Psari Seafood Restaurant in Long Island City, NY- Extremely Fresh Seafood, Pleasing Oysters and Clams

Psari in Long Island City is a Greek seafood restaurant that offers fresh seafood and an open atmosphere. I sat at a bar with a friend for his birthday celebration. The experience is excellent until we got to the Red Snapper. This is going to be mostly a visual post because the photos will speak for the food. #FreshSeafood

Garlic Bread: On a scale of 1 to 10, this was a 5.

Mango Martini: Ketel One Vodka, mango liqueur, clear curacao, splash of lime juice. It’s an 8.

1/2 Dozen of Raw Blue Point Oysters and 1/2 Dozen of Raw Clams. This is heaven on ice.  Why Then World’s Mine Oyster,” William Shakespeare. Ten. Ten. Ten.

The aftermath of the oysters and clams. Would like more, please!

Grilled Octopus: This was a 10 for this preparation.

Shrimp Bisque: A 6.  It needed spice.

Smelts/Atherina (”Fish Fries”): Cute.  But it’s only a 6.

Horta: This is the Greek version of the greens, leafy and kale like. It’s a 7.

Red Snapper: Grilled and prepared with olive oil & fresh lemon juice. This market price was in the $20s for a 1.5 pound whole fish. It was tasteless.  The fish was fresh – you cannot fault that.  But why wouldn’t they put some salt on?

Lemon Potatoes: starchy and palatable. A 7.

Definitely recommend. The seafood is extremely fresh. You just have to figure out how to pick the right fish. Should have gone with the Bronzino or the Porgy.

This experience took place at

Psari Seafood Restaurant
32-10 36th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11106
(718) 786-6015

Random Pictures of Taipei 2

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Sunset seen from the Ferris wheels on top of the Marimar Mall, 美麗華百樂園

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View from the Ferris wheels with Taipei 101 in the background

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View from the Ferris wheels, clearly showing the surrounding mountains

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Helicopters on the ground of Songshan Airport, 松山機場

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Food truck selling peaches in the east commercial area, touting that he planted these organic peaches himself.

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Food truck selling roasted duck at the corner of my building, half a duck for $170NT or approximately $5.7US. See that big metal tube? The interesting fact is that he roasts them right in the truck.

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Awkward English: Professional sponge for seniors, better use a thicker one?

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Let us be your primate?

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You are not in Asia if you don’t see rows upon rows of scooters

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Korean celebrities are everywhere in Taiwan as are their electronics

Breakfast First Day in Taipei

The arrival was messy and I had a difficult time finding my driver.  Tried to walk to Terminal 1 from Terminal 2.  Not fun.  It was a shock to my system to go from speaking mostly English to a complete immersion of the Mandarin and Taiwanese languages, trying to explain the state of racial discrimination in NY and whether it is popular to learn the Chinese language in the US.

Got to the apartment at 1am and went to the Seven Eleven for a quick nighttime snack, 宵夜.  Selection was limited but surprisingly satisfactory.

Due to jet lag, I was having breakfast only a short few hours later.  豆腐, 油條,和荷包蛋。  The soy milk was so fresh that it contrasts vividly for me to the stuff I get in NY.

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