Fat Radish

www.thefatradishnyc.com 17 Orchard St New York, NY 

Ever since the Fat Radish opened last year they became an instant “IT” eatery of Chinatown/LES. The new resty is owned by two British owners who also own a catering and event group called Silkstone. They created dishes that use local and seasonable ingredients with an English twist. The menu is unexpected like mako shark from Montauk, market veggies from locol farmers, or a guilty pleasure duck fat french fries. I recently enjoyed a summer pie with multiple kinds of Peas baked in an amazing crust and it was phenomenal…so fresh and creamy and I liked how it looked too – so cute and puffy (^_^) Too bad the Mako Shark with Wild Rice was unusual but apparently (>_<)””. I will try their Scotch Egg next time (if it’s still on the menu; the great thing about this place is they seem to change the menu seasonally and there’s always a special of the day ). I will report back on some of Cutie Patroller’s “must order dishes” to you soon. The place has chic and rustic decor and the space is cutie with great atmosphere. In some way it reminds me of ABC Kitchen but a more casual LES version and the similar to the vibe of Freemans ( if this helps you to get an idea of the place ). Go with a bunch of friends or date any night of the week or for weekend brunch.

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Sweet Pea Summer Pie Creme Fraiche,Mint $14 – ♥♥♥♥

Celery Root Pot Pie Black Garlic, Gruyere Cheese $15 – ♥♥♥ 

 

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 Scotch Egg $11 – ♥♥♥♥ Continue reading

dim sum go go

Report coming soon….

Dim Sum Go Go     5 E Broadway, (Btwn Catherine St & Chatham Sq) New York 10038

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Shrimp Dumplings, Crab Meat Dumplings, Roast Pork Bun ♥♥♥

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Chicken & Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf  ♥♥♥ Continue reading

oriental garden

 Dim Sum Sunday at ”Oriental Garden”

shrimp dumpling

www.orientalgardenny.com    14 Elizabeth St,(Btwn Canal & Bayard St) New York 10013

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Shrimp Rice Noodle
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Chicken & Mushroom Dumpling, Shrimp & Pork shu mai, Shrimp Dumpling

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Lotus Leaf Sticky Rice

Pork/Shrimp Sui Mai Dumpling

Preserved Shrimp Rice Noodle 

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Shark Fin Dumpling, Chive Dumpling

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Les Enfants Terribles

www.lesenfantsterriblesnyc.com    CLOSED 

This is one of the first restaurants opened more than 10 years ago in the LES/Chinatown much before Bacaro and Fat Radish were still going strong. They were always clouded with young neighborhood regulars until new customers found this destination location. In the springtime they have outside tables and the inside bar counter is always busy with people enjoying cocktails and snacks. The food is bistro with a twist of african influence. Most of the dishes are under $20 to reasonable. I recommend to come here with a friend any night of the week for casual dinner and drinks.

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Duet of Duck meaty breast with shredded confit – ♥♥♥ 

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Spicy Steak Tartare De Kaolack finely hand-chopped lean raw steak with a hint of harissa & other mediterranean spices,marrakech mint, homemade taro chips $9 ♥♥♥      Continue reading

Bacaro

 www.bacaronyc.com       136 Division Street  New York, NY 10002

Explore LES and try Bacaro the next time you go! This place is a sure thing for a group (select one of the great private rooms) or a romantic date without hurting his wallet as every dish is so reasonable under $20. Though it’s maybe not great for the parents as it’s a bit too hipster LES, take them to chef-owner Frank DeCarlo’s other restaurant Peasant or Apizz (owned by his former partner). Bacaro restaurant is hidden on tiny Division St at the edge of LES and the beginning of Chinatown. Once you step inside Bacaro, the first floor has a cute bar and black wall with white marble tables but wait until you see the cavernous space downstairs which is sooooo special!!! As soon as you start down the stairs you are in an old world Italian castle fashioned with exposed bricks, pillars, a wonderful ceiling, old style tall candles, wine cellar and a bunch of interesting rooms. Food is not as great as the chef’s other restaurants but price & atmosphere will make it up big time so Cutie Patroller is still giving this Venetian style Italian restaurant 4.5 stars.

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Cannolichi razor clams with white wine & lemon $10 ♥♥♥

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Spaghetti Nero pasta with cuttlefish ink $14 ♥♥♥  

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Fiori Di Zucca Ripieni stuffed zucchini blossoms $12 ♥♥♥

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Fried oyster ♥♥♥

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Stinco Di Maiale pork shank over polenta $18 – flinstone size (^_^) ♥♥♥1/2

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Rabbit Lasagna $15  

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Flourless Chocolate Cake ♥♥♥

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Upstairs bar

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