laotian restaurant in Tribeca



Khe-Yo – 157 Duane St, (b/t Broadway & Hudson St) NYC 

I became very curious about Khe-Yo after I saw many food bloggers posting pictures. I came here with six friends on aSaturday night. I was able to make a last minute reservation through OpenTable. The place was very busy when we get there around 8pm. After we all sat down we were ready to order drinks right away! Yay! I love Saturday! *\(^_^)/*  I noticed the wine menu was surprisingly reasonable for this kind of restaurant in Tribeca. My girl, Nam, got there first and she already knew what she wanted to order. So, we let her order for the table. This was my first time eating Laotian cuisine and I was ready for a new experience. Well, well… Let me start with the highlight of our dinner. My favorite dishes were the Creekstone Farms Steak Tartare salad and the Banana Wrapped Red Snapper entree. They were good. I thought the Wok-Fried Glass Noodle entree was OK, too. However, the Grilled Laos Style Sausage was very disappointing. Overall, I’m sorry to say that I didn’t care for anything I ate during this visit. I’m not planning to go back to Khe-Yo anytime soon, but Laotian cuisine is unusual even in a city like NY which normally has every kind of cuisine. Maybe you should check it out at least once and try some other dishes that I didn’t order. Also, here is my friend’s blog posts on the Tabelog site. You can see the different dishes’ photos and their reviews. Please let me know your favorite dish if you do decide to go there!
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Chef Fréderic Duca “Racines” in Tribeca 

Racines opened last month on Chambers Street in Tribeca. My friend,Onick, and I were super lucky that we got counter seating in front of the open kitchen. YAY! *\(^_^)/* I highly recommend for you to make reservations at this counter seat. However, if your party is bigger than two people this might not be the right space for you. In either case, good luck with reservations because they only have four counter seats!! I enjoyed being right at the heart of the restaurant, listening to French, and watching Chef Fréderic Duca and the others in action. Oh, by the way, I can’t speak French…hehe (~_~) My friend and I ordered two appetizers and two entrees to share. We enjoyed all four plates. I will definitely go back again sometime soon to try new dishes.

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Chef Fréderic Duca *\(^_^)/*



East Coast Halibut – Spring Vegetables, Paloise Sauce $34 ♥♥♥1/2


Black Sea Bass Ceviche – Grapefruit Marmalade, Avocado & Bottarga $16 ♥♥♥1/2



Veal Tartare – Tarragon & Pine Nuts, Warm Mayonnaise $18 ♥♥♥



Confit Lamb Shoulder – Artichokes, Preserved Lemon, Black Olives $33 ♥♥♥1/2

Amuse – Cod mousse ♥♥♥1/2

Kitchen View

Kitchen view


Marc Forgione

Marc Forgione          134 Reade street, (between Hudson St & Greenwich St) NYC

Iron chef America, Chef Marc Forgione has two other restaurants in Tribeca, American Cut and Khe-Yo, but this is his original spot in Tribeca. There were five of us, and of course we ordered two of the chef’s famous dishes: Chili Lobster and Chicken Under a Brick. Both dishes were DIVINE GOODNESS! and perfect comfort food for this weather.  Although I loved those two plates, my favorite was Halibut en Croute, Artichoke, Golden Raisins, Hazelnuts, Sauce “Proposal”.   The sauce is truly rich and fantastic.

At the end of dinner Chef Forgione was so sweet to show up at our table. He told us the story of how he came up with his famous Chili Lobster dish after his  dining experience during an Asia trip. I love love listening to stories like that!! And Chef Forgione gave me his steak knife too! Yay *\(^_^)/* I eat out so much but meeting chefs are always the most exciting part of dining.  The great ambiance and food here is the type where I can come all the time with friends on any night of the week. This place has a New York chic and casual feel to it so it’s nice to take visitors or friends from out of town too. How great to know that Chef Forgione spends a lot of his time here, even though he is SuPa busy with all of his work and projects (♥0).  Thank you chef for the fantastic food and it was wonderful meeting you. xoxo


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Bell & Evans Chicken Under a Brick, Yukon Potatoes, Broccoli Rabe, Pan Drippings ( two ppl size ) $59 ♥♥♥♥


Chili Lobster, Texas Toast $34 ♥♥♥♥


28 Day Dry-Aged Creekstone Farms Ribeye, Marrow Butter, Roasted Garlic, Mustard Greens $49 ♥♥♥1/2


Peconic Bay Scallops, Apple Nage, Wild American Caviar, Black Truffle Butter $19 ♥♥♥♥


Kampachi Tartare, Avocado, Sechuan Buttons, Toasted Pinenuts, Saratoga Chips $18 ♥♥♥♥


Halibut en Croute, Artichoke, Golden Raisins, Hazelnuts, Sauce “Proposal” $? ♥♥♥♥








chef Marc Forgione *\(^_^)/*


Sushi Azabu

Sushi Azabu

OMAKASE at ” Sushi Azabu”



I came here with two of my friends and we ordered three different kinds of Omakase. Azabu’s is authentic Japanese Sushi restaurant so there was no unique Nigiri or California roll. Menus were all traditional and just the way I like it 🙂 The place is located at the basement of Greenwich Grill (Greenwich Grill closed early 2014 and now DARUMA-YA ) in Tribecca.

Sushi Azabu     428 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013

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Sushi Appetizer from Omakase 

Uni from Hokaido Japan & Uni from Santa Barbara CA 

Fuji course appetizer Sashimi 

Toro with radish & scallion ♥1/2

Sushi counter at Sushi Azabu in TriBeCa

Hotaruika with Miso paste/Firefly Squid 

Giant Oyster from DC ♥1/2

Chawan-mushi/Steamed egg custard ♥1/2

Japanese traditional dessert “Anmitsu” 

Mr Chow

Mr Chow Tribeca       



We LOVE outside table 🙂

I’m too busy eating & not so much writing ………..patrolling report is coming sometime………. Please enjoy my heart rating & photos of what I ordered. xoxo

Ps – No matter what you must order chicken lettuce wrap & Peking duck!!!!!! 

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Pekin Duck ♥♥♥♥♥


Chicken lettuce wrap ♥♥♥♥


Garlic rice ♥♥♥1/2


Squid ink noodle ♥♥♥♥


Shrimps with walnut ♥♥♥1/2


Crispy beef ♥♥1/2




Macao Trading Co

Macao Trading Co.

Late Night Snack at ”Macao Trading Co” Tribeca

I don’t come here for dinner but this place is great for late night snack. Fried rice don right!
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Chicken & Pork Belly Dumplings steamed or fried $11 ♥♥
Photo_1-1Bacon & Shrimp fried rice  $12 ♥♥♥1/2


Korean Fine Dinning ”Jungsik” 2011 & 2014 Menu

uni bibinba ♥♥♥1/2

NYC doesn’t have many Korean fine dinning. Most of Korean restaurants are located in Korean town in midtown. We ordered two different kind of 3 courses tasting menu with wine pairing. Each plate was pretty and delicious. Our waiter was very helpful ( Cutie Patroller doesn’t talk about service normally but it was very memorable service we had so I’m mentioning this time ) \(^_^)// My photos are two different kind of 3 courses tasting menu. Mushroom dashi with poached egg was wonderful. Me & undercover patroller Kim were smiling when waiter brought us House made tofu soup because before they added broth this tinny tinny tiny tiny tofu with mushroom was in big plate ( You can understand if you check my photos below ) Hahahaha (^_^) I recommend you to come here for special occasion and intimate dinner with someone. xoxo

Tasting Menu $80, Wine Pairing $50/$75.  ( 2011 )

9 Course $180, Wine Pairing $110 ( 2014 ) 2 Harrison St,New York, NY 10013

Overall Food Atmosphere Price

9 Course $180 from 2014 Menu


Octopuswith ssamjang aioli

2011 Tasting Menu $80

Mushroom Dashi Poached Egg ♥♥♥1/2


Three Kind of Bibimba ♥♥♥1/2Img_1658Img_1660Img_1664


House Made Tofu with Dashi Broth ♥♥♥1/2Img_1651Img_1649Img_1652

Spoonable ♥♥♥1/2Img_1657

Crispy Red Snaper ♥♥♥1/2Img_1666

Truffle Chicken ♥♥♥1/2 “Whoops..I was playing with the green piece…..haha”


Raspberry Creameux, Sponge Sninach Cake & Complimentary Macaron and ect ♥♥♥1/2Img_1675

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