Author Archives: Malini Sood Horiuchi

The Village Café, Midwood, NYC

The Village Café, Midwood, NYC

I hadn’t an inkling of what Azerbaijani food was until I ate at The Village Café in Midwood and now I am obsessed. I think this might be one of the best meals I have had in recent times and I have Rich at Ethno Junkie to thank for it.

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Indian Accent, Midtown East, NYC

Indian Accent, Midtown East, NYC

The very first time I ate at Indian Accent was in New Delhi several years ago and I was quite astounded by the meal. Chef Manish Mehrotra was a vanguard in creating an Indian fine dining experience based on contemporary techniques, which became an instant success.

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Guan Fu Sichuan, Flushing, NYC

Guan Fu Sichuan, Flushing, NYC

Guan Fu Sichuan in Flushing has for me, redefined Sichuan cuisine completely. The words “Guan Fu” literally translates to “Sichuan White House” showcasing a cuisine that was only accessible to the nobility in China. The owners Li Boru and Xue Wei had a vision of bringing these flavors historically enjoyed by the Chinese aristocracy, here to our plates in New York City – in its most authentic form.

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Fiskur Bistro by Icelandic Fish & Chips, West Village, NYC

Fiskur Bistro by Icelandic Fish & Chips, West Village, NYC

Take a trip to Reykjavík without ever leaving the city at Fiskur Bistro by Icelandic Fish & Chips.

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Thaimee At McCarren, Williamsburg, NYC

Thaimee At McCarren, Williamsburg, NYC

Elegant Thai food that tastes just as good as it looks – is what the brand new Thaimee at McCarren is all about.

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Brunch with Indian flavors at Pondicheri, Flatiron, NYC

Brunch with Indian flavors at Pondicheri, Flatiron, NYC

Brunch may not be the first word that pops into your mind when you think of Indian food. Pondicheri, however might just have you rethinking that.

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Amami Japanese Cocktail Bar, Williamsburg, NYC

Amami Japanese Cocktail Bar, Williamsburg, NYC

The newly opened Amami Japanese Cocktail Bar brings really delicious Japanese eats to Williamsburg.

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Imli Urban Indian, Upper East Side, NYC

Imli Urban Indian, Upper East Side, NYC

There’s a new contender on the Indian dining scene on the Upper East Side. Imli Urban Indian Cuisine attempts to combine stylish digs with regional small plate offerings.

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TsuruTonTan Udon Noodle Brasserie, Union Square, NYC

TsuruTonTan Udon Noodle Brasserie, Union Square, NYC

Ramen is all the rage in NYC that one tends to ignore the other great noodles that’s Japanese cuisine proffers. A good bowl of udon can be just as satisfying and is so much harder to find.

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Legend of Taste, Whitestone, NYC

Legend of Taste, Whitestone, NYC

When my friend Rich from Ethno Junkie said that some of the best Szechuan food in NYC was not in Chinatown but in Whitestone, Queens – I had to follow him there to find out for myself.

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Caprices by Sophie, Williamsburg, NYC

Caprices by Sophie, Williamsburg, NYC

A banker turned baker! Caprices by Sophie is a darling little bakery in Williamsburg which specialized in dainty offerings.

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Soy Bean Chen, Flushing,NYC

Soy Bean Chen, Flushing,NYC

Only in Flushing could you enter a flower shop and grab a cup of the most delicious tofu to go for just $1.50.

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Gumbo Bros, Boerum Hill, NYC

Gumbo Bros, Boerum Hill, NYC

Two Louisiana State University alumns aim to fill the void of authentic Cajun and Creole cooking in New York City. Adam Lathan and Clay Boulware bring po’ boys, gumbos and more to their cool storefront – Gumbo Bros in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.

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Tijuana Picnic, LES, NYC

Tijuana Picnic, LES, NYC

Looking for a really cool spot on the LES with a retro vibe and zingy Asian/Mexican small plates? Take a trip downtown to sample Chef Alex Lopez eats at Tijuana Picnic.

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Cooking with Truffles at Urbani Truffle Lab, UWS, NYC

Cooking with Truffles at Urbani Truffle Lab, UWS, NYC

Truffle lovers – did you know that you could do so much more than just buy truffles based products at Urbani?

One of the most fun things I’ve done this past month was a Chef’s Table style cooking demonstration at the Truffle Lab at Urbani. My blogger friend Jean Philippe from I Just Want to Eat was with me and we had ourselves the time of our lives.

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Maison Kayser, Midtown East, NYC

Maison Kayser, Midtown East, NYC

Maison Kayser, the famed French artisanal bakery has just opened its 12th outlet in New York City located on fifth avenue and 36th street.

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Vic’s, Noho, NYC

Vic’s, Noho, NYC

Brunch might just be one of my favorite meals and nothing thrills me more than finding just that perfect spot to spend an afternoon to luxuriate in.

 

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Ichiran, East Williamsburg/Bushwick, NYC

Ichiran, East Williamsburg/Bushwick, NYC

Ever feel like you want to enjoy a bowl of Ramen in total solitude?

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Rubirosa, Nolita, NYC

Rubirosa, Nolita, NYC

Rubirosa is one of the most beloved pizzerias in New York City. It is definitely on every “Best of” list and is so much more than just a pizza place.

 

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Kosaka, West Village, NYC

Kosaka, West Village, NYC

Michelin starred chef Yoshihiko Kousaka of Jewel Bako fame now owns Kosaka in the West Village.

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Tortaria, Union Square, NYC

Tortaria, Union Square, NYC

Tortaria is a lively Mexican sandwich shop downtown, which serves Tortas, Taquitos and Tequila – the three essentials “T’s” if you ask me.

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Pie and Mash by Bill Yosses at Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,NYC

Pie and Mash by Bill Yosses at Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,NYC

Pie and Mash along with Sweeny Todd sounds like an odd combination but it is one of the coolest things you could be doing right now in New York City.

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The Truffle Burger at Urbani Truffle Lab, UWS, NYC

The Truffle Burger at Urbani Truffle Lab, UWS, NYC

What happens when the worlds leading purveyor of truffles – Urbani and Pat LeFrieda which is synonymous with high end, quality beef patties comes together?

You get the most delicious “Truffle Burger”.

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Esperanto, East Village, NYC

Esperanto, East Village, NYC

Esperanto is a Brazilian/Latin inspired restaurant that has been bringing its zesty menu and lively vibe to the East Village for almost two decades now.

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