Articles posted in ‘Avoid Like the Plague’

Cocoa Bar

Friday, January 2, 2009

After dinner at Pho So 1 we wanted dessert and ended up at Cocoa Bar Cocoa Bar. Right after reading the menu and looking around, we considered leaving. The prices were way up there, seeing chocolate covered marshmallows (1-2 bites worth) for $4+ and smaller chocolates for $2-$3 each. Since it was New Year’s Day, […]

Ajisen Ramen

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I was about to take a picture at Ajisen Ramen (Flushing location) Ajisen Ramen when my camera battery died. Oh well, no loss. The ramen isn’t that good. My mom wanted to show me the new modern building in Flushing, Queens Crossing. There are a few restaurants and shops on the ground floor and several […]

Vinny Vincenz Pizza Mobile

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Vinny Vincenz Pizza Mobile has been on my corner (Union Square West & 14th Street) for a while now but after my disappointing experience with Jianetto’s Pizza Truck, I’ve been reluctant. I’m not sure what motivated me today, but I guess I was hungry at the moment I walked by. I asked the […]

Sushi Family

Monday, July 28, 2008

Like a standard Chinese mom, my mom gets unreasonably excited about bargains. Her friend gave her a coupon from a Chinese newspaper, granting a large sushi party platter to-go for $45 (almost $50 with tax, cash only) at Sushi Family Sushi Family.

There’s probably 12 rolls in here, including two shrimp tempura rolls, but the quality […]


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Lon’s uncle Allan and aunt Heather have been raving about Sevilla Sevilla for a long time. We made plans to try it with our friends Sara and Eric, but it didn’t meet our expectations. The corner space has an old-school charm, with charming old waiters, and possibly the same old customers since the current owners […]


Friday, April 11, 2008

Dim Sum in Chinatown has been deteriorating for years, especially compared to Flushing, which is improving. I’m always willing to try though, and since Lily was visiting New York, we (Lily, Alice, and me) went for dim sum at HSF HSF. Every dish was below the Flushing standard, made worse by the restaurant being empty, […]

Mama’s Mudsliders

Friday, April 11, 2008

After walking around for what seemed like an hour, looking for dessert to end the night, Angie, Scott, Lon, and I, walked into Mama’s Mudsliders. Mama’s Mudsliders The menu looked like simple stuff, where you can’t go wrong. Boy, were we wrong. I don’t know if they were having a really off night but everything […]

Knickerbocker Bar & Grill

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Knickerbocker Bar & Grill Knickerbocker Bar & Grill was such a big let down. All three of us, Janny, Lon, and I, had heard good things about about the food here. When we walked in from the generic looking outside, I was pleasantly surprised by the cool piano bar atmosphere. You feel like you’ve left […]

Park Side Restaurant

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

My mom was so excited to take us to Park Side Restaurant Park Side Restaurant because her friend highly recommended it. My brother, Lon, and I all trekked from Manhattan to meet with my parents for this dinner, expecting it would be worth the travel. Well, it turned out to be a disappointment to all, […]


Wednesday, December 5, 2007

We ordered dinner from Lemongrass Lemongrass while we were at Kasi & Stephen’s tonight. The food was completely forgettable and not even that cheap for that kind of restaurant. Even with the $8 coupon, I was a bit disappointed. Just don’t bother with this one since there’s tons of restaurants to try.