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Mango Mango - Brooklyn,NY

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I've been falling in love with mango and mango desserts, so when I heard Mango Mango had opened up in Brooklyn, boy was I happy. I've already been to the Flushing and Chinatown location to order take-out, but never had the opportunity to sit and indulge.

Although I heard mixed reviews about the Brooklyn location, I still decided to try it out for myself with Will. We came on one of the windiest and frigid Saturdays last month and luckily Mango Mango wasn't crowded at all. The Brooklyn location is definitely a lot bigger and much more chic. There's a decent amount of seating and they're pretty comfortable too.

Before I move on to discuss about what we ordered and our thoughts, I just have to say the service here is preposterous! The waitresses took our orders quick, but the wait time for these two desserts was absolutely ridiculous. The desserts we ordered weren't very complicated to make nor would it take very long to make. I've been to many Asian dessert s…

My Birthday Dinner at Aunt Jake's

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Last month I celebrated my birthday dinner with Will and our friends at Aunt Jake's in Little Italy in Manhattan. Aunt Jake's is a relatively new Italian spot that's been on my list of restaurants to try and it was different compared to the older Italian spots in Little Italy.

Aunt Jake's event space was what caught my eye and attention because of their skylight and that the restaurant is lined with wooden panels. The selling point was also that you can customize your pasta with any type or shape and any sauce.

We had a party of 20-25 people, so naturally we decided on a prix-fixe menu to avoid confusion on our end and the restaurant's end. Our prix-fixe menu contained a choice between three appetizers and a choice between three entrees. The event manager was respectful and accommodating to Will's requests for my birthday dinner.

We shared a space with outside customers, so it didn't feel very private or cozy. Our tables were lined up as a communal style an…

What's Cooking in My Kitch

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I been finding myself cooking a lot more since the year has begun. I been trying out different recipes, but also trying to master the dishes my mom makes. I would like to show you some of the dishes I've been whipping up. There's no recipe written down for these yet, but maybe some time I will write them down and turn it into a recipe post for you.

If you have any questions about the dishes that's been made, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. Enjoy!

I've seen recipes where you can make savory oatmeal, so I took a stab at it one weekend. The result? It needs work. I used chicken broth and Italian herbs and spices, along with a poached egg.

This is a noodle soup I made earlier in the year where I was craving for noodle soup just about every week. I used chicken broth to make the soup and added in my own fried egg.
This year Will and I agreed not to get each other Valentine's Day gift to save a little money and also because I think we already give and get a…

FIKA: Cold Brew

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Happy April everyone!

I apologize for not writing on the blog. March has been crazy and I just got back from my trip to Orlando, FL with Will on Monday. Yesterday was clean-up and laundry day, so I been tired and busy. I'm also not at my best since I've developed allergies coincidentally enough on the last day in Florida (blog post very soon). Total bummer!

Moving along -

I've been slowly trying to try cold brew and iced coffees outside of Starbucks. Last month, I finally gave FIKA a chance.

They have beautiful interior and decor! It's bright, uplifting, and mellow inside. There's a limited amount of seating. I wouldn't recommend coming here with a large group, maybe with 1-2 people at most. The service is decent. I've been here twice and it seems that it's mostly filled with people that are catching up on work on their laptops, writing, or just for a casual meeting. I was thinking of doing work from here, but I haven't noticed any power outlets.



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