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Ten Ten

Posted on | February 6, 2011 | Comments Off on Ten Ten

I hate to say it, but I don’t think I’m ever going to be able to trust my parents’ dining recommendations again. A few weeks ago they ate at Ten Ten (413 2nd Avenue at 24th Street) & raved about how nice they were & how good the meal was. We decided to order delivery from Ten Ten recently on a very snowy night.

Then menu is pretty short by any stretch of the imagination (funnily enough, I often find myself complaining about how long menus are), so there wasn’t much to choose from. We ordered the Miso soup, Miso Salmon Buns (pictured above) & the ‘Longevity fried noodles with vegetables’. The miso soup was basically inedible & after a few sips, we gave up.

I was really excited about the salmon buns, but I ended up being totally disappointed. Basically it was piece of salmon that had been cooked all the way through till there was absolutely no moisture whatsoever, a tiny piece of lettuce, onion & a pickle of all things. Absolutely devoid of flavor, there was no taste of miso present, no sauce or anything. I slathered it in oyster sauce from my parent’s cupboard & I was able to keep it down. The bun was pretty good though.

My Dad tried a few bites of the noodles & gave up, but my mother & I ate them because we were starving (despite the fact that they were pretty damn greasy).  I have no idea why they call them ‘longevity’ noodles, maybe because you’ll be so consumed with rage over the quality of food from Ten Ten that you’ll want to live forever so you can exact your revenge.

Basically, this was the meal from hell, avoid this place like your life depended on it.

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