Friday, April 11, 2014

Roberta's Pizza

Met up with my SingaporeBrides editor who's in town for Bridal Week!

Love the Speckenwolf which is mozzarella, speck, mushrooms and red onions. :3

Thursday, April 3, 2014


This post only exists because: pretty pictures.

I feel like I must be the only person out there who didn't enjoy Atera.

Maybe my expectations were too high, or maybe because we were 20min late (shitty of us). But overall I think the taste just didn't suit my palate, which is weird cuz I'm totally not a very fussy eater. I was so excited about the menu! Oh well. At least I liked all the desserts.

Anyway, pictures!

Beef foam macaron with caviar, liked this
Beets coated in beeswax
Trout roe on crisps
Lobster roll
Quail egg
Marrow in hearts of palm

Sea Urchin with Nasturtium and Squash

Diver Scallop

Standish Oyster

Cheesecake and Lemon Sherbet
Milk and Crackers (my fav)
Walnut Sundae
Bourbon Cask Ice Cream Sandwich

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Plated: Lamb Meatballs with Orzo and Asparagus

Been seeing the Plated ads around and decided to give it a shot since I work from and cook at home. Tried making the first meal yesterday~!

Delivery box included a printout of the dish and cooking instructions on the reverse.

Thermal foil bag held everything to keep it all cool. There was also an ice pack between the meat and veggies.

All ingredients measured to portion. So niceee.

Kinda made me think of home econ classes back in school which was basically:

1. Show up
2. Cut and mix things
3. Heat some pots and pans
4. ????
5. Profit!!!

It feels so nice to try new recipes and not waste ingredients. :D

If you like what you see, you can try out Plated for free with the promo code 6e6499. You'll receive 2 free plates worth $24-30 plus free shipping! Check them out here. :D

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Hakata Tonton

Ahh it's raining nonstop in NY. Kind of a perfect whether for this post. Checked out Hakata Tonton with my sec school best friend who was in town a while ago!

Atlantic Salmon Carpaccio - pretty good

Pork feet - forgot which one we had but nothing to write home about/won't order again

Hakata Tonton hotpot - good good

Creme Brulee with Sesame Ice Cream - nice~

Mochi with Strawberry Ice Cream - preferred the creme brulee, ordered this cuz I was craving mochi but dude that tiny box of it did not cut it for me 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles


Haven't had knife-cut noodles in sooooo long. Linh brought me here and it's omg heaven. So. Many. Northern. Dishes!

The cold cucumber salad aka 拍黄瓜 was so good. The taste of home. T_T Totally couldn't finish my bowl of noodles cuz there's just so much noodles omg delish.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Hakkasan NYC

Place was loud, but I guess that's 99% of the places in NY. Servers were super busy, messed up our bills twice before we gave up and just paid. Those things aside, everything else was amaaaazing.

Eden (black grapes, rose sugar, lychee juice and soda water) - not too sweet, really enjoyed it

Small Eat

Hakka steamed dim sum platter (har gau, scallop shumai and Chinese chive dumpling) - super awesome

Crispy duck roll and sesame prawn toast - roll was perhaps a little too hard/deeply fried, prawn toast was great tho


Sanpei chicken claypot with Thai sweet basil - super tender! haven't had sanpei chicken in a while and this was amazing. can definitely go stronger with the spices but it wasn't bland or anything. loved it.

Grilled Chilean seabass with Chinese honey, fried shimeji mushrooms and gai lan - melt-in-your-mouth awesomeness. and love the touch of sweetness from the honey. so good.

Fried rice - yum


Chocolate dumplings - it was... tangyuan with chocolate fillings inside. GENIUS. so simple and incredible.

Coconut panna cotta - with some pistachio, pineapple etc i think? great variety of taste in a small dessert, very nice.

Also got $38 voucher for spending after restaurant week which is super sweet. Overall totally happy, def have a better impression of this one than London's.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

EN Japanese Brasserie

New Year's Eve

Kin Kaiseki Menu $165

Wagyu tartare, Peale Passage oyster with apple mignonette, Tasmanian sea trout temari sushi, takenoko tosa yaki, snow crab isobe age, amadai kobujime with caviar, uni mousse, saikyo miso scallop, yuba sashimi mozuku seaweed, and karasumi
- The oyster, AMAZING. The apple mignonette makes it.. damn. So good. And love that it wasn't very fishy. 
- Uni mousseeeee. awesome. 
- Scallop was very thick and heavy, not my fav way but still really good
- First time having karasumi, interesting. Dried mullet roes *_* 
- Snow crab isobe age was great, reminded me almost a bit of prawn crackers? Lol in a totally good way

assorted sashimi 
8 varieties
- great! fresh~

Kodai nishu yaki
grilled Japanese sea bream, two ways, with uni and nori
- I actually really loved the nori one. Always love uni but don't know if it really gels with the sea bream, Nori tho brings out the flavor amazingly. (still love uni tho.. ofc)

Japanese beef from Miyazaki, Japan with Rokusuke salt

Lobster tempura soba 
tempura fried lobster with buckwheat noodles in a dashi broth
- normal~

assorted dessert 
amazake, chestnut monaka ice cream sandwich, matcha green tea pudding, and a hojicha cookie
- chestnut ice cream sandwich was cool 
- green tea pudding was nice, wish there was more

Freshly pounded mochi 
coated in ground black sesame

we also got to pound mochi, which is like, super awesomeeee. great memory :D