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Korean soy sauce braised chicken (jim tak)

Apparently we have to cook our own or go to Korea. Eating a pretty good facsimile in New York City is not an option for these purists.

1 day ago
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Korean soy sauce braised chicken (jim tak)

I haven't had a bad experience there yet. I quite enjoy their dough flakes, as they call them.

2 days ago
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

E-Pie in Flushing: Sweet, Savory Xianbing and More from Eastern China

Pajunia closed several months ago.

Oct 18, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Korean soy sauce braised chicken (jim tak)

The original is still in Flushing - it's the only one I've been to. The OP said NYC.

Oct 18, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Korean soy sauce braised chicken (jim tak)

Arirang has a good jjimdak.

Oct 18, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

E-Pie in Flushing: Sweet, Savory Xianbing and More from Eastern China

You can bring it into the New World Mall food court to eat. No one will notice. If you feel guilty you can buy a drink in the food court.

Oct 16, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Belachan in Brooklyn?

8th Ave in Sunset Park right? It's the same place. It moved there from the corner of 7th and 60 something. I tried it at few times but not recently.

Oct 15, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Belachan in Brooklyn?

Are you talking about the one in Sunset Park? That Belachan has been there for around 10 years or so. I liked it quite a bit before it moved - used to go there with my Indonesian posse and they liked it. But it wasn’t as good after it moved - maybe they changed hands - and I stopped going. I’m sure I posted about it at the time. I haven’t been in years.

Of course it’s possible that you’re talking about some other Belachan.

Oct 15, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Good Fried Chicken in the City

So? There are only 4 comments. MiamiDanny's comment about lazy writing seems spot on. The others are standard Yelp fodder. I liked Root & Bone quite a bit - I've only been once though. The only thing that didn't float my boat was the pork chop. There was nothing specifically wrong with it, but nothing particularly right either. It was a giant slab of monotonous grass fed protein with delicious sides.

Oct 11, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Good Fried Chicken in the City

So weird. I was just there for lunch today too, but I found it to be too wet and kind of slimy. Seasoning was good.

Oct 11, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Good Fried Chicken in the City

Since I have a friend who is obsessed with fried chicken and I always am up for helping them explore said obsession, I made a Pinterest map with most of these suggestions and some from other sources including a couple I like. https://www.pinterest.com/petercuce/n...

Oct 11, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Calling ScoopG, Lau, et al. 飯團 in Flushing?

Kung Fu Xiao Long Bao has breakfast starting 7am.
http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...

Sorry about the funeral Mr. Taster.

Oct 08, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Thai in Queens

Chao Thai Too is one of my faves. Accommodates large groups, takes cards, pretty sure they have beer and possibly wine of dubious quality. They may be ok with byob. The food runs citrusy to Sri's salty. I love both but find myself at one of the Chao's more often these days. Their sausage is out of this world.

Oct 07, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao (Flushing)....Any Better Successors?

Which XLB do you like more?

Sep 29, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

best fancy chocolates

Fika?!
It will have to be several orders of magnitude better than their coffee to even rate as good.

Sep 26, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Is it possible to get a quality cup of coffee between W. 57th St. and W. 84th St.?

There are many modern coffee roasters that do dark roasts that you might enjoy: La Colombe, Counter Culture, to name a couple.

Sep 14, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Is it possible to get a quality cup of coffee between W. 57th St. and W. 84th St.?

Oren's is more like Second Wave coffee, peers with Starbucks and Peet's.

Sep 13, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Peasant Restaurant

I love Peasant, downstairs only. Great date spot. Can't say I've had any serious disappointments. Bread and ricotta from Sullivan St & DiPalos respectively is a great thing in and of itself.

Sep 13, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Is it possible to get a quality cup of coffee between W. 57th St. and W. 84th St.?

Box Kite will be good most likely. Aroma is not acceptable and Irving Farm is eh.

Sep 13, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Is it possible to get a quality cup of coffee between W. 57th St. and W. 84th St.?

That's a real dead zone. I think you're out of luck.

Sep 13, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Korean Lunch

Any particular recs in there? I haven't had much luck.

Sep 12, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Exploring Jackson Heights--recommendations?

What is excellent at Playground?
If you're including Elmhurst you have to include Chao Thai.

Sep 12, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Best Ice Cream in NYC

Luxardo Cherry at same place and tomato feta swirl at Hay Rosie.

Sep 10, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

2 Burn-Your-Face-Off Spicy Dinners?

I don't think that's exactly true about the Thai spicy farang thing. Thais do adjust soupy dishes.

Sep 05, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Indian/Thai/Vietnamese in New York.

It's better than most, but I'd only put it in the above average for NYC category.

Aug 29, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Sichuan Dry Pot -- available in Flushing?

Make sure you go to Tian Fu, in the back corner. Another spot serves it in wooden bowls - not as good.

Aug 27, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Indian/Thai/Vietnamese in New York.

Sorry it's been a while and N9 has changed locations due to popularity (larger space), but all 3 modern spots opened at roughy the same time and I tried them all and found myself liking N9's take more.

Aug 27, 2014
Peter Cuce in Outer Boroughs

Weakest cuisines

Bali Nusah is pretty lame.

Aug 27, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Weakest cuisines

There are very many good Korean restaurants in the giant Koreatown which runs roughly along Northern Boulevard (but extends both north and south along it) from Main Street all the way up to and into Long Island, with many tributaries and offshoots. Some people lump them all into the general designator of Flushing, but there are also the aforementioned Murray Hill, which is almost an entirely Korean community, Auburndale, and Bayside, among others.

Aug 27, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan

Weakest cuisines

What? Have you been to Eden Center?

Aug 27, 2014
Peter Cuce in Manhattan