Friday, January 30, 2015
My kind of trip besides site seeing and going to museums and historical artifacts is eating the food of the country I am visiting.
Eating the food in another country is experiencing the lives of the people who live there. Besides the restaurants I went to and strategically made reservations in advance to make sure I get in, I purposely went to Borough Market.
On my first day to Borough Market was in a Sunday whereby I found out that they were closed when I got there. Fortunately, there are a couple of kiosks or little restaurants in the area that were open. I tried a sandwich place that sold sausages. The sausage was made with wine. This store is located near the entrance by the church if you are crossing the bridge to get to Borough Market.
Because it was a Sunday, the market was closed. But I returned during the week on a Wednesday and had a fabulous time. Below are some of the highlights of the food I found outstanding!
I had to try the large oysters from this seafood stall next.
Below, I had to buy Jamon Iberico de Bellota. Heavenly at Brindisa that specialized in Soanish foods.
Stop by the truffle place! They sell or sorts of things including Parmesan cheese with truffles and below is Truffle pate.
Various sausages too. And here's what I bought to try. Sausages from below.
Last but not least, I had to try these cream-filled doughnuts. Delightful!
This was my experience at Borough Market on my visit to London last early Fall.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
I loved this restaurant where we had our last dinner in Nagano.
Friday, January 23, 2015
My favorite chocolate store! And they now even carry 100% extreme chocolate bar!
They Also have hot chocolate. I ordered the dark chocolate:
The remarkable quality of their ingredients and gifted craftsmanship is what makes their chocolates truly shine.
And of course, they do carry all kinds if too quality gourmet chocolate. I love them all!
Monday, January 12, 2015
This place opens only in the evening but closes past midnight! I have not been here when it's never packed. In fact, at peak hours, there could be a line.
I guess good food, service and price will always succeed - if you are in the restaurant business.
I come here for good food. It's basic and the atmosphere is basic. It is located right in midtown Manhattan by the Theater district. Fortunately, it is not on street level; otherwise their price would be higher. I like it that it's not easy to see but if you know it; you'd eat here.
I heard that some chefs actually come here to eat after work. I guess because they serve tapas size food and have a variety of sake to serve.
Tonight, I went for the specials on the board.
I was happy to have the best meal for 2015 without breaking the bank.
152 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019
Open 5:30PM-3:30AM 7-days a week!
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
The staple ingredients in Indian cooking are:
Onion -- 1/4 of a large onion chopped
Garlic -- 1 large minced garlic
Ginger -- 1 inch peeled and minced
Cardamom -- Indian variety 2 whole seeds
Fenegreek -- about 1/2 tsp
Tomato -- 1/2 chopped tomato
I sautéed the first 4 ingredients in a small frying pan in grape sees oil in medium heat. When it turned golden before browning, I added about 1/2 lb of whole fresh okra. Season with about 3/4 tsp salt. Add about 1 TB of garam masala or Butter Chicken spice.
Cover the pan and stir from time to time. The mixture will create it's own sweat. Do not add water.
When done, serve.
Below I saw benefits of eating okra:
Enjoy your dish!