PLAN DATE: WEDS / DEC. 12
Indulging in authentic Asian cuisine in the heart of Koreatown should be your main preorgative tonight. Start with a sushi and seafood buffet-style dinner at IchiUmi, known for serving some of the city’s best sushi. This is not your ordinary buffet (but seriously, when’s the last time you went to one?) as they’re all about the elaborate. With over 50 items to choose from—everything from cocktail shrimp, tuna ceviche and sushi rolls like “spicy salmon sandwich” and “bacon avocado” to hot entrees like baked oyster and vegetable tempura. Be sure to save room for dessert because after dinner you’ll be heading to Besfren for authentic Korean pastries.
Besfren is a modern rice cake brand that serves artistically hand-crafted desserts that mix different and unsuspecting flavors with the texture of traditional Korean pastries. Besfren also serves matcha and taro ice cream, the perfect after-dinner dessert combo. Other treats include the triple chocolate cookie, different flavors of chiffon doughnuts, and more. You’ll want it all. Our tip? Split.
6 East 32nd Street, Manhattan
idk tip: For $31.95 eat all the sushi and seafood you can handle.
315 5th Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: Based on Korean folklore, rabbit on the moon pounding rice cake signifies a long, prosperous, and happy life – so if you’re unsure of what to order, you can’t go wrong with that.