best thing i ate last week: hokkaido uni at Shuko (New York City)
Shuko is not a stereotypically austere, somber sushi bar: the soundtrack is dominated by old-school hip-hop, and the chefs fist-bump regulars across the bar. But still, whatever I'd done had caught everyone's attention.
It was triggered by this bite of Hokkaido uni: the lobes of sea urchin cold and creamy, with a flavor both briny and fruity, like an oceanic peach, tucked over a pillow of rice into a gunkan maki of crisp nori. Beautiful stuff, worth embarrassing yourself a little bit.
You can see all the pictures from our omakase dinner at Shuko in this Shuko - New York City flickr set.
47 E. 12th Street, New York, NY