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Organ Meats in NYC or other Unusual Meats?

foodlovergeneral Dec 9, 2011 07:33 PM

I like unusual meats. Tongue is available at a number of Japanese restaurants and Jewish delis. What else is out there? I am sure there's plent of "marrow". Here's a place I haven't tried, but they have amazing things on their menu which is a form of Korean barbecue developed in Japan post WWII. This one is called Takashi specializing in many cuts of beef. On their menu is amazing organ meats; four differnt cow stomachs, not just tendons, as you might get in a typical Chinese or Vietnamese resto, but achilles tendon. Kobe prosciutto. Liver, tongue, even "tongue sinew" whatever that is. Three types of cow tongue dishes besides that. Heart, cheek of course. Oxtail, sweetbreads too. Not just beef ribs, but the meet from between the ribs too. Wow. Can't wait to try it.

For amazing cuts of "chicken parts" grilled, look at the menu at Torishin Yakitori resturant. They even serve grilled "main artery" and "chicken oyster" and "knee gristle". Wow. They have a 1 star Michelin to boot. Look forward to trying it.

Has anyone tired these or have other ORGAN MEET places to suggest?

456 Hudson St, New York, NY 10011

  1. f
    foodwhisperer Mar 9, 2012 05:17 AM

    Taisho has Bull's penis

    Yakitori Taisho
    5 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

    1. Spiritchaser Mar 9, 2012 04:42 AM

      Just wanted to add that right now Per Se is offering an offal tasting menu in addition to their regular and vegetarian tastings.

      Per Se
      10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

      1. p
        Pan Mar 8, 2012 11:02 PM

        Congee Village has some good duck blood dishes. I've had duck blood with either scallions or yellow chives there, and another duck blood dish with ginger and scallions. Both were good, though salty.

        Very good morcilla (blood sausage) at Buenos Aires, a good and good-value Argentinian steakhouse in the East Village.

        A number of places have very good foie gras dishes. I haven't been to Jean Georges for a while but that's one of the places where I've had excellent foie gras.

        I've had excellent sweetbreads at several places, too, including the Modern (might have been the bar).

        Offal really is not uncommon on New York menus.

        Jean Georges
        1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

        Buenos Aires
        513 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009

        The Modern
        9 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

        Congee Village
        100 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

        1. f
          foodwhisperer Mar 8, 2012 08:58 PM

          Brushstroke for pork cheeks,
          Recette for sweetbreads and the marrow dish
          Maharlika for the sisig ( pork ears, liver, other, and other), balout ( duck fetus)
          Sa Aming nayon for Filipino dinuguan ( pork blood stew, made with pork liver, lungs, kidneys, snouts, ears, intestines, heart all simmered in pig blood and other ingredients like vinegar etc) Some places don't use as much offal.

          328 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

          111 First Ave, New York, NY 10003

          30 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013

          Sa Aming Nayon
          201 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

          1. h
            hooperblue42 Mar 7, 2012 03:30 PM

            Takashi is a great Beef roller coaster tour of beef- heart, stomach(s), all is good still need to try alll the menu but go with alot of people and share everything, the sea urchin wagyu and shiso-great! order 2
            Yakatori Totto killing it with all things chicken- gizzards and chicken "oysters" awesome, livers, and some really super speacil off the menu items, always go early and ask the staff.
            Bar Boulud is the pork prince- boudin noir perfect, great nose to tail menu, and lots of special to always check out
            all these guys deliver something special and dont miss
            try em

            Yakitori Totto
            251 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

            Bar Boulud
            1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

            456 Hudson St, New York, NY 10011

            1. k
              kathryn Dec 9, 2011 09:30 PM

              The term you are looking for is "offal."

              Definitely try Takashi, it is excellent.

              Yakitori Totto (and probably other yakitori places) have various chicken parts.

              There's a good number of places in Chinatown, too.

              You might also be interested in the gastronauts.

              As well as the annual FergusStock celebrating Fergus Henderson.

              Other places you serving offal:

              Spotted Pig - crispy pig's ear salad, bone marrow

              The Breslin - headcheese, pig's foot, you can also do the one of the chef's table feasts that will include offal. Like for the suckling pig dinner, they bring you the ears, eyes, snout, brain, tongue, and jowl. For the lamb dinner, you get grilled liver, kidney, heart.

              Hakata Tonton - pig's feet in multiple dishes

              Momofuku Noodle Bar - pig's tails

              Craft - pork trotter, sweetbreads

              Bar Boulud (and DBGB) - head cheese terrine, pigeon/venison/wild boar terrine, beef cheek, lamb
              terrine, snails, boudin noir, and boudin blanc

              Casa Mono - sweetbreads, foie gras, duck egg with mojama, bone marrow, tripe with blood sausage, confit goat

              Babbo - lamb's tongue, tripe, goose liver ravioli, lamb's brains ravioli, beef cheek ravioli, sweetbreads, duck, rabbit

              Manzo - sweetbreads, brains, tongue, pig's tail

              Txikito - foie gras, veal jowl terrine, blood sausage, beef tongue, trotters/tripe/tendon

              Fatty Cue WV -- deep fried 1/2 rabbit

              Picholine - IIRC they have a game tasting menu that happens every fall/winter

              Yakitori Totto - chicken liver, chicken gizzard, chicken heart, chicken knee, chicken neck, chicken tail, chicken oyster ("rare part of chicken thigh"


              Blue Ribbon Brasserie - escargot, sweetbreads, pigeon, bone marrow

              Prune - snails, tripe, bone marrow, sweetbreads, they also are known for their monkfish liver, but I don't think it's currently on the menu

              Kabab Cafe in Queens (one of my favorite places ever) - testicles (on occasion), beef cheek, lamb's brains, duck liver, etc.

              Xian Famous Foods - "lamb's face" cold salad

              Chez Napoleon (old school French restaurant) - kidney, calf's brains, rabbit, quail, frogs legs, sweetbreads

              Despana (a spanish grocery store) - carries a lot of great products like jamon iberico, blood sausage, preserved fish roe, various forms of seafood in tins preserved in oil/sauce, and they often give out free samples.

              Yakitori Totto
              251 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

              408 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

              110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

              Casa Mono
              52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

              Spotted Pig
              314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

              Blue Ribbon Brasserie
              97 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

              35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023

              43 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003

              Momofuku Noodle Bar
              171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

              Hakata TonTon
              61 Grove Street, New York, NY 10014

              Chez Napoleon
              365 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019

              54 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003

              Bar Boulud
              1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

              240 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

              299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

              Xi'an Famous Foods
              81 St. Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

              The Breslin
              20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

              456 Hudson St, New York, NY 10011

              200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

              Fatty 'Cue
              50 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

              4 Replies
              1. re: kathryn
                foodlovergeneral Dec 10, 2011 10:10 AM

                Wow; you know your "offall new york" quite thoroughly. GREAT LIST! Some additions I thought of:
                Atelier at Joel Robluchon: Wonderful pork cheeks terrine.
                Various Korean places: korean blood sausage called "sundae" and korean bone (including marrow) soup called sulung tang which often includes the tongue. Also oxtail soup and pork shoulder bone soupl
                Fairway: you can buy guanciale or cheak meat which is good for Amariciana sauce. For an authentic recipe from Google italy; http://website.lineone.net/~traditio/...

                Mexican? Does anyone know a good "menudo" place (tripe soup)?
                English/French/german, etc. Boudon Noir or black pudding-blood sausage.

                Fairway Market
                2127 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

                L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
                57 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022

                1. re: foodlovergeneral
                  Delucacheesemonger Dec 10, 2011 10:37 AM

                  Pastis has an excellent tripe.

                  9 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014

                  1. re: Delucacheesemonger
                    Pinnacle Dec 10, 2011 02:47 PM

                    The best tripe dish offered in NYC is available at Patsy's for a $25 price.

                  2. re: foodlovergeneral
                    Pan Mar 8, 2012 10:58 PM

                    Some tripe soup places:

                    El Malecon has decent mondongo.
                    Stage Restaurant has decent Polish tripe soup.

                    El Malecon
                    764 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

                    Stage Restaurant
                    128 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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