Thursday, June 12, 2014

Kajitsu

June 12, 2014


Corn Croquet / 玉蜀黍コロッケ w corn, morel, cacao, daitokuji natto, peppers, zucchini, spruce shoots - 2+

J's comment > excellent deep frying technique; both the corn croquet and mochi were lightly crisped yet soft in the center; cacao went very well w the croquet and mochi; just the slightest bit greasy though, from the deep frying aspect

"Minazki" Yuba w eggplant / 水無月湯葉と旬菜, spring onion, nori-fu - 2

J's comment > not bad; another lovely deep fry, this time being the yuba (AKA tofu skin), crispy edges despite floating in the broth; veggies were tender, but didn't really add much; broth a tad salty; unfortunately the star of this dish (the deep fried yuba) was much too similar to the deep fried components of the previous dish, so it was hardly impressive

Lotus roots rice porridge / 蓮根粥 w nori & pickles - 2

J's comment > not bad; very strong lotus root flavor; porridge consistency very thick; loved the fun factor of adding pieces of nori to stir into the porridge

June Vegetable Pallet / 七色野菜: Bell pepper, zucchini, blueberry, okura, tomato, potato leaf, nasturtium, kaede-fu, yuzu - 2

J's comment > tender veggies, nice jelly, but nothing spectacular; also really hard to get any veggie w the jelly as the veggies just slithered around

Complimentary palate cleanser: Ginger soda - 2

J's comment > ginger flavor not too strong, not very bubbly either

Sohomare Tokubetsu Junmai - 2+

Tedorigawa Yamahai Junmai - 2+

Matsuno Midori Junmai Daiginjo - 2

Kirinzan Junmai Daiginjo - 2

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Kajitsu on Urbanspoon

Extra Comment
Kajitsu got one Michelin star for 2014... I'm not sure why. For a true (and better) kaiseki experience, I'd rather save up more money and head to Japan. BTW, I knew Kajitsu was a vegetarian restaurant before booking resos, hoping to be impressed and have a change of mind about the vegetarian sector of dining. Ho hum, oh well.



Labels: japanese, michelin star, new york, vegetarian

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