Where: Buddakan, 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011 (Meatpacking)
Why: Buddakan is probably the quintessential New York Restaurant. For example, Carrie and Big’s (Sex & the City) wedding rehearsal dinner is held at this NYC hot spot. Nevertheless, even if you’re not a Sex & the City fan, this 250-seat restaurant in the trendy Meatpacking district will still impress you with their delicious Chinese and Asian Fusion menu, which features some interesting combinations. The atmosphere at Buddakan is trendy, fun and exclusive. I highly recommend taking your out-of-town guests to Buddakan if you are trying to impress them and you don’t mind spending a little money. (at least $75 per person).
If you decide to visit Buddakan, here are my top five recommendations on the menu:
1.FOIE GRAS & CHICKEN DUMPLINGS
2. CHARRED FILET OF BEEF (served with wonton crisps & mustard sauce)
3. ASIAN GREEN STIR FRY (served with pine nuts & garlic chips)
4. GLAZED ALASKAN BLACK COD (severed with chili eggplant, black bean relish)
5. CRYING CHOCOLATE DESSERT (a fun dessert with molten chocolate cake, chocolate ganache and coffee ice cream)