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Menu for Aroma Espresso Bar

I am addicted to the original "Aroma Coffee"
i have an israeli friend who has me hooked on this light coffee with melted israeli chocolate!
im not really a coffee drinker but i really like this.. their tuna sandwich is also fantastic...
the apple pie (roll) is crisp and really good.. not like the mcdonalds apple pie for sure..
i think you will love this place to hang out and chill with a friend and catch up over chocolate coffee :)
its open 24 hours!

Dec 12, 2006
lycheetini in Manhattan

Chicken Over rice at 53rd & 6th Ave

check this out... i was just there last night and there were 100 people or so on the line.. we had to catch a train back home in time so sadly we had to get off the line.. but really its crazy b/c it was around 1 am... they even have a webiste now.. http://www.53rdand6th.com/

Sep 24, 2006
lycheetini in Manhattan

Bubble tea on Long Island?

Hello I was also happy when i saw that surf city in broadway mall served bubble tea.. i tried it and it was horrible! i dont think he knows what real bubble tea tastes like.. the actual tapioca balls were not a good consistency.. the tea tasted like crap and i will never go back there again...
its definitely worth a drive into flushing to get my bubble tea fix.. since i go in at night.. sago tea cafe is open till 2 am usually on main street.. they have a take out window.. otherwise ten ren has better quality but is only open till 9 or 10 pm

Sep 24, 2006
lycheetini in New York State (exc. NYC)

Chicken Over rice at 53rd & 6th Ave

its unbelievable that at 2-3-4 am in the morning.. in the rain there is a long line of mostly south asians waiting for 1/2 hour to get this chicken and rice.. i have to say that once in a while i am one of them... it must be the spice that they use in the chicken .. and the basmati is a orange color.. also flavored.. and they give white and hot sauce... definitely ask for both .. the hot sauce has become sooooo spicy recently.. so take it easy with that.. its worth $5
...i have seen this corner cart seriously become a whole family operation with their own team of people and efficiently telling people to keep moving and they even have their own yellow plastic bags with their name on it ... they have made a lot of money and they continue to rock our world

Sep 22, 2006
lycheetini in Manhattan

Mirchi closed

sigh
i will miss this place... mainly b/c it had sentimental value as i have memories of a great birthday dinner there....the street food or appetizers were the best part.. and the only thing i really ever ate at this place.. kind of sad that its gone.... now that the guy i went there with is gone from my life.... i guess its symbolic for me that it closed down.

Sep 22, 2006
lycheetini in Manhattan

Pongol or Vatan

vatan is ok for a one time deal.. that's it... cant keep going there..
there are much better restaurant along lex in the 20s

Sep 22, 2006
lycheetini in Manhattan

Sirtaj Indian/Pakistani Restaurant

Vatan is good to go once.. but i think that's about it.. you can get your fill once

Sep 22, 2006
lycheetini in Manhattan

Best Vegetarian in NYC

i really am not a fan of pongal... i do like their decor.. but food is not all that.. try chennai garden

Sep 22, 2006
lycheetini in Manhattan

Chennai Garden

I am not particularly thrilled with the decor of this place.. but the food is good... i get the mysore rava masala dosa (not for the faint hearted) .. its spicy and its good.. i really enjoy it.. crispy enough but not hard.. and perfect.
the owner is quite friendly and lives upstairs.. he can be a bit of a chatterbox and not really let u eat especially if you are indian.. but i think its a way for him to connect to others from india..
ill be going back

Sep 22, 2006
lycheetini in Manhattan

penn station

europan cafe inside penn station looks really clean and fresh from the outside but i find that its is not that great... i went in to get a simple turkey sandwich on foccasia bread.. the bread was very hard.. the mayo at the counter looked crusty and old.. and why pay $6 for such an awful sandwich.. i am really not impressed.. why open a cafe if you cannot keep the food fresh and serve customers properly.. i am convinced that the bread was a few days old... focaccia has never tasted so awful

Sep 22, 2006
lycheetini in Manhattan

good Indian E. 20s Lex

hi there
was just in pongal recently.. especially with all the tables filled up and all that i have heard about it.
i got the bhel puri (snack appetizer) and then the Indian thali.. which has a bit of everything..
i was not happy with the bhel puri at all.. couldnt get any more bland than that... no spice.. no lemon juice.. no taste.. all the street food dishes of india have that lip smacking taste to it.. considering the price i would have expected better bhel puri
the thali was alright.. i also got puri with it.. which were huge in size!
overall i think i will continue at chennai garden instead..
i give pongal a big plus on the decor.. but when it comes to the culinary taste.. it just doesnt hit it right for me! i would rather head somewhere with great food and ok atmosphere than the other way around (unless ofcourse u are taking a date to pongal)... dont order the bhel

Sep 22, 2006
lycheetini in Manhattan

Tisserie on Union Sq.

I was walking in the union sq area today and heading over to barnes and noble when i spotted this new place at the corner.. ofcourse i had to go in and check it out.. its very nice looking and everything in there looks enticing! i got the tuna salad sandwich on a sesame roll - $7.50 and a raspberry iced tea (which i dont really recommend.. too much color and not much flavor) $2.50
their desserts look so cute and also yummy.. the tarts are definitely what i want to try next time... and the little brownies also look exciting..
ill be back for a cappuccino with dessert
it is a bit pricey but i give it a thumbs up for the european atmosphere and the cute little pastries
the owners are from venezuela

Sep 22, 2006
lycheetini in Manhattan