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 🙂
211 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103
long island oyster, spicy kohlrabi kraut & sesame
smoked trout-avocado ‘chip & dip’
smoked trout-avocado ‘chip & dip’
snacking pork with stone fruit mostards
mushrooms, scallions, egg
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!
State Bird Provisions
1529 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
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.
211 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017
Bourbon, Tamarind, Burnt Orange Molasses, Sriracha Bitters
Olive oil, french baguette, cranberry
Radishes and Herbs
Tender Leeks and Frisee Lettuce
Celeriac and Foie Gras
Wafer Streusel and Nutella Ice Cream
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!
The Modern (MOMA)
9 West 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
these straight homemade noodles are cooked al dente style in a whole chicken and premium soy sauce based soup topped with scallion, onion, char siu pork, and a nori.
uni on top of rice with various vegetables
pork, lettuc, mayo, and bun
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
chicken breast, rolled in corn tortilla with Mole sauce, onion, black beans, crema fresca, queso fresco, and avocado
Cow tongue tacos
Grilled octopus, avocado, potatoes – Casa Enrique
Sponge cake made of three kinds of milk, goat milk caramel
5-48 49th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
Fish and Chips
Sourdough Chorizo Pizza
chinese fried chicken
I went to a few restaurants in London and none of them ‘wow’-ed me. It was possible that since my budget was pretty low or that I never knew what I wanted to eat in London, I just ended up with only 4 favorite things I ate there.
An exotic min flavoured homemade cottage cheese kabob
deep fried roundels of cottage cheese and flour soaked in a saffron flavoured sugar syrup; served warm
succelent pieces of goat tossed with tomato, bell pepper, whole red chili tempered with indian spices
cubes of lamb cooked in chef’s special cream almond sauce with blend of spices
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.
37-66 74th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
making U&I at Mu Ramen
uni, spicy maguro, ikura, sushi rice, sesame, roasted nori, real wasabi
deep fried chicken wings stuffed with foie and brioche
shallots, garlic, white wine, cilantro, butter, with Mu dipping sauce
scallion pancake, smoked trout, tobiko, shaved bonito, syrup
red miso and pork based soup, topped with scallion, ground bpork, menma, corn, sesame and chili oil
oxtail and bone marrow based soup, brisket, half sour pickle, menma, cabbage
You can see them making ramen and appetizers if you sit at the bar!
The lights are a nice touch!
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.
1209 Jackson Ave, Long Island City. NY 11101