Morimoto, NYC

Omakase 12/21/09 (Hitoshi Aita)

Toro Tartar –
Osetra, wasabi, nori, chive, guacamole, arare, yamamomo, baby shiso, benitade, special soy

Morimoto ‘New Style’ Sashimi –
Hirame, shima aji, kinmedai, garlic, ginger, mitsuba, grape tomato, kabosu soy, hot oil

Tasting Of Fugu –
*    Sashimi, baby shiso/poached skin, spicy ume ponzu
*    Kama/spine tempura, sudachi

Foie Gras/Tofu Chawanmushi –
Uni, wasabi, ginaan

Shellfish Sashimi Salad –
Taraba kani, hotate, oyster, shira ebi, tomato jelly, microgreens, apple vinaigrette, sea salt

Duo Of Matsutake –
*    Dobinmushi
*    Tempura, kabosu

Nigiri –
*    Toro
*    kisu/kabosu
*    kinmedai
*    sayaori/ginger/chive
*    unagi shirayaki
*    shiso/ika/mentaiko
chive sauce, ume paste sauce, low sodium soy with dashi

Duo Of Snapper –
*    Taro Snapper ‘terrine’, scallion, shredded daikon, kinome
*    Snapper Blood Vodka shot

Palate Cleanser –
Fuji apple sorbet, grenadine poached Anjou pear

1/2 Lobster Masala Morimoto –
Sweet Lemon Crème Fraiche

Grilled Kobe And Mushroom Glutinous Rice –
*    Ginger, Chives, Morimoto “BBQ” Sauce, Hot Scallion Oil
*    Soy Demiglace With Balsamic Vinegar, wasabi

Roasted Fugu Fin Sake

Dessert –
*    Spiced Ginger Pumpkin Cake
Ginger ice cream, ginger pumpkin marshmallow, Grenadine poached Anjou pear, grenadine syrup,
Caramelized pumpkin crisp
*    Matcha chocolate sesame layer cake
chocolate crumble, matcha powder, mandarin plum sorbet, grenadine syrup dots

Omakase 12/29/10 (Ariki Omae)

Uni/Osetra On Japanese Bread Toast –
Micro cilantro, yamamomo

Ranched toro tartar with osetra –
dashi soy, wasabi,
french bread toast with olive spread

Bagna Cauda –
duck breast meatball, shaved assorted vegetable ‘salad’ (including fennel, baby daikon)

Trio Of Ranched Fugu –
* Blanched shredded skin*
* sashimi with mitsuba
* grilled kama
pickled ginger, sweet soy, tokyo negi, momiji oroshi daikon, ponzu, yuzu

Hokkaido taraba kani yaki –
fried shallot, fried persimmon, konbu, balsamic soy, ginko nut su-age, chili oil, sea salt

Kumamoto oyster/uni mushi –
seared foie gras with teriyaki, mitsuba, aromatics presentation (cinnamon, pink  peppercorns, star anise)

Nigiri/Sashimi –
* otoro nigiri
* kinmedai, pickled daikon nigiri
* sayori, ginger, scallion nigiri
* ama ebi nigiri
* unagi shirayaki nigiri
** ama ebi head tempura, sudachi
* pressure cooked baby abalone in shell
wakame
* tamago castella

poached-steamed red snapper –
jalapeno, chive, salty black bean, shanton poaching stock, raw cucumber (bottom), evoo

house ginger ale
(ginger & yuzu juice, pellagrino spritzer)

‘Surf & turf’
* Seared Wagyu On sweet Potato fries
Hot oil seared scallions, scallion oil,
crisp shredded ginger, sweet garlic soy jus
* 1/2 garam masala lobster
sea beans, orange supremes, lemon creme fraiche

Dessert –
* Carrot Mandarin Orange Sorbet
Mandarin poppy meringue, mandarin sugar, cookie crumble, carrot chip
* Flourless chocolate cake
pear slices, pear ice cream, grapes,
pomegranite, whipped cream,  candied popcorn
* Strawberry shortcake Japanese-style
pistachio cake, strawberry sorbet, raspberry puree, strawberry ‘poprocks’

Omakase For 4 12/23/11 (Ariki Omae)

Spiny Lobster Sashimi
sugiko, lobster foam

Kazunoko (salted herring roe)
shiso chiffonade, bonito, yuzu, salt

Hama Hama Oyster
matsutake gelee, osetra,
shredded matsutake, kabosu zest

Trio Of Fugu
* karaage
* sashimi
* poached skin
ponzu, daikon oroshi, negi

Pan roasted red snapper
kaiware, frisee micro greens, crisp garlic chips
piri piri soy

Nigiri
* sayori, tobiko
* otoro
* japanese mackerel, shiroita konbu
* winter squid
* torched white salmon skin
* tamago castella

Taraba kani yaki (grilled king crab)
on rock salt and red peppercorns
yuzu wedge, clarified butter

Dashi steam poached tsubugai , awabe (whelk & abalone)
Nama (housemade) tofu, truffle gina’an, black truffle

Kobe Beef
Tokyo Negi yaki, maitake, broccoli rabe,
sesame sauce, matsutake foam, menegi

Blood orange sorbet
Mint, sake foam

4 desserts
* souffle,  tofu cheesecake with chocolate curl
kuromitsu sauce, fresh berries
* chestnut mousse stuffed matcha mousse, mandarin orange sorbet
pomegranate, candy cane ‘dust’, fresh raspberries
* 6 macaroon variety set
* green tea sorbet with mango bits and chocolate ‘coin’ , flourless chocolate cake with candied popcorn

Omakase 22 Dec 2012 (Ariki Omae)

Taunton Inlet (WA) Oyster Trio
Tsar Imperial osetra caviar
Royal Transmountain Rous caviar
Chive Oil Bruschetta

Fugu Duo
Sashimi/Blanched Skin, Spicy Ponzu
Kama Tempura
Kabosu, Salt/sansho

Tasting Of Shellfish Salad
Mirugai, squid, awabi, ‘braised’ uni
guacamole, crispy nori, spicy miso mayonnaise
baby greens, teriyaki gelee, apple gelee,
ginger yuzu gelee, spicy salt

Matsutake ‘steak’ (on hot metal plate)
grilled shishito, sweet soy

Onsen Tamago
Black truffle, truffle gin’an, daikon sheet
red daikon ribbon

Sushi
toro, kanpachi, bonito, amberjack with garlic/ginger,
ikura, castella

house yuzu ginger ale

blood orange persimmon sorbet

Grilled king crab
spicy miso crab reduction
szechuan pepper, pink peppercorn, star anise, cinnamon stick, bay leaf
on salt bef

Wagyu Shabu Shabu
sesame sauce, dashi foam, enoki, edo negi white, yu tsai, shichimi powder

Wagyu Steak
garlic soy jus, japanese yams, pea tendrils, micro raddichio

Mango mousse/matcha sorbet
coconut snow, pomegranite seed, passionfruit mousse sphere

Morimoto Monkey Bread
Banana chocolate chip ice cream, candied pecans

Tasmanian Chocolate Mousse
Champagne sorbet, kiwi/persimmon ‘bubble’
chocolate pop rocks, candied persimmon

Omakase 26 Dec 2014 (Ariki Omae)
Sea cucumber sashimi
momiji oroshi, negi, ponzu

Nisqually oyster
osetra

Hokkaido uni
kazunoko, ikura, osetra, deep fried potato strands,
Morimoto cilantro wasabi cream sauce,
cilantro/basil microgreens

Sawara aburi
Shungiku, house cured shaved katsuo,
house cured shaved karasumi,
freeze dried tofu, shichimi mentaiko,
mortadella oil

Seafood ‘sukiyaki’
Dungeness crab, yonezawa ika, oyster,
mitsuba, shaved burdock, egg,
shichimi, sansho

Duo Of Fugu
Sashimi, skin
menegi, momiji oroshi, ponzu,
black truffle
Tempura
yuzu

Awabe And Shishito Pepper Ishiyaki
chili salt, uni powder, nori/matcha salt

Nigiri
Chutoro, sawara/ginger/scallion, kinmedai/yuzu,
kohada/okiuto, uni

Soy Pannacotta and Shiso Lemon Sorbet
crisp crumble

1/2 Grilled Lobster With sambal sweet miso
chervil/dill/parsley/shaved red onion,
Gojujang sweet miso ‘paint’

Grilled Wagyu
naga imo, 1/2 grilled baby carrot, menegi
soy garlic jus

Sake Coconut Sorbet

Matcha Millefeuille Cake
Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce,
Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream,
‘rice crispies’

Passionfruit Hazelnut Cake
Passionfruit Sauce,
Hazelnut Ice Cream,
‘rice crispies’

Omakase 21 Dec 2016 (Ariki Omae)

Toro Tartare
menegi, osetra, buttered toast baton

Koi Sashimi
baby shiso, Karashi su miso dipping sauce

Fugu Sashimi/Poached Fugu Skin
ponzu, momiji oroshi, menegi, micro greens, shredded myoga

Hokkaido Uni
Wakame, soy dashi jelly, shaved black truffle

Swordfish aburi ‘tumbler’
radish spears, wasabi tobiko, grapefruit bits, processco
foam

Sake steamed awabi, seared hokkaido scallop
Sake soy butter, maitake, romesco broccoli, shaved black truffle

Nigiri
Teiji salmon, otoro, kinmedai, sayori, katsuo/momiji oroshi,
ika gundan

Intermezzo
persimmon sorbet, apple spear, microgreen

Bay scallop, uni, foie
light soy, microgreens, bacon foam on
rock salt/cinnamon stick/star anise/red peppercorns/bay leaf

Shabu Shabu Poached Kobe
grilled shiitake, menegi, ponzu

Kobe ‘Steak and Eggs’
Onsen Egg, maitake, shaved black truffle, soy onion jus

Chocolate Trio
Chocolate Sundae Sphere Shell (whipped cream/chocolate ice
cream), Rum Flambe, chocolate crumble, chocolate ganache tart

Lemon Cheesecake ‘Souffle’
Raspberry sorbet, sweet crumble, fresh fruit, fruit puree dots

Sakura Mochi
Sakura ice cream

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