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Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Chinatown, New York

Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Chinatown, New York

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆ ½

Cost: $$$

Must try: Rice-noodle rolls, Shrimp and Chive Dumpling

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Dos Toros, West Village, NYC

Dos Toros, West Village, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆½

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Burrito with habanero sauce and quesadilla

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Georgetown Cupcakes, Soho, NYC

Georgetown Cupcakes, Soho, NYC

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Food: ☆☆ ¾

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Sunshine Vanilla

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Lao Dong Bei, Flushing, NYC

Lao Dong Bei, Flushing, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆

Cost: $

Must try: Crispy Sliced Fish with Cumin, Triple Delight Vegetable, Stir Fried Mountain Root Vegetable with Pork

 

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Molly’s Cupcakes, West Village, NYC

Molly’s Cupcakes, West Village, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆ ½

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Peach Cobbler, Salted Caramel Butterscotch, Crème Brûlée, Chocolate Eclair

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Biang! Flushing, NYC

Biang! Flushing, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: Any lamb and noodle dish

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Katsuhama, Midtown West, NYC

Katsuhama, Midtown West, NYC

 

 

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Kurobata Pork Katsu

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Mumbai Xpress, Floral Park, Queens

Mumbai Xpress, Floral Park, Queens


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Food: ☆☆☆ ½

Service: ☆☆ ½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $

Must try: Tokri Chaat, Samosa Chaat, Onion Rava Dosa

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Wafa’s, Forest Hills, Queens

Wafa’s, Forest Hills, Queens

 

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Food: ☆☆☆ 

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆ ½

Cost: $

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Totto Ramen, Hell’s Kitchen , NYC

Totto Ramen, Hell’s Kitchen , NYC

 

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $

Must try: Paitan ramen, Totto extreme spicy ramen

 

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FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS PIE SHOP, Park Slope, NYC

FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS PIE SHOP, Park Slope, NYC

 

 

Food: ☆☆☆☆ ½

Service: ☆☆☆ ☆ 

Ambiance: ☆☆☆ 

Cost: $

Dishes not to miss: Salted Caramel Pie, Chocolate Scone

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“This must be where pies go when they die,” says a sign as you walk into Four and Twenty Blackbirds. I couldn’t agree with the sign more. Read the rest of this entry

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The Doughnut Plant , Lower East Side, NYC

The Doughnut Plant , Lower East Side, NYC

 

 

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Food: ☆☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $

 Dishes not to miss: Carrot Cake, Valrhona chocolate, Jelly filled, Raspberry

I was never a doughnut fan until I bit into one of Mark Isreal beauties at the Doughnut Plant.
Using recipes that were handed down from his grandfather, Isreal has gone from retailing his sweet treats out of a basement to owning two storefronts in New York City. He does nothing less than doughnut wizardry in these kitchens. Read the rest of this entry

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Sammy’s Halal Food Cart, Jackson Heights, NYC

Sammy’s Halal Food Cart, Jackson Heights, NYC

 

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Food: ☆☆☆ 

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: n/a

Cost: $

Dishes not to miss: lamb over rice

 

From cabby to foodie! Sammy is immigrant from Pakistan who knew that he needed to be more than just another Pakistani cab driver in New York City. That has been the journey of Samiul Haque Noor of Sammy’s Halal who won the Vendy award for best street food cart in 2006.

 

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Beard Papa’s, Upper West Side, NYC

Beard Papa’s, Upper West Side, NYC
 

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Beard Papa’s has perfected the art of mass-producing fabulous cream puffs without comprising on taste and quality. The Beard Papa’s empire began in Osaka, Japan in 1999 and has since expanded to over fifteen countries worldwide.

 

All their cooking is done right on the premises. They bake up crisp choux pastry shells, which have a filling of your choice, just as you order them.


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Everest Momo Shack, Jackson Hole, WY

Everest Momo Shack, Jackson Hole, WY

 

 

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Food: ☆☆ ½

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $

Dishes not to miss: Chicken Momos, Garlic Naan

 

The Everest Momo Shack was the most unexpected find for me in Jackson Hole, WY. After a week of trekking through Yellowstone and eating food with no spices whatsoever, I was near desperate when I chanced upon this cute little colorful restaurant, which smelled of curry!

Here’s where I met the lovely Sange and Rita Sherpa, a couple who immigrated from Khumjung, which is in the Everest region of Nepal. This industrious pair decided to open this tiny eatery, which offers a limited menu of Indian and Nepali dishes. The menu includes momos, samosa, naan; lamb, chicken, or vegetable curries, chow mein and saag paneer. If you like spice then ask for their special hot sauce – it is really good.

 

 

The Everest Momo Shack is only open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays evenings from May to September. The Sherpas have worked out a mutually beneficial, symbiotic relationship with D.O.G (a burrito place), which occupies the same space during the daytime. It’s a wonderful idea to share a space that supports two small businesses.

The food is not outstanding but it sure does hit the spot for anyone craving some ethnic South Asian eats which is impossible to find in this area. Sange Sherpa, the owner was an absolute delight to sit and chat with whilst munching on hot momos and gently spiced chicken tikka masala.

The Everest Momo Shack is BYOB and has outdoor seating only. It is a great little spot to spend a heart-warming evening at.

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

CHICKEN MOMOS

 

CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA

 

CHICKEN CURRY

 

GARLIC NAAN


CHICKEN CHOWMEIN NOODLES

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Restaurant Information


* Restaurant Name
Everest Momo Shack
* Overall
★★★☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Himalayan/Nepalese
* Street Address
25 S Glenwood St Jackson, WY 83001, Jackson, WY 83001
* Phone
(307) 733-4422
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The Oneness Fountain Heart Restaurant, Flushing, NYC

The Oneness Fountain Heart Restaurant, Flushing, NYC

 

Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$

I recommend: Whole grain bread, Carrot ginger soup, BLT

 

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Lan Zhou: Hand Pulled Noodles, Flushing, NYC

Lan Zhou: Hand Pulled Noodles, Flushing, NYC

Food: ☆☆☆ ½

Service: ☆☆

Ambiance:  ½

Cost: $

Fit for: foodies, cheap eats, authentic ethnic eats

Dishes not to miss: Dumpling hand pulled noodles, hand pulled noodles with meat sauce

Special notes: You can buy bags of frozen dumplings ( 50 for $10)


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Roasting Plant, Lower East Side, NYC

Roasting Plant, Lower East Side, NYC
ROASTING PLANT
81 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 775-7755
http://www.roastingplant.com/


Known for the best chocolate chip cookie in town, this cute little Lower East Side coffee haven is definitely worth stopping off at. The cookies are good – but not the best I’ve had. Their stuff is very fresh as all the baking is done on the premises.


Every cup of coffee is brewed fresh and it smells like heaven in here. The founder of The Roasting Plant has developed a unique system to deliver the freshest cup of coffee to every customer.

Here is an excerpt from their website which explains how it works:

“To accomplish this unique innovation, founder Mike Caswell spent six years testing and developing Roasting Plant Javabotô, a patented automation system that ensures maximum freshness and peak flavor. While roasting each type of bean, the system monitors crucial factors such as airflow, temperature, and humidity. Perfectly roasted beans then travel through vacuum tubes, untouched by human hands, until they’re ground and brewed to your specific order.”



Though the space is tiny, they are well equipped with little plug points for customers to sit with their laptops and a cup of coffee to work or play all day! Stop by for sure…if you are ever in the neighborhood!


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PROSPERITY DUMPLINGS, Lower East Side, NYC

PROSPERITY DUMPLINGS, Lower East Side, NYC

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MY RATINGS FOR THIS MEAL

Food: ☆☆☆ 1/2

Service: ☆☆

Ambiance: 

Cost: $

I recommend: Chive and pork fried dumplings, Vegetable boiled dumplings

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Super Wings, Crown Heights, NYC

Super Wings, Crown Heights, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆

Cost: $

I recommend: Trini Tamarind, Pineapple Jerk, Ginger Buff, Spinach Bites, and Mango Salad

 

 

Ever wondered what happens when you truly pursue your passion and believe in your dreams.

Meet Colette Burnett, the owner of the wildly popular Super Wings, to find out.


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Baohaus, Lower East Side, NYC

Baohaus, Lower East Side, NYC

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BaoHaus, is where owner Eddie Huang merges the age old Taiwanese street snack Gua Baowith the all natural, environmentally conscious spirit of today. Read the rest of this entry

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Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao- Soup Dumplings‎, Flushing, NYC

Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao- Soup Dumplings‎, Flushing, NYC
Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao
38-12 Prince Street,
Flushing, NY 11354
718-321-3838


Got a craving for soup dumplings?

Let me offer you a fabulous alternative to Joe’s Shanghai… Read the rest of this entry

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Xi’an Famous Foods, Flushing, NYC

Xi’an Famous Foods, Flushing, NYC

 

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Stall # 36 marks the spot for Xi’an Famous Foods which is housed in the basement of the Golden Mall in Queens. Here’s where you will find some really incredible hand pulled noodles. It’s best known for its Liang Pi “cold skin” noodles, Savory Cumin Lamb Burger and Lamb Face Salad. Read the rest of this entry

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VANESSA’S DUMPLING HOUSE, Lower East Side, NYC

VANESSA’S DUMPLING HOUSE, Lower East Side, NYC

Food: ☆☆
Service: ☆☆
Ambiance: ☆ 1/2
Cost: $
I recommend: Wonton with Spicy Sauce, Sesame Pancake Sandwich.


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Strolling around Chinatown one day, my interest was piqued by the hustle bustle at a neat looking dumpling house. That’s how I discovered Vanessa’s Dumpling House on Eldridge Street. Vanessa’s works like a well-oiled machine and is run by an all women crew – love that! Read the rest of this entry

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Fat Witch Bakery, Chelsea , NYC

Fat Witch Bakery, Chelsea , NYC


 

 

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Who doesn’t love a good Brownie?

In New York City’s Chelsea market, the Fat Witch Bakery has built an entire business on selling just brownies. Their brownies area called “witches” and you can get them in all kinds of bewitching flavors and sizes. What a marvelous concept! Read the rest of this entry

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