Thursday, April 10, 2014
I was really going to eat at my other favorite Vietnamese restaurant when I came upon the newly renovated Pasteur:
What I like about this quick lunch place is I get a real meal for the price of a sandwich or a gourmet burger. Best part of all is that the dish is usually accompanied with a good amount of vegetables.
I first tried an order under the BUN category and chose the grilled shrimp:
I decided to order more shrimp which I know I won't be able to finish; but which has more vegetables. And whatever I did not finish was wrapped to go.
I took it home and ate the veggies with my dinner.
I intend to go back to order their quail which I couldn't order because I was in a hurry. They also make great Vietnamese style pork chops!
PHO PASTEUR85 Baxter Street, NYC, NY
It's Spring! For a limited time, shad fish is available from your select seafood stores!
Here's an easy way to prepare the dish:
2TB of olive oil
1TB of butter
1 TB juice of lemon
1 tsp lemon zest
1/3 cup white wine
1-1/2 TB of capers
Sea salt to taste and pepper
1TB minced parsley leaves
Extra 1TB butter
Heat olive oil and butter and swirl the top of the fish fillet in the melted butter and olive oil and swirl the skin side into the oil/butter mixture before laying the fish in the pan. After a minute, dribble the lemon juice, add the lemon zest, capers, white wine and season with salt. Cover a a minute or two - add the parsley. Cover and continue to cook another 30 seconds.
Uncover the pan and let the sauce sizzle for another minute. Remove from heat and serve.
Shad is currently available (if you're in NYC) at stores like Citarella and Lobster Place for a limited time only.
You can also do this with shad roe!
I served this with sautéed chive stems with blossoms which can be found in Chinese gricery stores - while in season too!
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Today I went in to SIRIO's for a quick lunch and found out they do have a good pre-fixed lunch menu.
OThis is definitely a Japanese cafe/restaurant.
75 Thompson St., NYC, NY
Monday, March 31, 2014
This store started in Chicago if you already know.
'Glad to see their store here in NYC - SoHo area.
And they just started selling pandan ice cream!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Once Alfredo of Rome at Rockefeller Center, this restaurant has come back celebrating it's 100th anniversary in Rome at it's new location at #7 E 54th Street with a new name Alfredo100.
It is now officially opened and one can now book for reservations. It will me open for lunch and dinner.
The place has a small private room in the back to celebrate or hold your important business lunch functions for those important occasions to discuss things privately over lunch.
their legendary name. You can taste the Parmesan cheese which makes it one of my favorite dishes. To me, it's like the Italian answer to a rich macaroni and cheese. We chose to get a plate of this for our table and divided it into 4 to enjoy. This dish is mixed at our table and served with golden utensils -
For dessert I chose the layers of crisp cookie-like wafers with lemon custard sauce and fruits on top and in between.
There is a bar lounge in front where you can meet for drinks after work or shopping or even before or after theater. Certainly a good addition to the neighborhood to dine in right in Midtown Manhattan!
7 E 54th St., NYC, NY 10022