Various Pinkberry Frozen Yogurts
As most of us New Yorkers are aware of Pinkberry‘s signature frozen yogurt that has a distinct tartness and arguably started the trend of frozen yogurts springing up all over this city.
Recently, I had their mango frozen yogurt topped with fruits and chocolate chips, salted caramel [...]
Exterior Breads Bakery, retail area, and co-owner Gadi Peleg
Yesterday was an unusually gorgeous Saturday, especially with the recent onslaught of snow a few days ago. Walking around Manhattan was both a joy yet distressing from the tourists and New Yorkers alike crowding on the streets, as I did not anticipate Union [...]
Menu, Interior and tea with edamame served on the side
On a recent Saturday, a friend and I went to Flushing, Queens for grocery shopping. Starving and craving for something different than dim sum, we thought of having Taiwanese food. My friend suggested 101 Taiwanese Cuisine as there’s word around that it’s [...]
Blood orange poppy seed cake
I’ve always been a fan of Dominique Ansel Bakery ever since it been opened about two years ago. I adore his French pastries like the DKA and especially the cannele. Even his quasi recent release of the über, intensely decadent, fudgy chocolate flourless cookie that is the [...]
Toby’s Public House: Exterior, Wood fire brick oven and menu
Over this long weekend, I visited Toby’s Public House in Manhattan’s Nolita for brunch with a friend.
It’s relatively new location, as they expanded from their South Slope, Brooklyn location. Inside is a rustic, homey kind of restaurant where there’s dark [...]
On the morning of Chinese New Year (which was Sunday, February 10th) my family and I carried on the tradition of having dim sum as the first important meal of the new year. We chose Grand Restaurant due to my mom’s curiosity of this place. This restaurant is located in the [...]
On Wednesday night, I was one of the limited number of honored guests who were invited by Japan Sake Association and Ambassador and Consul of Japan into the stately home of Ambassador of Japan, Shigeyuki Hiroki in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We were treated to an informal sake seminar, led [...]
Missy Robbins of A Voce and some of her winning dishes: Meatball (filled with ricotta), Stufato, and Pig’s liver & onion
This year’s Cochon 555 is a pork-centric event at Chelsea Piers and featured an all-female lineup of top-notch toques: Missy Robbins (A Voce), Alex Guarnaschelli (Butter), Leah Cohen (Pig and Khao), [...]
Exterior of Mile End Sandwich and their sandwich menu
Craving smoked meats encased between two slices of homemade rye bread or in an onion roll, my friends and I recently went to Mile End Deli Sandwich in NoHo for an early weekend lunch.
Mile End Deli Sandwich is an offshoot of [...]