Now that I’m working in the city, my stomach is in seventh heaven. Instead of finding only pizza parlors and Chinese takeout, I can pick any block and probably find a dozen or so completely unique restaurants. Japanese. Korean. Thai. Vegetarian. Irish pubs. Street vendors. (Mmm… street meat.) If it’s food, they’ve got it in New York.
Granted, I can empty out my life savings just eating lunch out for a week, so I have to keep my taste buds at bay. I’m hoping to eat out once or twice a week. The other day I went to this awesome place just down the block from my office called Fork and Spoon.
It’s like a Super Deli of sorts. There’s hot food changed daily, plus dozens of specialty wraps and sandwiches. But towards the back there’s also a giant salad bar, soup bar, Noodle station (soba, udon, etc.), pasta station, sushi area and a bibimbap . A what what? Yeah, that’s what I said too.
Bibibamp is a Korean dish that includes rice, vegetables and usually beef. I’m always up for trying new foods and a friend of mine told me I had to try it here because they’re outrageous! So I did.
I got myself a bibimbap with teriyaki chicken. There’s also spicy chicken, beef or just vegetable. I was impressed at the size of the thing. They take this huge bowl, fill it with rice, then cover it with lettuce, bean sprouts, cucumbers, and a few other veggies. They added the teriyaki chicken, a fried egg, some dried seaweed and sesame seeds. I figured I’d try it as is the first time to see what I liked or didn’t like.
I expected it to be fairly good but I was surprised at how good. I could do without the fried egg (which I only took a bite of and then removed), but otherwise, this thing was a taste sensation! It was also way more filling than I expected. I barely finished it, and wasn’t hungry at all for the rest of the day.
Big thumbs up to the Fork & Spoon and to the bibimbap! Next time I’ll have to try the beef or the spicy chicken! Anyone care to join me?