Restaurant Reviews

Closer Look: Gaijin Izakaya by Cake in Midtown

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Fried chicken wings
At Gaijin Izakaya, which opened in early July, Cake shows himself to be nearly as adept with Japanese cuisine as he is with that of his homeland. What’s more, he’s flexible. Though most of his Thai dishes rely on a melding of the powerful flavors from ingredients like fish sauce, lemongrass, and palm sugar, the vast majority of those at Gaijin focus on and enhance single ingredients.

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