Showing posts from October, 2013

Weekday Lunch & Bubble Tea: Infinitea Cafe

Infinitea Cafe
150 Lawrence Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

A bubble tea shop finally opened near my office! This bubble tea shop is new, very spacious, and clean.

There's a variety of bubble tea, drinks, and toppings for you to choose from. There's also cooked food to order and I have tried two of their food items and drinks. So far I have had the following:

This was the first bubble tea/drink I've had from Infinitea Cafe. I wasn't too thrilled with the red bean ice because the beans were crushed and it tasted powder-like, but also like real red bean flavor too. I probably won't order this again since it didn't appeal to me.

I decided to try their Banh Mi sandwiches and it was very filling, but the ingredients that was used is a little different from the typical ingredients used in Banh Mi's.The Banh mi didn't have the grounded pork. There wasn't enough meat in the sandwich. I wasn't very pleased with the quality of the sandwich.


Sweet Eats: Yat Yat Sweet

Yat Yat Sweet
1926 Bath Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11214

After eating dinner with Will and friends at Dinosaur BBQ, we were craving for some Asian desserts so we decided to go to Yat Yat Sweet.

Yat Yat Sweet is different from other dessert locations, because they serve desserts that are unlike other dessert shops. It's also  nice, fun, and cozy hang out spot with a few tables where you could sit and enjoy your desserts.

I wanted the Herb Grass Jelly with coconut milk, but they were out of stock. So, I ordered the Mixed Jelly Sago Sago ($4.00) instead. I like that Yat Yat Sweet serves their desserts (hot or cold) in Styrofoam containers because you can enjoy it in the cold weather outside without worrying about your hands freezing.

I really enjoyed my dessert. I love the softness of the jelly and sago. The dessert was flavored with coconut milk. i don't like desserts that are overly sweet and I am happy to say that the dessert I had wasn't too sweet. The amount of coc…

Sunday Lunch at Hand Pull Noodle and Dumpling House

Hand Pull Noodle and Dumpling House
7201 18th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11204

Will and I have passed by this restaurant day in and day out since he lives around the neighborhood, but we never tried it out. After a session at the gym, we decided to try out the Hand Pull Noodle and Dumpling House.

It's not the fanciest nor the prettiest or biggest restaurant. There's not a lot of seating and the seating isn't in the best condition, but you can still sit down and grab a quick bite. The pricing here is cheap and affordable. They don't require tips even though they do bring your food to you if you eat there.The kitchen is small and if you want to use the restroom, you have to walk through the kitchen.
Will ordered the House Special Soup ($6.75). It was a humongous bowl of noodles and there were pieces of beef, beef tripe, beef tendon, pork chop, and egg). I tried some of the house special soup and wasn't a fan of it. It had an odd taste to it.

I decided to get th…

Will's Birthday Dinner at Ngam

99 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10003

Last weekend was Will's birthday weekend celebration and we sure had a lot of fun. I made reservations for Saturday night at Ngam located in the East Village.

Why Ngam? Because, Will and I saw the chef known as Chef Hong on an episode of Iron Chef America going against Iron Chef Bobby Flay. This isn't the full video of the episode, but you can find a two minute clip  by clicking here. Although, Bobby Flay won the battle, Chef Hong was still a star to us and after looking at the restaurant menu at Ngam, I thought it would be great to have Will's dinner here.

We got here at 8PM for our reservation. The restaurant was filled with customers and loud, so lucky we made reservations. The restaurant wasn't very big. Since there was 14-16 of us, we shared a long communal table in the center of the restaurant. It wasn't comfortable at all since we all sat on stools and I felt waiters/guests bumping into my back and my friend…

Weekday Lunches at Golden Fried Dumpling

Golden Fried Dumpling
192 Duffield Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

Golden Fried Dumpling is a true gem in Downtown Brooklyn. I always come here when I'm craving for dumplings whether it be boiled or fried.

They didn't have a lot of menu items when I first started coming here. They recently expanded their menu with vegetable, shrimp dumplings, and other items.

What's so great about this place? The cheap dumplings and many of their foods on the menu are cheap and it's close to my office.

I recently had the Boiled Chicken, Mushroom, and Cabbage dumplings for lunch at work. They are 10 for $4.00. Not bad. It's cheap in my opinion. I'm not a fan of the Boiled Pork & Chives dumpling.

I find the boiled chicken, mushroom, and cabbage dumplings are a lot tastier than the rest of the dumplings I've had from here. It's wrapped to perfection. It's seasoned perfectly and packed with flavor!

I have also tried their Fried Vegetable Dumplings. I don'…

October 9th is National Dessert Day!

Happy National Dessert Day to our fellow foodies and everyone else! 

Will and I have a special post for tonight. Tonight, I am going to reveal to you the top five desserts that I love. I lowered it to top five because there's just a lot of desserts I like and I could go on and on.

I didn't get a chance to ask Will what was his, but I could tell you from what I know already, but that would also be a long list. So, here it goes:

Matcha Ice Cream with white rice balls, red beans, and wafer
You may have saw a review or picture of this in a previous post: Food Event: Japanese Gourmet Fair. This has so far been the best matcha ice cream I've had so far. I've had green tea/matcha ice cream in other restaurants and none compare to as great as the one I've had at Mitsuwa. Sometimes I dream about it too.

This has truly been an all time favorite of mine! I can only get a hold of it when I'm at dim sum with my family or friends, but it's only available at selective Chi…

Sunday Brunch at Vegas Diner

Vegas Diner
1619 86th St Brooklyn, NY11214
(718) 331-2221

Will and I went out for breakfast one Sunday morning at the diner where we had our first official date. 

Vegas Diner has typical diner decor and is very spacious. We were greeted by our waitress and started off with ice coffees and there was a complimentary fruit cup too.

It didn't take long for our dishes to arrive.
Will ordered the Lumberjack Griddle Cakes ($11.95) which came with pancakes, ham, bacon, sausage, and one egg. Will had his egg scrambled, but it sure didn't look scrambled nor appealing. The pancakes were fluffy and delicious.
I love omelettes - so simple and truly filling! I had the Mushroom Omelette ($8.45) with American cheese inside, home fries, and white toast on the side. I really liked the mushroom omelette, but unfortunately I couldn't finish all of it because it was very filling. The home fries were cooked perfectly, slightly crispy and seasoned well. 
I enjoyed our brunch here. Will and I don'…

Lady M's Green Tea Mille Crepes

Lady M Cake Boutique
41 E 78th St New York, NY10021
(212) 452-2222
Last week, my sister went to Lady M's and brought home a few slices of cake from Lady M's. She saved me a slice. I have been waiting a long time to visit their shop and try their cake

 I tried the Green Tea Milles Crepe slice and it was amazing! Each layer is filled with green tea deliciousness You can really feel the crepes in each bite. The top layer of the cake had green tea powder and had a little bitterness to it. 

I am looking forward to try a few of other Lady M's items and visiting their shop. Someday... I will go.

A Bite from L&B's Famous Pizza

L&B Spumoni Gardens
2725 86th Street Brooklyn, NY 11223

If you haven't tried the pizza from L&B, then get out and take a bite from their amazing, famous Sicilian pizza.

Will and I have dined in at L&B's once before, but we usually come here for their Sicilian pizza. After a spending a day in New Jersey, running errands, and picking up his mom from Chinatown - it was starting to get a little late to cook dinner and since I have been having the deepest craving for L&B's, Will and I placed an order and picked up a 1/2 tray of Sicilian slices.

I can't tell you how amazing the smell of the pizza is. I was holding it the whole time during the car ride home and I was so tempted to just devour the whole box, but of course I couldn't.

Can you say YUM? This 1/2 tray of deliciousness cost $20.00. Yes, a little expensive, but oh so worth it. This is by the far the BEST Sicilian pizza I've ever had, no joke. It's packed with flavor and truly…

Ramen Quest: Ramen Misoya

Ramen Misoya
129 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003

A weekend to celebrate a change in my life.

On Saturday, Will and I revisited a ramen restaurant that we tried last year with our friends. We really enjoyed the food on our first visit and I've been meaning to revisit Ramen Misoya for some time now and we finally did.

We arrived around 8PM and had to wait about 10-15 minutes, because one the restaurant is filled, all incoming customers must write their name on the clipboard/paper that is hanging on the door and wait until their name was called. The restaurant is a little small, limited seating (wouldn't recommend coming here for a group dinner), and there's only one restroom.

The waitress that took our order didn't seem very knowledgeable about the menu. We placed an order for our food and checked in on Yelp. If you check in on Yelp, you receive a 1 Free Miso cha-shu on any ramen.
We started off with the gyoza ($4.50). The gyoza was moist and delicious. Fil…