I know it only seems like yesterday that I was clawing to get out of NYC. But now I’m totally excited to go back again for vacation… in exactly four weeks and two days *wooooh!* I’ve also just booked tickets for Spider Man Turn Off The Dark (infinitely exciting!) and am now on the look out for more places to gorge myself. Eleven Madison Park has already been suggested. What else, peeps, what else?
I did very well in the Big Apple last month, if I do say so myself. During two weeks of work (which meant mostly boring quick lunches), I managed to get to: KyoChon (ain’t nuthing like Korean fried chicken!), Luke’s Lobster (sweeeeet juicy deliciousness), Kyotofu (chicken & tofu burger that was actually tasty), errrr KFC (double down, bitches!), the amazing Momofuku Ko (god, that shaved foie gras), Ippudo (ramen & to-die-for pork buns. I’m definitely going back), Pat’s King of Steaks (ok so this was in Philly but still) and Lombardi’s, the father of the NY pizza.
But on top of all that, I also stuck in my big fat food hole…
Mercer Kitchen, Soho with the gorgeous Lara
slow baked salmon, fresh corn pudding, cherry tomato vinaigrette
passionfruit soufflé with passionfruit ice cream
raspberry almond crisp
And the delicious sea scallops with asparagus and smoked bacon vinaigrette above.
99 Prince Street
Soho, NY, 10012
Umi Sushi, Midtown East
tako su (sliced octopus with yuzu sauce)
soft shelled crab with ponzu sauce
green tea & red bean mochi ice cream
118 East 31st St,
Midtown East, NY, 10016
Lugo Caffe, Midtown West
linguine alle vongole
1 Penn Plaza,
Midtown West, NY, 10119
Westville Restaurant, West Village
crab cakes benedict
broccoli & garlic, sauteed brussel sprouts, sweet potato, beetroot & goats cheese
210 West 10th Street,
West Village, NY, 10014
Five Napkin Burger, Hells Kitchen with the man about town
original 5 Napkin burger with caramelised onion, gruyere cheese & rosemary aioli
coleslaw and creamed spinach
New York cheese cake
Five Napkin Burger
629 9th Avenue,
Hell’s Kitchen, NY, 10036
Nook Restaurant, Midtown West
scrambled eggs with spinach & ham and home fries (which were NOT home fries, but mash, and actually kind of disgusting)
sweet potato pancakes with sausage & salsa (this was yummy though)
746 9th Avenue,
Midtown West, NY, 10019
Han Bat Restaurant, Midtown West
soondubu jjigae (Korean hot pot with soft tofu)
yook hwei (raw beef salad with sesame oil & crispy pears)
Han Bat Restaurant
53 West 35th Street,
Midtown West, NY, 10001
Wow, I’m exhausted.
Oh wait, one more! And of course there were many iterations of Pinkberry!
As you may have noticed, I was a Good Girlfriend and didn’t go to Shake Shack, not even once, because I promised Panu I’d go with him in February. How awesome am I to not even have snuck in a fry?
Anyway, aside from all the goodness I’ve already ingested, if you can suggest any other eats that I can’t miss while in NYC in February, please let me know!
Big thanks! xx