Hi! Sorry this was posted really late, but this is my review the day I went to Madison Square Eats. Also, I took the pictures myself.
It started off with humid and misty weather on our way to Madison Square. There weren’t long lines, but it was a good crowd for the weather.
There were about 25 restaurant stands in Madison Square Eats, and we ate at six of them. It was hard to obtain a table because many people wanted to sit and eat.
The whole experience was very interesting, from the weird weather to the outstanding flavors in the food. The prices of the dishes we ate ranged from $3-$10.
I looked around for a while to make up my mind about some dishes that seemed interesting to eat, and to find some restaurants I’ve never eaten at before.
First, Seoul Lee Korean Barbecue. I ordered the sesame chicken taco and the bulgogi beef taco. To tell you the truth, the beef taco was very tender but seemed to be dry. On the other hand, the sesame chicken taco was nothing like I expected it to be. First, the sesame chicken wasn’t even sesame chicken. It felt just felt like plain chicken, missing it’s sweet, sesame flavor.
The orange sauce drizzled on the taco without having any option was very spicy, so it took the whole flavor out of the taco and the chicken itself. But, as for the beef, the sauce actually went really well with it.
This dish was one of my favorites. The Hong Kong Street Cart made this fried oyster dish for quite a good deal: four oysters for $10. The crispiness and crunch on the outer coat of the fried oyster made a good complement for the inner tender filling of the oyster. It was also very memorable because the peanut-citrus dipping sauce was a light, sweet addition to the dish, but it was not sour.
From Delaney’s BBQ Tacotown, the beef brisket taco was my father’s favorite of the day. The strongly smoked meat was garnished with pickled onions, grated cheese, and cilantro. We didn’t get the chili sauce with it.
This was also one of our favorites of the day. Mayhem & Stout, which now has a restaurant on Second Avenue, serves slow-braised sandwiches. We took the half sandwich for $6 containing braised pulled pork, and for a little kick added Dragon sauce, which is basically Asian BBQ. The meat was juicy and tender.
SD26 is a Italian restaurant on Madison Square Park, which I went to at my 11th birthday with my father. It was suprising to see that SD26 had a stand. We tried the “Prosciutter,” a small croissant filled with prosciutto and mozzarella cheese ($3). I liked it because the sweet, buttery flavor of the croissant was complemented well by the saltiness of the cheese and ham.
Finally, we stopped by the Doughnuttery stand and treated ourselves to mini donuts. You buy sets of six, which you can mix up. We got three plain and three rainbow sprinkles. The donuts are $1 each. They’re about one and a half inches across.
I recomend you guys to stop by and visit Madison Square Eats for a wonderful experience tasting new dishes, and learning more about the restaurants near you.
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Signed by Philippa