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Ramen Quest: Ramen-Ya in Greenwich Village

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Ramen-Ya 133 West 3rd Street New York, NY 10012
212.254.8828

Before I dive into my review for Ramen-Ya, Will and I would like to wish everyone good health and lots of yummy eats this Lunar New Year!

So, I think it's pretty clear to you that I love ramen. It's warm, hearty, savory, and delicious and it's the perfect solution and feel good food to have during these freezing and frightful temperatures we've been suffering these past two months.

Will and I recently tried Ramen-Ya located in Greenwich Village, NYC. They have two locations both of which we have visited. Please click here if you would like to read our review of the original location in the West Village.

For appetizer, we tried the Okra Pork Gyozas. These were quite tasty and different in terms of texture from what we usually order. These gyozas are pan-fried and stuffed with minced pork, okra, and shiso with ponzu sauce. The okra gave a slime-like texture to the gyoza.

shiso - an aromatic green, jagged-edged l…

Another Lovely Brunch at Cafe Luluc

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Cafe Luluc
214 Smith Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
718.625.3815

Will and I had a double date with our friends a few weeks ago at Cafe Luluc. Yup, we couldn't help but coming back for round two but with friends this time.

We came on a Sunday afternoon that was rainy actually and was hoping the wait wouldn't be long, Unfortunately, there was a wait and we waited about 15-20 minutes for a table. I guess the rain didn't stop customers from enjoying their brunch and time at Cafe Luluc.

We sat down and the servers poured our glasses with water. The server passed the menus to us and afterwards we placed our orders.

Will and I ordered our usual iced coffee. I was quite surprised that they served the iced coffee in a wine glass. It definitely wasn't enough iced coffee for me (quantity wise) and the iced coffee didn't taste up to par.
Our friend's girlfriend ordered the Mesclun Salad accompanied with a balsamic roasted garlic salad. Great healthy choice for brunch! 
Our frie…

HOPHAP

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HOPHAP 
204 Smith Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
718.797.5100

Every now and then I would have a sudden craving for Thai food, I don;t know what it is, but I really enjoy eating Thai food and I was even on a Thai binge at one point of my life.

Last month and on a Saturday evening, Will and I had dinner at HOPHAP in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. I really and truly enjoyed the decor and ambiance at this restaurant because it's dark, dim, intimate and very relaxing. I like that it 's spacious here and lots of seating too. The staff and waitresses are pleasant and friendly.

Thai Ice Tea is a must-have at any Thai restaurant. I really enjoyed the Thai Ice Tea. It was light and just refreshing!

For appetizer, we had the crispy calamari with sweet chili sauce. The portion size for this was quite big especially for us two. The calamari was fried to perfection, but tasted really bland. It could have used some seasoning.

I ordered the Squid Pad Thai which wasn't expensive at all. It was only $9.…