How Restaurant Yuu Blends Japanese Cooking With Traditional French Dishes


Brooklyn’s Restaurant Yuu was one of many NYC eating places to obtain a Michelin star in 2023 — however as an alternative of resting on their laurels, the crew has declared themselves in pursuit of three.

It’s a feat that they hope to perform by their dedication to precision and perfection. “The tedious work is our power,” says chef and proprietor Yuu Shimano.

Restaurant Yuu is an 18-seat omakase counter that serves a seasonal 20-course tasting menu. Each dish is fastidiously deliberate and crafted by Shimano and his crew of six cooks: The duck used within the foie gras pie, the meal’s primary course, is cooked for precisely 33 minutes and 40 seconds, not a second extra or a second much less. “It’s a sort of artwork,” says Shimano as he fastidiously arranges the layers of the pie into an ideal rectangular form.

Shimano was raised in Japan and applies his Japanese coaching to basic French dishes, which offers the idea for every thing he serves at his restaurant: Latest programs included do-it-yourself brioche topped with A5 wagyu and foie gras, frog coated in puffed rice, and suppon (turtle) soup full with matsutake mushroom.

“Regardless that it’s Western meals… every thing is made with a thought technique of Japanese cooking,” explains Simon Ek, the restaurant’s chef de delicacies. “You don’t waste something [and are] very respectful of all of the components.”

Watch the complete video to see how Restaurant Yuu earned one Michelin star and continues to work in direction of extra.


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