Tag Archives: Queens

Lunch at Kum Sung Chik Naengmyun

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 there..

U.S. Open's Tasting Preview 2012

The U.S. Open; Chefs Burke, Morimoto, Mantuano, and Abbey who helped created the U.S. Open’s restaurants’ menus This is the second year I’ve been honored to be at the U.S. Open’s Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, attending their tasting preview of the venue’s menus (consisting of 5 restaurants and 60 concession stands). Compared to last year’s, this year is more focused on seasonal, local foods, as the organization is trying to embrace their Green Initiatives. The majority of the celebrity chefs, Masaharu Morimoto, Tony Mantuano and Jim Abbey were repeats of assisting creating the menu. Chef David Burke is..

U.S. Open’s Tasting Preview 2012

The U.S. Open; Chefs Burke, Morimoto, Mantuano, and Abbey who helped created the U.S. Open’s restaurants’ menus This is the second year I’ve been honored to be at the U.S. Open’s Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, attending their tasting preview of the venue’s menus (consisting of 5 restaurants and 60 concession stands). Compared to last year’s, this year is more focused on seasonal, local foods, as the organization is trying to embrace their Green Initiatives. The majority of the celebrity chefs, Masaharu Morimoto, Tony Mantuano and Jim Abbey were repeats of assisting creating the menu. Chef David Burke is..

Very Good Food at the U.S. Open's Tennis Center

U.S. Open’s grounds Whenever I think sports venue or stadium food, I think the typical hot dog, burger or any other mediocre fast food (with a high price tag) while watching the über talented athletes like Serena Williams or Rafa Nadal, grunting, running around the court, and swinging their racquets exponentially better than I could ever humanly try. But the U.S. Open USTA National Tennis Center, located within Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, has accomplished changing my perception of stadium food. I was invited to the US Open Food Tasting preview pretty much everything this huge venue has to offer...

Very Good Food at the U.S. Open’s Tennis Center

U.S. Open’s grounds Whenever I think sports venue or stadium food, I think the typical hot dog, burger or any other mediocre fast food (with a high price tag) while watching the über talented athletes like Serena Williams or Rafa Nadal, grunting, running around the court, and swinging their racquets exponentially better than I could ever humanly try. But the U.S. Open USTA National Tennis Center, located within Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, has accomplished changing my perception of stadium food. I was invited to the US Open Food Tasting preview pretty much everything this huge venue has to offer...

Le Fooding at MoMA PS 1 (2010): Experiences

Some of my work on France-Amérique & their official website As some of you might know through my Flickr photostream or my Twitter, I was hired by Le Fooding to be their official photographer. (The tearsheet above links to French article in France-Amérique with a few of my photos and their official website.) Le Fooding’s Program, the setting during the day, people on line I was astounded and awfully flattered by the fact they wanted to hire me and this experience was overall, fun and the most unique of the food events I’ve been to. Yes, I’ve been their first..

Jade Asian Restaurant: An Almost Hong Kong Dim Sum Experience

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 symbolic/superstitious;..

French Invasion at P.S. 1 Contemporary Arts Center in L.I.C. – The good and the bad

Originally taken place on September 26, 2009. Inside Le Fooding About a month or so prior to the Le Fooding event at P.S. 1, almost every major website (like NY Times’ Dining Journal and Serious Eats) wrote about them, pretty much bringing a lot of hype, arguably speaking, to this particular weekend. I was psyched to get some tickets for two main reasons: it was inexpensive ($30 for general admission) and you get to taste some food that’s not from the NYC area. Things is, when we (as in Helen, Seungmi, Michael and I) got there in person with our..

Not Really A Post – Dim Sum at Jade Asian Restaurant

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 be..