Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Today I ordered their staple pork bun. They're as moist as ever charging a little more than they have when they first opened.
Overall, I could have stopped at the first two items for a quick lunch bite and saved further both in calories and $$.
But as a Foodie, I couldn't forgo the opportunity to try something "different" - although it really wasn't. Sometimes the staple you've known of past to be good remains the best. "Why fix when it ain't broke."
Le Chaumiere delivered!
I did feel I was in France. Thank you for putting us in the cozy private-like room by the entrance. This is a restaurant I will certainly go back to - and order the soufflé again and try other dishes.
We were a happy table!
My friends took me out for Brunch at my long awaited restaurant to try. Although I was anticipating to have the Hong Kong style French Toast, I wasn't disappointed to find out they don't carry it anymore.
Instead, I we ordered their new plate for two as our sample platter for the table among 6 of us.
My macchiato was perfect. a definite "Go back" to sample more dishes or repeat some for me. Thanks to my BFFs.
158 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011
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