Archive for the ‘Asian’ Category

posted by on Asian, Chefs, Meat, Midtown, Top Chef, Vegging Out

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Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to former Top Chef contestant Angelo Sosa’s new Asian comfort food restaurant in midtown Manhattan. Social Eatz is a bright, buzzing restaurant with picnic-style tables that puts an Asian spin on American classics, like hot dogs and burgers. That night, we got to eat from a [...]

posted by on Asian, Noodles, Tofu, Vegetarian, Vegging In

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I associate pad thai with a lovely Evanston Thai restaurant I’d venture to in college called Cozy Noodles & Rice. Well, that was before it had that awful fire and shut down for a long while. I also associate it with stomach aches and food comas. It’s usually greased up and probably loaded with MSG. [...]

posted by on Asian, Lunch, Meat, Midtown, Vegging Out, Vietnamese

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If there’s one chef to call the current hotshot in New York, it’s Momofuku owner David Chang. I’m no stranger to Momofuku Milk Bar, but I’ve never ventured into the main restaurant thanks to its por- heavy restaurant. But Chang recently opened seasonal eatery Ma Peche in Midtown, and though it’s still no place for [...]

posted by on Asian, Murray Hill, Protein, Tofu, Vegging Out

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Moving to a new apartment within New York City has got to be one of the most annoying/frustrating/tiring tasks. Packing up a ton of stuff in a teeny apartment is a nightmare, movers are ridiculously expensive and once you’ve settled into your new place, things always inevitably get screwed up, like my cable, which is [...]

Vegging out: Gobo

Aug
2010
14

posted by on American, Asian, Dinner, Lunch, Tofu, Upper East Side, Vegetarian, Vegging Out, West Village

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I rarely find myself on the Upper East Side, but when my friend and I visited the Met’s bambu exhibit earlier this summer, we needed to find somewhere to eat/kill time before the guided tour started. We settled on Gobo, a vegetarian restaurant with an Asian edge. They’re big on small plates and though I [...]

Vegging Out: Do Hwa

Apr
2010
07

posted by on Asian, Korean, Tofu, Vegging Out, West Village

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I like to think I’m open to any cuisine, but when I realized I had never had Korean, I decided to change that, and fast. My boyfriend found an amazing West Village Korean spot, Do Hwa, which accommodates vegetarians and has a cool weeknight-dinner vibe to match. I had always thought that Korean restaurants were [...]