This may be the year of beef tartare in NYC. Oiji’s version definitely gives Wildair’s a run for its money. Perhaps the most beautiful beef tartare I’ve had and I could have eaten two easily. But as completely different I will refrain from picking a favorite. While a heavily instagramed dish this year (and how I don’t know as the it was so dark), the “Chil-jeol-pan” unfortunately seemed a bit flavorless. Perhaps a victim of the success of the tartare and extremely flavorful kimchi and mackerel.
Mother Flower – Hibiscus Hwayo 41, Cocchi Americano, Genepy, Chartreuse Kimchi
Beef Tartare with Ramp Aioli
“Chil-jeol-pan” Seven Flavors
Pine Leaves Smoked Mackerel with Citrus Soy