Archive for March, 2006


Friday, March 31, 2006

Mare is a pretty ugly restaurant but it’s got decent prices for seafood.
I got an octopus salad appetizer (a special) which was pretty good but very heavy on the green olives. Lon had a really good shrimp bisque and Janny had a pretty terrible New England Clam Chowder that tasted more like really […]


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Gradisca has very good authentic food but I don’t think I’d go back. My brother, Lon, and I shared a mussel appetizer. Great tomato sauce with just a little kick. We wiped the plate clean with bread but the bread wasn’t the best which doesn’t really make sense considering that they leave […]


Monday, March 27, 2006

Where do I begin? A month of anticipation till our reservation at Morimoto NYC on the 26th and yet we still had to wait 40 min for our table. When the host was asked what the delay was, his response was that they had a full house. Don’t they always? That’s why […]

Fruit Inspired Meal

Monday, March 27, 2006

We prepared a fruit-inspired meal to welcome the Spring. We integrated fruit into each dish. We enjoyed strawberry and spinach salad, rice with dried cranberries, with cumin chicken atop. And finally, a pomello and gouda steak carpaccio.
Check out pictures of our latest cooking night.


Saturday, March 25, 2006

Another good neighborhood sushi place! Hamachi is a nice, well-lit space with good service and a very large menu for a Japanese restaurant. The prices are right on for large portions of equally good, cooked food and raw.
Lon had a good plum wine mojito that was full of flavor and really large for […]

Boyd Thai

Friday, March 24, 2006

I still haven’t found Thai food in NY that I’m really impressed with. Boyd is a step above the typical Thai place in quality but the portions are just a bit smaller.
They do cook fish very well. I tried a bite of Sara’s Sea Bass (great sauce on this one) and […]

Taste of Tokyo

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Taste of Tokyo is what I call the perfect neighborhood spot. It’s small, quiet, and clean, and still unknown enough that there was no wait. The portion sizes are HUGE; they have good prices (avg meal inc tax & tip is $25/person) and good food.
I got the Chef’s Special:

Beef Negimaki – 8 […]

Buttercup Bake Shop

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

We gathered in Ktown for my cousin Vivien’s birthday and ate at Seoul Garden, my favorite restaurant in Ktown. The BBQ squid was kind of overcooked but everything else was really good as always. I ate way too much!
BUT, like my mom always says…..Dessert goes in a separate stomach. (I really wish […]

Diner 24 revisited

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

I needed another dose of their Disco fries since it was over a week since I last had them. I ventured over with my brother and Janny. Lon met us there. Justin and Lon had just eaten so they basically did some tech chat while Janny and I scarfed down 2 bowls […]

Cooking Greek….Cooking Latin

Monday, March 20, 2006

Just a little update on the last 2 cooking nights:
In the first link, note that the plate the salmon is on is about 2′ in diameter and we ate everything you see in the pics plus Eggnog ice cream. In the 2nd one, I’m sorry that we didn’t think about taking pics […]