“Shaved” Hudson Valley Foie Gras
I love a flavorful shaved foie gras, and this one appealed to me in theory. The foie was out of this world and the bacon brittle and cinnamon were a welcome addition. But then again the mandarin oranges tasted like they were stored for a long time, which ruined the moment for me.
Remarkable scallop presentation and a ludicrous baked carrot mash with truffle corn salsa and capers. The scallops were a tad overcooked on the outside, but that inside was just perfect, which were stable, lenient, and sugary all in one. Do not ask me how. Certainly recommended.
Korean BBQ Wraps
This one takes the cake. Soaked hanger steak in a miso paste with preserved daikon in a crunchy margarine lettuce wrapper. I do not remember how many times I kept reordering this one, but it was many.
I will not lie; I have been a buns addict as far as my memory serve. Naturally, I was not expecting much from these. The first bite changed my mind. The BLT Buns I ate in Salt & Fat were among the best I ate in my life, so far. Stewed, indulgent bacon tummy on a soft boa with a scientific-grade accuracy of bun quantity, and surely, Thousand Island dressing written as “spicy mayo” in the bill. I have reasons to believe that this “spicy mayo” is the “secret ingredient.”
Crispy Berkshire Pork Trotter
I do not think my night would be complete without it. A salad of pig’s feet is prepared into a sautéed oval and capped with a gently cooked egg. You will need a strong heart to take this one, but not too strong. You do not think it taste like a swine, magically. Do not forget the present Thousand Island ”spicy may” dressing.
Roasted Berkshire Pork Belly
From the first look at Salt & Far menu, you would think the pork belly to be their “specialty dish.” Hold your horses. Nevertheless, it put the “Fat” in Salt & Fat because their belly was hard to chew, and furthermore had a dense tackiness to it that was hard to forgive. Let us just leave it at that.
The fried chicken was a bumpy ride. The skin floated and picked up like a gigantic lightly cooked bunch of breadcrumbs, which made it more like food for the tortured. At least, I used the dish for its Thousand Island dressing.
Long Island Duck Breast
I treasured the duck entree. A mammoth slice of intermittent cooked quack, go along with superb compliments in butter lychee, barred frisée and sweet & sour jus. Try some.
I tried all three, the Lime Panna Cotta, Avocado Ice cream, Rice Krispies, Marshmallow Ice cream and the Ice-cream And Sorbet and not any of them were for the most part unforgettable. The yuzu buttermilk ice cream somewhat acceptable, but I was not interested in the prospect of ordering it again.
In the end, it was a pleasant experience; I was not disappointed to pay a visit to Salt & Fat. Maybe I will return, maybe not. I think you will not regret it, however.Salt & Fat: All My Food Experience
What I like about Salt & Fat is that they do not try too hard to impress you with their designs. They are not pushy, they are cool, and they know it. I think it was built on an old DVD store; they just installed a kitchen and some pig trappings. The old orange lightning and stained drop ceilings are pretty much the same. It makes you feel like it was a misplaced piece from Chinatown. Not the best place for a “food pilgrimage,” if you ask me. Gad, I detest this word.
Truth be told, if I can love Salt & Fat more than I do, I would. Every item on the menu would sound like an abomination for the vegetarians. Lovable. Some items conferred with me such as BLT buns and crispy port totter, but some other items like the pork belly and the fried chicken were completely absurd. If I were living in Queens, this would be my personal spot where I dine each night. Alas, I have a list to complete and long way to go so I cannot keep coming back especially when it is a long way home.
I love food! I consider myself a hunter of good restaurants. I like to move from place to place looking for good restaurants in a food pilgrimage. My area of choice today is Queens. On top of my list was Salt & Fat. For me it was like one of those restaurants you always hear about but never actually visit. By reading the reviews on social media, I was intrigued even more. I wanted to know what the fuss is all about. Since it was already, the only restaurant in Sunnyside on my list and the name was catchy; Salt & Fat. I decided to give it a shot; my stomach loved the ring of that name. Best of all it was conveniently located, right next to the Credit Glory main offices.
I think that there is a movie with the same name. A haunting name with a logo of pig, providing a bacon-based menu with a touch of Asian magic. I know that you can find similar restaurants all over Manhattan and Brooklyn, but not in Queens, it was the only restaurant of this sort, which attracted me even more. There is a world of differences between dining out in an awesome restaurant in Manhattan and an awesome restaurant in Sunnyside.
Salt & Fat is simply the coolest restaurant in Sunnyside; you can feel the awesomeness many miles away. The only problem there is no reservation policy and it can be daunting to find a table in prime times. Right of the bat, you are greeted with some delicious and free popcorn cooked in bacon fat, drink prices are modest, and you can eat all you want for under $50. However, they seem to serve Thousand Island dressing with anything I order.