vegetable-forward restaurant ”Semilla”

Creamed English Pea Tart with ramp flowers

Semilla    160 Havemeyer St, Williamsburg, NY 11211       (718) 782-3474

Cuisine: American (New) / vegetable-forward

Neighborhood:  Williamsburg Brooklyn

What I had : 8 course $95  

Occassion: I was here for dinner

Michelin: one star 2016

From restaurant: We are a vegetable-forward restaurant. This means your evening’s menu will be vegetable-leaning with meat and/or fish playing alongside in a more supporting role. Ingredients are based solely on the best of what’s available from our farmers, and change upon season and inspiration. All seating is around an 18-seat central bar. Our communal-style dining is intended to provoke conversation and interaction at your will.

♥♥♥1/2 $$$1/2

Pattypan squash with peanuts and dried mint

Tomato with avocado and nasturtium

Potatoes with bok choy, squash blossom and curry

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”Luksus” Greenpoint Brooklyn

Chef-Owner Daniel Burns

Michelin: One Star

Cuisine: New Nordic/Scandinavian

Menu: 5 course tasting menu at $115. The menu changes every 3-4 months.

Drink: Beer only, beer pairing $45 ( you can BYOB wine, with a $25 corkage fee )

Chef-Owner: Daniel Burns

Neighborhood: Greenpoint Brooklyn

Occassion: I was here for dinner. Good to come here with foodie.

Seat: I recommend to sit at the chef’s counter.

First I walked through the bar to the restaurant. The restaurant tucked in the back of the beer bar Tørst in Greenpoint Brooklyn. The restaurant itself is a small, 26 seat room with minimalist decor. Luksus was opened 2013 and received a Michelin one-star in 2015. I sat at the chef’s counter right in front of the kitchen to see chef Burns in action, Chef used to work for Noma Copenhagen who create modern Nordic/Scandinavian dishes. The menu is a 5 courses chef’s tasting only with an optional beer pairing for an extra $45/pp. With a $25 corkage fee you can BYOB wine. Our meal began with five different snacks, or amuse bouches. The food was unique and tasty, and everything was beautifully presented. The menu changes every 3-4 months. I hope to go back again sometime to try new menu 🙂


First Course – 5 mini snacks:

Beetroot, roasted garlic

Beef Tartare, Black Pepper

Main Shrimp on Knækbrød

Lobster, Hazelnut, Seaweed

Oyster, Cabbage, Sweet Potato

Second Course:

Maitake – Purple Potato, Dandelion

Third Course:

Smoked Bluefish – Sunchoke, Pear Onion

Fourth Course:

Lentils on the Side with Squab Legs and Pickled Carrots

Lamb – Tokyo Turnip, Sorrel

Fifth Course:

Cara Cara Ginger Sorbet

Carrot – Yogurt, Tarragon

Caramelized Honey with Vanilla Ice Cream


Luksus  615 Manhattan Ave., Albany, NY 12222  (718) 389-6034

♥♥♥1/2 $$$1/2

Beetroot, roasted garlic

Beef Tartare, Black Pepper

Main Shrimp on Knækbrød

Lobster, Hazelnut, Seaweed

Oyster, Cabbage, Sweet Potato

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The Gorbals

The Gorbals

Hidden Restaurant ”The Gorbals” in Williamsburg

I came to The Gorbals to try two dishes that I was hearing a lot of good things. I wasn’t planing to come here but last minute before I was going back to city after Robert’s I made quick visit to try two dishes here. The Gorbals is located in the space above an Urban Outfitters on North 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Menu is New American cuisine with gentle Jewish influences. I had ”naughty balls” and ”Falafel-Crusted Sweetbreads”. Naughty balls is four matzoh balls wrapped in Nueskes bacon and sit a top of horseradish mayo. Falafel-Crusted Sweetbreads are served over a cool, green hummus. Both dishes are very interesting and delicious. Specially I looooooooooved Falafel-Crusted Sweetbreads. I don’t come to Brooklyn often and I have many restaurants that I need to try so probably I won’t come back here soon but I’m so glad that I checked off two of  Bucket Dish from  my list today. I highly recommend you to order this two dishes if you come here 🙂

Business Hours: Mon – Sun: 5:30PM – 12:00AM ( serving dinner only )

The Gorbals   98 N 6th Street,Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 387-0195

♥♥♥ $$$1/2

Naughty Balls

matzoh balls wrapped in Nueskes bacon and sit atop horseradish mayo ♥♥♥1/2

Long Dining Table for Group Dining

Falafel-Crusted Sweetbreads

the nuggets are served over a cool, green hummus ♥♥

low celling just to let you know

I’m not sure this bar is a part of restaurant or not but they are on same 2nd floor by the entrance of restuarnt

Shake Shack

3 new Brooklyn Locations ”Shake Shack”


 shack stack burger – Cheeseburger and a ’Shroom Burger topped with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce

♥♥ ♥♥ $$1/2

Brooklyn Location

Downtown Brooklyn
409 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
1 Old Fulton Street , Brooklyn, NY 11201
Park Slope
170 Flatbush Avenue , Brooklyn, NY 11217

Manhattan Location

11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010
Battery Park City
215 Murray St., New York, NY 10282
Midtown East
49 Grand Central Terminal, Lower Level Dining Concourse, New York, NY 10017
Hell’s Kitchen
691 8th Ave., New York, NY 10036
Upper East Side
154 East 86th St. , New York, NY 10028
Upper West Side
366 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024
ShackBurger – Cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce


Ramen ”Chuko” in Brooklyn

Soy Ramen – scallion / egg / bamboo $13

Chuko         552 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11238   (718) 576-6701 

Cuisine: Ramen, Japanese

Neighborhood: Prospect Heights in Brooklyn

Occassion: I was here for Lunch

Note: Cash only

♥♥ $$$

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Peter Luger

Peter Luger Steak House
Peter Luger Steakhouse Since 1887

Peter Luger   178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211   (718) 387-7400

Cuisine: Steakhouse, American

Neighborhood: Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Occassion: group lunch

Famous Dishes: Steak, Sizzling Bacon with Sliced Tomatoes & Onions, Burger 

Michelin: one star 2016

♥♥ $$$$

Sliced Tomatoes & Onions with Luger’s Own sauce (for 2)
Luger’s Sizzling Bacon, Extra Thick by the Slice

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Mini Trip to pork paradise at ”Traif ” Williamsburg Brooklyn



Great time with Tabelog blogger Leah (^_^)

We had  9 course chef menu $55 each

Traif     229 South 4th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211

♥♥ ♥♥ $$$1/2

First course – beat salad with almonds and goat cheese ♥♥♥



Second course – liver toasts ♥♥♥1/2


Third course – pork belly ♥♥♥


Cinnamon glazed berkshire baby back ribs with strawberries ♥♥♥♥


BBQ braised short ri s ♥♥1/2


tuna tartare over Japanese eggplant ♥♥♥


various pork sausages, beans and polenta ♥♥1/2




sweetbreads. Topped with artichokes, asparagus and gravy ♥♥♥


chop with spaetzle ♥♥♥1/2



glazed bacon donut ♥♥♥


vanilla panna cotta with fresh berries ♥♥♥



Red Hook Lobster Pound

”Red Hook Lobster Pound” at Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

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I am properly dressing up for Ve Polo Classic with a 1950′s “The good old days” vintage dress and polo straw hat. W/ Partner in crime Yumi Kim. I had wonderful day at The seventh-annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park in NJ *\(^_^)/*



Maine Style Lobster Roll & Veuve Clicquot champagne with strawberry


Red Hook Lobster Pound –

Brooklyn location: 284 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Manhattan location: 16 Extra Place, New York, NY 10003 Just Opened

Here is more about Red Hook Lobster Pound from their site:

Red Hook Lobster Pound was born at the kitchen table in the midst of the recession by Ralph Gorham and Susan Povich in 2008. While sitting at their dining table in Red Hook, Brooklyn devouring fresh lobsters that they had just brought back from a friend in Portland, Ralph proposed a crazy idea to his wife Susan. He suggested they open a lobster pound in an empty storefront in the building that they owned but were unable to develop due to the contracting credit markets.  Red Hook was a natural location for a fish business; it was on the water and like the lobstering communities of Maine, it was inhabited by fiercely independent do-it-yourself’ers. As it is cut off from most of Brooklyn by the BQE, it has developed a supportive community just like the Maine lobstering community.  Both Susan and Ralph had the backgrounds to make this idea work too.  Susan’s grandfather was raised in Bar Harbor in an orthodox Jewish Family that ran a rooming house with a furniture store.  With the growth of the Bath Iron Works during World War II, her family then moved to Bath to open a men’s clothing shop; the kind of store that would sell work clothes, boy scout uniforms, wedding suits and funeral attire.  Not only did Ralph possess experience from the docks of South Boston, his native city, he was also a natural builder and explorer, a man who could delve into any new area and quickly become an expert.

Ralph and Susan opened the Red Hook Lobster Pound six months later in April of 2009 and it quickly became the food success of the year.  Since we have relationships with the best lobstermen in Maine and all our lobsters are hand picked to insure the highest quality, people were traveling hundreds of miles to Red Hook to sample the freshest lobster in NYC.  Susan oversees the lobster roll extravaganza and Ralph is the Chief Relationship Officer and Captain of our ship. He spends his days making sure that we obtain the finest crustacean available.

Not only was the Red Hook Lobster Pound one of the first food vendors at the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg, we can also be found at Madison Square Eats and Broadway Bites along with shops in Montauk and Manhattan (March 2014). Red Hook Lobster is also part of Brooklyn Taste at the Barclays Center!  With all this success we asked “Why not lobster on wheels?” and launched our first Lobster Truck (or lobby roll #1) in Washington, DC in late August 2010. The DC lobster truck was an immediate sensation garnering raves and cult-like followers. It is a flash-mob machine truly delivering the “Best Crustacean in the Nation.” We then launched Lobby Roll #2 for DC and Lobby Roll #3 (or Big Red) in NYC in 2011. Big Red was crowned the “Best Food Truck in America” by the Daily Meal in June 2013, which rated 400 food trucks nationwide.

Red Hook Lobster Pound suffered debilitating damage from Hurricane Sandy as did the entire Red Hook neighborhood. After closing for four months, the lobster pound roared back and rebuilt to better sustain itself in its low lying environment, serving its first post-Sandy lobster roll on March 1, 2013 to the Mayor.


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Red Hook Lobster Pound


Fette Sau

Fette Sau

BBQ at ”Fette Sau” in Brooklyn


Mini trip to Williumburg Brooklyn (^_^) 5 minutes cab ride from my LES shop crossing the bridge. Actually I came this barbecue joint last April and I forgot to blogged about them. Thanks goodness undercover cutie patroller member Jane came here and reminded me about this BBQ spot and she took photos for me. Fette Sau means fat pig in German slung. I remembered this place was packed with Brooklyn hipster and foodie and  tourist both indoor and outdoor space. The place’s deco is like engagingly bare bones, having been transformed from a former auto-repair garage. For a barbecue place, the beer & Whiskey selection of drink’s menu are surprisingly sophisticated. I had a sampler plate with spicy broccoli for side. I thought beef brisket was best one and second best one was pork belly. 

Fette sau    354 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn New York

♥♥ ♥♥ $$$1/2

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