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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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
I loved this restaurant where we had our last dinner in Nagano.
Friday, January 23, 2015
My favorite chocolate store! And they now even carry 100% extreme chocolate bar!
They Also have hot chocolate. I ordered the dark chocolate:
The remarkable quality of their ingredients and gifted craftsmanship is what makes their chocolates truly shine.
And of course, they do carry all kinds if too quality gourmet chocolate. I love them all!
Monday, January 12, 2015
This place opens only in the evening but closes past midnight! I have not been here when it's never packed. In fact, at peak hours, there could be a line.
I guess good food, service and price will always succeed - if you are in the restaurant business.
I come here for good food. It's basic and the atmosphere is basic. It is located right in midtown Manhattan by the Theater district. Fortunately, it is not on street level; otherwise their price would be higher. I like it that it's not easy to see but if you know it; you'd eat here.
I heard that some chefs actually come here to eat after work. I guess because they serve tapas size food and have a variety of sake to serve.
Tonight, I went for the specials on the board.
I was happy to have the best meal for 2015 without breaking the bank.
152 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019
Open 5:30PM-3:30AM 7-days a week!
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
The staple ingredients in Indian cooking are:
Onion -- 1/4 of a large onion chopped
Garlic -- 1 large minced garlic
Ginger -- 1 inch peeled and minced
Cardamom -- Indian variety 2 whole seeds
Fenegreek -- about 1/2 tsp
Tomato -- 1/2 chopped tomato
I sautéed the first 4 ingredients in a small frying pan in grape sees oil in medium heat. When it turned golden before browning, I added about 1/2 lb of whole fresh okra. Season with about 3/4 tsp salt. Add about 1 TB of garam masala or Butter Chicken spice.
Cover the pan and stir from time to time. The mixture will create it's own sweat. Do not add water.
When done, serve.
Below I saw benefits of eating okra:
Enjoy your dish!