Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Lamb Chops from Le Cirque

Who doesn't love a nice plate of perfectly cooked med-rare lamb chops
served with lamb jus reduction and roasted veggies?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Setagaya Ramen in NYC = Sucks!!

Poor Setagaya.

In Japan, they are an amazing Ramen chain.
But here in NYC... Possibly the worst bowl of Ramen sold by a
restaurant group and not a Mom&Pop shop.

Now that's what's up!

I found myself at Katz's again and this time, I made sure I got a
moist Pastrami sandwich.
Boy was this good.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hokkaido Miso Ramen

Today til the weekend at Mitsuwa in NJ, some famous guy from Japan is
cooking up his Miso Ramen.
It's a bit on the saltier side for me but this is the real deal.
Come get it while it's here.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lighthorse Tavern (Jersey City)

This (not on the menu) dish is something of a neighborhood "thing"
here in Jersey City.
Sweet glazed pork ribs with a side of jalapeño polenta.
All in all, good dish and I'll probably order again when visiting
Lighthorse Tavern.

Thank goodness we have Thirty Acres now for a little bit of NYC caliber cooking.

Pastrami Heaven

Every so often, one must go back to the basics.
And Katz's deli is definitely NYC 101.

I love their pastrami sandwich!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Bad Ramen

Normally, I usually let this sort of thing slide. And by "this sort of
thing", I mean famous places serving what should be their jam but Not!
So I got sick as a dog from this bowl of Miso Ramen at Rai Rai Ken the
other day.
Not only did it taste like dish washing detergent (no lie, literally I
tasted detergent) but also remnants of curry (probably from using the
same wok for the previous order).
And to top all this, after I left the place, I was looking for a place
to $hit my brains out. Massive, montezuma's revenge people! Cold
sweats, butt clenched and desperately looking for a toilet in the east
village.

Save yourself from this nightmare and just skip this place when you
find yourself in the Ramen mood. There are PLENTY of other places to
go in the city.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

30 year Reunion

After moving to Asia as a kid, I never got a chance to revisit my
favorite Chinese restaurant in the city.
And by the time we moved back to the east coast, they had closed shop
so needless to say, I was crushed.

That is until I was leaving a meeting in Chinatown today and walked by
the New 456 Restaurant.

You can bet your bottom dollar I ran in there and tore through an
order of my favorite 小龍包.

Yes, life is good.

Monday, May 7, 2012

From Star to Streetcar

Rocco went from 3 star NYTimes restaurant chef to garbage reality food
TV goof, to now streetcar vendor.

Best teaching lesson for kids to never lose Humility and to always be Humble.