Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday Nights: Rockmeisha

Towards the end of the last year, my friends thought that we weren't hanging out enough. It's true, we weren't. So they started Tuesday night get-togethers. Every Tuesday, we'll pick a bar to drink, eat, and hang out for a couple of hours. Whoever can make it will attend. If you're busy, it's okay. There's always next week. So this is Tuesday Nights on Tasty Eating where you will find bars that serve food and how we like them.

On this recent Tuesday Night, we headed out to: Rockmeisha

It's kind of difficult to think of a new place to go to every week. But once in awhile we come across some place pretty awesome. This was Rockmeisha. It's a Japanese izakaya (pub) that serves delicious food paired with easy pours of beer.

We started off with some gobo chips ($7). They looked like fried string beans but they're actually burdock roots. They're long, brown roots and usually come fried in slices. However, I guess the roots was thinly sliced and tempura style fried. They tasted really nice and went well with our pitcher Sapporo beer ($17).

He also had some takoho ($9) which is a octopus pan cake similar stopped with sauce and bonito flakes. The cake was soft and fluffy but I didn't taste much or any octopus. The bonito flakes were nice though and added a hint of seafood flavor.
The pork a belly ($12) came tender and sitting in a light broth. The meat just fell apart which I assume is from hours of braising. The dish was small but definitely delicious. The side of turnip was fantastic as well. It was super soft and absorbed the pork and broth flavors.
The miso brussel sprouts ($8) were awesome. Charred, caramelized, savory. Delicious.
We were slightly adventurous this time and ordered frog legs. The Jampin Jerk Frog ($10) was deep fried with a slight spice. The dip was tangy and vinegary. The frog was delicious. It really did taste like chicken this time. Being deep fried helped. The sauce helped too. I think everyone tried a piece.
When we saw fried chicken ($9) on the menu, we definitely need to order it. The meat was juicy and tender while the crust was crispy and crunched under every bite.
Lastly, we had the hakata ($9.50) which were buffalo wings. The wings were quite large but the sauce wasn't spicy at all. It tasted more of vinegar and tang than spice.
When we arrived at Rockmeisha the place was pretty empty. However, as the night went on, each and every table filled up. There was a nice buzz in the air but the place never got cramped even with its small size. I really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. I would definitely come back

11 Barrow Street
New York, NY 10014-3823
(212) 675-7775


  1. never heard of the place. looks good.

    i like frogs legs.


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