Rosanjin is on a quiet street in our neighborhood and I've never noticed it before. It's a small restaurant of 7 tables in one room. It was intimate, quiet, but not deafeningly so and kind of felt like you were being served in the privacy of your own dining room.
The first course, sakizuke, was like an amuse bouche of savory egg custard made with cod broth. The custard was very light and fluffy with a delicate but sweet fish flavor. Yum, off to a good start. It took a lot of energy to enjoy each bite and not chow down.
Our sixth course was shiizakana which is supposed to be a substantial dish such as a shabu shabu or hot pot like ours was. This shabu shabu ingredients included black pork which tasted like fatty prosciutto, fresh shitake and golden mushrooms, and tofu. The heated broth was a white miso from Kyoto. It was very sweet and thick. We cooked the ingredients in the hot broth. This was the hubs favorite dish. My favorite part of the dish was the yuzu hot pepper in the white dish. It was citrusy and spicy which was so fun.
Which dish do you think would be your favorite?
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New York, NY 10013