Bara Restaurant

Former Momofuku Chef opened French Japanese tavern in the East Village ”Bara”

 

Whole grilled black bass with ginger tare glaze and togarashi cucumbers, $28  ♥♥♥

This dish is on ”Bucket Dish NYC

BARA  58 East 1st Street ( btw 1 Ave & 2 Ave ) New York, NY 10003 (917) 639-3197

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Preserved artichoke gratin, crispy lavash, smoked paprika $11 ♥♥♥

Crispy pork belly with tare dipping sauce, $8 ♥♥♥

Duck meatball yakitori with miso mustard, $7 ♥♥♥1/2

Cucumber, Califlower Pickles

Rice with Japanese Flikake

Red bean and sesame macarons with cocoa powder, $2/ea ♥♥♥

White miso and rosemary panna cotta with apple preserves and candied pistachio, $8 ♥♥♥

Bara Restaurant

KOA

Sorba Noodle & Dan Dan Noodle at ”KOA”

Koa       12 W 21st Street, New York, NY 10010  (212) 388-5736

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Soymilk Dan Dan Ramen Set $16.75 ( Lunch set comes with salad & spring roll ) ♥♥♥

Back dining room

Soymilk Dan Dan Sorba $23.00 ♥♥♥

Chicken Teriyaki Garlic Buttered Rice Set $14.75 ( Lunch set comes with salad & spring roll ) ♥♥♥

Spicy Dan Dan Ramen Set $15.75 ( Lunch set comes with salad & spring roll ) ♥♥♥

Entrance

Front dining room

Salad & Spring rolls (from Lunch Special) ♥♥1/2

Free ice cream :)

Back dining room

Koa

Caffe Storico

Brunch at ”Caffe Storico” Upper West Side

 Spaghetti Carbonara pancetta & sunny side egg $16 ♥♥♥1/2

Happy Sunday everyone :) I blogged about dinner at Caffe Storico when they first opened three year ago ( read more about Stylish dinner at Museum ). Caffè Storico is  in the New York Historical Society located on Upper West Side. Me and my friend had a plan to visit at American Museum of Natural History across the street from restaurant so last minutes we decided to have a brunch before museum.  As soon as I walked in I got smile on my face :) Because restaurant was just as lovely as I remembered from three years ago! Pure white walls, super high-ceilinged with brass chandelier, lemon yellow banquettes, a window into the sculpture arcade, open kitchen and a marble table, nineteenth-century china from museum collection adorn shelves with victorian-style woodwork that soar 15 feet to the ceiling. Me and my friend started our brunch with cocktail. I had a ”Dante” in Martini glass (grey goose vodka, averna, blood orange). My cocktail was good but my friend had a better cocktail called ”Bellini Stagionale” (prosecco, bacardi limon, strawberry, mint). This place is known for pasta so we ordered Spaghetti Carbonara pancetta & sunny side egg. WOW! What a great idea to serve Carbonara for brunch!  Also we had NY Strip Steak & Eggs roast potato & mixed greens. Steak was over cooked and disappointed us little bit but atmosphere and vibe of place made it up to us BIG time! I highly recommend you to come here for brunch if you’re planing to visit UWS.

Ps – I don’t come to UWS often so I decided to take full advantage after museum! I enjoyed walking through Central Park and enjoyed cocktail at stopping by Tavern On The Green and end my night at Cafe Boulud for dinner. #LovelySunday

Caffe Storico      170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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 Dante – grey goose vodka, averna, blood orange $12 ♥♥♥/ B e l l i n i Stagionale – prosecco, bacardi limon, strawberry, mint $12 ♥♥♥NY Strip Steak & Eggs roast potato & mixed greens $19 ♥♥♥

Caffe Storico

DB Bistro Moderne

Bucket Dish NYC! $35 DB Burger at ”DB Bistro Moderne”

 

French fries told Burger ”Lean On Me Boo! You’re My BFF :)

DB Bistro Moderne is one of Chef Daniel Boulud’s contemporary French bistro restaurant with modern American twist. Restaurant is located on 44 street, a few blocks off Times Square in Midtown. Lunchtime was filled with the typical corporate midtown lunchtime crowd. During weekday between 11:15am-2:30pm they serves $32 two courses lunch Prix Fixe. I was here for patrolling their famous original DB burger. This burger is on ”Bucket Dish NYC”  You know what that mean!!!! You MUST eat this burger before you die!!! I heard about this burger for a while but I wan’t interested to try one. Seriously!? Come On! $35 for burger!? I thought….. but I’m so glad I finally checked it off from my coronary Bucket List. I shared burger with Liz a.k.a Personalitini and let me tell you! Burger was perfect medium rare and I could taste full flavor of Foie Gras & Black Truffle. It was worth every penny. Also we shared pasta and dessert.  . I’m so not dessert girl but WOW! WARM CHOCOLATE FONDANT – Vanilla Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate Sorbet was the best warm chocolate cake I ever had. Well done :)

 DB Bistro Moderne       55 West 44th St., New York, NY 10036

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THE ORIGINAL DB BURGER Sirloin Burger filled with Braised Short Ribs Foie Gras & Black Truffle $35 ♥♥♥

Main Dinning Room

Front room

PAPPARDELLE Lamb Ragu, Rosemary, Parmesan ♥♥♥1/2

WARM CHOCOLATE FONDANT Vanilla Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate Sorbet ♥♥♥♥1/2

Bar counter

db Bistro Moderne

Dirty French

”Dirty French” is now open for lunch

 

Bourguignon
GRILLED OYSTERS, GARLIC, PARSLEY ♥♥♥♥1/2

 Dirty French is now open for lunch! I had Lamb burger and dry aged beef sandwich to share with friend. Both dishes were just OK but flatbread was warm and delish. I also highly recommend you to try Grilled oysters! This dish was O.M.G the best grilled oyster I ever had in my life! I’m just warning you it was very very garlicky! Atmosphere was lovely at lunchtime :) I would love to try Lamb Carpaccio from dinner menu next time.

Dirty French ( at Ludlow Hotel ) 180 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

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Burger
LAMB, BUCHERON, CUMIN ONIONS ♥♥1/2

 

Dip
DRY-AGED BEEF, SHALLOTS, AU JUS ♥♥

Flatbread ♥♥♥

Potato with Burger ♥♥1/2

Dough

Super Chubby Doughnut ” Dough”

 

I made donut tower *\(^_^)/* Yay

Dough is my favorite donut right now!! Their donuts are all super chubby and cute! I eat them once a week at my office with my team. You MUST try pink ”Hibiscus” flavor.

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Donut tasting is my Monday morning ritual ~ hehe ~

Dough

14 W 19th street

New York, NY 10011

Dough

Katsu-Hama

The Best Katsu in NYC ”Katsu-Hama”

 

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PORK KATSU LUNCH カツランチ Breaded pork loin cutlet ( 120g ) $12 ♥♥♥ 

I like coming here for lunch. My favorite is Pork Katsu Lunch set. Set comes with rice, miso soup, pickles for only $12 :)

 

Katsu-Hama    11 East 47th St., New York, NY 10017

 

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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PORK FILLET KATSU CURRY { ヒレカツカレー } Curry sauce and breaded 70g of pork tenderloin cutlet on rice $13 ♥♥♥ 

 

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