Kimpenguin

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


rosemarys

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

DEPLORABLE SERVICE! Never have I ever been more infuriated during a meal in the city. The first notable thing when you walk into Rosemary’s is that it is a hipster hotspot. Now, Panda and I are no hipsters and we certainly don’t look like ones, but we weren’t dressed as hobos. We were wearing t-shirts, shorts, Read more…


good enough to eat, amsterdam ave: brunch

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Before heading over to Treat House, Sunflower and I met for brunch at this place, located on Amsterdam Ave. The restaurant was fairly busy with the early brunch rush, but we didn’t have much of a wait. The interior gives off the feel of the country-side with its barn-like structure and adornments. We both felt Read more…


the buttermilk channel

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Whilst at Smorgasburg, we decided to start things off with chicken and waffles at the Buttermilk Channel stand where the line was starting to really accumulate. Even with the sun bearing down on us in a shadeless space in Williamsburg, I had to get my fried chicken fix. The chicken and waffles came with 2 Read more…


xian famous foods, 45th street

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Xian Famous Foods is quickly picking up ground all over the city and is slowly popping up in other states on the East Coast. No surprise there since the food leaves you “tingly”. I was made aware of this new shop via Foursquare as I was dining at Ninth Avenue Vintner. I was aghast to Read more…


sticky’s fingers joint

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

I had a colleague who raved about this place last year, but I hadn’t thought about it until I saw it featured in an article. I had high expectations, what with the article and the praise, but I wasn’t moved. So basically what you’re ordering is chicken fingers, prepared and topped with various different things. Read more…


hill country barbecue market

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Now that summer’s arrived, Panda and I have been on a barbecue roll with veggies far from sight. I’m clearly not losing any of the muffin on my muffin top. Escaping the sauna that is my apartment, we ventured down to wild country to get our meat-on. Walking into the restaurant is like stepping into Read more…


ramen takumi

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

All I know is that I went here recently, have pictures to prove it, but remember very little about the ramen. I just know it was acceptable, but not worth a second visit.


ajisen ramen

Friday, July 19th, 2013

The ramen was acceptable to the point that I can see why it’s a popular chain. But it lacked flare and appeal for me to come back again. On the bright side, the environment is far more agreeable with little to no noise or waiting.


joe’s shanghai, pell street

Monday, July 8th, 2013

*After a very disagreeable incident here, I have placed this on my blacklist of places never to go. It is really appalling when you treat your customers with disrespect and go ahead to undermine them so as to avoid taking the blame. There was seriously a lack of class and courtesy. Sure, it was only Read more…


rai rai ken

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Invited to guest blog by the lovely girls at Directional Dining, we traveled to this ramen shop located in the East Village. Surrounded by a few other restaurants that also specialize in Japanese fare, it was clear that this ramen shop has quite the competition. After checking-in via Foursquare, I started looking for recommendations. The Read more…


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