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Lunch at My House

[Translate] Today, I have no classes (obviously because it’s Columbus Day), stayed home and studying for upcoming midterms. Anyways, over the weekend my parents decided to buy a frozen turkey and roast that darn thing on Sunday. It’s not hard at all; just defrost the turkey the day before, marinate the bird overnight with a spice rub (did it the Chinese way by using Five Spice Powder, etc.). Roast it in 350 degree oven for 1 hr. 45 mins. and you got a great turkey. Since this is like a prelude to Thanksgiving for my family, as in the leftovers..

Who Has the Best Croissants in NYC?

[Translate] For the past two weeks, I’ve been searching for the best croissant. To tell you the truth, it’s been a hardship for my arteries and my wallet. I practically ate 5 pounds of butter from all of those croissants! I could imagine that my cardiologist in the future, would love me. At least I’m young that I can lower my cholesterol and triglycerides. Also, I’m thinking of abstaining from croissants for a week. I should mention before we go into the critiques, what I consider a good or possibly a great croissant. A good croissant should be fresh (obviously),..

Bouchon Bakery

[Translate] Today I went to Bouchon Bakery for lunch. Yeah, I know I have an addiction of sorts to Bouchon Bakery. It’s the only place that I could mostly confide in that has really good food but at least I don’t go there everyday…yet. hehehe… I would’ve gone downtown to Union Square if I knew my history professor would be out again. Grrr… *sighs* I guess everything happens for a reason. Anyways, the food…the food of choice for today is a small coffee ($1.85), plain croissant ($2.75) and a pumpkin macaroon ($2.75), with tax it’s $7.97. I know it’s not..

Various locales visited on 9/27/06

[Translate] For the morning, I went to Amy’s Bread in West Village located on Bleecker & Leroy St. The only thing that appeals to me at the moment was the oat scone ($2.50). It’s crunchy on the outside, chewy and soft in the inside. It contained a ton of oats, raisins (both golden and regular), possibly chopped dates, and chopped walnuts. All of those fruits and nuts have a great combination of flavors: the walnuts and oats gives it a nice nutty flavor since both gets toasted while it bakes, and the walnuts gives it a subtle bitterness. The dried..

A Quick Lunch at Bouchon Bakery

[Translate] Today, I went to Bouchon Bakery because I had no patience waiting on line at Whole Foods that stretched down from their line to the registers down to their coffee bar. No way, I’m not that desperate like I was for the free Met Opera tickets. Also, the fact that I have a cold and under medication, standing still is not in my best interest. I just hope my nose and tastebuds still function properly… So, onto the food. I’ve orderded a small coffee ($1.80), a CB&J sandwich ($6.25) and a Nutter Butter cookie ($2.75). The total, including tax,..

Belated food blog: Tuesday, 9/19

[Translate] The past Tuesday, 9/19, I ventured out to Chinatown. The heartland of all things cheap in Manhattan and have real Chinese food; not those Americanized food like sesame chicken. Of course, some restaurants cater to the tourists of the city and do carry the Americanized foods but that’s not what I seek in Chinatown. The place of choice I went to is the Chatham Restaurant on 9 Chatham Square. This place is basically a dim sum place but more “rustic.” Not exactly, as you will see from the photo, a fancy restaurant.This place is pretty well known in my..