Monday, April 6, 2015
3-4 Chucken thighs with skin (or without)
4 Chicken wings
4 large garlic cloves minced
4-5 five-inch Rosemary branches
1-3 peels carrots sliced 1/2 inch thick
1 can flat anchovies (or 2oz)
1 TB of course ground pepper
1 cup of balsamic vinegar or a little more
4-6 TB olive oil (without skin use 6TB)
Heat oil and fry chicken for a few minutes to get the sides golden's ghe brown. Add the garlic, Rosemary and peppercorns. Put it under the chicken pieces in the pot.
Add the anchovies, carrots and and pour in the balsamic vinegar.
Cook uncovered over medium heat turning chicken pieces every 10 minutes for about 30 minutes-40 minutes.
Love this dish!
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Located somewhere in the West Village bordering TriBeCa is this neighborhood restaurant serving such good dishes mostly with clams. But his recipes are beyond the norm because he uses high quality ingredients and has refined the usual dish we know.
Co-Owner/Chef Mike Price was here today so I decided to have a photo with him!
I also had The Clam chowder which I forgot to take a photo of. It's not your ordinary clam chowder. It also had big pieces of meaty cubed bacon-like or pancetta pieces.
This is my new favorite restaurant in the city. They've only been here for about 8-9 months.
420 Hudson at., NYC, NY
Majority of the time, I have smoked salmon from Russ & Daughters and berries - plus Sullivan Bread's Filone bread.
I toast a slice of Sullivan Bread's Filone bread and spread some mascarpone on it; arrange the raspberries on top and using a sugar sprinkler, shake some confectioner's sugar on the raspberries.
I always have a small cup of whisked matcha tea, a cup of fresh green tea, and 1 or 2 cups of espresso or cappuccino and about 3oz of grapefruit juice for my 2 vitamin pills with this.
Variation to my normal breakfast of smoked salmon is using omelette instead of cream cheese.
This is my energy breakfast most of the time.
Friday, March 13, 2015
I've been here a few times but there are other restaurants that participate in this event and for me to go again is because a friend of mine chose it. This is when company takes priority over food.
The selection to choose from the special deal were all not my favorite (Other restaurants put their best foot forward). If I stick to the choices for the set deal, the more I won't enjoy. So, you guessed right, I opted for the almost twice the price of the special deal less $1. This way, I get my appetizer of choice and dessert of choice.
This is not the menu I chose. And the appetizer below was an extra cost our friend ordered from the Restaurant Week Menu.
Away from the set menu for Restaurant Week, I got a bigger Foie gras and my choice of dessert. And my choice was hot Chocolate Souffle!
The souffle saved my meal!
I think this place is a little over-rated. I personally prefer some others that participate at Restaurant Week. Restaurants should actually put out their best that could Wow me for the money. I was expecting a more haute cuisine than what I experienced. And I knew this would be my experience as before. And that means not very impressive.
Let me try once more as my friend said I should have picked the shrimp dish. I will tell you after next week - as we plan to return for the prix-fixed lunch menu. (No longer Restaurant Week)
Friday, February 13, 2015
I've been passing by this restaurant since the time of inception as they took over the space. Tonight, after 3 months back from my trip frim India eating at I the best Indian restaurants which I made sure to go to, I decided to try Tulsi.
I am glad that I have the opportunity to evaluate what a Michelin Star chef cooking Indian food in New York is like.
The place is modern as you can see. Their menu varies from food from the north to the South in this restaurant.
I ordered Shrimp Balchao as my first course. It was good but I wasn't impressed. It reminded me more of a Philippine seafood dish called escabeche. It had tomato sauce, onions as a base and I could taste the sugar.
Another disappointing dish I ordered was the fried okra. I enjoyed this very much in Jaipur when my Tourguide ordered it. That was nice green thin slices of okra fried crisp. But at Tulsi:
For dessert, I wanted to try something new.
Now, my curiosity has just been fixed!
East 46th St., between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
For me, this is so far the best fried chicken in the city. Lightly battered which pulls out easily with the most juicy chicken inside.
I ordered the fried chicken box. It comes with 3 pieces of fried chicken of your choice, a large homemade biscuit served with maple butter and a choice of side - mine was Collard green salad with tangy dressing, avocado, (cooked or is it pickled) onion, and roasted coconut.
43 Canal St, New York, NY 10002
Friday, January 30, 2015
My kind of trip besides site seeing and going to museums and historical artifacts is eating the food of the country I am visiting.
Eating the food in another country is experiencing the lives of the people who live there. Besides the restaurants I went to and strategically made reservations in advance to make sure I get in, I purposely went to Borough Market.
On my first day to Borough Market was in a Sunday whereby I found out that they were closed when I got there. Fortunately, there are a couple of kiosks or little restaurants in the area that were open. I tried a sandwich place that sold sausages. The sausage was made with wine. This store is located near the entrance by the church if you are crossing the bridge to get to Borough Market.
Because it was a Sunday, the market was closed. But I returned during the week on a Wednesday and had a fabulous time. Below are some of the highlights of the food I found outstanding!
I had to try the large oysters from this seafood stall next.
Below, I had to buy Jamon Iberico de Bellota. Heavenly at Brindisa that specialized in Soanish foods.
Stop by the truffle place! They sell or sorts of things including Parmesan cheese with truffles and below is Truffle pate.
Various sausages too. And he's, I bought 2 different pieces to try.
Last but not least, I had to try these cream-filled doughnuts. Delightful!
This was my experience at Borough Market on my visit to London last early Fall.
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