Tuesday, November 26, 2013

DOMINIQUE ANSEL French Pastry Shop

This afternoon I discovered a new delight from Dominique Ansel who first introduced us to #Cronuts.

Before that my favorite was Kouignman.
I think I have blogged before that I finally found my favorite Breton pastry Kouignman that only Dominique Ansel makes perfectly like the way I tasted it in Brittany.  And I tasted his Kouignman when he first opened his shop!

And of course you know that he invented the cronuts which are like the Kouignman with filling.

Now comes a very thin brioche with a chocolate cake inside and molten chocolate in the center.  Delightfully warm and not so sweet!
I just went Sept 24, 2014 - and his latest special is cookies and milk.

It's a cookie with vanilla milk inside.  Since I was there ordering my lunch, they announced around 2:15PM that we would get first dins in line for the 3PM serving of milk and cookie.

Unfortunately, I had to be somewhere by 3PM.

Chef Dominique Ansel himself, preparing more delicious creations for you and me!

  1. Dominique Ansel Bakery
    189 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Tonight, as suggested by my friend, I went to try the Peking Duck at Chef Ho's Peking Duck & Grill.  Because the purpose of my visit was to have the Peking Duck, I was dreaming of something even better than where I usually go to in Chinatown as she persuaded me.

I was disappointed because the duck came already all cut up and the skin was not crisp except for the dried parts of the leg.  It was very fatty too.

As you can see, the duck was served already carved and look how the drumsticks are very dry.  And when it was served, it was cold.  I don't know if it got cold from the cold cucumbers and onions, but I've never had it served that cold before.

The saving glory for the night was their friend rice and green beans:

The fried rice was excellent with plenty of large pieces of shrimp

The green beans were very good as well.
The Grand Marnier shrimp was a bit sweet for me.

The place was nice and the food overall wasn't bad, but it's not the place to go for Peking Duck!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Homemade Truffled Popcorn

This time I just popped a bag of store bought butter flavor popcorn.
When popped, drizzle it with truffle oil liberally and grated Parmesan cheese. I grated my own.

Now, watch TV!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

TREEHAUS - additional info

Remember when I first talked about this when they first opened?  For those who like authentic ramen, on the second floor is dedicated to home made noodles for the Ramen.

It's delicious!
I recommend their pork ramen.