[Translate] Thus year’s food program US Open is arguably the best one this year since the US Open have invited Chefs David Chang and Ken Oringer to add some fun and a different kind of creativity to the veteran chefs who have been creating and feeding the attendees and tennis players for the past few years (and a very select few, decades). During the panel discussion (the photos of the chefs you see above), the highlight was Chef Morimoto belting out a Japanese fisherman song since he claimed he can sing than play tennis well. (more…)
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[Translate] This past Saturday my parents, younger brother and I managed to meet up for dinner at Good Fortune Restaurant in Flushing, Queens. Since everyone is grown up and have their own schedules, it’s harder for us to meet up as I’m busy with work (hello, board meetings), my CPA accountant brother with tax season, and my parents (well, they are always busy). Good Fortune is a banquet hall style restaurant that serves very solid Cantonese food. It’s in the sweet spot of being casual that most families are able to go out there every week (and there’s a large..
[Translate] At the USTA Tennis Center in Flushing, NY; Assortment of Grey Goose cocktails and Moët & Chandon Champagnes; Chefs Tony Mantuano, David Burke, Masaharu Morimoto, Jim Abbey and Elizabeth Karmel participating in providing their food to the various restaurants and food areas of the US Open This is my third year covering and tasting what the U.S. Open will be serving at their food courts and restaurants. Not a huge amount changed for the past two years (see: 2012 and 2011) that I’ve seen and ate. Chef Morimoto’s ginormous sushi platter; David Burke’s NY Minute Steak Salad and Grilled..
[Translate] 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 pretty good. The restaurant is located a block away from the hustle and bustle of Main Street, not far off from the 7 train station, making it a bit more serene than most establishments who are on it. Two things I’ve noticed when we entered were how..
[Translate] 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 New World Mall and it is really is a huge place. Har gaw (蝦餃) and Shu mai (燒賣) We started with har gaw (蝦餃) and shu mai (燒賣) which symbolically means happiness and wealth from the Chinese word shrimp. (Ha sounds like one is laughing.). These dishes were..
[Translate] Restaurant signage and our banchan spread On a recent chilly Saturday afternoon, my family and I craved Korean food and decided on eating at Kum Sung Chik Naengmyun (interestingly enough, their sign reads Geum Sung Restaurant). Hearing good things from friends about this and remembered that this restaurant’s specialty is generally cold noodles, we thought it would be an interesting change from our norms of Chinese food at home. Entering this restaurant, it is traditional in the sense that it is mostly decorated in warm blonde woods with tabletops that has covered gas burners for Korean-style barbecue. The waitresses..
[Translate] A week ago, when it’s the first day of Chinese (or Lunar) New Year, my mom called my phone early in the morning telling me to meet her at Jade Asian Restaurant in Flushing, for dim sum at 8 AM. I’m scratching my head as to “why so early?” But then it dawned on me that it’s a Sunday, prime dim sum days are weekends by default, and it is the first day of Chinese New Year and one must eat a “good” breakfast to start off the year. (To clarify a bit, this holiday is very food-centric and..
[Translate] I know I’m way overdue for a post to you all. Granted, I didn’t write as many posts as I should in regards to my Hong Kong/Zhuhai, China trip and a few other places I’ve eaten in New York City. But here’s a recap of what I thought was memorable during the year of 2009 in no particular order (and some of them I haven’t written posts but they’re good enough to mention here). Side note: I can’t believe we’re ending the first decade of the second millennia already! Liang Pi Liang Pi from Xi’an Famous Foods in Flushing...
[Translate] Some dim sum food porn A while back on January 31st, I had dim sum with Robyn, Lee Anne, Erin (of Serious Eats), Mitzy and her husband, Ferry, at Jade Asian Restaurant in Flushing. As you see above, I just plastered a bit of food photos for you but I’m not going to write a full post on it because I’m waay behind. But succinctly review about their dim sum, it’s very good and fresh but it’s arguably on the pricier end of the spectrum (we ordered about 20 plates or so of food and it came out to..