Smorgasburg Queens is deceptively small. What I didn’t realize was there was an inside area when I walked by it the night before. I would say there was about 15+ vendors total on Saturday last week.
The lobster and duck confit roll was good, but maybe not 19 dollars good. I would have prefered two more arepas from the arepa lady instead! As you can tell, I really liked the arepa. It was my first time having an arepa and I wish I can get just the flatbread by itself everyday. That sweetness with the corn and cheese is delicious. For the last stop, Wooly’s was a good choice. I enjoyed the pop rocks in my mouth with some shaved ice. Mmmm.. shaved ice.
Tip: Try going with someone who you can share food with so you can try more things! #howtofeellesslikeapig
deconstructed – fermented tea leaf dish tossed with a crispy mixture of nuts, beans, and garlic with shredded lettuce
mixed at table side – fermented tea leaf dish tossed with a crispy mixture of nuts, beans, and garlic with shredded lettuce
Triangular pastry hand wrapped and filled with curried potatoes and vegetables. Deep fried and served with house tangy spicy sauce
Minced chicken prepared with diced jalapeño, mint leaf and cloves of garlic
lamb, red curry sauce, potatoes
We ate more vegetables I swear! There was a plate of pea shoots that we devoured before I remember to get a picture of it.
I really like their coconut rice. It may be because I am developing a crazy sweet tooth but now I want to make all rice coconut flavored. On the other hand, I hate coconut candy or anything with those little strings or flakes of coconut in it. I think I like the smell and sweetness of it which makes it tolerable when it is used in liquid form.
Bonus points: the server was kind enough to let me take a picture before mixing the salad. I am surprised my friends still let me go out to eat with them 🙂
beer-battered-butter clams with grilled ramp remoulade
nectarines with whipped crescenza & pink peppercorn
rabbit & wagon wheel croquettes with arugula-hazelnut pesto
garlic bread with burrata
guinea hen dumpling with aromatic broth
english peas, horseradish crème fraîche with carrot chips
CA state bird with provisions
‘world peace’ peanut muscovado milk
State Bird Provisions serves you food dim sum style, where they bring you a cart and asks you which item you want. Everything in the pictures was delicious. Shoutout to the nectarines dish and the steam egg in a cup!
Caution for people who hate planning ahead (aka didn’t have reservations): try to get there an hour early before opening to wait in line. Even if you don’t get seated immediately, they have limited time slots for you to come by later. Still try to get there early!
Fresh Tuna Sashimi Served with Fermented Soy Beans
Soft Boiled Egg Topped with Sea Urchin and Salmon Roe in Cold Soup
Grilled Japanese Squid Brushed with Garlic Soy Sauce
Shredded Beef Back Ribs Stewed in Miso Topped with Grated Daikon Radish
This place is across from Sushi Yasuda and located in the basement of a building. My favorites are the soft boiled egg with seach urchin, beef back ribs, and the black sesame creme brulee! If this is your first time here, definitely try the hot foods first.
I arrived a little before 6pm and was able to snag a seat at the bar for happy hour. For a Tuesday night, the bar area was pretty busy! I ordered a dozen oysters to start off. I got the oysters very quickly and they were hugee! The picture I took don’t do it justice. There was no grit or sand in them what so ever. I polished them off like a pro.
Next I got some chicken wings because you can’t go wrong with korean chicken wings. The great thing about these types of chicken wings is there’s plenty of flavor on the fried skin without the messiness of a sauce. Tried the soy and garlic and it was not too salty or garlicy. I would definitely want to try the hot and spicy next time!
By the time I left (a little before 7pm) it got fairly busy, even in the dining room. I would definitely come back for the dollar oysters and chicken wings!
Came here for lunch as I had the day off and wanted to do something extravagant! I got seated next to the window which definitely have the nicest views into the courtyard of the MOMA.
From start to finish, the service was impeccable. I was never short on water and the food just kept coming from the tasting menu. I ordered the 4 plates tasting menu and it was wayyy too much food for me but I ate it all anyways! I couldn’t help but keep going!
My favorite dishes was the pumpkin soup, lobster and truffle, and the dessert! The lobster and truffle had the perfect taste of seafood with a bit of a ‘salad’ twist. The dessert, Gianduja Crémeux satisfied my craving for chocolate and the wafel streusel was like eating your favorite chocolate cereal with nutella ice cream.
Try to get a seat next to the window if you can for lunch. You can people watch and eat at the same time!