I’m an avid tea drinker (in a city full of coffee addicts 😭). I usually have at least 3-4 cups a day. While my friends and I were wandering this past weekend, I happened to notice an old-looking shop on Christopher Street, McNulty’s. I liked its unassuming appearance and I’ve been longing for a place to get quality tea, so I decided to make a trip inside (along with my friends). Continue reading
When I was walking near Columbus Circle this morning, two women from Green & Black’s on the street gave me chocolates and an info card (excuse the bandage; I cut myself on a tuna can and aluminum foil while cooking last night 😦 ). I’ve noticed the company’s signs along the 59th St. subway station walls too. Maybe this area has their main target demographic? It’s a British chocolate company. I’ve never heard of it until recently.
The chocolate was good. I prefer dark chocolate to milk chocolate (and I don’t enjoy white chocolate), so I lucked out with getting dark chocolate with sea salt. And I like their watercolor-esque wrapping.
I met up with a friend at her place in Jersey yesterday. She is a wine expert, so she always has a really great selection. I personally don’t know a lot about wine (I just take a sip and decide if I like it or not, haha). Everything I know about wine so far, I’ve learned from this friend! Continue reading
I treated my roommate to a belated birthday dinner since I was away in Mexico when she celebrated it with our friends. We went to The Boiling Pot in Fort Lee, NJ. They do Cajun-style boil but the place is owned by Koreans so in addition to snow crab legs, crawfish, shrimp, mussels, clams, sausages, potatoes, and corn, there are also fish cakes (오뎅) and rice cakes (떡). It’s quite yummy. We got a bag plus Cajun french fries and beers. I love seafood and anything spicy, so I like coming here. The perks of living so close to Jersey is that I can just hop on a bus and get good food for a lower price and cheap beer (At this restaurant, Corona is $3, Heineken is $4, Stella is $5!).
I had the pleasure of visiting a friend who lives in Piedras Negras (a town near the border) this past weekend and she introduced me to a lot of good food. I’ve been to P.N. on missions twice before with my church, but I had never gotten to experience the “real Mexico” (as my friend put it) because we were always served delicious but kind of American meals (safe for our American stomachs, haha).
I was excited to taste more authentic Mexican cuisine during this trip. Here’s all the yummy grub I had. Continue reading
A friend who’s visiting said she wanted something Asian for brunch, but that didn’t leave us with a lot of options (More Asian restaurants should create brunch options!). I decided on Maharlika (a Filipino place in East Village) because I’ve never had Filipino cuisine before and according what I see at work, it’s starting to become trendy and hit the mainstream (much like how Korean food has boomed in the past couple of years). Continue reading