When I went to New York for a conference in August, I had the chance to dine at the famous Nobu Restaurant. Actually it was Al that told me I should go dine there. Since I hate dining by myself at a restaurant, I didn’t want to go at first. But then I figured I probably won’t be coming back to New York in the near future, so I might as well try it while I’m here.
I didn’t make a reservation (who makes a reservation for 1?!) so I went in early (right at 5:30pm) and crossed my fingers hoping they’d have room at the sushi bar. Just my luck! They did have room. It’s probably because I was there so early. After a drink at the lounge down stairs, I was taken upstairs to be seated at the sushi bar.
[Interesting display of Sake barrels at the lounge.]
[View of the sushi bar at Nobu New York]
Here’s the reason why I hate eating solo. There’re so many items on the menu that I want to try, but being a light/medium eater, I can’t finish 3 full orders. So I ended up getting the Sushi Dinner. It comes with miso soup and assorted sushi based on the Chef’s selection.
[Sushi Dinner at Nobu New York]
Yum! I’m drooling just looking at this picture of the sushi. I can’t even remember what the fish were but all of them were very delicious. This plate of sushi might look small but I was quite full after. Maybe it’s the rice. Of course I’m never too full for dessert. I can’t remember what the name of the dessert was but it has something to do with beer! I think it’s called Biru Parfait. Biru means beer so it’s basically a beer parfait.
[Biru Parfait at Nobu Restaurant]
The top layer is beer foam, followed by peanut butter ice cream, crushed peanuts and chocolate sauce. The bottom layer is beer ice cream (I think…could’ve been vanilla). It was sooo good. You can definitely taste the beer, especially in the foam. If you dig your spoon from top to bottom and get a bit of everything, then all the flavours come together and your mouth feels like it’s dancing. Too bad I was so full from this dessert that I couldn’t try another one.
I’d definitely go back to Nobu the next time I’m in New York, especially with Al, so we can try more dishes together!