You can find just about anything in New York City including foods not common to American restaurants. Here a some bizarre and unusual foods to try the next time you’re in New York City.
The name of this food is deceiving as sweetbread is neither a sweet nor a bread. It is the thymus gland or pancreas of a calf or lamb. Other glands, including the parotid gland, sublingual glands and even the testicles can be used to make sweetbread.
At Pó, you can order sautéed veal sweetbreads, potato, pancetta and egg.
Kefi offers crispy sweetbreads with tomato, scallion, garlic, olive and lemon yogurt on their dinner menu.
Kenka is a Japanese izakaya restaurant where diners order small plates of food to share. At this particular izakaya, you can share plates of bull penises and turkey testicles as well as veal liver sashimi
The menu at Chez Napoleon has on it Cervelle de Veau – calf’s brain seasoned with black pepper and capers as well as Rognons Dijonnaise – veal kidneys in mustard sauce over rice.
Congee offers frog prepared in an assortment of dishes including: frog porridge, frog and snail porridge, frog and abalone porridge, frog with ginger and scallions, frog with chives, deep fried frog and steamed chicken and frog.
Diners at Amazing 66 was chose between steamed frog, frog casserole, frog porridge and snail and frog porridge,
At the famous Carnige Deli, you can get a cow’s tongue served up in a few different ways.
There is the Hot Tongue Platter which is beef tongue served topped with sweet and sour gravy as well as potato pancakes, cole slaw and vegetables.
Tongue’s For The Memory is a sandwich made with tongue, corned beef, Swiss cheese, cole slaw and Russian dressing.
For the tongue purist, a plain tongue sandwich is also available.
For those daring enough to dive into the insect world, Toloache’s dinner menu offers Oaxacan-style dried grasshoppers with onions and jalapeños.