Author Archives: Malini Sood Horiuchi

Cha- An, East Village, NYC

Cha- An, East Village, NYC

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Cha-An
 

Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Afternoon Tea Sets

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Greecologies, Nolita, NYC

Greecologies, Nolita, NYC

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Greecologies

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La Bergamote Patisserie, Clinton, NYC

La Bergamote Patisserie, Clinton, NYC

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La Bergamote

La Bergamote

Food: ☆☆½

Service: ☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆½

Cost: $$

Must try: Concorde

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The Ganesh Temple Canteen, Flushing, NYC

The Ganesh Temple Canteen, Flushing, NYC

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Ganesh Temple Canteen

Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Bisi Bele Bath, Dosas

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The Lickin’ Chickin’ Food Crawl, NYC

The Lickin’ Chickin’ Food Crawl, NYC

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Dopo East Ristorante Italiano, UES, NYC

Dopo East Ristorante Italiano, UES, NYC

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Dopo East

Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

 

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Persian New Year Norooz Pop- Up Dinner at Porsena, NYC

Persian New Year Norooz Pop- Up Dinner at Porsena, NYC

 

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Ever get a craving for some really authentic, home-style Persian food? After trying what Louisa Shafia cooked up at her Persian New Year Norooz Pop- Up dinner at Porsena– I can tell you that I’m totally hooked.

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Cannelle Patisserie, LIC, NYC

Cannelle Patisserie, LIC, NYC

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Cannelle Patisserie

 

Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $

Must try: Croissants, Gâteau Breton

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Plant Love House, Elmhurst, NYC

Plant Love House, Elmhurst, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆ ½

Ambiance: ☆☆☆½

Cost: $

Must try: Tom Yum Noodle Soup, Ground Pork with Basil and Chilies, 

Plant Love Toast

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The Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, Boerum Hill, NYC

The Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, Boerum Hill, NYC

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Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare

 

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Haldi, Curry Hill, NYC

Haldi, Curry Hill, NYC

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Haldi Indian Cuisine

 

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A Moroccan Cooking Class at La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

A Moroccan Cooking Class at La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

An absolutely perfect way for me to end my hectic travels in the fabulous country of Morocco was by taking a cooking class in traditional Moroccan cuisine.

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La Maison Arabe was one of the cities most legendary restaurants, which later became one of the first Riads to open its doors to guests in Marrakech.

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Pâtisserie des Princes, Marrakech, Morocco

Pâtisserie des Princes, Marrakech, Morocco

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Al Fassia, Marrakech, Morocco

Al Fassia, Marrakech, Morocco

 

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L’Italien at La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco

L’Italien at La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco

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Le Français at La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco

Le Français at La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco

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Le Pavillon de la Piscine at La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco

Le Pavillon de la Piscine at La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco

La Mamounia hotel offers four signature restaurants on its premises of which its casual poolside eating spot is Le Pavillon de la Piscine, which is located in the courtyard overlooking the gorgeous gardens.

 

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La Mamounia Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco

La Mamounia Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco

 

La Mamounia hotel is the ultimate oasis of luxury located between the city centre and the old Medina of Marrakech.

 

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The Souks of Marrakech, Morocco

The Souks of Marrakech, Morocco

 

Marrakech is a thriving metropolis whose pace is tempered by is rich heritage and deep cultural roots.

 

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Riad Ksar Ighnda, Asfalou, Morocco

Riad Ksar Ighnda, Asfalou, Morocco

Ouarzazate is often known as the “Hollywood of Morocco”. It’s stunning landscapes have been the setting for several movies such as Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and many more.

The vistas of Ouarzazate are truly spectacular. Aït Ben Haddou is a particularly well-known village that houses Kasbahs that have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

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To truly appreciate the splendor of these surroundings, I recommend staying at Riad Ksar Ighnda. This homey yet modern Riad has the majestic Atlas Mountains as its backdrop as it overlooks a valley surrounded with Kasbahs.

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Drive From Sahara to Ouarzazate: Restaurant Inass

Drive From Sahara to Ouarzazate: Restaurant Inass

 

The drive from the Sahara desert to Ouarzazate (nicknamed The door of the desert) is unbelievably beautiful.

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Riad Fes, Fes, Morocco

Riad Fes, Fes, Morocco

 

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A riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace built around an interior garden or courtyard. Riads are popular options for tourists to stay at instead of hotels.

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La Belle Etoile Encampment in the Sahara Desert, Morocco

La Belle Etoile Encampment in the Sahara Desert, Morocco

 

The Sahara Desert might have been one of the most breathtaking parts of our trip to Morocco.

 

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Restaurant Asmae, Fes, Morocco

Restaurant Asmae, Fes, Morocco

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The fascinating medina (old city) of Fes has enough sights and sounds to keep one wandering through its unique alleyways and covered bazaars for days. It is essential though to stop from time to time to eat!

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Eating in the Medina at Café Clock, Fes, Morocco

Eating in the Medina at Café Clock, Fes, Morocco

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The fascinating medina (old city) of Fes has enough sights and sounds to keep one wandering through its unique alleyways and covered bazaars for days. It is essential though to stop from time to time to eat!

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