Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Yonekichi 08-18-2014

Location: 238A East 9th St. (former Otafuku location)
Time: 7pm
People: RB, CK and myself


-Much anticipated Yonekichi soft-opened with rice burgers and shaken fries. There was about 30 min wait last Monday.
-Rice burgers have been popular in Japan since the fast food chain, MOS Burger first introduced in 1987. I recall all the rage when they were first released.
-Fultummy's in Brooklyn (now closed) used to serve good rice burgers in NYC. Yonekichi is the first spot to specialize in rice burger in the city.
-They don't travel very well - The rice buns were dry, and overall it was quite salty. But the kinpira ($6.50) was tasty and the pork shoulder, Ginger Mugifui ($8.00)was well seasoned and tender.
-Shaken fries with plumkombu-cha and sansho pepper was also salty (even after shaken), but it could taste amazing if the seasoning ratio is re-considered.

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