Egg Shop

Brunch at ”Egg Shop” Nolita


Benedict poached egg, jamon crisp, english muffin crouton (gf), meyer lemon citronette ♥


Egg Shop    151 Elizabeth St (at Kenmare), New York, NY


♥♥ ♥♥1/2 ♥1/2 $$$


Cutie Patroller is always on the prowl in NYC for great foods and cute places *\(^_^)/*

Salad Sandwich egg salad (mayo free), farm greens, heirloom tomato, hot sauce, multi-grain toast & Buttermilk Fried Chicken ♥♥1/2




Breakfast with Foodie Magician at ”Dimes” L.E.S

Eggs Any Style greens / 7 grain toast / roasted tomatoes includes juice of the day

Dimes     143 Division St , New York, NY

♥♥♥ ♥♥♥

Acai – Strawberry / Banana / House-Made Almond Milk / Bee Pollen Goji Berry Granola

Breakfast Sandwich scrambled eggs / avocado / cheddar, house-made hot sauce / pickled cherry peppers

Cutie Patroller is always on the prowl in NYC for great foods and cute places

Birds & Bubbles

Champagne & Fried Chicken at Birds & Bubbles

Birds & Bubbles

Birds & Bubbles    100 Forsyth St (b/t Broome St & Grand St) NYC    (646) 368-9240

♥♥ ♥♥ $$$1/2
Birds & Bubbles opened this week at the former space of Grotto near the border of Chinatown and Lower East Side.
Besides the fried chicken and champagne, some of menu is more French tapas than southern cuisine in my opinion. For example, the tomato pie and croquette I ordered. Their champagne selection is large and, of course, very expensive! But if you are not into bubbles don’t worry, they also serve wine, cocktails, and beer. My friend very much enjoyed the tea champagne cocktail. I was in the mood for white wine and they had three choices of white wine by the glass. My pick was Amycas 2011 by Brooks.
Before my visit I asked my blogger friend Mike A.K.A. Food Baby NYC for his recommendations. He came here for dinner on the first day of opening. He suggested I sit in the outdoor garden. I ended up starting my dinner inside, but as soon as a table was available we moved to an outdoor table. It was lovely to run into my blogger friend Eva Rock Shic in the garden. How cute that she was on date night with her hubby! She told me how yummy tomato pie was, so I had to try it with the croquette for an appetizer. Three of us had two orders of the half chicken in a bucket with mac & cheese on the side.
The food was OK, but I recommend this place more for their interesting location. If you’re looking for a great outdoor dining experience before the weather gets cold, this is your little downtown gem. So hurry to Birds & Bubbles before the outdoor garden is no longer open!






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Birds & Bubbles

New Malaysia

New Malaysia

The Best Chicken Satay at ”New Malaysia”

Cuisine: Malaysian

Neighborhood: Chinatown

Occasions: I was here for lunch and dinner. Good with friends and family

Recommend dishes: Chicken Satay, Beef Satay

New Malaysia            46-48 Bowery, New York, NY 10013

♥♥♥1/2 ♥♥♥1/2  ♥♥ $$

Seafood noodle ♥♥♥

Chicken Satay $4.95 ♥♥♥

Beef satay $4.95 ♥♥♥1/2

Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Oldest Dim Sum Restaurant in NYC “Nom Wah Tea Parlor” Since 1920

Nom Wah Tea Parlor


Nom Wah Tea Parlor    13 Doyers St. ( b/w Bowery & Chatham Sq. in Chinatown, Civic Center ) NYC

Many tourists want to know where the best dim sum is in NYC’s Chinatown, right!? Golden Unicorn is one of the more popular dim sum places. I sometimes go to Oriental Garden on Elizabeth and Dim Sum Go Go on East Broadway. If you’re a vegetarian, then maybe Vegetarian Dim Sum on Pell Street is the place for you. My friend, Steve, told me about Nom Wah Tea Parlor a while ago and it was on my Chinatown checklist. So, last weekend my friend and I came here to patrol. This place was on my checklist was because it is the oldest dim sum place in Chinatown NY. Guess what… since 1920!!!!!!

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
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IMG_8824DSC07787They are located on one of the unique streets in Chinatown called Doyers St. It is kind of a hidden street and you can enter from Pell St. or Bowery St
 When we got there, the place was pretty busy and the waiter told us there was a 10 minute wait. He then handed us a ticket. I thought the wait was not bad at all. He quickly called our number and we were seated at a table. Dim Sum is better if you come with more than four people so that you can try many different dishes. This time it was just me and a friend so, between the two of us, we shared six different dim sum plus dumpling soup. It was a perfect amount of food for the two of us. My favorite was the Shrimp Roll and Shrimp Dumpling. I always order Lotus Rice. Unfortunately, both of our rice was super stuck to the leaf and it was hard to eat, but it was still very tasty. My friend ordered egg rolls and I didn’t really care for them. Egg rolls are not my favorite. They are too oily for my taste.
It’s a little pricier here than other Dim Sum places in Chinatown. I’d give it one more $ for each dish.
I have no idea why, but the decor of place is American dinner style! haha! 🙂
Overall my friend and I were very happy with our visit. We paid $50 total. If you are looking for a dim sum place for the weekend, I suggest you try here. I won’t go back anytime soon, but I’m happy to have checked this place off my Dim Sum list. 
PS– If you want to experience the cart that gets wheeled around you, then this is not the right place for you. This place takes your order and the food is all served by your waiter from the kitchen. 

Nom Wah Tea Parlor


Destination location ”Rosette”  Chinatown / Lower East Side

Nam Son Vietnamese

Cheap and Awesome ”Nam Son Vietnamese”


Bun Cha Gio Thit Nuon grilled pork & spring roll with sesame seasoning lettuce on rice vermicelli ♥♥

Ps- Thai Son is their sister restaurant and both Thai Son and Nam Son serves same menu 🙂

Nam Son Vietnamese     245 Grand St., New York, NY 10002

♥♥♥   ♥♥   ♥♥ $$


pho beef noodle soup ♥♥

Canh Chua Tom – hot & sour shrimp vegetable soup 9.50 ♥♥

Shrimp mango salad ♥♥

Goi Cuon – summer roll shrimp & pork, veg with rice paper $4 ♥♥♥1/2

Thai Son

Under $10 Dinner at ‘Thai Son”


pho beef noodle soup

Ps- Nam Son Vietnamese is their sister restaurant and both Thai Son and Nam Son serves same menu 🙂

Thai Son   89 Baxter St., New York, NY 10013

♥♥♥   ♥♥   ♥♥♥ $$$

Canh Chua Tom – hot & sour shrimp vegetable soup 9.50
Bun Cha Gio Thit Nuon grilled pork & spring roll with sesame seasoning lettuce on rice vermicelli


Shrimp mango salad

Goi Cuon – summer roll shrimp & pork, veg with rice paper $4


Icelandic Food at ”Skál”

Smoked Mackerel on onions steamed in whey and foie gras (from Tabelog event)

Skál                37 Canal St ( corner of Canal St & Ludlow St ) NYC

Skal is located at the restaurant which was formerly Les Enfants Terribles. It’s still the same owner but I couldn’t recognize the former space. They changed everything completely from the inside out. Skal is located on the corner of Ludlow and Canal St at the edge of the L.E.S. and the beginning of Chinatown. This area has a few cute restaurants which I have blogged about in the past such as Fat Radish, Bacaro, and the Leadbelly. I was here around 8:30 PM 0n Thursday night.  When we got here the place was not so crowded but soon after 9, 9:30 the place was packed. I came here with with my friend Justin who is a cook book editor (^_^).  The menu was small yet interesting Scandinavian style cuisine. At the end of dinner it was wonderful to meet their Canadian chef Ben. This was my first visit but Justin had been here once already and said the menu had changed from his last visit. He ordered Smoked Mackerel for an appetizer and for his entree Chatham Cod, Chantrelles and Laurel. My pick was Beef for appetizer and Cod for an entree.  In the end we shared one dessert.  The biggest hit from dinner was the Monkfish with Roasted Sunchoke for sure. I would say the main reason why Justin and I were so excited over the Monkfish with Roasted Sunchoke was because they cooked the Sunchoke as a whole. I am used to eating Sunchoke prepared as slices and have never seen Sunchoke in its whole form before. The taste was so sweet that I thought they tossed it in brown sugar but I was wrong. Chef Ben explained to us that it is just naturally sweet from the Sunchoke itself. Shocking!!!! Aside from this, there was a little bit of a downside to Skal which was that the plating could have been a bit prettier and also they used the same puree for both Justin’s  and my fish. I would love to go back for brunch sometime in the near future. Also I would love to come back when the weather gets warm so I can enjoy the outside table facing the street.

We ordered the Smoked Mackerel and Monkfish gluten-free for Justin, so this may be slightly different from the regular menu.

Ps – Half of photos are from ”Spring Tabelog award party” at Skal and they are not on the menu!! Also as 2014 summer Chef Ben is no longer working at Skal. New exclusive chef James Kim.

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
♥♥♥1/2 ♥♥♥1/2

Raw Beef, fermented ramps, littleneck clams, and sorrel (from Tabelog event)

Gin cucumber cocktail

Wellfleet Oysters with verjus and chamomile (from Tabelog event)

Seasonal pickled vegetables (from Tabelog event)

Long Island Duck Wings (from Tabelog event)

Salt Cod Croquettes with horseradish remoulades (from Tabelog event)

Special Black cherry Old Fashioned for Tabelog party!! xo

Scandinavian donut with vanilla cream (from Tabelog event)

Heirloom Carrots with burned honey, buttermilk and dill (from Tabelog event)

Wine tasting for Tabelog event



Smoked Mackel and Foie $? ♥♥♥1/2


Glazed Berkshire Cheeks, Buckwheat Porridge, Whelks and Mustards $16 ♥♥♥1/2


Grilled Monkfish, Roasted Sunchokes with Cauliflower and Cabbages $24 ♥♥♥1/2


Chatham Cod, Chantrelles and Laurel $25 ♥♥♥1/2


Beetroot, concord Grapes and Skyr $8 ♥♥♥1/2


Chef Ben Spiegel & Cooking book editor Justin Schwartz

brussel sprouts


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