Santina by Team Torrisi in Meatpacking District


Santina is a another big new restaurant from the Torrisi team. Restaurant is located on Washington Ave and corner of Little W 12th St in Meatpacking District. I was here for dinner and had four dishes. They were all very delish! I normally don’t order lobster dish but I’m glad Knifmade suggested to order. It was worth every penny :) My favorite dish was Cecina (Chickpea-Flour Pancakes) with Lamb Tartare for sure.

Location: Meatpacking District

Cuisine: Mediterranean/Seafood/Italian

Santina    820 Washington St, New York, NY 10014 (212) 254-3000

♥♥♥ $$$1/2

Lobster Catalan $40 ♥♥♥

Artichoke and grape $15 ♥♥♥1/2

Cecina (Chickpea-Flour Pancakes) $12 with Lamb Tartare $20 ♥♥♥♥1/2

Branzino Crudo $15 ♥♥♥



Japanese Lunch at ”Momokawa”

Momokawa is located on 28 Street ( between Lexington Ave & 3 Ave ) in Kips Bay/Flatiron area. Restaurant is known for their beef and pork Shabu-Shabu. I sometime come here for lunch with my coworkers but I’ve never came to here for dinner. Recently food blogger friend Kenta a.k.a LORD OF THE FORKS told me that he was just here for dinner and had amazing Yellow Tail Shabu-Shabu (for two persons $72). I will report you back if I try Yellow-Shabu sometime soon. Stay tuned for dinner report ~

All my photos are from lunch menu. My favorite lunch set is a Kara-age / Japanese fried chicken lunch set. Gyudon and Saba Teishoku were yummy too.

Momokawa    157 East 28th St, ( btw Lex & 3 Ave ) New York, NY 10016    (212) 684-7830

♥♥1/2 $$$1/2

Lunch Set $9

鳥の唐揚げ定食 Japanese fried chicken serve with rice, miso soup and salad ♥♥♥1/2

Lunch Set $10

牛すき焼き丼 Beef broiled tofu bowl serve w / miso soup, salad ♥♥


鯛のお茶漬け Red Snapper Ochazuke – Topped on the Rice w/ Green Tea Broth / ♥♥

Lunch Set $11

鯖の塩焼き定食 Grilled Boston Mackerel w / rice, miso soup and salad ♥♥

Green Salad



Korean Ramen & Ho’ Cake at ”Mokbar”


The only thing that could warm me up right now is Spicy Kimchi‬ Ramen‬ at Mokbar 🍜

Mokbar is located at inside of Chelsea Market in Meatpacking District. I ate so many different kind of Ramen before yet this was my first time eating Korean Style Ramen ( except instant noodle Shin Ramyun ). Three of us shared three different kind of Ramen and a few appetizers. Also we had Saki and Marc A.K.A NY Journal had a Makgeolli #Cheers ~ 🍶

I had to try Black Ramen and Spicy Tofu Ramen as food blogger. They were very unique and delish but my favorite Ramen was Kimchi Ramen. If you’re fan of Mapo Tofu and spicy food you will love Spicy Tofu Ramen. It was #HotHotHot 🔥🔥🔥

BUT more than Ramen, more than dumplings or Disco Fries ”Ho’ Cake” was OMG delish and only $6!! I have never had a Ho’ Cake before and now I’m so in love with this cute bun with yummy dipping sauce :) I started new page called ”Bucket Dish” on Tabelog (www.tabelog.usBucket Dish is a special dish that worth traveling across the world just to eat. I am so ~ adding this dish on BucketDish of New York City.

Mokbar      75 9th Ave, ( at Chelsea Market ) New York, NY 10011  (646) 964-4448

♥♥♥ $$1/2

 Kimchi Rame – Kimchi bacon broth. Braised pork. Stewed kimchi. Scallion $13 ♥♥♥

Ho’ Cake – crispy bun with heavenly pork belly filling $6 ♥♥♥

This dish is on Tabelog’s Bucket Dish NY

Black Ramen

Black bean, bacon, vegetable sauce. Pork belly. Cucumber. Pickled daikon. Scallion $13 ♥♥♥1/2

Open Kitchen

Spicy Tofu Ramen

Pork and tofu sauce. Spicy garlic paste. Minced pork. Poached egg. Scallion $13, Pork belly topping $2 ♥♥♥1/2

Disco Fries

ramen gravy, cheese curd, kimchi, nori $12 ♥♥♥

The chef /owner Esther Choi

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Halmoni Dumplings $7 ( 6 pc )

ground pork, zucchini, cabbage, tofu, kimchi, garlic chive relish ♥♥♥1/2


Japchae Dumplings $7 ( 6 pc )

Pickled shiitake. Glass noodle. Garlic chive. Tofu • Garlic chive relish ♥♥♥1/2

Saki ♥♥♥


Mokbar ( left side )

Murray’s Cheese Bar

Murray's Cheese Bar

Cheese/Wine Bar ”Murray’s Cheese Bar”

Fondue Alpine-style with Champagne & hint of nutmeg For two $14 ♥♥♥

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From Restaurant:

”This little stretch of Bleecker Street has been home to our cheese shop for decades, but it wasn’t until we opened Murray’s Cheese Bar in 2012 that we could host our friends and neighbors for brunch, lunch, and dinner.  Or cheese anytime of day!  Our menu boasts cheeses plucked right from our cheese caves beneath Bleecker Street. Come by for a cheese plate you’ll fantasize about later, or a full dinner of baked, grilled, melted cheeses and more, along with wine and craft beer.

Founded in 1940 by Murray Greenberg, Murray’s is proud to be a Greenwich Village business and part of the neighborhood’s rich food history.  Owner Rob Kaufelt bought Murray’s in the early ‘90s and transformed the downtown flagship store into a destination for food lovers.  He filled the cheese case with rare finds from around the world, built cheese caves to age and ripen cheese, and hosted regular classes in our classroom.  And the people keep coming back!  Murray’s also now ships cheese and gifts nationwide on our web site, works with chefs nationwide through our wholesale business, and brings good cheese to cheese counters in Grand Central Terminal and within supermarkets nationwide.”

Murray’s Cheese Bar      264 Bleecker St, (b/t Cornelia St & Morton St) New York, NY 10014   (646) 476-8882
♥♥♥1/2 $$$1/2

My favorite salami was ”Moose Salami” :)

CHEESEMONGER’S CHOICE​ -Eight cheeses, meats or mixed $36 ♥♥♥♥1/2

Kale Sprouts Podda Classico, lemon & sea salt $10 ♥♥♥1/2

Cheese Bar Sliders – 3 burger sliders topped with 3 Cheesemonger choice cheeses  $18 ♥♥1/2

Jack’s Wife Freda

Brunch at ”Jack’s Wife Freda” in West Village


Jack’s Wife Freda     50 Carmine St , New York, NY 10014 (646) 669-9888


♥♥♥ $$$


Eggs Benny – 2 poached eggs over potato latkes, smoked salmon and beet hollandaise ♥♥♥


Saturday Brunch

Mediterranean Breakfast – 2 eggs any style, chopped salad, labne, avocado and pita bread ♥♥♥1/2

PIMM’S CUP NO.1 – Pimm’s, lemonade, mint & ginger$12 ♥♥♥

Cappuccino $4

Jack's Wife Freda


Brunch at Rosemary’s West Village


Octopus Salame – basil, sicilian gardiniere $12 ♥♥♥♥♥


Rosemary’s       18 Greenwich Ave. (At 10th St) New York, NY 10011 (212) 647-1818

♥♥♥1/2 $$$


Calamari $8 ♥♥♥

Chitarra Alla Carbonara – guanciale, scallions, pecorino romano, egg $15 ♥♥♥

Sunday Brunch

Lamb Panini – braised lamb shoulder and greens, honey-mint ricotta $14 ♥♥♥

Bar Counter

Hot Tea $5

Sunday Brunch

Cappuccino $5

Brunch Menu


Russ & Daughters Cafe

Russ & Daughters Cafe

All Day Breakfast at ”Russ & Daughters Cafe”


After 100 years in business, NY icon ”Russ & Daughters” has begat this around-the-corner cafe, which slings classic Jewish comfort staples.You MUST order gaspe nova smoked salmon!!!!!!



Russ & Daughters Cafe    127 Orchard St, ( B/T Rivington St & Delancy St ) New York City, NY 10002 (212) 475-4881

♥♥♥1/2 $$$1/2

The Classic gaspe nova smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, onion, capers $16 ♥♥♥

Darjeeling Tea