Palisades Park, Restaurants

Better Korean Noods – NJ

April 15, 2014 | Permalink | Comment

chicken kalguksu @ tosokchon kalguksu

So during a recent lunch with my mom, as per usual, the conversation moved onto food, and she told me Hand Made Noodle House, my brother’s family’s favorite kalguksu (Korean knife-cut noodle soup) restaurant in New Jersey closed. According to the owner, the restaurant couldn’t make money selling $10 bowls of noodles so they revamped into a more all purpose Korean restaurant serving Korean barbecue and soups. I’m sure this was sad news to my brother’s family, but me, I was fine. Better noodles were always a few blocks away. READ MORE »

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Alphabet City, Restaurants

Brunch at El Camion – NYC

April 8, 2014 | Permalink | Comment

huevos rancheros @ el camion

There’s lots of local places to grab brunch in the East Village, but for value and simple, tasty eats, there’s El Camion. READ MORE »

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East Village, Restaurants

Healthy Eats at Hummus Place – NYC

March 30, 2014 | Permalink | 1 Comment
hummus mushrooms @ hummus place tabouli salad @ hummus place
falafel @ hummus place olives & pickles @ hummus place

For Middle Eastern food, I have another go-to spot in the East Village (one that also serves meat), but for healthy date nights with my very special loved one, the outdoor tables at Hummus Place are Romeo-approved. READ MORE »

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Chinatown, Restaurants

Dumplings & Hot Pot Rice at Noodle Village – NYC

March 17, 2014 | Permalink | 2 Comments

xiaolongbao @ noodle village

We all know I’m a huge fan of wonton noodle soup at Noodle Village. Well, there’s more to love than just wontons. READ MORE »

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Bakeries, NoHo, Restaurants

Banana Coconut Chocolate Croissant at Lafayette – NYC

March 9, 2014 | Permalink | 1 Comment

banana coconut chocolate croissant @ lafayette

Hurrah! My appetite is back! In fact, last night, after too many shameful $5 lychee martinis at Verlaine, I somehow managed to scarf down a slice of pizza on the way home and then a bowl of instant Korean ramyun when I got there. And yes, before I went out, I had a galbi (Korean BBQ rib) dinner. This is great news for my stomach (not so much for my stretch-challenged skinny jeans), because this means it’ll soon be reunited with the ever dreamy banana coconut chocolate croissant ($3.50) at Lafayette. READ MORE »

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