2012's Most Challenging Dishes in NYC
4. Cold Tongue Salad at Kavkaz -- The problem as I see it with this dish is that when it arrives, the cow tongue looks exactly like a human tongue, complete with taste buds and other recognizable features. Yet, in its tart vinaigrette and strewn with verdant dill, the glottal organ is spectacularly moist and soft.
3. Bull Penis at Minzhongle -- Say that you're eating dick and it will only provoke a laugh, but what if you're really eating dick? It's much less meaty than you would think, and in the case of a bull, though he may be well hung, the thing is as thin and rubbery as a computer cable, and oddly translucent. Close your eyes and chew. [Sadly, Minzhongle now closed :( ]
2. Potato Taco Placeros at Tacos Morelos -- Are you ready to make the dietary plunge into Fork in the Road's All-Carb Diet? Well, that doesn't quite yet exist, but this would be the cornerstone: corn tortilla, fried potato patty, and yellow rice, all in the same place at the same time.
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