Additions to Buddha Bar’s culinary team mean a little bit of menu tweaking as well. Old favorites are still to be found… but here we run down the best of the “spiritual” spots new noshes:
10 – Be tempted by tempura… start with the hot Rock Shrimp Tempura with Sweet Chili Aioli appetizer. Those shrimp aren’t shrimpy!
9 – Then get Spicy… Tuna Tartar with Avocado. One of the things Buddha Bar does best is fish. This one is raw and ready, a perfect dinner party pleaser.
8 – Something else to put in your little black book? Roasted Black Cod with Miso and Yuzu Sauce. Only a few local restos offer black cod, also known as Sablefish, and almost none are this good!
7 – The Baked Sea Scallops with Lobster Truffle Emulsion are truly dynamite.
6 – It can be dazzling to dine in the presence of a gold-plaited deity… but the Monk Fish with Okonomiyaki just might leave you speechless.
5 – A good portion of meat comes with the Mongolian Grilled Flat Iron Steak, accompanied by a triangle (literally) of rice. The light sauce is spectacular.
4 – Chinese Hot Pot. Not just any soup. Expect some spice. A great one to perk up a doldrums kind of day.
3 – Try the Thai… Style Red Curry Shrimp with Lemongrass Jasmine Rice.
2 – Sushi. In this case, enough said. (Although ordering by the roll is infinitely more economical than per piece at this place!) A favorite has to be the Spicy Double Tuna Tempura Roll.
1 – Ommmm… Korean Style Pork Ribs. K Street Kate’s #1 must-order item on the new menu. Fall off the bone and full of flavor.