Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Skál 01-31-2015

Location: 37 Canal St.
Time: 2:30pm
People: RB, CK and myself

-One of my oldest friends lives in Iceland, and I have a pleasure of seeing her every March. To prepare our annual meeting, we visited Skal ("cheers" in Icelandic, pronounced as scowl, but I know she would correct me) on Canal Street in Chinatown. NYC's obsession with Nordic cuisine seems to continue.
-At this cheerful Icelandic, Nordic-themed spot, there are plenty of house cocktails and new American style menu without too many uniquely Icelandic specialties.
-Truffled Broccoli omelet ($14, with ssam jang potatoes and mixed greens) was excellent. The potatoes were crispy with a kick of spice.
-Berkshire Pork Belly Sandwich ($12, with ssam jang, black garlic and daikon) was flavorful and tender, and the bread was pleasantly crispy.
-Banana Pancakes ($14, vanilla bean and thyme foam, goat butter) were thicker than Icelandic pancakes, ponnukokur, but it was as round and large as I could recall.
-If you are in the area, definitely stop by for a drink!

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