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Two Hearty Thanksgiving Meals

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Thanksgiving came and went by quick. This year I had three Thanksgiving celebrations - one with my company, one with my family, and one with Will's family.

On Thursday, my family and I had lunch at my house and boy did we eat lots of food.

This was the Thanksgiving lunch at my house. We had a mix of Chinese food and some traditional Thanksgiving foods. My sister and brother in-law brought roasted vegetables with pine nuts, cranberry sauce, and sliced turkey with gravy sauce.

Mom cooked most of the dishes and it was delicious! I really enjoyed the turkey and the cranberry sauce that my brother in-law made. It complemented really well. 
My brother in-law brought one of my favorites - strudel from Zabar's. He brought a blueberry and cheese strudel and apple strudel. I actually liked the blueberry and cheese strudel more because it added a nice creaminess to the strudel. It was really, really good.

This is the Thanksgiving dinner with Will's family. We had some Western and Eas…

Food Review: BBQ Pulled Pork Wafel

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Wafel & Dinges (Food Truck)
(Downtown Brooklyn, Lawrence Street)

So now that you know there are food trucks every Thursday in Downtown Brooklyn, here's another food truck that's part of Food Truck Thursdays - Wafels & Dinges.

I've always had their sweet wafels, but not their savory ones so I decided to pick one up for lunch recently.

This is the wafel I ordered. The wafel had a slight crunchiness to it and the barbecue sauce was sweet and tangy which I liked. The pulled pork was really moist and velvety. It was really delicious!

My lunch also came with a side of cole slaw which was tasty.

I didn't expect a savory wafel to taste so good. I'm glad I gave it a shot. The chicken and gravy wafel sounds really tempting. I may have to give that one a shot at some point.

Food Review - Papaya King

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Papaya King - Food Truck
(Downtown Brooklyn, Bridge Street)

So every Thursday is Food Truck Thursdays in Downtown Brooklyn, where I work. I was strolling by the MetroTech area one Thursday when I stumbled upon the Papaya King truck and glanced at their menu quickly and knew instantly what I wanted.

Yup I got a  hot dog and tater tots. A very simple, but yummy lunch. I also haven't had a hot dog in so long and it was great. Next time, I must add toppings on the hot dog for sure.

A friend of mine posted on Facebook that he had tater tots as part of his dinner one night and I was blown away by it. It's been so long since I had tater tots and it was a childhood favorite, so I also had some tater tots. So full. So fattening. So yummy!

Ramen Quest: Revisting Bassanova Ramen

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Bassanova Ramen
76 Mott Street New York, NY 10013
212.334.2100

It's been about a year or so since Will and I have last been to Bassanova Ramen. We typically don't revisit ramen restaurants that we've previously been to unless their menu expanded/changed or we were unclear of how we felt the first time so we revisit it and see how we feel orwe revisit because the ramen is just that damn good.

This time we came back because their menu expanded and because our dear friend Jimmy was craving for ramen so we took him to Bassanova Ramen.

Their new menu includes: soupless ramen, 4-7 additional ramen, and appetizers.

So we began with the Sizzling Hot Iron-Pan stick dumplings and the presentation of it actually surprised us because we've never seen dumplings shaped or cooked like this.The dumplings were filled with berkshire pork, chives, Chinese cabbage, garlic, and scallion. I really liked the dumplings, but I wished the the crust was crunchier.

The Sauteed Brussel Sprouts wit…

Food Review: Cereal Milk with Corn Flakes (Soft Serve)

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Momofuku Milk Bar 
15 West 56th Street New York, NY 10019
347.577.9504 ext. 5

After having dinner with our friend Draven at Ise Menkui-tei, he took us to Momofuku Milk Bar which I have been to before.

There were a lot of treats and snacks to choose from, but I took Draven's advice and got the cereal milk bar with corn flakes

Who would ever think corn flakes would complement ice cream so well? I mean really, it was amazing! I didn't eat the whole soft serve because I do have a slight allergic reaction to milk unless it's mixed in with coffee, or tea. Yeah it's weird. Milk makes me want to throw up at times, but luckily with the cereal milk soft serve I didn't really feel the reaction.

I seriously think they should have corn flakes as a topping at every ice cream shop or dessert shop. It's sweet and crunchy goodness.
Next time I return to Momofuku Milk Bar, I will probably try a different dessert or one of their special cookies.

Dinner at the Coach House Diner

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Coach House Diner 921 Kennedy Boulevard North Bergen, NJ 07047
201.864.8600

It's been a very long time since Will and I have been to a diner. One Saturday night while we were in New Jersey, we decided to return to Coach House Diner (previous review can be found here).

It was packed with diners at Coach House the evening we went, but no matter how busy or crazy it got, our server made us extremely welcomed and happy. She had a positive attitude and was very warm to us.

I didn't order a soup so I went with the salad bar which has an array of salad toppings, pasta salads, and etc.


I ordered the Seafood Medley which consisted of shrimp, scallops, calamari, mussels, and clams sauteed in a light clam sauce.and two sides. The seafood were moist, plump, and delicious! The light clam sauce was light and had a slight wine taste to it.

There's a variety of sides to choose from, but the ones I chose was the crusty Parmesan potatoes and cauliflower au gratin. The crusty Parmesan potat…

MeKong Vientamese Restaurant - better off not returning for a while

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MeKong Vietnamese Restaurant
263 Kings Highway Brooklyn, NY 11223
718.942.5468

Hi everyone! It feels good to be back on the blogging and Yelp grind. Life has been utterly busy on the offline end. Just finished my midterm and I am confident I did well, but I'll just have to wait to next week to see the results. I've studied and been loading up on coffee with an extra shot of espressos this week. I paused from blogging and yelp reviews for about two weeks and it was hard, but here I am back in action at least for now.

So here's a long overdue review, a month overdue for you. There aren't many Vietnamese restaurants in my neighborhood. There's one across the street from where I live and it's been in business for years, but there's another one that just opened up maybe two years ago called MeKong Vietnamese restaurant.

The decor and ambiance is typical Vietnamese restaurant. I was quite surprised at how spacious the restaurant was. I came on a Saturday night wi…