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Best of New York 2015 • Eating

Best of New York 2015

Best Uni

  • Mu Ramen

    12-09 Jackson Ave., nr. 48th Ave., Long Island City; 917-868-8903

    The food world may be far past the deification of uni, having moved on to other obsessions. And yet: Joshua Smookler’s treatment of it at his Long Island City ramen-ya merits renewed enthusiasm. His U&I is a double-roe rice bowl: Uni, or sea-urchin roe or gonads, meets ikura, bright-orange salmon roe, and mingles with spicy maguro over sushi rice coated in strips of sesame-roasted nori. The uni itself is delicate and creamy, and dabbed with fresh wasabi, and despite the dish’s name, you might not want to share.

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).