NYC | Soba Totto

Sunday, August 19, 2012 0 No tags Permalink 0

Been on an uni bender lately and don’t think that’s going to change soon. I often say that I could never pick a single favorite food item. But if pressed…uni would be the easy answer ;)

I could devour uni by the tray…one tray per day, please. And I couldn’t imagine getting tired of uni. Is that even possible?

I’m all about the lunch deals (perks of working from home) and often visit Soba Totto. It’s across the street from  , and this uni, ikura, and crab don is my regular order.

Start with this salad. Flecked with deep-fried soba (age soba) and a peppery dressing.

Then comes lunch! That’s the grilled saba set in the back. Both come with hot or cold soba and a small dish of pickles. But the main point is this uni/ikura/crab don.

I never know what to do. Get a bit of all three components on the spoon with rice? Or eat it separately? Crab first. Then ikura. And save uni (aka the best) for last. Sometimes I move a few uni tongues to the soba basket and sort of hide them away. And then when I think I’ve finished all the uni in my rice bowl…I look over to the soba basket and it’s like ahhh, surprise! Bonus !! Never underestimate small pleasures.

And don’t miss dessert. Namely this pumpkin custard with ice cream (vanilla or green tea) and toasted buckwheat. I Sugar Rush’ed it on Serious Eats last week…see here.

The make mochi in-house and serve it with kuromitsu syrup, ice cream, and more of that buckwheat. They should offer desserts to-go à la .

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