Santa's have invaded NY.
We decided to eat at Sakagura, which was where we were supposed to eat last weekend when my uncle came to visit. Wow, the entire meal was umami heaven. When I was a kid and we learned about 'taste buds', I always knew there was another taste. I always called it the 'meat tastebud'. The Japanese claim to have discovered it, but I in fact discovered it in second grade!
On Sunday, we went to Nan Xiang Soup Dumpling House in Flushing, queens. Soup dumplings have to be one of my most favorite things to eat.