After class today I decided to skip my Otto series research and try something different. After all, I work in the heart of the Village and there should be plenty of places to try or revisit.
Last week when I went to Lupa I passed in front of an old favorite of mine, Tomoe Sushi. I used to go to Tomoe right when moved to New York, because it was cheap, and because they had something that most Japanese restaurants don’t have: Korokke. In addition to karee-raisu, yakisoba, udon and sashimi, korokke (Japanese-style potato croquette) was a mainstay in my home when I was growing up, and thus it conjures childhood memories. My father would make them from scratch, with potatoes and ground beef, and lots of grated onions.