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Best Korean Fried Chicken EV?

Banjoo or Kook. UFC is closed.

Aug 27, 2015
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Help with final dinner decision: Babbo, Locanda Verde, Osteria Morini or...?

If you enjoy fresh pasta, how about the new Spaghetti Incident in the LES? http://www.spaghettiincidentnyc.com/

Aug 23, 2015
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Lunch at Hummus Place - Oh The Zhug!

Ziggy, why not purchase from the company website?

Aug 17, 2015
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Lunch at Hummus Place - Oh The Zhug!

That's sad their fluffy pita uses to be the reason why u finished an entire hummus plate. I think their grape leaves are veg friendly just double check with waitstaff next time.

Aug 14, 2015
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Lunch at Hummus Place - Oh The Zhug!

It's too bad the St. Mark's Place location (the first one) closed. That was my first forate to hummus. Love it. How many pita can you down :)

Aug 10, 2015
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Things to Come - Pies-N-Thighs on Canal St.

Any idea how the line will be?

Jan 18, 2015
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Lunch on Christmas Day in the East Village

We actually went to Kambi Ramen House for their lunch set. Not too bad and service was better than expected. Though I'm really not a fan of stools with no backs.

Dec 25, 2014
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Lunch on Christmas Day in the East Village

What's open around 1st Ave, Union Square on Christmas Day for a simple lunch/brunch? Thanks.

Dec 24, 2014
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AWah II is closed?

I was in Chinatown today and AWah II on Bowery went all dark. What's going on? It's a cursed space there?

Nov 01, 2014
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Diners

How about Viand, Old John, and of course , Big Nick?

Oct 27, 2014
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Best Hainanese Chicken and Momo Cha cha

Yes, I've heard about WNM. Might give it a try.

Oct 27, 2014
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Best Hainanese Chicken and Momo Cha cha

Where's the best place to have Hainanese chicken and momo cha cha?

Oct 26, 2014
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New Isan thai: Lan Larb

I passed by this Sunday afternoon and it was empty, whereas Jack's Wife Freda's line was out the door. Brunch is way overrated.

Oct 26, 2014
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Where to get pork neck in NYC?

Should I tweet to Mr. Ricker then? :)

Oct 18, 2014
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Where to get pork neck in NYC?

Yes. It's very common in Hong Kong, but couldn't find it here. I found pork neck bones at local supermarket and got them anyway. Marinated them with fish sauce, soy sauce, chili sauce, brown sugar and will grill them tomorrow night. We'll see...Thanks everyone.

Oct 18, 2014
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E-Pie in Flushing: Sweet, Savory Xianbing and More from Eastern China

Anyone tried the one with healthy rice filling?

Oct 18, 2014
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Where to get pork neck in NYC?

I was just watching some Chinese cooking show and the cooks were making these delicious looking dishes with pork neck. Know where to acquire this cut of meat in NYC? Thanks.

Oct 13, 2014
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Good Fried Chicken in the City

I want to give it a try, but quite far on the UES for me. Worth the travel?

Oct 11, 2014
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Good Fried Chicken in the City

They don't have an online menu. How's the price and the food? Thanks.

Sep 20, 2014
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Hoomoos Asli

I used to frequent HA back in my college days. This would be my 'after workout' treat three times a week. Yes, I even travelled from Midtown just to get my favorite hoomoos sandwich. I adore their 'hoomoos', it's creamy, fresh, and just pure joy to match with the fluffy pita. I also like to pair it with the cabbage salad and doused the whole thing with tahini. The Spanish guy who worked there (not sure if he's still there) is quick and friendly. Those were the days before the renovation, so imagine it was even 'dumpier' back then. :P I haven't been back for a few years already, but whenever I do walk by, I still remember the good old days...ordering a hoomoos sandwich and eating it at that triangular space across the street...yes, even because the beautification of that vacant area.

Mar 23, 2014
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Parle-G, My Indian Biscuit Crush

I see this at my local Indian supermarket. Three small packets for $1. :P

Feb 23, 2014
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Manischewitz whole spelt matzo

Does anyone know a store in Manhattan or Queens that sell Maniscewitz slt matzos? Thanks.

Oct 02, 2013
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Taste of France at Bryant Park this weekend

Can I get the ticket on the spot? The Dumpling Festival was so crowded, lines were long...for reheated dumplings. And the Whole Foods staffs were certainly not too happy about the restroom usage.

Sep 28, 2013
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Best bakeries (for bread)

How is the bread salty? I love bread too and I usually get mine at the Union Square Greenmarket.

Jul 14, 2013
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Delivering baby at Mt Sinai -- Great takeout??

Note that Yo In and Yo Out isn't open for lunch, so if you're to give birth during the day, well, seek a different restaurant. :)

Congratulation and hope you'll have a smooth delivery!
Check out Kitchen M for simple panini and cafe goods, Earl's Beer & Cheese (not that you should drink right after your baby, hee) or Nick's Pizza.

Jun 26, 2013
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Songkran festival at Wat Buddha Thai Thavorn Vanaram in Elmhurst?

Just returned. Great turn out, wonderful noodle soup and beautiful thai lafies in the pageant ;)

Apr 14, 2013
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Aquavit or Maialino

I read the menu and there are several salads available, and as long as there's bread for me, I'm not worried, lol. I think the most exciting thing about Maialino is the dessert. My mom liked the budino. :)

Jul 26, 2012
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Aquavit or Maialino

Thanks for your thoughtful inputs! Like you, I looooove dark, rye bread. I aksi read that AQ bakes their bread in house, so I'm really looking forward to it. :) Based on your suggestions, I think I'll head to AQ then. A caveat is that I''m vegan, so I won't be part taking in the fishy goodness, but I''m sure my mom will and this is supposed to be a special treat for her. I've been to Maialino before for lunch and I didn't like the bread (very pedestrian) they served, but the uovo pasta? My mom really enjoyed that. The pasta portion at Maialino isn't large, so a food coma isn't my worry :P I've read some diners (from Opentable) were disappointed that it's not a plated three-courser at AQ and that the RW diners were 'stuck' in the back dining room and not the main one. I don't really mind, I mean, if you really want the most 'authentic' experience, you wouldn't go for the AYCE route, would ya?

Jul 26, 2012
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Aquavit or Maialino

I've a reservation for either Aquavit's RW lunch (smorgabord) or Maialino. Which is a better choice?

Thanks.

Jul 25, 2012
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He Nan Flavor is closing

Yes. Let's hope the owner finds a new space soon. We need to support these mom and pop's businesses. I can't fanthom what 'upscale' joint would replace this slot.

Jun 08, 2012
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