Khe-Yo

laotian restaurant in Tribeca

Khe-yo

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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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Mission Cantina

Mission Cantina

Danny Bowien’s Mexican restaurant ”Mission Cantina”

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Mission Cantina    172 Orchard St (b/t Houston St & Stanton St ) in Lower East side, NYC

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suader-lard braised beef brisket, dressed onion tacos $7 ♥♥♥

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chicken wings-mole spices, chili vinegar, créme fraiche, celery $12.5 ♥♥1/2 

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octopus and potato tostada-celery, olives, chorizo vinaigrette $12.5 ♥♥1/2

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fresh queso oaxaca-grilled fry bread, vietnamese herbs $12 ♥♥

 

Alder

”Alder” East Village by Chef Wylie Dufresne

Alder is Chef Wylie Dufresne’s newest restaurant in New York City. The place opened in late 2013 I believe. We all know his original baby WD-50 is closing this year. November 30th will be last day of service but I’m sure he will reopen DW-50 in different location again.

Alder      157 Second Ave ( b/t 9th St & 10th St ) in East Village, NYC
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