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From the city of the melting pot and beyond, this is my bird's eye view on food. As a foodie, my choice for discussion will always be food related; either through my own preparation; or restaurants that strike me for its: 1) taste, 2) presentation, 3) value or creativity. Food is beautiful. And sharing its beauty delights me. I hope that you enjoy and learn something new each time you view! Join me!
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.
The place is a small neat spot in this wonderful uplifted block.
The pancakes are usually not flavored but if plain, comes with their version of homemade maple cream. Below are other pancake options.
There are several treats you can order in this sweet spot:
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
600 11th Ave (between 44th St & 45th St) New York, NY10036 Neighborhoods: Hell's Kitchen, Midtown West