April Eats

So I did held  back a little in April. Just a little 🙂

M. Wells Dinette – MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

Tip: You don’t need to purchase a museum admission if you are just going to eat at M. Wells Dinette.


The Inkan – 4502 23rd St, Long Island City, NY 11101

Tip: Free chips and salsa!


Hot Honey Chicken - Bareburger
buttermilk fried chicken, wasabi carrot slaw, pineapple relish, crispy lotus root, hot honey, sprout bun

Bareburger – 366 West 46 Street, New York, NY 10036


Luu’s Baguette – 134 E 26th St, New York, NY 10010


 

A Salt & Battery – 112 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011

Tip: Get a basket of ‘chips’ to share!


 

Smorgasburg – Saturdays in Williamsburg – 90 Kent Ave. (at N. 7th St.) – Sundays in Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5

Tip: Try to only get one thing at each stand so you can have different varieties of food.

Barn Joo

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!

Barn Joo
893 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

The Gochujang in Food Gallery 32

Pretty decent kimbap for the price. I also enjoyed the rice cakes with fried squid as it wasn’t too spicy! If you want a quick, cheap, korean lunch, this is the place to go.

The Gochujang at Food Gallery 32
11 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001

The Modern Dining Room (MOMA)

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 CrĂ©meux 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!

The Modern (MOMA)
9 West 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

Totto Ramen (51st Street)

I came to this Totto ramen a little before 2pm on a weekday and there was plenty of seating. I ordered the pork bun, uni don, and chicken ramen. The pork bun was pretty good but a tad bit more mayo than I liked. The uni don was delicious! The uni was melt in your mouth soft and whatever sauce they put in the rice really complimented the dish. The chicken ramen was very creamy and fulfilling, but the best part was the noodles. Love the al dente noodles!

Would definitely come back again for the uni don and the pork bun. For lunch, the uni don was half off!

Totto Ramen (Yelp)
464 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

Casa Enrique

Casa Enrique
5-48 49th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

Delhi Heights

This is actually my first experience at a Indian restaurant and it turned out pretty good. The curries were delicious and the meat was tender. The naan was awesome and buttery. The cottage cheese thing that was so much like firm tofu but more flavorful was pretty good. I would definitely come back to try other dishes.

Delhi Heights
37-66 74th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Mu Ramen

Since they just opened, I would suggest getting a reservation. Otherwise, you would be waiting for a long time! Mu Ramen only accept same day reservations and the phone line opens at 3pm: 917.868.8903.

Mu Ramen
1209 Jackson Ave, Long Island City. NY 11101

Thái Son

Thái Son
4010 74th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Lucky Cat

This place is actually a ramen place but I felt peckish so I got a couple of appetizers and dessert instead! The spicy tuna taco was good and having the rice on the bottom mellowed out the spicy. The pork buns was juicy and had a lovely contrast in texture between the crunchy cucumber and melt in your mouth pork. As for the taiyaki dessert, it was *okay*. I liked it simply because it reminds me of my childhood. The green tea ice cream wasn’t too sweet which was a great compliment of the red bean cream inside the pastry.

Lucky Cat
232 E 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022