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Aikou, Flemington


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Aikou, Flemington

pitterpatter | | Jun 28, 2009 04:25 PM

I read the messages here in the archives, and some were not very positive. I have to shout out that I had my second meal there, and it was outstanding. Lunch a few weeks ago caught my interest, so I went back today for a sampling of the menu. I went with a friend for lunch on Sunday, which is actually brunch by their menu, and we ordered a duck breast, which was served with a Tamarind sauce, and cooked crispy and to perfection over vegetables; a green curry with seafood, and the seafood was cooked, again, perfectly, and two different nori rolls, beautifully presented, and, though this doesn't happen often, with pickled ginger that was not treated with red dye.

The vegetables included haricot vertes (when they could have used less expensive green beans), sugar snap peas, asparagus tips, fresh shitake mushrooms, and others. Clearly, the cook knows how to time each veggie for maximum effect/minimal heat.

I will be going back, and hope that others discover this place because I would like it to survive in this area of the world not known for ethnic cuisine.

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