The Foods we ate in NY- adventure week continued

So after our little adventure to the Brooklyn Bridge, I took my sister to Chinatown (one of my favorite places in New York), to eat some of my favorite foods that she’s never tried before. It’s only natural that after some adventure she tries new foods too, don’t you think? Besides, getting bullied by the weather and walking quite a bit is EXHAUSTING- we were starving.

She liked everything I made her try; I’m glad she’s not such a picky eater. Seeing the look on her face change from reluctance to pure excitement and finally satisfaction was probably one of the most gratifying (not to mention hilarious) experiences.

Here is our adventures in food for the short time she was here. A great week of firsts! (read to a see a lot more photos!)

Xiao Long Bao (小笼包), soup dumplings and scallion pancakes.

Dumplings that not only have a delicious filling but a warm soup inside. It was perfect for the weird weather day.


My favorite- Vietnamese summer rolls!


I thought I’d try something new- BBQ beef and spring roll on vermicelli (I forget the vietnamese name)


While my sister tried Pho for the first time.IMG_2069 IMG_2074

Another day I took her to Cafe Lalo. One of my favorite cafes in the Upper West Side where they actually filmed “You’ve got mail”. One of my favorite cakes is the fresh fruit supreme (at least I’m pretty sure that’s what it’s called.)

IMG_2257 Such a cozy cute place.


I also wanted her to try the infamous Chicken and Rice in Midtown. Probably the only thing I’ll order from a food cart. She tried the chicken and rice, I tried the mixed beef and chicken, I think it was. (first time trying that combo!) It might look gross but there’s a reason why it’s such a hit…


Another day we ate at Ippudo in the East Village. Thankfully we didn’t have to wait as long as you usually have to since we went on a weekday pretty early.

We tried their pork buns (which are good, period) but were REALLY good here. The right amount of spice.
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And we ordered their speciality: Ramen!!!!

Akamaru Modern (left) and Shiromaru Hakata Classic (right). My second time here, but first time trying the classic. My sister and I switched off and shared both 🙂

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And one of my favorite hole-in-a-wall dessert joints: Chickalicious!! They didn’t have the dessert I tried last time (their menu seems to be seasonal) but we shared this strawberry shortcake sundae which was so so good (if you couldn’t tell.)IMG_2319

And since I finally had time during break, we went to Veneiro’s Pasticceria and Caffe. Someone recommended I go in the summer and it was only until recently I was able to go. So glad I did…. it was like dessert heaven. We took them to go to enjoy later at home.


We got the tiramisu. (Another personal favorite)IMG_2416

And the fruit tart. (I LOVE FRUIT TARTS!)


Just looking at these photos makes me so happy because it reminds me of my sister and the good food we shared! It’s also making me drool. Sorry if I made you hungry….

Food is always better with good company (even if the service isn’t stellar)

If you’re ever in New York be sure to check out these places. I highly recommend them for their food.

In no particular order:

Chicken and Rice at 53rd and 6th avenue

Joe’s Shanghai (where I first tried soup dumplings) 9 Pell St

or Shanghai Cafe (where we went this time) 100 Mott St between Canal and Hester

Pho Viet Huong- Vietnamese food- 73 Mulberry St Between Bayard and Walker

Chickalicious Dessert bar-203 E 10th St

Veneiro’s Pastry- 342 E 11th St

Ippudo NY- 65 4th Ave

Cafe Lalo- 201 W 83rd St

When’s the last time YOU tried something NEW?!

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
―Virginia Woolf

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