Momofuku Noodle Bar – East Village

May 19th, 2011.  Momofuku Noodle Bar       Meeting DLee for the first time for an evening of fun in the East Village!  We had discussed a few different options for dinner, but in the end came to a consensus to make first impressions over Japanese ramen.  I know.  2 in a row.  But hey, … Continue reading Momofuku Noodle Bar – East Village

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Ippudo NY

May 12th, 2011.  Ippudo NY     My next great eating adventure, Ippudo NY!  Just as much as the Japanese Ramen culture is booming in Vancouver, the Japanese Ramen culture had already taken root in NYC and Ippudo has been one of them that's paved the way.  Located in the little Japanese district of East Village, … Continue reading Ippudo NY

Sugar Cafe – Lower East Side

March 5th, 2011.  Sugar Cafe on Housten & Allen (LES)     Sugar Cafe is a place of significance to me.  I have a sweet memory or two of this place. It's literally a little corner cafe, most of it being exposed to the street when they open it up in the summer.  It's a small … Continue reading Sugar Cafe – Lower East Side

Yerba Buena – LES

February 24th, 2011. Dessert at Yerba Buena LES After eating amazing baos I wandered into Yerba Buena looking for some dessert.  The whole staff insisted that I had to try the Panqueque: dulce de leche crepe, spiced pumpkin seeds and pistachio.  I have to say, I loved the sticky caramelly dulce de leche inside the slightly … Continue reading Yerba Buena – LES

Baohaus – LES

February 24th, 2011. I  Baohaus   Baohaus Baohaus Baohaus!!! I'd heard about this place via  "food in mouth", a smart, sarcastic, hilarious and incredibly delicious food blog by an NYCer. Let me say this off the bat: I Love Bao. What can you not love about a pillowy soft bite-sized bun that's filled with delicious meat, sauce … Continue reading Baohaus – LES

Yerba Buena (LES)

February 10th, 2011.  Yerba Buena Feeds Me Good Food       Another trip out to Yerba Buena LES, this time to check out this oxtail stew I've been hearing about.   Tallarin Saltado: oxtail + noodles + scallions + piquillos + peas + quail egg         Now, generally, I'm no fan of runny … Continue reading Yerba Buena (LES)

Yerba Buena – LES

January 31st, 2011.  Dinner at Yerba Buena LES         Another AMAZING dinner at Yerba Buena in the LES ♥ Aaron made me this lovely ginger & rose blended drink.  Subtle rose note gave a nice overall character to the drink.             Lechon - suckling pig, yucca puree, … Continue reading Yerba Buena – LES

Yerba Buena (LES)

January 10th, 2011.  Yerba Buena on Avenue A     I'm becoming a regular here!  This little Latin bar/restaurant is in the Lower East Side bordering SOHO.  It's always banging out Latin music you can dance to, which gives it this great energy despite the small space.  I go and always get smiles and chit chat … Continue reading Yerba Buena (LES)