Archive for November, 2008

Excellent Pork Chop House

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Excellent Pork Chop House Excellent Pork Chop House is not a full-on Taiwanese restaurant but they do serve quite a few Taiwanese specialties. It’s pretty ghetto, serving tea and water in Styrofoam cups, but at least there’s an adequate amount of elbow room.

Stick to Chicken Leg over Rice or Pork Chop over Rice, deep fried […]

White Castle Virgin

Saturday, November 29, 2008

This may be shocking but I had never eaten White Castle before. I know you are already laughing at me but in case your interested in this unique perspective…I just tried it for the first time yesterday. After eating a cheeseburger, 2 burgers, and a few sides, I have two major complaints and one […]

Maureen’s Kitchen

Friday, November 28, 2008

Lon’s mom lives right by Maureen’s Kitchen Maureen’s Kitchen, a popular breakfast place, decorated with cows, and long long lines. The day after Thanksgiving is no exception to Lon’s disdain for lines so we got up bright and early and made it to Maureen’s around 8:15am. By the time we left, there was a wait.

Large […]

Thanksgiving 2008 Series: Mini Pumpkin Pies

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!
Both of us (Lon and I) don’t like Pumpkin Pie. I know. I know. So anti-Thanksgiving but…it’s the truth. One of my problems with pumpkin pie is that the filling is too much for me. Too what? I’m not sure, just too much, so I figured I might like it more if I made […]

Oxtail Mushroom Soup

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

This soup has some of my favorite stuff, beef oxtails, sa cha sauce, and a plethora of mushrooms. Obviously, Lon was not home for dinner tonight. (Lon is slowly easing them into his diet though.) This big pot of soup will store well in the fridge and reheat well any time. It’s comforting and diverse, […]

Hahm Ji Bach

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We’ve mentioned several times now that Chinese food is better in Queens (mostly Flushing) and that Chinatown in Manhattan is a real disappointment these days. We’ve been hearing the same from our Korean friends about Korean food. The restaurants in Queens and New Jersey are now favored over K-town (32nd Street between 5th and 6th […]

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Sausage

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I’ve mentioned Trader Joe’s Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages before and for someone who hardly buys any pre-made food, I’m kind of embarrassed to be mentioning them again. But, this weekend, Lon decided to wrap some in bacon (we saw this all over Germany) and it was so darn good.

I don’t even consider this cooking, […]


Monday, November 24, 2008

If you like Japanese Curry, that’s what Curry-Ya Curry-Ya serves, and not much else. There is a pretty long list of options though: pork, chicken, veggie, hamburger, etc. and you get to choose the level of spiciness. I chose the Seafood Curry (hot), which comes with a large shrimp, 2 scallops, 2 pieces of calamari, […]

Thanksgiving 2008 Series: Upside Down Cranberry Pumpkin Cake

Monday, November 24, 2008

Lon’s not a big fan of pumpkin. I like pumpkin but I don’t like pumpkin pie. So, for Thanksgiving, I had to come up with an alternative. This is a beautiful cake and perfect for those who don’t like things too sweet. The light cake, mildly pumpkin flavored, is topped with tangy cranberries and crunchy […]

Butter Lane

Monday, November 24, 2008

I read about Butter Lane Butter Lane on the blog, Cupcakes Take the Cake. They have serious cupcake coverage. So, when they claim that the Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is one of the best cupcakes in NYC, I was certainly curious. I’ve almost given up on NYC cupcakes, finding I much prefer making […]