Food Reviews

A Night of Kyotofu with a Tofu Skeptic

[Translate] On Thursday evening, I had dinner with a foodie friend of mine, Ariel, who doesn’t like tofu at all. He considers tofu as food from “the dark side.” I told him tofu isn’t disgusting at all, he just had awful tofu from various eating establishments. So in ways for me to force encourage him to like tofu, I ended up making a deal with him that I’ll pay for dinner at Kyotofu. I’ve told my dilemma with one of the co-owners of Kyotofu, Nicole and after several conversations, we’ve agreed to a menu for the evening in hopes to..

A Latte and the Cocoa Bar in the LES

[Translate] This morning I went to the Lower East Side for the sake of a recent opening and in hopes of a good latte. It’s been ages since I’ve put my lips on a good latte or even a cup of superb coffee, so I went back to the Roasting Plant. I ordered this time a medium latte ($3.50) since I wanted to know if their latte is good as their espresso or regular brew. Whole Milk Latte (medium) (more…)

Grom Gelato

[Translate] Grom opened the past Saturday. Due to the extensive press coverage from The NY Times, NY Magazine, amongst the plethora, it’s too tempting for me to pass up anything related to gelato. My mind is screaming, “Why aren’t you eating there yet?!” So I finally went there today. Get ready for a creamy, sugar rush…because I did. I arrived there at 12:45 PM and they already have a line! Grom with a line of people (more…)

Uninspired Week

[Translate] I know some of you are wondering why I am I not updating or writing my a post this week at all? That’s because it’s an uninspiring week of food. Quite sad I have to say, partly due to the fact that I’m stressed with schoolwork (it doesn’t really end until May 21st – my only first and only day of finals, argh) and the nice weather in New York really prevents me from eating a lot. The latter argument is strange and probably hard for some of you to understand, but when the weather’s getting warmer somehow I’m..

An "Artful" Lunch at the Modern Bar Room

[Translate] This is arguably the most expensive lunch I ever had. Period. I had lunches from pricey restaurants (e.g. Le Bernardin a few years ago and recently Eleven Madison Park) by trying their prix fixe or tasting menu but it never come to the total that I have paid just a few days ago. You’ll understand as I will explain my one time whim and chance to go to The Modern‘s Bar Room on Tuesday, April 24th. (more…)