Momofuku Ko

Momofuku Ko
Momofuku Ko by Davit Chang

Lazor clam – Pineapple, basil seed

Momofuku Ko     8 Extra Place, New York, NY 10003   (212) 500-0831

Cuisine: Japanese, New American

Chef: Davit Chang

Neighborhood: East Village, Bowery

Occassion: I was here for dinner

What I had: counter menu $175

Michelin: two stars 2016

Note: I had 15~20 small bite size course dishes. Two of my favorite dishes were Shaved foie gras and Lazor clam soup with pineapple, basil seeds.

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Lobster paloise, tartlet

Millefeuille with Arctic Char Roe

Madai – consomme, shiso

open kitchen

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Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings

Cheese Burger Dumpling at Mimi Cheng’s in East Village

Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings  179 Second Ave, New York, NY 10003   (212) 533-0391

August cute collaboration: Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings & Emily‘s Cheese Burger:
Only this month you can eat this special collaboration ”Cheese Burger Dumpling” at Mimi Cheng’s in East Village, New York city. Dumpling is made with dry-aged pasture-raised beef with Cheddar cheese (by Grafton Village Cheese Company), caramelized onions and a side of EMMY sauce.

 

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Close up of Emmy Burger Dumplings ! You see through cheese and beef, caramelized onions

Dumpling is made with dry-aged pasture-raised beef with Cheddar cheese (by Grafton Village Cheese Company), caramelized onions and a side of EMMY sauce.

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Rising Star Chef Thomas Chen at ”Tuome”

tuome

Cuisine: New American with Asian influences

Neighborhood: East Village

Chef: The chef is Thomas Chen, who worked previously at Eleven Madison Park and Commerce

My Favorite: Egg deviled, crispy, chili $8, Pig Out berkshire pork with spicy peanut noodle, condiments (for 2) $58. Pig Out berkshire pork is on The Hot Dish on EATER.

Tuome   536 E 5th Street, New York, NY 10009  (646) 833-7811

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Octopus with xo sauce $18 ♥♥

Egg deviled, crispy, chili $8 ♥♥♥♥

East Village Blossom – brut rose, hibiscus, blood orange (left) ♥♥

Fire in the Sky – sake, thai chili, yuzu (right) ♥♥♥♥

Pig Out berkshire pork, spicy peanut noodle, condiments (for 2) $58 ♥♥1/2 

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Hakkasan

Fancy Chinese at ”Hakkasan”

 

crispy duck salad woth pomelo, pine nut and shallot ♥♥♥♥

Happy Birthday to my boy Peter a.k.a Pinkyotto CEO!!! Twelve of us celebrated his birthday at this fancy shmancy Chinese restaurant called Hakkasan near Times Square in midtown. There’s no fancy door on the outside. Then when you walk in it is like you are checking into a boutique hotel. This place’s decor doesn’t have the wow factor of other big Asian Fusion restaurants likeBuddakan or TAO. Maybe because it has a low ceiling and not the open space like other famous oriental restaurants. My photos are of all the dishes our group ordered from the prefix menu. My favorite dish, hands down, was the Crispy Duck Salad. It was very yummy! My second favorite dish was the Silver Cod. My food photos don’t have prices because, like I said, it was a prefix menu. My SuPa generous friend, Peter, treated us for most of the dinner and we all paid only $100 each. He is always such a gentleman to all his friends (^_^) Happy Birthday P ~ Thank you for dinner ~ Cheers

xoxo

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Vintage black lace dress *\(^_^)/* Cutie Patroller is always enjoying dressing up for dinner ~

Sha Cha roasted silver cod with cloud ear mushroom ♥♥♥♥

Hkkasan steam dim sum platter – scallop shumai, har gau, prown and chinese chive dumpling, corn and chicken dumpling ♥♥♥1/2

       Salt and Pepper squid ♥♥1/2

Spicy prqwn with lily buld and almond ♥♥♥

Me & Kim Yumi Kim & birthday boy’s wife Jane *\(^_^)/*

 Stir-fly lotus root, asparagus and black peppe ♥♥♥

 Spring onion and egg fried rice ♥♥♥

Sweet and sour pork tenderloin with pomegranate ♥♥♥

  Crispy chicken in lemon sauce ♥♥♥

Coconut panna cotta – Rum-roasted pineapple, financier, pistachio gelato ♥♥♥1/2

sesame cremeux – Brookyn single origin chocolate & sesame cremeux, sesame florentine, yuzu ice cream ♥♥♥1/2

Yummy cocktails!!

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TAO Downtown

Tao Downtown

TAO downtown 369 West 16th Street, ( corner of 9 Ave ) at Marotime Hotel, NYC

TAO Downtown opened one month ago inside the Maritime Hotel across the street from Buddakan in Meatpacking District. Buddakan has been around for quite long time as a giant Asian fusion venue. TAO is also known as the same so…. hehehe (^_^) we will see how they are going to compete with each other. If you are expecting any out of town guests, then you should take them to TAO for dinner or just cocktails. Also the place is great place to have a birthday dinner this year when it is still new & hot. The venue is impressive and entertaining. They have one main dining room and two lounge areas. I like the open lounge area in front of the sleeping Buddha statue better than the back room bar area because you can enjoy the view of the whole venue. They have walk-in table service so you don’t need to make reservation, while enjoying the full food menu. The whole venue will seat up to 400!!! TAO group is ready to make ($_$) chin-chin-chin

Ps- You MUST order Miso Glazed sea bass from appetizer!!! YUM

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satay of chilean sea bass miso glaze $19

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shrimp toast rolls coconut cilantro, thai chili, honey mustard $13

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tuna hamachi tataki yuzu ponzu, spicy daikon, crispy garlic $19

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glazed tuna and wild mushroom – sweet ginger-scallion sauce $18

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cripsy thai pork – thai basil, chili, oyster sauce, mango sticky rice $29

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chef yoshi roll – tuna, salmon, curry mayo, sweet wasabi $16 / tuna and cripsy green tea wasabi mustard-soy $17

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chicken gyoza $15

Tao Downtown Giant Birthday Fortune Cookie

Asian Charlie Angels

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Pig and Khao

Filipino restaurant ”Pig and Khao”  L.E.S.

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SIZZLING SISIG – pork head, chili, whole egg $15 ♥♥♥1/2

Pig and Khao         68 Clinton St  ( b/t Stanton St & Rivington St in Lower East Side ) NYC
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Whole Fried Fish $28 ♥♥♥

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GREEN MANGO SALAD – charred chicken, lemongrass, mint, coriander, cashew, dried shrimp $13 ♥♥♥

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KHAO SOI – red curry, coconut milk, chicken, egg noodles, pickled mustard greens, shallots $16 ♥♥♥

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HALO-HALO – shaved ice, leche flan, ube ice cream, macapuno, pinipig $8 ♥♥♥

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Buddakan

Cutie Patroller always enjoys something new & something old ”Buddakan”

 

Photo_1 Hoisin Glazed Pork Belly spicy shallots, cabbage, steamed ‘buns’$14 ♥♥♥

New Yorker move on to newer hotter spot every two years. When Buddakan first opened they were one of hottest spot in MeatPacking. You probably remember on sex in the city Carry & Mr Big had rehearsal wedding dinner. One of my friend bartend so I’m recently coming here often and I realized place is still super sexy and gorgeous. Foods are very good. Service is well done. The place is packed every night with well dressed international tourists. My favorite menu is Hoisin Glazed Pork Belly and Dungeness Crab Sticky Rice. 

Ps – Newest Stephen Starr’s restaurant Caffe Storico made it on my OMG News last year as stylish dinning in Upper West Side.

www.buttakannyc.com         75 9th Avenue New York, NY 10011

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Kung Pao Monkfish chili-szechuan sauce, peanuts $24 ♥♥♥
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Roast Berkshire Pork Shoulder charred eggplant, ginger scallion sauce, moo shu pancakes $26 ♥♥♥
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Wok Tossed Noodles With Prawns chive blossoms, wild mushrooms $12 ♥♥♥ 

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Dungeness Crab Sticky Rice x.o. sauce, chinese broccoli $19 ♥♥♥

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Edamame Dumplings shallot-sauternes broth $12 ♥♥

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Vanilla Tofu Cheesecake blueberry compote, graham cracker puree, ginger ice milk $10

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Crying Chocolate malted chocolate ganache, milk caramel, jasmine tea ice cream $10

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