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Kouign amann where?!

I second this. Fantastic. If you want them the best way, go in the morning around 8 when they're still warm from the oven.

Jun 01, 2012
shivohum in Manhattan

Veg-friendly, relaxed but nice atmosphere, and under $40/person?

Any recs? Particularly like California-style cuisine or something fusiony or otherwise innovative, but all ideas are welcome.

Thanks.

Jan 03, 2011
shivohum in Los Angeles Area

Crispy thai noodles

Are there any good Thai restaurants which use (or have an option to use) some kind of crispy pan-fried noodle in their dishes (e.g. crispy pad thai)? Thanks.

Nov 09, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Best restaurant.com restaurants?

Thanks for the suggestion! Sadly, I'm vegetarian ;).

Sep 20, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Chocolate fudge layer cake?

Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone. To tell you the truth, the chocolate fudge cake at Cheesecake Factory seems to really meet the bill!

Sep 20, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Best restaurant.com restaurants?

I recently received some certificates from restaurant.com and I was wondering what the best restaurants on there are... Anyone had any great experiences? Thanks.

Sep 18, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Chocolate fudge layer cake?

Not sure if you're talking about the mud cake JungMann mentions, but I enjoyed that. Not quite a fudge cake, but definitely addictive. The outer layer of frosting combined with bits of chocolate cake is scrumptious.

Jul 15, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Chocolate fudge layer cake?

Thanks - pretty good, though sadly when I got it the cake was a little cold so the frosting was a little bit TOO immobile.

Jul 15, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Chocolate fudge layer cake?

Thanks for the rec. I'd had the blackout cake a couple times, and it is indeed delicious and closer to what I'm looking for, though the chocolate's perhaps a little less sweet than in my imagination as perfect :).

Jul 15, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Chocolate fudge layer cake?

Thanks for the rec. It is indeed pretty tasty, but sadly the frosting is not as thick and fudgy as I imagined.

Jul 07, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Vegetarian food in Chinatown?

Are there any particularly delicious vegetarian recommendations in Chinatown? They don't have to be at vegetarian restaurants, but they do have to be at places which speak English well enough to understand things like "no oyster sauce," etc. Banh Mi Saigon is fantastic, of course, and I love the scallion pancakes at Excellent Dumpling House, but that's all I got so far.

Jul 07, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Best prepared foods?

Where's the best prepared food in the city?

Jun 09, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Best thin pizza where I dont have to wait in a loooong line?

Try San Marzano in the lower east side or Franny's in Brooklyn.

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Franny's
295 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

San Marzano
71 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

Jun 09, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Do you guys really like Momofuku Milk Bar?

I agree. I've tried several things here (crack pie, cake, a few different soft serve ice creams, compost cookie, chocolate chip cookie, candy bar pie, cereal milk, etc.) and haven't really liked anything much. Too heavy on the butter.

Jun 09, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Why can't NY understand the croissant?

Great, thanks! I'm going to try this out soon :).

Jun 02, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Why can't NY understand the croissant?

Please - say more! How do you reheat a croissant properly? Is it different for plain/chocolate/almond croissants?

Jun 01, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Chocolate fudge layer cake?

Are there any places in the city that serve a great chocolate fudge layer cake -- I think these have a different flavor than buttercream or ganache frostings.

Jun 01, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Need churros "to go"... street style maybe?

Doughnut Plant on the LES has churros.

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Doughnut Plant
379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002

May 10, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Best Saag Paneer?

The saag paneer at Polash near E 119th St. is actually very delicious, and unlike a lot of places, doesn't overmush and overcook the spinach. The spinach is shining, green, and a lot more flavorful as a result.

Apr 10, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Restaurants close to Madison & 50th?

The Obika mozzarella bar is amazing, but only open til 7 pm.

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Obika
590 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022

Mar 25, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Good Restaurants on the Upper East Side?!??

Yeah, enjoy, and report back :-).

Also, Ichiro for Japanese food is quite tasty.

The Vegetarian New Yorker: http://vegny.blogspot.com/

Mar 23, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Good Restaurants on the Upper East Side?!??

Second Andre's. Also add Square Meal for an amazing grilled cheese, Alice's Teacup for scones, Two Little Red Hens for a bakery, Corner Bakery as a bakery and for brunch, second Beyoglu, Via Quadronno for coffee, Table D'Hote for brunch.

The Vegetarian New Yorker: http://vegny.blogspot.com/

Mar 23, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Sandwiches which use Sullivan St Bakery bread?

What sandwiches use bread from Sullivan St. bakery? Of course the ones from SS itself do. So do sandwiches from the Barnyard cheese shop in the EV. Anyone else?

Mar 23, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Praise for Graffiti

Agreed. Really wonderful place.

The Vegetarian New Yorker: http://vegny.blogspot.com/

Mar 12, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

New Haven pizza in NY?

San Marzano pizzeria on the lower east side reminded me a lot of Sally's/Pepe's.

The Vegetarian New Yorker: http://vegny.blogspot.com/

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San Marzano
71 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

Mar 12, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

also looking for amazing dessert

Chocolate Room in Brooklyn for their brownie sundae.

The Vegetarian New Yorker: http://vegny.blogspot.com/

Mar 03, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Eggplant sandwiches (NOT parms)?

Any recommendations for eggplant sandwiches in this city, especially ones made with tasty, thinly-sliced, fried eggplant? I'm not looking for eggplant parm sandwiches -- anything else would be great. Thanks.

The Vegetarian New Yorker: http://vegny.blogspot.com/

Mar 02, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

TOP "essential" New York Restaurants $ to $$$$

Molten chocolate cake at Dessert Truck, pomodoro pizza at San Marzano's, shroomburger at Shake Shack, chocolate croissant at Brasserie Cognac, macaron at Macaron, fresh mozzarella at Obika, S. Indian lunch buffet at Tiffin Wallah, kati roll at Kati Roll Co., bagel pudding at Russ & Daughters, kugelhopf at Andre's Hungarian Pastry Shop, chocolate truffle at Pierre Marcolini, milkshake at Stand, grandma slice at Ben's in Soho, falafel plate at Taim, churros and chocolate at Sunday brunch at Five Points, cacio e pepe pasta at Cacio e Pepe, mini bagels at Absolute Bagels, bialys at Kossar's Bialys, gelato at Il Laboratorio, vegetarian at Dirt Candy, raw vegan at Pure Food & Wine, Indian fusion at Graffiti, Greek at Pylos, brunch at Telepan. I could go on...

The Vegetarian New Yorker: http://vegny.blogspot.com/

Feb 20, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Your favorite underrated slice?

Nope, that's a common observation. It can be both tasty and a little too much at the same time.

The Vegetarian New Yorker: http://vegny.blogspot.com/

Feb 20, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan

Best Indian Food

Cheap Gujurati: Gujurati Newsstand (but nonexistent service) at 6th and 37th
Somewhat less cheap Gujurati: Vatan
Standard N. Indian: Polash (Spanish Harlem!), Banjara (EV)
Standard N. Indian & S. Indian, somewhat upscale: Chola (Midtown East)
N. Indian upscale, good but not extraordinary flavors: Tamarind
Indian fusion: Graffiti (EV), Vermilion (Midtown East) (Indian-Latin)
S. Indian: Tiffin Wallah (28th and Lex) and Tamil Nadu Bhavan (same area)
Kathi Roll: Kati Roll Co. (Village, Midtown), Grill 44 (near 44th and 3rd), Bombay Frankie (near Columbia on Amsterdam)

I'm not a fan of Devi (too expensive and mediocre) or Earthen Oven (too bland).

The Vegetarian New Yorker: http://vegny.blogspot.com/

Feb 18, 2009
shivohum in Manhattan