Below are restaurants that I consider "MISS", so if you come across them, don't bother!

momofuku milk bar, madison square eats

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Compost – Sounds like trash, but tastes like a chocolate chip cookie. I found the recipe and it has everything imaginable in it! Such a complex cookie for such a simple taste. Or maybe my flavor senses were knocked out. Confetti – Tastes like a cake and has the appearance of a party that got Read more…

orwashers bakery

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Donut twist – Not the freshest donut I’ve ever had. The outer shell of the piece was already staling, and the taste wasn’t distinct from a donut I could get from Dunkin. *They are popular for their customizable jelly filled donuts. I’m not into jelly filled pastries, but if I were, it would be more Read more…

yuji ramen, whole foods soho

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Pickled vegetables – carrots, cabbage, and radish The vegetables were lightly pickled, perhaps to just clean the palate rather than overwhelm with acridity. Bacon and egg mazemen – ramen, poached egg, bacon, kale, bonito flakes I figured this was some innovative take on the bacon and egg breakfast. After all, it had all the elements. Read more…

dumpling man

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Pork dumplings – The dough exterior was too thick and despite being seared, there was little to no crispiness. The skin was also too fragile, with each dumpling sticking to each other and the paper serving plate. There was a lot of unnecessary struggle to lift a dumpling. Another problem was the rawness of the Read more…


Monday, November 18th, 2013

Fried mushrooms – The presentation of this dish was adorable! Fried mushrooms in a little fryer basket were not what I was expecting. Sadly, the taste didn’t match the look. These really were nothing more than fried mushrooms with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce. The mushrooms tasted much like the oil they were fried Read more…

dough, smorgasburg

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Peering through the line, a wide array of donuts were on display, each looking fresh and delicious. The smell, invigorating. Raccoon and I were hoping to end our day at Smorgasburg with a scrumptious dessert. Sadly, this vendor turned out to be the worst idea EVER. Looking at the flavor options, it was clear that Read more…

jinya ramen bar

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

After reading this post on SeriousEats, I was itching to try this place, but neglecting to look at the hours of operation the first time, we had the great misfortune of deciding to go to Rosemarys instead. But this was attempt number two and we made it! The restaurant is super popular in L.A. So Read more…

treat house

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

So, I was skimming down this list and stopped at the entry for Treat House. A shop that specializes in rice krispies treats? I had to try it and lucky for me, I wasn’t alone. After a so-so brunch at Good Enough to Eat and a brief adventure down Amsterdam, we stopped by this relatively Read more…

landbrot bakery and bar

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

We were infuriated from the disaster that was Rosemary’s and decided to find a place nearby to calm our spirits. We ended up here and although the service here was below average, it was significantly better than the service we got at Rosemary’s, so my mood was lifted to a comfortable state. I ordered a Read more…

zuzu ramen

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

After a successful game night at Pacific Standard that resulted in me losing every single game, Panda, Bear, Shih Tzu, and I wandered around the area for a good dinner spot and with the air outside becoming a bit nippy, we decided on this place. For a ramen shop, the place was quiet, but perhaps Read more…

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