Gotta love David Chang-well deserved James Beard award. But I couldn't help thinking of those he may have drawn influence from. The uni with tapioca and whipped tofu reminded me of the oysters and pearls at per se although I think Sushi of Gari came up with the whipped tofu on sushi idea first. The incredible hams reminded me of the ham tasting at Bar Americain-Bobby Flay. The banh mi was first rate though still second to the one I had the day before from Banh Mi Saigon Bakery on Mott Street. The chawan mushi with caviar was good but not up to Ushi wakamaru's authentic version and I still have to go back to try Soto's version. All in all a great menu but is anything original anymore?