Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pho' Grand Vietnamese Weekend Lunch

277 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 965-5366

When having Vietnamese food, I always like to order a
No#2 Pho Beef Noodle Soup -
with fresh eye of round, brisket, navel, tendon, etc..
with a squeeze of lemon and handful of fresh basil...
to the very last drop pf pho' ...slurp!

and sometimes -
Beef stew with toast bun
chunks of beef shank, gelatinous tendon that melts in your mouth
and carrots swimming in this rich broth.
so savory

First time trying -
Deep Fried Crab Wanton
first bite was delicious then the richness of the cream was overpowering
so just one bite was fine for me

We like to come here whenever we can. Nice quick service and place seems clean.
Are you hungry yet?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Breakfast - Simple Tomato Onion Scramble

Egg-Onion-Cherry Tomatoes-Cilantro
scramble the eggs and chop the rest of the ingredients
For smooth & moist scramble eggs I like to 
add small cold cubes of butter to the mixture, 
this way it cooks with the egg and not brown it. 

Add oil to a heated pan then tomatoes and onion to follow

When the tomatoes / onions are cooked down - add the egg mixture
Lighty scramble on medium low heat until desired doneness
 a light sprinkle of your favorite cheese and cilantro and serve!
**How do you like your scramble eggs? **
I know this is a very easy recipe.
I tend to get out of hand with snapping photos so why not share :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Shanghai Lunch - Shanghai Garden Restaurant

Looking for delicious Shanghai cuisine?
This little hole in the wall down in Chinatown is where we like to go sometimes. It is a very small space with booths and connecting tables. It might be a little wait but it's worth it.
The service is good,very nice and attentive.
14A Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10013
Chinatown 212-964-5640

Chilled Combination Dish :
marinated jelly fish - crunchy and fresh on the palette
boneless pig's trotter - taste like pastrami with gelatinous texture
drunken chicken - a nice pungent wine flavor with a fresh finish....what more can I say?
* this dish can be fun and tasty if you're on the adventurous side and
it's a perfect starter*

Another one of my favorite Shanghai dishes :
Stir Fried Rice Cakes with Shredded Pork, Preserved Vegetables and Bamboo shoots
The nice and chewy rice cakes with the crunchy texture from the bamboo shoots blends nicely with pickled and sweet vegetables. Sounds nice right?

Deep Fried Jumbo Shrimp with Mayo and caramelize walnuts.
They were huge, crunchy to bouncy with each bite.
Succulent shrimp we have here, so good..

 Wonton with hot chili and garlic sauce 
This was okay....they were too big for my liking and the sauce seem sweet then tangy
but might work for you

Who would like to join us next time?