Thursday night, Pam, In-Young, In-Young's friend "Amanda" (Hi, Amanda! In-Young told me to set you off with quotation marks), and I headed down to the East Village for dinner. Pam and In-Young hooked me up good last Tuesday with super-tasty cheap eats in Chinatown, so I knew I was in for a treat.
Our first stop was Village Yokocho for some Japanese tapas. Mmmm...spicy tuna. (Yes, Mumma, it was raw. And if eating raw tuna is wrong, I don't wanna be right!)
On the left, octopus balls...er, um...balls of octopus with benito flakes. On the right, deep-fried squid legs with mayo dippin' sauce. I wonder if this place delivers to Chelsea.
Our next stop was Cha-An Tea House for tea and dessert. In-Young and I shared a pot of green tea with puffed rice. Ok...I'll concede a point to Amanda. It did taste like the green tea you'd get from Costco.
On the left, toast with red beans, jasmine ice cream, and whipped cream. On the right, black sesame brulee. Y to the U to the M.