin roe and osetra caviar are expensive!

        Aside from Babbo, Perbacco, Il Matto, and Bar Stuzzichini feature bottarga pasta dishes.

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        Bar Stuzzichini
        928 Broadway, New York, NY 10010

        Babbo
        110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

        Le Bernardin
        155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

        Perbacco
        234 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10009

        Il Matto
        281 Church St, New York, NY 10013

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        Simon RE: Skillet Licker Jan 19, 2011 02:53 PM

        Donburi-ya has a stir-fried ramen w/ mentaiko...

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        Donburi-ya
        137 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017

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          Skillet Licker RE: Simon Jan 20, 2011 01:03 AM

          THANKS, bottarga will do the trick. I'd not heard of Perbacco, but I look forward to trying it as well as the other recommendations.

          Oestra and sea urchin sounds like a resplendent combination.

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          Perbacco
          234 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10009

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            ospreycove RE: Skillet Licker Jan 20, 2011 04:36 AM

            For a really great dish; Gustiamo NYC sells imported Bottarga from Sardegna as well as Sicilia. Preparing a simple superb pasta is no more involved than spaghetti, olive oil, red dry peppers, garlic, parsley, and of course Bottarga. Quick, simple, and. Delicious!!!
            gustiamo.com

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              Skillet Licker RE: ospreycove Jan 20, 2011 06:41 AM

              great website -- thanks

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          villainx RE: Skillet Licker Jan 20, 2011 08:24 AM

          If by pasta you also include soba, most of the city's soba joint has ikura soba, or ikura uni soba.

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