Showing posts from August, 2016

Ramen Quest: Kogane Ramen

I must admit there aren't a lot of ramen spots in Brooklyn, but they are slowly spreading out. Earlier this summer, I discovered that a new ramen spot opened up in Brooklyn Heights called: Kogane Ramen. I promised a ramen outing with a friend, so we came here with his girlfriend and Will. 
It's in a very nice and tourist-like location. The space is mid-sized,  but you don't feel cramped inside and the kitchen here is closed. I recommend reserving a table if you have four or more people because it can get crowded.
We ordered two types of appetizers to start off: 

Jimmy insisted on trying the Black Sesame Tuna and Pork Jowl Buns. I don't like tuna very much, but the black sesame tuna turned out to be decent. It's seared with mango salsa and wasabi dressing. It had a slight tangy, tropical taste and with a hint of spice in it. It was super smooth and fresh.
The Pork Jowl Buns were made up of braised pork jowl and cucumber with spicy mayonnaise. It was moist, delicious…

Snow & Cream

After dinner at Piccoli Trattoria, we went to Snow & Cream which is a step away from Prince Tea House on 7th Avenue for dessert. Sam & Alex had already been here, but I wanted to try it out.
The interior and decor wasn't extravagant nor captivating. The service is quick. They serve shaved ice, rolled ice cream, egg waffles, and etc (basically Asian desserts that are hot and trending now). Apparently they have a backyard/outdoor seating, but we couldn't sit there the night we went because there was a private gathering.
Sam & Alex shared the Earl Grey shaved ice and Will & I shared the Thai Ice Tea shaved ice with grass jelly. 
Sam told us that their toppings aren't good quality, so I decided to just stick with plain grass jelly. The Thai Ice Tea shaved ice was alright. I didn't think it was wow and it could use more tea flavor.  The Earl Grey shaved ice was mediocre. I felt it could have used more flavor.
All in all, I feel Snow & Cream was mediocre.…