Sunday, March 9, 2014
This is an elegant restaurant. The moment you enter, you will smell apples as fresh apples are decorated at the entrance WALL - a wall of fresh apples!
This is part of the entrance after the room with apples where you can wait for your party if you wish. Behind is the restaurant and below are private rooms for private parties.
Although they have raised their prices in the last 5 years, BOULEY continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Their prix-fixed lunch is outstanding!
163 Duane St, New York, NY
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
This is a new Japanese cafe and pastry shop originally from Tokyo and Kyoto - now also in New York!
Only 5 weeks old in this Greenwich Village spot by the 8th Street crosstown bus stop, is this delicious heavenly find for one with sweet tooth. Their specialties are worth trying!
They specialize in the light as a cloud pancake which I still have to try but can imagine.
I just had lunch so I opted for their blackout cake. Chocoholics out there would certainly appreciate this super moist, dark chocolate cake topped with lighter pieces of crumbled chocolate brownies or cake?! Decadent and yet less rich than it's usual Western counterpart.
JAPANESE Chiffon Pancakes
58 West 8th St
New York, NY 10011
Friday, February 7, 2014
304 E 44 St
This place is overrated. I would rather have Indian buffets where I can sit.
My samosa were too salty - which was the first I tried. Next, I had the vegetable & Chicken pastes - equally salty.
The chicken curry was uneventful. More like a plain stewed chicken.
The garbanzo street food was not salty but was not something for me to go back for.
I was hungry when I started and full now. But not elated with my food experience.
I have tried street other street food trucks that I rave about. This doesn't excite me.
Perhaps if the samosa and pastes (this is what was the spelling on the truck) were seasoned well and not too salty, I may have had a better experience.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Gotham Market is la food hall in Midtown West called Linton area in Manhattan.
The restaurant I chose specialized in Spanish tapas where below was my salad with crisp artichokes called Alcachofas;
Below is is called Arroz Negro - Black Rice with sepia and uni garnished with avocado.
There are many other types of food in this food court. You can have vegetarian at Little Chef, sandwiches, ramen noodles and meat dishes. I will try the meat dish next time.
By the way, I bought the peanuts from North Carolina because I saw a couple eating them. Apparently it's the same peanuts sold at the store in the center of the food court with the label replaced. I've had better, and the price is steep. Maybe I am not fond of water blanched peanuts version. The nuts come out very dry and does not adhere to the nuts. Maybe I just like them a little saltier to bring out the flavor instead if the salt attaching themselves to the glass jar.
600 11th Avenue
@ EL COLMADO at GOTHAM MARKET
(between 44th St & 45th St)
Neighborhoods: Hell's Kitchen, Midtown West
Monday, January 27, 2014
My latest favorite Japanese restaurant in Greenwich Village
And here are the dishes we ate!
We live everything we ate and very reasonably priced!
87 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012
We recently celebrated a family birthday party at the Oriental Garden. Just as I heard about it from another friend, I got to attend the party at this restaurant. Lucky me! They just read my mind!
This restaurant rates high in my list for authentic Chinese food. It's not usual soy sauce paradise except for the scallops on tofu.
The lobsters above was excellent
Above are scallops on silky tofu
The beef dish was very tender
The table setting was better than usual with a fancy glass Lazy Susan
Above, were dumplings as part of the appetizer
(between Canal St & Bayard St)