Monday, December 10, 2012

Hoosier Mama Pie

One of the best pies you can find in Chicago, and they sold out fast!

1618 West Chicago Avenue  Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 243-4846

 Banana Cream Pie, creamy and rich in banana taste:
 Chocolate Chess Pie:

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Balena Restaurant

Love their pasta there and the desserts as well!

1633 North Halsted Street  Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 867-3888

Mozzarella Basil Tomato Pizza:
 Tagliolini Nero Crab Sea Urchin Pasta:

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hot Doug's

A very famous hot dog place, have you heard Hot Doug's?
Many celebrities had eaten here and have good reviews, how can I miss it! :P

 3324 North California Avenue  Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 279-9550

You can't go wrong with the signature Hot Doug in Chicago way! Yum!

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Slurping Turtle

Let's have a detour from NewYorkCity and stop by Chicago!
Just like NYC, Chicago has so many neighborhood gems that you don't want to miss!

Slurping Turtle is one my favorite food stops!  The meats are so flavorful and the noodle and soup base taste absolutely fantastic!

116 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL
(312) 464-0466

Pork Belly Snack
 Miso Ramen:

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pomegranate Season

NYC has made it thru the Hurricane Sandy.  Hope everyone is safe and dry.

Consuming all the fruits in my fridge here. A bright red pomegranate.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012


Tasty Malaysian restaurant in the NYC, they have a few locations, pick the one near you :)

Come here for my brunch, always good to start with the Home Made Roti Cana.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Chocolate de Tomato

Saw this in a Japanese Supermarket... would you like to try it?!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Spot Dessert Bar

It is one of the neighborhood germs in St. Mark's Place and known for its famous Green Tea Tiramisu and Green Tea Chocolate Lava Cake.  Store also serves delicious cupcakes and different flavor macaroon.
Chocolate Green Tea Lava

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Free Photo Opportunity

NYC restaurants, if you need food photos for your menu or website, I can help.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hakata Tonton

Hakata Tonton has more than just the famous Hakata Tonton (beauty) hot pot, so I came back for more of the other stuff (that was my plan...) I ended up getting the same pot that I got last time, well... it was good~ just a little salty ;)  Click here to the 1st visit post

61 Grove Street, New York, NY
(212) 242-3699 

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ride Free with HSBC Cab

Arr~~ This is my 2nd time seeing the HSBC Cab on the road. First time when I was 1 block away from my destination and today I see people sitting inside.

I think this is a very cool concept except you can't book one and I never see one when I need it.

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Hide-Chan Ramen

Another quite popular Ramen place in NYC.

Here are the choices for your noodle and broth.  I have tried the Medium and Very firm, frankly I couldn't tell the difference...
They have a 50% off appetizer deal before 6pm ;)

248 East 52nd Street, New York, NY
(212) 813-1800 ‎

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Ippudo Ramen

Another famous Japanese ramen place in NYC. If you plan to go, go before 5pm, or expect to wait 1hr+.

65 4th Avenue, New York, NY
(212) 388-0088

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Something else - Interesting Store

Just a lingerie store I passed by a while ago, and look..... a live model!!  Click the photo for a larger view.  (took me too long to upload the video... anyone interested?)

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Totto Ramen

Really yummy soup base but expect some good wait ;P
This place is really small, and for a group of 4 people and more, they will split you in 2 tables.

366 West 52nd Street, New York, NY
(212) 582-0052

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Monday, September 3, 2012

Magnolia Bakery

Have you tried their banana pudding?  It's heaven!

 Look at that big piece of banana!  Absolutely delicious!
Magnolia Bakery has many locations in NYC, this one is in the food court level of the Grand Central 42nd station.  If you are traveling to NYC and stop by the station for transfers, check out the food court at lower level!

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Friday, August 31, 2012

Marie Belle

Ready for some sweet treat in SoHo?
Turn to this little chocolate shop.  It doesn't just sell delicious chocolate, it also sells very special gelato and sorbet!

I am having the Lavender gelato, Rose patel gelato and Chocolate with Italian hazelnut flavor.  They taste GREAT~5 Yummy stars~~


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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The View Lounge

The View restaurant is a revolving restaurant (if not the only one) in NYC located on the top floor of New York Marriott Marquis.
It has a formal dining area and a lounge (buffet) area. Also there is extra charge of $8 in the lounge area after 8pm.

I went there for the view :P
1535 Broadway (between 45th St & 7th Ave)
(212) 704-8880

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012


 One of the very fine sashimi/sushi place in the city.

I find it interesting the way they serve food if you seat at the counter.  The chief will place the food at one end of a long stick and reach out to you

231 West 40th Street, New York, NY
(212) 354-2195 

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Monday, March 5, 2012


A very good restaurant I tried at the end of last year. Wallse is an Austrian restaurant, which a cuisine that I am not familiar with. Wallse is also a Michelin 1 star restaurant. :)

Foie Gras “Gugelhupf” with port wine and tamarillo chutney

Chestnut soup Viennese mélange with Armagnac prunes, this is rather plain.

Poached Maine lobster with fennel-orange compote and Pernod

I can't remember what kind of fish was this... cod maybe

Parsley crusted venison loin with red cabbage and celery purée, so tender!

Their famous Wiener Schnitzel with potato-cucumber salad and lingonberries

Also one of the Austrian famous dessert, Salzburger Nockerl with huckleberries


Petite four


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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Water Club

The Water Club is one of the restaurants I wanted to try.  I know they participate in the Restaurant week, and here I go.

The environment was fantastic, the maitre d brought us to a table next to the windew and also overview the restaurant =):

500 East 30th Street, New York, NY
(212) 683-3333 

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Saturday, February 18, 2012


Been busy with other goals in life... too bad I can't keep up the update in this blog, I will try my best!

I tried Rayuela some years ago (check my earlier entry) and miss their super yummy homemade bread. So here I come again! (oh, make the reservation via opentable, you will earn 1,000 points toward your dinning check)

There is the nice bar section

165 Allen Street, New York, NY
(212) 253-8840 

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