Eating my way through NYC – Day 5

Last and final day. Short and sweet post. We hit up the infamous cronuts at Dominique Ansel. We were able to pre-order and skip the line! Yes that’s a thing.

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Since the line was short we decided to also get the Croque Madame ;P yums

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Cronut! The flavor of the month was caramelized banana and dulce de leche ganache. Overhyped? Slightly. I think it was still worth trying especially since we were able to make skip the line (not much of a line on a Monday!) and grab a table to enjoy them. You’re supposed to consume them within the hour to get the best out of it. Flakey, buttery and all that you could imagine.

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Last stop was Xi’an Famous Foods. It’s a chain of Chinese foods (kind of making up for the hipster Chinese place we went to.. our taste buds weren’t really satisfied). Quick and dirty eats – kind of a hole in the wall set up. You order in the front and find a spot to eat. Popular lunch spot! I love their menu because there are a ton of pictures! Pork noodles

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Stewed oxtail noodles! Not too spicy and oh so tender.

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Also had to try the pork burger – a little meh. Overall a super cheap spot that’s a quick and tasty eat ๐Ÿ™‚ That wraps up our trip!

Eating my way through NYC – Day 4

Day 4 was filled with tons of eats! Prepare yourself and your belly…

Starting in East Village!

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We put our names down at Clinton Street Baking Company and headed to Boba Guys! They’re SF based and recently opened shop in NYC. Please come to Seattle.

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Blueberry pancakes are a top choice here. Oh so fluffy and their warm maple butterย on top really makes it. Gosh this was scrumptious.

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Of course we also had to get the fried chicken and waffle. Their chicken wasn’t dry at pretty juicy. Also topped with warm maple butter. Droooool. I can see why this place is worth the wait.

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We made reservations at Mission Chinese. I would describe this place as hipster Chinese. I’m not sure if it was the things we ordered, but sadly I did not dig it. The decor is pretty retro – with pink napkins, dragon wall displays, and Buddha statues. This first dish was thrice cooked bacon and rice cakes. WHOA SPICY. Like tongue numbing spicy. I think I would have enjoyed this if it weren’t so spicy.

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No this is not a soup. This was my drink! Chili oil, coconut milk and gin. Frankly it was not my cup of tea :/

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Dumplings on the house! Pot stickers with a nice crunchy outside. To be honest, probably my favorite of the dishes we tried.

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Salt cod fried rice. Interesting with the chips – I can see that they’re trying to add texture to the dish. A little too salty though :/ Overall, I don’t really understand get the dishes but maybe we ordered all the wrong things. Service was totally fine. Maybe I’m just too used to the traditional Chinese styles and it was a little too hip for me.

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Of course we had to cap the night with some ice cream. This was at Ice and Vice. This is the classic milk money with a blue corn cone. Yes super fancy schmancy cones. Too many flavors and cones to choose from. Would come back!

 

Eating my way through NYC – Day 3

Sorry for the lack of posts. I’ve been pretty busy being a real adult and balancing things out. I recently got dental surgery so that requires me to be on my butt all day. I’ll try to be better with them though ๐Ÿ™‚

We started our day looking at the WTC Memorial and walking down to Battery Park. Next we spent an exciting morningย biking over the Brooklyn Bridge and trying not to hit tourists as they crossed over into the bike lane. Frustrating and fun at the same time.. probably would not recommend. Our friend goes to Brooklyn Law School so we met up with him over there to check out the sights.

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First stop at Luke’s Lobster right by the pier! We got this sampler – MUCH smaller than it seems. Definitely for one person. It was delicious but I could have used more.

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Part II of lunch includes a Shake Shack chicken sandwich. Always a classic yummm. I would recommend the Stack shack (deep fried mushroom filled with cheddar, beef patty, cheddar, lettuce, and tomato).

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Last meal of the day was at Roberta’s Pizza. Got a lot of recs for this place so we went out of our way to try it. The wait was around 1.5 hours, not bad – so we walked around the area to kill time. I HIGHLY recommend the bee sting pizza – which is the first one pictured. It has mozzarella, pepperoni, drizzled with honey. ย Sounds simple but this combination is perfect. We tried to replicate it when we got home too. The other pizza was also great but the bee sting just was mmm. Brooklyn day was a success!

Eating my way through NYC – Day 2

The first day in NYC was pretty rainy, but the weather looked up the next few days! Day 2 also consisted a LOT of eating! Some cool things we saw – Toy Tokyo with a ton of cool toys and trinkets. Got some funko pop dolls. It also happened to be the Halloween Dog Parade at the Thompskins Square Park so we stopped by to check all the dogs in their cute costumes. We also walked part of the Highline before it started raining! I hope you guys are ready for the photo food bomb.

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We started the morning at the Donut Plant in Lower Manhattan. This is the creme brulee donut! They were the ones to start this delicious fad.

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The inside of the donut.

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We also got the peanut butter with huckleberry jam donut. This one definitely hit the spot! It has a delicious crunch.. I’d say it was jammin. ๐Ÿ˜‰ They definitely pack it plenty throughout the donut although it may not seem like it.

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For brunch, we went to this Vegetarian restaurant called Dirt Candy. I haven’t had much vegetarian food but this was pretty delicious! This is my friend’s layered omelette with a mint cilantro radish filling and whipped goat cheese plus potatoes.

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Cabbage sandwich – stir fried broccoli, grilled pea vines, with mint and romaine plus potatoes. This was great and not too heavy feeling with all of the veggies.

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Cabbage sandwich – fried tofu with avocado and kimchi plus greens salad. This sandwich was definitely heavier feeling, but I think I liked it better than the greens. This had more complex flavors that was comforting.

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After walking around Highline Park, we meandered to check out the Todd English Food Hall. We got some decadent, sweet crepe cakes from Lady M Boutique. This is the vanilla crepe cake. Whoa yum – so light and airy.

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This was the caramel chocolate cake. Of course indulging in some desserts before dinner ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Dinner was at the infamous Momofuku Noodle Bar! Starters consisted of chicken wings….

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…and these delicious shrimp buns! Definitely not what I expected but quite tasty! I love a good Sriracha mayo sauce.

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We decided to try the momofuku ramen even though we had already had ramen the previous night. Hahah we had to try. The pork shoulder is definitely something else. Wow.

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We also got the ginger scallion noodles. These are cold noodles with pickled shiitake, cucumber, and nori. Mix it up all together and you’ve got yourself a fabulous concoction. To be honest I realllly enjoyed these and this might have been even better than the ramen.

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Okay we walked a bit more and got some late night eats at Baohaus created by Eddie Huang (Fresh Off the Boat!). I was pretty full but I couldn’t stop. Taro fries with more Sriracha mayo and a couple of pork belly baos. That’s what I call a night capper.

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Jk, this is the night capper. Got some milk soft serve ice cream with cereal toppings. What a filling day indeed. I was pretty bloated and on the verge of a food coma but I had to fit this one in. We also came by before we left to cop some cookies ^__^

Eating my way through NYC – Day 1

Hello! I recently went to New York and we indulged ourselves in all things edible… ย The next few posts will feature all of the great eats we had each day ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you enjoy!

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We landed after a red eye and were pretty much dead.. but of course we had to go out and make the most of our time! Of course we brought some Seattle weather with us and it was pouring rain! Luckily Russ & Daughters had only about a 10 minute wait though. Yummmm.

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We got two types of salmon to try – Norwegian and Irish. Both delicious, but the Norwegian really brought out the tomatoes and brightness of the sandwich. It’s topped with scallion cream cheese, onions, and tomatoes. All freshly sliced and prepared fresh in front of your eyes.

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Look at that juicy tomato!

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Waiting outside for some Totto Ramen. Got there at a weird time (~3pm but hey 12pm our time) so our wait turned out to be only 20 minutes! It’s a small joint, so I’d recommend going in a small group. There’s another one that’s also nearby that I hear is larger.

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Miso paitan with some corn added. That soft boiled egg is PERFECT. My noodles were a little different in the sense that they were a little more thin. The broth is creamy and delicious. The char siu was tender and melted in your mouth.

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A close up of the porkย paitan. This broth tasted even a little fishy and accompanied by different noodles (thicker) to help compliment the flavor.

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Late night dinner – Prince Street Pizza. They serve by the slice or whole pie. We got the real deal NYC experience here. The guys working were pretty rude and just wanted you to get out of the area once you received your food. But hey, they make a pretty mean pizza. The pepps are top notch with crispy edges and thick cheesy slices.

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Ended the night at a trendy rolled ice cream shop called 10 Below. They have rotating flavors they mix in their crepe like ice cream before it’s rolled up. It’s pretty cool – you can pick your toppings and it’s unlimited! I was a little bummed they didn’t have as much fruit options, but that’s okay. Fruity pebbles was delicious!