Ippudo NY- East Village
Picture: Karaka Miso Ramen
Thoughts: The texture of the noodles were perfect...soft but yet chewy. The flavor of the soup was delicious with a slight kick, but added some more spicy powder for me =].
Picture: Pork Buns
Thoughts: Must Try!!
Kenka- East Village
Thoughts: Japanese style pancakes with seafood and vegetables. Fish flakes on top and a mayo kind of sauce. It was very tasty! Great to snack on with beer. This was a fun spot to drink and eat yakitori. $8 Sapporo and Kirin pitchers.
Picture: cotton candy after!
Thoughts: And they give you a small cup of cotton candy powder so you can make your own after your dinner!!
Joe's Shanghai- Chinatown
Picture: Pork and Crab soup dumplings
Thoughts: OMG!!! I'm craving this right now actually....the dumplings are bigger than the soup dumplings I've had before and the meat and soup inside is so flavorful!
Prosperity Dumplings- Chinatown
Picture: 5 for $1 Pork and Chive Dumplings
Thoughts: it's only $1!! And they were sooo yummy! The place is small, but you can sit on stools to the side where they have soy sauce and sriracha.
Grimaldi's- Brooklyn Bridge area
Picture: Basil, mozzarella, mushroom, and sun dried tomatoes.
Thoughts: Mmm the dough was crispy, but yet chewy. The mozzarella was so fresh and perfectly melted. My friends and I agreed that we wished the sauce was a little sweeter.
Las Ramblas- Spanish Tapas
Picture: Lamb Chops with taro mashed potatoes
Thoughts: I don't even like lamb that much, and I really liked this dish! The pork was very juicy and not too gamey. Lots of flavor!
Picture: Patatas Bravas
Picture: Stuffed Pumpkin Special
Thoughts: This was all our favorite!! The picture quality didn't turn out so well, but it was a sweet thick kind of soup (tasted a little bit of coconut as well) and we dipped bread into it. And then you can eat the roasted pumpkin on the edge like a bread bowl. We also had sangria here and it was amazing!! Loved the restaurant!
53rd and 6th ave Halal chicken cart-Times Square
Picture: chicken bowl
Thoughts: I think people come to NY for this! it's so delicious, but BEWARE of the hot read sauce!! You really need only a few drops of it. Love the white sauce! And usually always a line... i think it's open from like 4 pm-5am or something like that.
Picture: Shack Stack
Thoughts: Ummm sooooo gooood!! The mushroom is fried and then filled with cheese and on top of that you have their delicious meat patty.
Picture: Regular Double
Thoughts: We were told to try this as well because their beef is amazing. And even though I liked the shake stack alot...their regular beef is sooo delicious! The meat is pretty thick, but is actually soft and juicy and cooked just right!
Kuma Inn- Filipino Tapas
Lower East Village
Picture: Tuna Tartare
Thoughts: Very delicious! Just wish there was more of it!
Picture: Chinese Sausage dish
Thoughts: Wasn't too excited about ordering this dish, but SOOO glad we did because it's very tasty and different then your ordinary chinese sauce dish. The onions are caramelized so it gives the sausage a sweet flavor. A must try!
Thoughts: cooked perfectly and the sauce was yummy.
I really liked this restaurant! It's more like a fusion restaurant with a variety of tapas. The place is really small...maybe 6 tables or so? But food was amazing!
Picture: Norweigen Benedict with salmon, poached egg, and hollandaise sauce
Thoughts: The salmon was not fishy and the sauce was very good. The potatoes were also cooked well and tasty!
Picture: Chicken Sandwich on Foccacia bread
Thoughts: Simple, but they made it so delicious! Everything on their menu looked amazing! I think it's also a byob place so people brought in champagne for mimosas.
Buttercup Bake Shop-midtown
Picture: Red Velvet Cupcake
Thoughts: Tried this bakery because it was around the corner from our friends place. It's a cute little bakery and their cakes look amazing! I really liked the frosting, but the cake part could have been a little more moist. But I still enjoyed it =]
Katz's Deli- Lower East Side
Picture: Pastrami Sandwich
Thoughts: Meat is so juicy and tender! the mustard makes it even better.