Our Man Sietsema and the Organic Chicken Sternum


This week, Our Man checks out Soba Totto, the newest addition to the Yakitori Totto chain. Soba Totto focuses on charcoal-grilled skewers of chicken.

We didn’t realize chicken sternum could be skewered, but Our Man is here to teach us these things. And he likes it: “an aerodynamic-looking bone that’s ganged up three to a stick like jet planes flying in formation, producing a soft crunch as you bite down.”

Our Man also notes that at dinner on Valentine’s Day he found the skewered chicken hearts irresistible, as they looked exactly like mini human hearts. He’s a romantic, after all.

Among the more familiar chicken parts, Our Man says that the chicken skin and the chicken meatballs are the “awesomest.” Also recommended are the many versions of soba noodles, and a “lovely invalid’s rice porridge.”

All in all, Our Man really likes this restaurant, so we suggest you get there now. But avoid the sea cucumber. If Our Man admits he finds a food repulsive and frightening, we’re pretty sure one bite would give the general public nightmares for life.

Soba Totto
211 East 43rd Street