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 ♥♥♥




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

Read more about chef


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 )

Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle Coffee  Chemex Coffeemaker  Tabelog mug 

Blue Bottle Coffee Company is a coffee roaster and retailer headquartered in Oakland, California. The company focuses on single-origin beans. The company was originally based in Oakland, California but soon expanded to other areas. Blue Bottle expanded to several cafés at locations around San Francisco. Blue Bottle opened its first New York location in 2010, also opened in Tokyo’s Kiyosumi neighborhood last year 2014 🙂

I’m at Chelsea, Meatpacking District location – 450 W. 15th St. (b/t 10th Ave & 9th Ave) New York, NY 10014

I love my new coffeemaker from CHEMEX. It’s pure design 🙂

CHEMEX Since 1980

The Chemex Coffeemaker was invented in 1941 by Dr. Peter Schlumbohm PhD. Made simply from non-porous, borosilicate glass and fastened with a wood collar and tie, it brews coffee without imparting any flavors of its own. On permanent display at MOMA NY and other fine museums, it is truly a work of art. Read more

Here are my three Must-Have items for coffee at home. Blue Bottle Coffee beansCHEMEX coffeemaker, Tabelog mug 


Blue Bottle Coffee



Spanish Tapas Restaurant ”Toro” by Chef and Owner Jamie Bissonnette



Jamon Iberico De Fermin, hand carved premium Iberian jamon $30 ♥♥♥

Cuisine: Spanish Tapas

Location: Meatpacking District

Good for group

Must Have: Jamon Iberico De Fermin. Navajas razor clams.

Toro      85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011 (212) 691-2360

♥♥♥ ♥♥  ♥♥♥1/2 $$$$



razor clams, piquillo pepper, garlic, lemon $16 ♥♥♥


Foie Gras Y Piquillo

seared foie gras, piquillo pepper, cider vinegar gastrique, candied walnuts ♥♥♥

DSC07219Paella Valenciana

shrimp, mussels, clams, chorizo, chicken, calasparra rice $36 / half  ♥♥1/2


Uni Sandwich ♥ 


Atun Crudo, yellowfin tuna, white soy, spicy cucumbers, citrus, avocado $17


Setas, mushrooms, farm egg, fiddlehead ferns $16 ♥♥♥


Suquet De Mariscos, catalan stew of lobster, sea urchin, parsnip $17 ♥♥


Tortilla Española, egg, potato, onion‏, aioli $6 ♥♥1/2






Eleni’s             75 9th Ave ( at Chelsea Market ) NYC

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my cutie *\(^_^)/*How cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute before and now pictures cupcake!! We ordered edible image cupcakes for undercover Cutie Patroller #2 Nam Vo for her birthday. Eleni’s has three different locations in New York city. Upload image at their website and order Monday through Friday by 4pm  for next day delivery or pick up. $47.40 per dozen plus shipping fee. My favorite taste is of course Red Velvet~~ xoxo20131116-183918.jpg



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

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

satay of chilean sea bass miso glaze $19


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


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




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


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


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


chicken gyoza $15

Tao Downtown Giant Birthday Fortune Cookie

Asian Charlie Angels