Archive for October, 2008

Posto Thin Crust Pizza

Friday, October 31, 2008

We went to Posto Posto last night and I have to complain about how tight the squeeze is. We sat in a booth and it’s really not enough space for 4 people. Being winter, the coats make it worse. There’s just nowhere to put your stuff. Then when you get food, there isn’t enough room […]

Ippudo Media Event

Friday, October 31, 2008

On Wednesday night, Lon and I went to Ippudo‘s Ippudo Media Event: the unveiling of their seasonal dishes. If you’ve been reading Foodmayhem for a while, you know that inviting us somewhere, and giving us lots of free food, isn’t enough to get lavish praise from us. We’re wickedly honest, and with that honesty, we […]

Dominos Hot Sandwiches

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lately, Domino’s has been advertising like crazy about their Oven Baked Sandwiches. I’m a total sucker for food advertising, so I’ve been dying to try one. Tim suggested using’s Domino’s Page, to get some coupons, which we did, and we ordered all four of the types of sandwiches: Chicken Bacon Ranch, Philly […]

Rice Crackers from Japan

Thursday, October 30, 2008

When Lon went to Sushi Yasuda for lunch (without ME!), he saw our Chef Tomura, who had just returned from Japan a few days earlier. To our total surprise, he brought us a gift, rice crackers from Japan. I’m floored by the sweet gesture. To me, everything from Japan is magical, a land where food […]

Sushi Yasuda #23

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Yesterday I was going to try Sakae Sushi with Jamie. He is a sushi-fan and both of us were excited to give Sakae a try. It seems like an interesting place as patrons order on computer and receive food by conveyor belt. Unfortunately, standing there in the cold, pouring rain, I read […]

Red Braised Pork Belly

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Red Braised or Red Cooked is the quintessential Chinese Home-style Cooking Method. I grew up on Red Cooked Pork, Beef, Fish, Tofu, etc. Everyone loves it and it’s really quite simple to make.
Red Braised Pork Belly

2.2 ounces rock sugar
1 3/4 pound pork belly
2 cup soy sauce
3 1/2 cups water, divided
3/4″ cross section ginger, smashed
2 scallions, […]

Giorgio’s of Gramercy

Monday, October 27, 2008

My parents came into the city last night to pick up some stuff, so we decided to try Giorgio’s of Gramercy Giorgio’s of Gramercy. It was surprisingly empty, even for a Sunday evening. The bread and olive oil aren’t worth eating, but luckily, I wasn’t at all hungry (after the late mega brunch at Compass). […]

Brunch at Compass

Monday, October 27, 2008

Compass Compass serves a lavish and filling brunch. It’s set up as a pre-fix where each person chooses their entree and several starters and desserts are served for the table. First, a basket of cornbread, chocolate chip crumb muffins, and a cinnamon bun arrives. The cornbread had too much baking powder or soda which leaves […]

Golden Unicorn

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Flushing is the place to go for dim sum, but we were in Chinatown on Saturday, so we gave Golden Unicorn Golden Unicorn a try. Lon and I got our own little table (two tops are rare at dim sum), and there was no wait at prime time (a sign of the economy). We started […]

Conch Fritters

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Back in college, I went to the Bahamas with my girlfriends for spring break. Everywhere you go, they serve conch fritters. As much as I loved them in the beginning, I couldn’t look at another conch fritter by the 3rd day. You don’t see conch fritters much in NY (I probably never have), so I […]