Married to a Taiwanese guy, I discovered the fun and deliciousness of Hot Pot. So when Hubby told me that we would be going out with our Taiwanese couple friends for Hot Pot, I expected going to someone’s home for some fun, communal cooking. I even asked Hubby if we should drop by the Asian market to bring anything. He laughed and said that we were going to a restaurant for Hot Pot and that this isn’t new to him but will be for me.
Whenever I’m in deep Brooklyn, I make sure to stop by Liu’s Shanghai for family-style, Shanghainese food that always hits the spot. I took my Manhattan and Prospect Park friends here, and they were blown away by the deliciousness and comfortness by the food. It was defintitley worth the long Q train ride for them.
Scott Rossillo’s Rainbow Bagel had been on my “Must Try” list since the beginning of this year. Several months later, I finally had the chance to try this “psycedelic,” original, creative bagel at The Bagel Store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
June is my Birthday month! In celebration, my Vietnamese friends took me to District Một, a Vietnamese hot spot in Astoria. Born and raised, Vietnamese, I was very excited to try this new restaurant and that I had the convenience of simply walking there for my fix for Vietnamese food since it’s in my neighborhood.
Pho was the first thing that came to our mind. But we also ordered a few other dishes to share, try, and compare to our family’s cooking. We are harsh critics for Vietnamese food after all, since we grew up eating the best!
The first dish that we tried was The Grilled Rice Paper.
Update: Unfortunately, Hecho en Dumbo closed in June 2018. It was truly satisfied my craving for Mexican food in NYC.
Growing up in Southern CA, I had the privilege to eat authentic Mexican food, especially made by my grandmas and moms of friends. So I’m a tough critic when it comes to Mexican food. Still on the quest for the best Mexican food in NYC, Hecho en Dumbo in the East Village so far makes it on the top of my list for it.
French BFF and I reserve our weekend mornings for running and brunch. After an exhilarating long run, we brought our hubbies to brunch with us at Petite Abeille, a Belgian restaurant in Union Square in New York City.
Our hubbies ordered their own dishes. French BFF and I selected two dishes to share.
Our first dish was the Chicken & Waffle.