Archive for May, 2008

What is Rocket?

Monday, May 19, 2008

Melinda was trying to recall the ingredients in a woo woo. She recalled one of the main components was vodka, which Gabe misheard for “rocket”. He asked if I knew what rocket was, honestly, I had no idea what he was talking about. He said that Gordon Ramsay uses it as an ingredient […]

Dong Yi Feng

Monday, May 19, 2008

Dong Yi Feng (Tung Yi Fung) Dong Yi Feng is my mom’s regular dim sum place. She goes there with her Mahjong group every Wednesday and most of the staff knows her. I’ve been there several times and just realized I haven’t blogged it. It’s generally a very reliable place with a broad selection, even […]

How Clean Are Your Favorite Restaurants?

Sunday, May 18, 2008

NYC restaurants are inspected by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the records are made public on their website. Like the dorks that we are, we sat in front of the computer last night (joined by our friends Angie and Scott) and spent at least 45 minutes looking up the restaurants that we […]

99 Cents Fresh Pizza

Sunday, May 18, 2008

We walk by 99 Cents Fresh Pizza 99 Cents Fresh Pizza, every single time we go to Sushi Yasuda. I’ve been curious for a long time but I’ve never had the nerve to try it. For 99 cents, I wasn’t sure if I would get sick from it or just be repulsed by pizza forever. […]

Sushi Yasuda Anniversary (#10)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

It’s my tenth visit to Sushi Yasuda Sushi Yasuda. Hooray! This marks another birthday dinner since Scott and Angie insisted on treating us. My favorite pieces are still orange clam, peace passage oyster, and Spanish Mackerel, but I’m still always eager to try new pieces. The wasabi alone is worth going for and the teas […]

Broadway Restaurant Supply

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Just wanted to make sure everyone knows about this fairly hidden restaurant supply store. The name is Broadway Restaurant Supply Broadway Restaurant Supply, which doesn’t matter since they don’t have a sign outside. Just look for a dirty window with some pots and pans in it. It’s next to some cheap hair cut place. Anyways, […]

Ushiwakamaru

Friday, May 16, 2008

An anonymous comment posted last Sunday enticed me to try Ushiwakamaru Ushiwakamaru:
“I had just gone to Ushiwakamaru the night before and that became the best sushi I’ve had in New York…”
Well, that set my expectations quite high and I was very excited. I decided on the 15 piece Omakase, sushi and sashimi, which turned out […]

Zerza and Cake from Koryodang and Cafe Muse

Friday, May 16, 2008

My wonderful friend Sara planned a birthday dinner for me at Zerza Zerza, a Moroccan restaurant seemingly conceptualized for groups. They have a three course party dinner menu ($30 per person) with a nice amount of choices and the dining room on the second floor was serving 4 groups (including ours) last […]

Pinkberry

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Since I covered Flurt and Yolato, I felt like I had to try Pinkberry today to feel complete. Pinkberry has three flavors and I sampled each. The coffee was vile, sour coffee is not a good thing, the green tea didn’t taste enough like green tea, but the plain was good if you think of […]

SOS Chefs

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I was looking for spices and came across SOS Chefs SOS Chefs on-line. It’s pretty out of the way but on a nice day, I couldn’t resist exploring. The place has just a tad more decor than a warehouse and you wouldn’t know what they were selling from the outside. Yet, as soon as I […]