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Kenka – open until 4am… you know what that means.


Kenka
25 Saint Marks Pl
(between 3rd Ave and Astor Place)
New York, NY 10003

New York City night owls, prepare to meet your next favorite drunken food spot.  Think cheap Japanese tapas… the menu is huge, featuring a wide variety of foods like yakitori (Japanese bbq on a stick), grilled fish, fried udon, ramen, fried rice, soup, and even mochi ice cream.  AND it is open until 4am on Fridays and Saturdays.  The food is not ridiculously mind-blowing but it is pretty good… and it becomes ridiculously mind-blowing when you’re intoxicated, of course.  I actually recently went just for dinner and so was finally able to take pictures.  Pictured above is the Yaki Udon, which is fried udon noodle with pork, squid and vegetables ($6.50).  The noodles are thick and chewy.  Pork was fatty and flavorful.


Here is the Yakitori BBQ Chicken ($4.00).  It is nothing compared to Yakitori Totto, but certainly serves its purpose.  Meat was not super tender nor tough.  Sauce was a typical terriyaki kind of sauce.  I didn’t like it too much, but my friend M.B. wiped the plate clean.

Continue reading Kenka – open until 4am… you know what that means.

Cafe Orlin: Poached Eggs with Potato Pancake served with Smoked Salmon and fresh greens

Delicious potato pancake (aka hashbrown) … it was crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.  It soaked up the yolk from the poached egg perfectly.  The egg was just the way I like it.  The smoked salmon was a nice salty addition to the egg/potato combination.  The fresh greens were nothing special but made me feel somewhat healthy.

 

Definitely want to try their pumpkin pancake served with cinnamon yogurt next time.