Nelson @ NYC: Back in New York yet again and I met up with Tim for lunch. He brought us to a strangely named local establishment called Social Eatz. Surprisingly they serve fusion cuisine, mixing Korean with American food. Usually not a fan of fusion cuisine since they are often pale imitators of the original Asian dish, but this place is unique in that it is truly unreservedly fusion.
I tried the Bibimbap burger, ground beef with a slow cooked egg, covered in lettuce and served with pickled carrot and cucumber. This burger looks really interesting with the egg on top and Asian ingredients spilling forth. The plentiful amount of sauce used provided a lot of taste and a bit of sourness not expected in something like a burger which made for a very novel experience. Unfortunately the quantity of sauce was too much and made the burger soggy and messy to eat. But can't go wrong with having an egg in your burger!
Kitty tried the chili kissed tilapia, light white fish brushed with Thai chili, sauteed and garnished with fresh green tomato salsa and avocado. The fish ended up being really fishy tasting and the amount of cilantro a bit too much for my liking. I find that I don't have an appreciation of cilantro, but I don't think I'll ever get over it.
Lastly we shared some Crispy Fries, straight cut local potatoes crisped golden brown. The sprinkled spice gave it a bit of a kick, but wasn't very plentiful. What made up for it was the dipping sauce, which I can't even describe what taste it was. A bit of honey mustard, a bit of some Asian ingredient, it was really unique.
Neat concept overall and most importantly executed well. Who knew Korean and American food could go so well together!
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