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August " Wow!" Dishes?


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August " Wow!" Dishes?

opinionatedchef | Aug 5, 2012 02:06 PM

Sometimes a great restaurant dish is just a Nightly Special and sometimes it's on the menu for many months (or, in the case of a chef's 'signature' dish, it might be a menu's permanent fixture). Whatever its endurance, it seems like the 'Wow!' food experiences are the ones we love to share w/ friends and like minded CHs. The August heat has us eating out a bit more than usual , and my August 'Wow!' dish came from East by Northeast the other evening. It was served as an amuse bouche but it only took that one little sip to have me pleading for more. 'A bowl?' she asked, as I nodded firmly. And lucky for me, the talented Phillip Tang, chef/owner, said 'sure.'
Cue Biiiiig smiley face.

The dish in question was a Corn and Tofu Soup. A thick creamy cold refreshing liquid , like sweet sunshine, given a subtle layering of flavor by the pureed tofu, and sparked by the earthy touch of charred puffed rice, with its contrasting crunchy texture. Sublime !

p.s. East by Northeast will be on vacation 8/20 through 8/27

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