The best thing about New York is its multiculturalism. It is very important to have a variety, especially when it comes to food. Why would you eat a boring caesar salad, a baked salmon or classic burger that is on the menu in every restaurant along with the most boring dessert ever Cheesecake. New York offers so many different cuisines from all over the world and we would like to share with you the extravagant and unusual edible creations that we have spotted in New York City. Of course we would never ask anybody to give up on Burger, it’s just cruel, but we will recommend you to try this new versions of classic goodness.
Our favorite one is the Ramen Burger. The Ramen Burger has received so much attention that it’s being hailed as the new Cronut. Consisting of a patty, shoyu sauce, arugula and scallions on a crispy ramen noodle bun, it was invented by Keizo Shimamoto, a blogger with a serious love of ramen. You can enjoy this spectacular creation at “Smorgasburg” in Brooklyn.
Our second favorite is Kangaroo Burger. Kangaroo meat is widely available and commonly eaten in Australia, but it’s a bit strange to see on a menu in New York. “Burke and Wills”, a new Australian restaurant on Upper West Side decided to use kangaroo meat in a way skeptics might better enjoy: as a burger. Other, less strange Australian dishes offered include seared barramundi and whole rotisserie quail.
For a special occasion, we would definitely recommend to visit “Serendipity 3″ on Upper East Side, for their Le Burger Extravagant with a heavy price tag of $295.00. The burger consists of a Japanese Waygu beef patty infused with 10-herb white truffle butter and seasoned with smoked sea salt. The cheeseburger features a cheddar cheese aged for 18 months by famed cheese maker James Montgomery. No expensive burger is complete without truffles, in this case shaved black ones. The burger also includes a fried quail egg, a blini, crème fraiche, Kaluga caviar on a white truffle-buttered Campagna roll and of course it comes with a solid gold toothpick, encrusted with diamonds, I’m curious if it comes with a security guard to make sure the toothpick is safe. Serendipity 3, known for also having the world’s most expensive sundae and hotdog.
Lets get back to a real life and real food, where you don’t have to rob a bank to be able to pay for your burger. Try this new Donut creation from “Jicama NYC” that describes itself as California Street Food. The Pork Doughnut Slider consist of pulled pork on a glazed maple doughnut. In addition to pulled pork, the “slider” includes kale, red cabbage, a slice of beet, cornichons, and a little drink umbrella stuck into the top of the donut. It’s a perfect meal for indecisive individuals, you are getting this savory and sweet taste in your mouth at the same time, plus kale and beets make you feel a little bit better about your diet, so you don’t panic that you have to run an extra 10 miles on a treadmill.
At this point you are probably ready for some really interesting stuff, so let us introduce you to a Cricket Tacos. Love insects then “Antojeria La Popular” is your spot. There’s no pretense at all, you’ll know you’re eating bugs, but they’re satisfyingly crunchy among the smooth guacamole and, just as an added perk, a great source of protein.
Dear Vegetarians we did not forget about you, here is a great option for appetizer - Octopus Salami. Octopus Salami is one of the delights of “Rosemary’s” menu, located in Greenwich Village. Fresh octopus braised for two or three hours with oranges, white wine, olive oil, bay leaf and peppercorns, packed into a mold with a binder that’s made of gelatin, red-wine vinegar, liquid from the braising and some of that “aranciata rossa” fizz the Italian soda. The whole thing is chilled, hardening in the mold so that it becomes a terrine. The salame comes decorated with fresh basil and minced giardiniera a tart Sicilian vegetable pickle. Very complex delicious dish.
We are not done with weird foods yet, but we promise this is the last one and then we are going to move to the best part of every meal – dessert .
So let us tell you about Balut. Balut it’s basically a hard boiled egg with a partially formed duck fetus inside. “Maharlika” is a restaurant in East Village that sells this weird food.
Now, lets talk about the food that everybody loves and of course it is, Ice Cream.
But we are not going to waste your time describing how great strawberry ice cream taste in Dunkin Donuts. We will give you precious information about the craziest ice cream flavors of all. The first on my list is Foie Gras Ice Cream, you can try it at “Odd Fellows” ice cream shop located in Brooklyn that was named for its odd flavors such as chorizo caramel swirl or sesame kumquat pumpernickel. But Foie Gras it’s just whole another level . Odd Fellows introduced the Foie gras peanut butter cocoa flavor on their Twitter page on July 31. By the next day it was gone and it’s still one of the best selling flavors.We have another cool Ice Cream spot for those who doesn’t want to go to Brooklyn, you can stay in Manhattan and visit “Chinatown Ice Cream Factory” . Try my favorite flavor – the Black Sesame Ice Cream.
And the last one is for Queens residents. At “Max & Nina’s”, located in Flushing, you can experience a real thing – Lox Flavored Ice Cream.