Great outdoor seating for summer time ”Rosie’s”

Rosie’s    29 E Second St, New York, NY 10003  (212) 335-0114


Cuisine: Mexiacn

Neighborhood: East Village

Recommend Dishes: 

Occassion: I was here for snack and drink

Outdoor seat: Yes

Opened since: Spring 2016

♥♥♥1/2 $$$1/2

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New Modern Korean Restaurant ”Oiji” East Village

Co owner chef Brian Sehong Kim & TK KU

Oiji is a new modern Korean restaurant in the East Village, unlike the other Korean restaurants such as the ones in K Town. I came here for dinner Saturday with my friend Eva ( City Baby Dining ). The ambiance was very cute and cozy, perfect place for any night of the week. They have one large table in middle of restaurant for larger group (maybe for 8 to 10 peoples). Other than that they have smaller tables of 2 and 4. All the plates are tapas style and perfect for sharing. Me and Eva shared three dishes and Beef Tartare with ramp aioli was delicious and artfully crafted. Fried Chicken with spicy soy vinaigrette was good but nothing special. For sure my favorite was the Ssam Platter with spicy pork and gang-deon-jang. It was so lovely to meet two talented chefs.  Co owner chef Brian and chef TK. I will definitely be coming back to try more dishes soon 🙂

Cuisine: Modern Korean

Neighborhood: East Village

Recommend Dishes: Beef Tartare with ramp aioli $16/Ssam Platter with spicy pork and gang-deon-jang (for 2) $34/House-made Honey Butter Chips

Chef-Owner: Brian Sehong Kim, TK KU

Oiji   119 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003  (646) 767-9050

♥♥♥1/2 $$$1/2

Beef Tartare with ramp aioli $16 ♥♥♥

Fried Chicken with spicy soy vinaigrette ♥♥♥1/2

Ginger’s Secret (bourbon, dry vermouth, and sour ginger syrup) $13

Ssam Platter with spicy pork and gang-deon-jang (for 2) $34 ♥♥♥♥♥

Spicy pork on Shiso leaf

greens and steamed sticky rice

gang-deon-jang on green leaf

Namson Pine (white rum, pine extract, honey, lemon, egg white & lavender) $13

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The Bao

One Of The Best Soup Dumpling ”Bao” in NYC


I came here with no expectations and guess what!? All the foods were very good and so cheap. I knew place is known for great soup dumplings but I really enjoy Mapo Tofu and Sautéed Snow Pea. Lamb with Cumin spicy was bit too salty but good. I always order Beef Tripe in Chinese restaurant and this one was not the best but good enough. 小籠包 Pork and Crab both dumplings were excellent!!

The Bao    13 St Marks Pl, (Btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave) New York, NY 10003  (212) 388-9238

♥♥♥ $$1/2

Beef Tripe In Hot Pepper Sauce 9.95 ♥♥

Dinning Room

Sautéed snow pea shoots with garlic ♥♥

Lamb with Cumin ♥♥♥1/2

Mapo Tofu   11.95 ♥♥

Kung Fu Steamed Pork (6) 7.95 ♥♥Steamed Crab Meat Pork Buns (6) 9.95 ♥♥

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Rising Star Chef Thomas Chen at ”Tuome”


Cuisine: New American with Asian influences

Neighborhood: East Village

Chef: The chef is Thomas Chen, who worked previously at Eleven Madison Park and Commerce

My Favorite: Egg deviled, crispy, chili $8, Pig Out berkshire pork with spicy peanut noodle, condiments (for 2) $58. Pig Out berkshire pork is on The Hot Dish on EATER.

Tuome   536 E 5th Street, New York, NY 10009  (646) 833-7811

♥♥♥1/2 ♥♥♥1/2  ♥♥♥1/2 $$$1/2

Octopus with xo sauce $18 ♥♥

Egg deviled, crispy, chili $8 ♥♥♥♥

East Village Blossom – brut rose, hibiscus, blood orange (left) ♥♥

Fire in the Sky – sake, thai chili, yuzu (right) ♥♥♥♥

Pig Out berkshire pork, spicy peanut noodle, condiments (for 2) $58 ♥♥1/2 

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Bara Restaurant

Former Momofuku Chef opened French Japanese tavern in the East Village ”Bara”


Whole grilled black bass with ginger tare glaze and togarashi cucumbers, $28  ♥♥♥

This dish is on ”Bucket Dish NYC

BARA  58 East 1st Street ( btw 1 Ave & 2 Ave ) New York, NY 10003 (917) 639-3197

♥♥♥ $$$1/2


Preserved artichoke gratin, crispy lavash, smoked paprika $11 ♥♥♥

Crispy pork belly with tare dipping sauce, $8 ♥♥♥

Duck meatball yakitori with miso mustard, $7 ♥♥♥1/2

Cucumber, Califlower Pickles

Rice with Japanese Flikake

Red bean and sesame macarons with cocoa powder, $2/ea ♥♥♥

White miso and rosemary panna cotta with apple preserves and candied pistachio, $8 ♥♥♥

Bara Restaurant

Cafe Standard

Brunch at Café Standard’s Garden

Cafe Standard – 25 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003


The Standard Burger bacon, cheese, fries ♥♥♥1/2

♥♥♥1/2 ♥♥ ♥1/2 $$$1/2

DSC08014Burrata & Prosciutto basil pesto ♥♥♥1/2

DSC08046DSC08036Eggs Benedict ♥♥♥

DSC08018Organic Egg Whites avocado, spinach, feta cheese ♥♥♥

HAPPY SUNDAY DSC08020Poached Eggs olive oil, spinach, grilled country bread ♥

DSC08017Sunday afternoon

DSC08043Churros and chocolate dipping ♥♥♥

Café  Standard

Miss Lily’s 7A Cafe

Goodbye 7A  & Hello Miss Lily’s

Miss Lily’s first location is East Houston street and now they took over former 7A Cafe’s space in Avenue A and corner of 7th street. I was here for snacks and drink another night. I had several times dinner at Greenwich location. Menu is pretty much same maybe a few dishes are different from original Miss Lilly’s. My both JERK CHICKEN and FISH TACOS were excellent and they were perfect snacks for my night with my drinks. Jamaican foods are not my favorite so I won’t come back here for full dinner but definitely I will stop by again for snacks (^_^)


JERK CHICKEN JAQUITOS tomatillo salsa $9 ♥♥♥1/2


FISH TACOS escovitch fish, jicama $12 ♥♥♥

Miss Lily’s 7A Cafe

109 Ave A (corner of 7 St & Ave A)


(212) 812-1482

Miss Lily's 7A Cafe


Filipino dinner at ”Maharlika” East Village


 Maharlika     111 1st Ave., New York, NY 10009

♥♥ ♥♥ ♥1/2 $$$


DSC02876Kare Kare*
oxtails braised in peanut butter sauce w/ grilled bokchoy, roasted eggplant, & long beans – 22 ♥♥♥1/2


stuffed squid ♥♥

DSC02870Pancit Bihon
rice vermicelli noodles w/ grilled head-on prawns, roasted chicken, warm carrot & celery salad, glazed water chestnuts, & poached egg – 30 ♥♥


Pata Confit*
crispy pork leg w/ paprika lardo – 20  ♥♥

DSC02873DSC02859Cheesecake ♥♥


Pylos 128 E 7th St

Pylos is a cute greek restaurant located in the East Village. This resty is a great place for a date, friends, or to bring the parents (yes, I say with parents because the crowd is not too young or hipster.) Pylos is small, cute, and elegant with great food; but maybe not so much for big groups. Many years ago I had my birthday gathering here but I don’t remember it as perfect for that occasion. As soon as you walk in this place you will see the whole ceiling is all covered by ceramic vases. The front room is nice but my favorite is the back room. It’s a better atmosphere with great energy by the regular table and counter tables. How many cute greek restaurants do you know of in the city ? Compared with Italian restaurant and other cuisines, there isn’t many great Greek eateries to choose from. I don’t come here often, but if someone were to ask me my recommendation for a good Mediterranean restaurant I would recommend Pylos. It’s great food, a cute space, and the price is fair. This time my order was a bit off, so please don’t get an idea of what to order by my food photos. The Lamb Chops are classic and was perfectly marinated and cooked but it wasn’t my personal top choice. I do recommend to order the Roasted Red Pepper filled with spicy feta and Lamb Shank for sure !!!

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥  ♥♥♥  $$$ 



Paidakia Galaktos Stin Schara Me Imam Kai Mora Patates marinated grilled baby lamb chops, served with mini stuffed eggplants and fingerling potatoes  $28  ♥♥♥


Piperia Gemisti Me Kafteri Feta roasted red pepper filled with spicy feta whipped with sweet and hot peppers  $11  ♥♥♥♥



Poikilia a trio of greece’s three best dipping sauces-tzatziki, the thick, tangy yogurt dip; taramosalata, the robust and lemony fish roe dip; and melitzanosalata, a luscious eggplant condiment made with char-grilled eggplants and extra-virgin greek olive oil  $11  ♥♥♥


Htapothi Scharas classic grilled, marinated octopus with a balsamic reduction sauce and capers  $14 ♥♥♥


 Mavro Lavraki Ston Fourno whole black sea bass, oven braised and served with seasonal vegetables $27


Lamb Shank $21


 Garides Ouzo large shrimp cooked in a light ouzo and tomato cream sauce $13♥♥♥1/2


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Apiary       60 Third Ave, (nr 10th St) New York 10003   

#Bam keeping real as girl blogger!!! I don’t like their location ( 3 Ave &  13 St, next to movie theater ) because on super busy Avenue and not intimate. If they move to different location I will come here more often. But let’s forget about location and shall we talk about food & space!! Food is very good and fair price point. Decor is modern & elegant ( Apiary owned by furniture company so make sense ) and I say you can come here with parents for sure. I came here for 3 corses prix fixe $35. What a great deal (^_^) you should try it sometime.

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



Hamachi Crudo avocado, hearts of palm, jalapeno $13 ♥♥


Monkfish couscous, lemongrass, pea shoot, madras curry emulsion $25 ♥♥

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