"People who love to eat are always the best people."

- Julia Child

Read through my reviews of hit and miss restaurants as I travel around NYC and the world in this wonderful journey called "life".


at the wallace

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

White Pizza – With each bite, strings of melted cheese would stretch from my mouth to the rest of the sandwich. It was a mix of béchamel, artichoke, and others that melded deliciously into creamy, cheesy ooziness. Leaning Tower – Sadly, I took my first bite of this when it was a little cold. Unlike Read more…

casa adela

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Mofongo – mashed plantains with garlic and pork crackling The first time I had mofongo, it left me with nightmares of garlic. Each bite tasted like I was consuming cloves upon cloves of garlic. Admittedly, all that garlic probably helped expedite my recovery from the flu. Since then, I avoided mofongo until we were delivered Read more…

wondee siam v

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Crispy pork kra prow – crispy pork with basil sauce By appearances, this Thai entree reminded me greatly of one of my favorite Szechuan dishes; the meat was crisp dark golden brown with heat. Sadly, there was an overuse of the sauce that coated each piece of pork belly. The taste of the soy sauce Read more…

land thai

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Larb duck – hand chopped duck breast, toasted rice, shallot, dried chili, lime juice, endive, romaine heart This was deliciously refreshing. I’m usually opposed to very oniony dishes, but I didn’t really notice it. The lemon grass and the lemon or lime mixed in with the other ingredients heightened the flavor of the duck without Read more…


Monday, May 18th, 2015

Chicken fried rice – rotisserie chicken, rice, bacon They seemed to be advertising their rotisserie chicken, so I went for this Asian/Peruvian fusion dish. By appearance, it looked like typical Chinese restaurant fried rice and taste-wise, it wasn’t far off. I commend them for the Peruvian flair, using snap peas and rotisserie chicken and subtle Read more…

cheeky sandwiches

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Chicken biscuit sandwich – fried chicken, cole slaw, gravy The biscuit was buttery and flaky; I could easily eat it straight. The chicken was golden crisp, juicy, and well seasoned. The gravy was rich and hearty and the coleslaw was pickled. The combination of all the ingredients created a savory, vinegary, rich sandwich that I Read more…

a salt and battery

Monday, May 4th, 2015

*All fried items cooked in vegetable oil Fish and shrimp combo – The fish and shrimp were beautifully crisp and golden brown, with the tenderness of the meat still intact. The batter isn’t seasoned, so the accompanying possibly homemade tartar sauce, which had a tinge of mustard texture, elevated the fried goodness. Haddock and scallop Read more…

ditch plains

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Crab Dip – The warmness of the dip and the crab pieces was welcoming, but everything together just didn’t have much flavor. It was like eating thickened milk with hints of green onion and crab. Ditch Dogs – I could make this better, using store bought franks, buns, and mac and cheese! The mac and Read more…


Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Fried olives – organic labne, harissa oil I’m not fond of olives outside their oil form, but these were delicious. They looked like Koh Kae peanut snacks; a golden brown hard-shell encasing the prize. The olives didn’t have the overpowering pickled taste and the yogurt and harissa added a kick that was well-balanced. Israeli street fair Read more…

brooklyn floss

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Lemon lavender cotton candy – The moment the sugar mixture is tossed into the machine, threads of yellow cotton emerge with speed and ease in a mesmerizing display. As more and more accumulates, a wrapped paper cylinder is guided into the wheel. The threads cling to paper, forming a giant yellow cotton ball. The resulting cotton Read more…

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