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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Big Apple Bites - Part 2

Since moving away a few years ago, they are a few things I miss about living in New York (the leaves changing in Central Park, an easy-to-navigate subway system, wearing black all the time) but perhaps the one thing I miss most (besides BL, JC & VR) are the xiao long bao at Joe's Shanghai in Chinatown. Spot Light: I dream about these luscious, juicy, soup-oozing crab & pork-filled dumplings and haven't found a suitable counterpart anywhere else (if anyone knows a place in the Bay Area, please, please, please let me know.) Green Light: also totally delicious - green onion pancakes and fried Shanghai noodles.

We also loved
Chelsea Market, a gorgeous food hall/farmer's market type of place chock-full of goodies ranging from stone crab claws to organic dairy milkshakes to Jacques Torres' wicked hot chocolate. Green Light:
fluffy scones and spicy pumpkin waffles at Sarabeth's, meaty lobster rolls at The Lobster Place (which takes over as the lobster roll of my dreams), sweet, chewy and cinnamon-y twisty things at Amy's Bread, and buttery chocolately brownies at Fat Witch Bakery.

So it may seem like all we did was eat, but we did shop and squeeze in a show too. En route to shopping in Soho we stopped at
Cafe Habana To-Go. Green Light: roasted corn slathered in mayo and cheese with a sprinkle of lime and chili powder, perfectly melty and crusty Cuban sandwiches with roast pork, cheese, and pickles, refreshingly tart homemade lime-lemonade. And post-show, while recommended spots Ippudo NY and Totto were way too crowded, Menchanko Tei was a great stop for ramen. Green Light: their hearty noodle dishes (men=noodles, chanko=sumo wrestlers' stew) were soupy, tasty and comforting, with a delicious chunk of rice cake which was everyone's favorite part of the meal.

Bagels. Hot Dogs. Dumplings. Cheesecake. We just about had it
all. But we were still So our last stop before heading to JFK was John's Pizzeria for thin-crust wood-oven cooked pizza (I love how they call them "pies" here.) We polished off two pies (green light!) and a salad, and then we were off to the airport. Trip complete!



Raymond said...

Heart your blog, Sami and Addie! Keep it up!

Sami and Addie said...

We heart YOU, @Raymond! Thanks for reading!

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