Friday, July 4, 2014


              Katsuei, where you "kram" all that delicious food into your mouth. This all original Japanese sushi place is not only different from your local sushi place but is considered the best sushi place in Brooklyn. Even though there aren't too many sushi places in brooklyn this one outranks the few there are. With its Japanese style setup it really makes you feel comfortable (I would advise getting reservations  because the place is packed most of the time). I have to compliment them on the bar. You can see the chefs making the sushi and rolls delicately rolling them, so it makes your stomach rumble. When you walk in they welcome you with open hands and the aura of sushi fills the air. There is a coat rack to hang your jacket up then they will notify you where your table or if there is no table available.
              Their menu is a little surprising though. I was planning to have <ahem> monkfish liver but sadly it was out of season. Instead I had something I was happy to have -- a special roll called california crab roll, shrimp tempura, and for sushi (real sushi) I had sea eel, fresh squid and sea urchin. Each of these were ridiculously good. The california crab roll was delicious but you could easily eat in one bite. There wasn't anything unusual about the shrimp tempura except it was probably the best I've ever had. It was crunchy, I mean extremely crunchy at first but then when you get through that you get to the soft awesomeness of the shrimp. Nothing can be described more satisfying than that. The sea eel was really nice and had a brownish tint. It was extremely satisfying like the fresh squid which I have to admit was absolutely great. It sort of slid down your throat so you had to enjoy as much as you could. The sea urchin was just the best. It was jelly like and inside the seaweed wrap it was just an huge explosion of flavor in your mouth. Once you taste that theres no going back. Its the same sensation as eating a chili pepper in one go (which is spicier than a jalapèno) but it doesn't feel like your tongue is going up in flames.
              The staff at Katsuei is nice but the waiter I had didn't completely understand english which was sort of confusing. But the ambience of the restaurant itself makes up for that. You can tell the staff at Katsuei put in its all for every customer and every meal.
              Katsuei is a really nice place from food to decor. I loved my experience there and so did the others around me. Thats why I think that Katsuei deserves a stunning 5.0 stars.

Shrimp Tempura.

Inside Katsuei.

Sea eel.

210 7th avenue

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Moti Mahal Deluxe

             Moti Mahal Deluxe is a paradise of food and drink in the middle of Manhattan. The perfect place to take your business colleague for lunch or dinner. Dining at Moti Mahal Deluxe is like transporting yourself from busy Manhattan to an exquisite Indian restaurant where you can eat kebabs while sinking into a soft chair or sofa lining the fabulous room.
             There is a separate area L-shaped area that wraps around the main room and it has tables, windows and white floors that compliment both the setting of the restaurant and also introduces a modern cafe like experience. In the first area I spoke of there are orange walls that really lightened up the atmosphere. The setting in Moti Mahal Deluxe is great and so is the food that I had there.
             I have some idea of what authentic Indian cuisine tastes like because I am half Indian. The Entrées I had were the Crab Lehsuni (hindi word for garlic) which obviously had crab but was tossed and had garlic and butter with it. Yeah my breath smelled great after that. I also had the Murgh Makhani which is a Moti Mahal Deluxe signature. It's technically a red sauce with pieces of chicken in it that are delicious and irresisitable. I also had a Burrah Kebab that was just wonderful and this was accompanied by everyone's favorite Indian bread, Naan, and some Paratha. The Burrah kebab was sort of sweet but also very tender and had a taste that was unforgettable. To go with this I had a Mango Lassi that was very filling and was sort of a "meal in a cup".  And, for all of you that can't tolerate spices, the food is not actually that spicy.
             The service and staff were friendly but the time it took for the food to arrive was ridiculous. I had to wait half an hour for everything to come. And even when the food did come I had sort of lost my appetite because I drank that "meal in a cup".  So if you aren't patient and have a small appetite this place is not a great option.  The staff was helpful but didn't seem to happy to be there.
             Even with its flaws this place has fine Indian food and drink and gets whopping 4.1 stars.
Example of delicious, mouth watering, hot kebabs 
The wood paneled interiors
See that chicken, and just comment if you agree with me, i think that chicken would taste much better on the kebabs

1149 1st ave.
NY 10065

Monday, February 24, 2014


         Morgans, a vegetarian's worst nightmare. Yeah, the only thing that's on the menu is meat, meat, meat and more meat. The only thing that's not meat is the appetizers and tacos which of course have lots of meat in it. One of the appetizers I had just amazed my taste buds. It was tortilla chips with a delicious cheese dip. The actual dip had some tomatoes in it and some salad. The dip was very thick and sticky but even if it did ruin your best suit it would be worth it.
         Another delicious side dish would be the soft tacos. I preferred the soft taco with pulled pork which enhanced the taste. This also was mouth watering. The potato salad was the best potato salad I've ever had at a barbecue place. The cream was great and the aftertaste sat there in your mouth. An entrée you might want to consider is the brisket. Don't get the lean pound but the fatty pound. Yes it's two dollars extra but two dollars is definitely worth the most delicious brisket in the neighborhood (please don't judge me for that because my motto is delicious and unnutritious (I just made up that word because it deserves to be)). Another food here that will flabbergast you is the beef ribs. Imagine eating juicy tender ribs and multiply that experience by 50. I ate half of the whole platter of ribs and there were eight people. Yes it was that good. An entrée that could have used some improvement was the pork sausage. In a critics opinion there was too little variety in flavor. It was just sausage. The pork ribs were so juicy and tender that you just keep placing additional orders. You can never get enough.  I think I got the point through to you, the food was great.
         The service there is great. The waitresses and waiters would change your order without a fuss, and they always get everything that you ordered. They are friendly and have a good attitude. If you needed to find waiters or waitresses that are friendly and obliging you would definitely find them at Morgans.
         The setting is gloomy but warm. It is sort of the place where you and your friends would go grab a beer and watch the Nets play the Bobcats. The lights are dimmed so you feel like you are in a cabin in the woods. So, sort of scared that a killer bear is going to smash down the walls (because, that's basically what you expect in a cabin in the woods) but you still feel warm and fuzzy (because you would also expect that in a cabin in the woods).
          Overall Morgans is the kind of place you want to go if you like cheese dip, are cannibalistic, and if you enjoy watching football, basketball, baseball and all that, in a crowded bar. Excuse me while I feast on my ribs, steak, beef, beef tacos, brisket, brisket tacos, fatty brisket, lean brisket, beef ribs, sliders, cheese dipping and nachos while watching a football game in a crowded bar. What can I say, I love being American.
Beef Ribs!

More Ribs!
Ribs (Bottom left) and meat!
267 Flatbush ave.
NY 11217

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