Articles posted in ‘Asian’


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Behind an unmarked black door,
Tsukushi 300 East 41st Street, New York, NY 10017 feels like a private dining room for Japanese business men. There are no windows, and there are no menus. You are served whatever the chef is making that day. Lon went with his friends a couple weeks back, […]


Friday, March 26, 2010

Sakagura 211 East 43rd Street B-level, New York, NY 10017 has been on my to-go list for a long time, certainly one of the elders and in danger of passing away in that retirement spot. I’ve been curious about going, but not revved up for it. To top it off, it’s across […]

New East Cuisine Manor

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New East Cuisine Manor 37-02 Main Street, New York, NY 11354 is the new name for Gala Manor, but ownership has not changed. Not much else has either and dishes were as forgettable as they were before. I’d even go ahead and call most of it bland.

Gaw Gai Thai Express

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Like our last meal in Union Square, our first in Long Island City was destined to be less climactic than we had hoped. Exhausted, Lon came home from work before lunch. We had the Verizon guys hooking us up (FIOS!) and a delivery of Elfa shelves arriving. We had to settle for ordering in and […]

The Loop

Sunday, March 7, 2010

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been dreaming about what our last dinner in the neighborhood would be. Yet, when the time came, we were both exhausted from the final leg of packing. Winded, aching, and ready to collapse into a dust pile, we just couldn’t go far, or get dressed up, or wait […]


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Kyotofu 705 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10019 is a cute Japanese dessert bar (though savory meals are served) with a young feel. They specialize in a Soft Tofu dessert, which is very similar to a Chinese favorite of mine: Do Fu Hwa. It is silky soft with a creme caramel-like effect, […]

San & Deul Restaurant

Monday, February 22, 2010

I haven’t been satisfied with the Korean food in Manhattan lately (as you can see from my reviews of Pocha 32 and Arirang) so I asked my Korean friend Scott to help me out. I needed to rectify this situation! Similarly to how I feel about Chinese food, Scott feels about Korean food: the good […]


Friday, February 12, 2010

Over twitter, James Boo (of The Eaten Path) asked where he could find 82% butter near Union Square. I sent him to
East Village Cheese Shop 40 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10003, and that’s it, we were friends. He found the butter he needed, and that’s all it takes to become […]


Friday, January 29, 2010

I read about
Kajitsu 414 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10009 on No Recipes, when Marc interviewed Chef Masato Nishihara, back in August. I was eager to go and experience Shojin cuisine, an ancient Japanese style developed in Zen Buddhist monasteries, a style I’m unfamiliar with. The restaurant is vegan.

Biryani Cart and The Kati Roll Company

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I don’t eat in midtown often, but when I do, I do it right, or at least I find the right guide. Ok, I just tagged along. You may all already know that our beloved Zach Brooks, of Midtown Lunch, is moving to Los Angeles.  He set out to make the most of midtown lunches […]