Unusual cuisine in Midtown?
I am staying in Midtown for 4 nights and looking for some unusual cuisines to try. I am planning to go to Cafe Mingala one night, as I LOVE Burmese food. Do you have any suggestions for other places ... Asian cuisine preferred, but really I am game for anything. Thanks in advance!
1393 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021
It's hard to know what qualifies as unusual, but Ilili, a wonderful Lebanese place on Fifth Ave and 27th St, might qualify. I ate there for the first time last week and loved it!
236 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Hagi, on 152 West 49th Street. It's a Japanese sake bar and appetizer place. No sushi, but delicious pork belly yakitori and sauteed garlic sprouts.
Szechuan Gourmet - Sichuan, try the tongue & tripe, the rabbit, conch, frogs, sea cucumber, duck tongues...
Madangsui - Korean BBQ, oyster scallion pancakes, I think they have a 2 person minimum for BBQ though
Yakitori Totto - get there early to try skewers of chicken liver, chicken gizzard, chicken heart, chicken knee, chicken neck, chicken tail, chicken oyster ("rare part of chicken thigh")
Toloache - huitlacoche or grasshopper tacos, any one?
Pam's Real Thai
Tulcingo de Valle
Chez Napoleon (old school French restaurant) - kidney, calf's brains, rabbit, quail, frogs legs, sweetbreads
Foreign Street Grub
totally obscure, odd, and intriguing menu items
See also http://midtownlunch.com/lunch-by-food... for lots of reviews of places in Midtown.
695 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036
251 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019
251 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019
35 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001
21 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018
365 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019
19 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
144 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011