Tag Archives: new york dining

Old School Is Still Cool!

A visit to the Holiday Train Show (New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx) with the family, was the perfect excuse for me to get my Arthur Avenue fix!  So, pretending to be an Italian for a day, I planned an immersive Italian experience for my family, in … Continue Reading ››

Asia’s Best Popped Up for Two Nights In NYC

Crowned Asia’s best, for two years (2016 & 2017) in a row, is no easy feat!  But to accept that honor and responsibility with utmost sincerity takes tons of passion, hard work, creativity and humility.  That, is the reason I have long admired chef Gaggan Anand of … Continue Reading ››

A Flawless Opening Night!

Most restaurants launch with tons of glitches and kinks that take time to get ironed out in the first few months.  A flawless opening night is almost a myth in the restaurant industry.  It is a rare occurrence, one which only the best of the best in the industry … Continue Reading ››

Two Friends. Simultaneous Foodgasm!

For a die-hard foodie like me, all I ever want is to dine at a fantastic restaurant with someone who enjoys all things food as much as I do.  You can bet that no carb-phobia, sugar-aversion or calorie-induced-guilt will be allowed at that table.  No sir!

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Sweet Truth!

What is my Sweet Truth?  Well, I have a sweet tooth!  🙂

It’s been a source of pure joy for me.  It keeps my anticipation up and excitement going strong throughout a meal because I just cannot wait for the dessert course.  And when the sweet … Continue Reading ››

The Genius In Simplicity!

It is interesting to observe how restauranteurs and chefs are constantly expressing themselves while connecting with their diners through carefully crafted ambiance/vibe, their staff and of course the presentation of their food.  Constantly innovating, constantly adapting to the current trends… each establishment is trying to address a need.  Be … Continue Reading ››

Queens Night Market

For weeks I have been strategizing on ways to get there!  So I pitched the idea to friends and fellow-foodies.  Sadly, it didn’t seem to appeal to any of them.  One by one I heard all the reasons and excuses of why they cannot or will not join … Continue Reading ››

Omakase With Less Talk More Eat

I have been DYING to tell you about a neat place in New York offering a $50, 30 minute,12 piece omakase experience that is bound to get stamped in your memory as one of the coolest dining experiences the city has to offer!

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Want Some Korean Banchan?

Let’s start with, “what on earth is Banchan"?!  It is a Korean, family-style of eating where you have a bunch of small dishes (meats, fish, vegetables) centered around a bowl of cooked rice.  Kimchi, of course, is at the table to join the party….always! 

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A Feast To Celebrate #CNY

Chinese New Year has fascinated me for years.  All this time, I have wistfully wondered what it would be like to visit China at this time of the year.  I bet the atmosphere must be charged with excitement.  I can imagine lots of lights, decorations… and the color … Continue Reading ››