Purity Food - 3812 White Plains Road - Jamaican
Tamarind balls and nice service.
"Serving Bite Sized Information about NYC's Most Famous Neighborhoods*"
Avenue A Sushi - 103 Avenue A (Between 6th and 7th Street)
A hip little sushi joint in alphabet city. The decor is nice, the bar looks good - and the vegetarian rolls are very tasty!
(On the Gaijin Girl maiden voyage, the choice was two veggie rolls - pickled japanese squash--kampyo--and seaweed/avocado. Both a treat...and the kampyo was dark and tender enough to pass believably for tuna.
With options this tasty, who needs toro?
Reviewers have already noted that Bayan isn’t much for atmosphere. And its not – occupying a small undecorated nook in a corner of mid-town east (making it the only Filipino place – at least that I know of – in the vicinity.) Nor does it have much in the way of customer courtesy. At Bayan you’ll get basic attention, but smiles and warmth are not part of the package. Still, the food is always where its at, and Bayan does have a good selection, from Lumpia and Pancit, to Goto and Arroz Caldo (rice porridge with tripe or chicken). Am I wowed by the place? Nah. But I’ll keep it in my mental rolodez for the next time I get an urge – because it’s nice to know where you can find Halo Halo when you’re working in Mid-Town.
A decent, stylish joint in the West Village - offering both Japanese and Korean fare.Not much seems to distinguish Choga from the millions of other Japanese and Korean spots dotted throughout the city. The interior is classy. Like alot of places with Korean food, it's a tad on the expensive side (definitely not a cheap, tasty grab n' go like Han Ah Reum.) But the menu has a decent breadth of choices - from Japanese comfort food such as OmeRaisu (omelet rice) - to Korean mainstays like Bulgogi. The ethnic mix is probably the best reason to give Choga a try - it's a chance to have your sushi, and Bibimbap too...all in one big multicultural meal.