Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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Before leaving New York City, it is a must to drop by Turkish Kitchen one last time for a great meal. I love their food so much that I am going to miss it immensely for sure. 

This time, I ordered another entree which blew my mind away. My appetite was bad that time. Even then, I refused to leave the city without having a nice delicious Turkish food. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

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After trying the Spicy Korean Rice Cakes at Chung Moo Rice Roll, I was a little addicted to the spicy rice cakes. Next to Chung Moo Rice Roll, there is another Korean restaurant - Kimganae, a new joint in Flushing, Queens. There were a lot of people in the restaurant and the space was bigger than the former. 
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I have always wanted to try Korean Rice Roll and I finally had the opportunity to try it. At Chung Moo Rice Roll, I ordered a Grilled Beef Rice Roll. I fell in love with it instantaneously.

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Have you tried White Bear in Flushing Queens?

After reading rave reviews about White Bear (白熊), I could not resist but visited the store to try their famous dumplings and noodles. Just five minutes away from the Flushing Subway Station, you will notice a small restaurant with only four tables along Roosevelt Ave. At times, you will also notice long queues at the restaurant. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

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Do you crave for curry chicken? Well I do.

After being away from home for so long, I missed the good old spicy chicken curry. Thanks to Pho Hoang. Pho Hoang sells many delicious southeast asian foods that blows my mind away. Whenever I missed home foods, their near to perfection dishes warms my tender heart. I was elated thereafter. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

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When I was in New York previously, I remembered a friend who highly recommended the Brooklyn Diner. However, I did not get to try it. I regretted it all these time. He told me that the diner was the place to go. 

Now that I am in New York, I can finally try these highly acclaimed restaurant. My friend and I arrived at 11am and we had to wait for about 20 minutes before we could get a table. There were already many people waiting around the bar waiting for a table. Some of them were still waiting to be seated for the breakfast menu. The breakfast menu was closing when we arrived. We told the floor manager that it was alright for us to have the lunch menu. 

Although the restaurant was small, the interior remained clean and tidy. We did not enjoy the food at all. It was either the type of food that we were not used to ut or the food quality was not up to par. We were disappointed. 

The food was expensive and we spent USD120, including tips, in total. I don't think we could be coming back to the restaurant again. 

We ordered a bottle of Root Beer each. The drink was refreshing. It was a good start of a good meal, that was what we thought.  


We ordered a serving of Brooklyn Buffalo Wings and requested for the blue cheese dip and chilli sauce to be put on the side. When the chicken wings were served, we were surprised by the sheer size. The wings were very small and they were deep fried to crispy. The meat was a little dry too. The spicy sauce was indeed spicy and the cheese dip was so-so. The entire dish was no good and it was too expensive to price at USD12.75. (Food rating: 2/5)

Next, we had the Pesto Minestrone Soup priced at USD12.95. It was a big bowl of soup that could serve as an entire meal. There were a lot of ingredients such as red peppers, celery, chick peas, green peas, kidney beans, spinach, carrots, cabbage, and green peppers. Unlike the red minestrone soup we had at home, this soup was green in colour. As for the taste, it tasted like Soto Ayam. One thing for sure was that it was rather salty. We were thirsty. (Food rating: 2/5)

The mains finally arrived. I ordered a Brooklyn Diner Cheeseburger Deluxe. Priced at USD21.75, the dish served with hand-cut french fries, hickory bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion ring. The burger bun was toasted and the beef patty was moist. However, the cheeseburger tasted very ordinary and forgettable. It lacked that wow factor. (Food rating: 2/5)

Filet Mignon (8 oz.) served with hand-cut french fries or spaghetti with red gravy. Priced at USD38.00, we chose to have fries. When it was served, we were shocked to see the huge portion of french fries. It is a wonder how one could finish all these fries. Although the steak was tender and moist, it was way too salty. There were still grains of salt on the filet it was served. We were thirsty for water. (Food rating: 2/5)



Address: 155 W 43rd Street, New York, NY10036, United States
Price: USD$$
Rating: 2/5
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 4/5

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

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At Pho Hoang Vietnamese Cuisine and BBQ (阿宏越南牛肉河粉), it served authentic Vietnamese cuisine and Cantonese roasted meat. We sought shelter from the rain when we found this restaurant. Since our first adventure at Pho Hoang, we went back almost every other day. The restaurant seemed popular as the customer turnover was high.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

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We started our day walking from Brooklyn Heights and ended up at Famiglia for our first meal of the day. The weather was very cold and we also needed to thaw ourselves before continuing our journey to Union Square. 

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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Flushing, being the epicenter of Chinese Culture outside Asia, has attributed to the remarkable diversity in the area. In recent years, the number of Taiwanese cuisine had mushroomed. Food stalls selling Taiwanese cuisine were more prominent along Main Street. I could see these stalls at almost every street corner.

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If you miss or love Xi'an food, why not try Biang!? The name of Biang was derived from the sound of the noodle dough slammed onto the workspace. 

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The Mango Slush was one of the best desserts I have eaten in Flushing. In the beverage, there was the crunchy red beans, sweet mango cubes, smoothie and some milky stuff. It was like having dessert in a cup. 
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At New York Food Court, why not have some desserts? There are at least two dessert shops in the food court and we decided to try Yoyo 甜品 Dessert.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

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If you are on a tight budget and want to have a full hearty meal, how about buying takeouts at New World Mall? Located at the ground level entrance along Main Street, there is a food kiosk that sells economical food such as fried noodles, hot soups, savouries, steamed buns and so on.

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Founded in 1986 in Virginia. Five Guys is a fastfood chain that specialises in burgers, hot dogs and french fries. The restaurant chain uses white and red checkered uniforms to brand their popular fast food image.


Friday, November 28, 2014

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The Vietnamese Cuisine is deemed to be one of the healthiest food in the world. The cuisine is influenced by the Asian principle of the five elements such as wood, fire, water, earth and metal. In terms of taste, it should possess sour, sweet, bitter, spicy and salty.

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Battle of Beverages

Today, we decided to have a show down of the beverages whilst enjoying the effects of Thanksgiving holidays. For the last couple of weeks, we have been trying the different brands of bubble tea in New York City. Today is another new brand we have been waiting to try. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

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Happy Thanksgiving! It was a great day to start the beautiful day with a mixture of rain and snow. There were slurries in the air by the time we started our adventure. Before that, we wanted to have something hot and spicy before we start our journey. The temperature was about two degrees. Because of the icy cold winds, we were feeling cold. We thought having a bowl of hot and delicious Korean food would be an excellent choice. With a consensus of opinions, we headed to Namoodol at Union Street for our Korean feast. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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At New York Food Court, we did not have any problem looking for food. In recent years, the number of food courts mushroomed in Flushing, Queens that you would be spoilt for choices.

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 Are you game for spicy food? If you are, why not try the Spicy Hot Pot (麻辣香锅)?

How do we order the food? (1) Inform the staff your selection. There is a wide selection of food items such as golden mushroom, pork, beancurd skin, etc. (2) Inform the staff the level of spiciness - small (小辣), medium (中辣) and big (大辣).

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I am always amazed how great the economical rice tasted after so many years. The familiar tastes with generous servings of sides and rice makes one feel somewhat warm. If you are on a tight budget, you can always count on Lunch Box at Flushing Chinatown to fill your empty stomachs with hot delicious food.

Monday, November 24, 2014

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Opened in 1974, The Lobster Place aims to bring a taste of the Maine coast to restaurants and consumers in New York City. Their wealth of experience as a seafood wholesaler, retailer and restauranteer has earned the place a reputation for serving the freshest, finest seafood from around the world.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Columbia University


Central Park

Filmed the movie, "The Smurfs"


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