Tabélog NYC Food Blogger Awards at SakaMai

I am so excited to be invited to the Tabelog NYC Food Blogger Awards! The awesome event was held at SakaMai, NYC’s first restaurant and bar dedicated to sake. We had the opportunity to sample a variety of delicious, creative dishes and meet other bloggers from around the city. It was truly a food blogger’s dream to have each dish strategically set up at the bar with a full description next to it. The Tabelog team knows what they’re doing! :)  I was so happy to share this experience with one of my favorite foodie friends, who is always down to eat and try new things. And as an added bonus, I ran into fellow blogger, Mr. Eric Eats, at the event! We all really enjoyed the unique food, especially the filet mignon tartare with sea urchin, Iberico pork with farro salad, and carrot & dashi gelee with truffles. Already looking forward to coming back to SakaMai for dinner. A huge thanks to the Tabelog team, especially Brock and Kenta, for hosting such a fun event!

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SakaMai: 157 Ludlow Street (between Stanton and Rivington)


Welcome to the Tabelog awards!


Filet mignon tartare, sea urchin, wasabi mascarpone, crushed poached egg, brioche toast


Carrot purée, dashi gelee, summer truffle


Temari sushi, Tasmanian trout, caviar rouge


Tsukune Slider: chicken meatball, foie gras, caramelized onion, butter head lettuce, harissa aioli


Lobster croquette, lardo Iberico, sansho pepper, potato purée


Secreto Iberico Pork, farro salad, kogashi shoyu


Strawberry Compote, mascarpone mousse, truffled balsamic glaze


Feasting on all of the delicious dishes!


SakaMai features the largest selection of sakes in NYC!

Tabélog NYC Food Blogger Awards at SakaMai