Nov ’12: 滷水鴨翼、香烤牛小排、金針雲耳蒸雞、黨參北芪煲雞湯、生炒糯米飯、Cheesecake

  • 滷水鴨翼
  • 香烤牛小排
  • 金針雲耳蒸雞
  • 黨參北芪煲雞湯
  • 生炒糯米飯
  • Cheesecake

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滷水鴨翼

1112 滷水鴨翼香烤牛小排

1112 香烤牛小排金針雲耳蒸雞

1112 金針雲耳蒸雞黨參北芪煲雞湯

1112 黨參北芪煲雞湯生炒糯米飯

1112 生炒糯米飯Cheesecake

1112 Cheesecake 1

Top is from Costco, with blueberry, raspberry and chocolate flavours.

1112 Cheesecake 2

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Nov ’12: 蔥薑鹽水蝦、薑蔥牛百葉、蒸魚、苦瓜釀肉、清炒豆苗鮮菇

  • 蔥薑鹽水蝦
  • 薑蔥牛百葉
  • 蒸魚
  • 苦瓜釀肉
  • 清炒豆苗鮮菇

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蔥薑鹽水蝦

1112 蔥薑鹽水蝦薑蔥牛百葉

1112 薑蔥牛百葉蒸魚

1112 蒸魚 2 1112 蒸魚 1 1112 蒸魚 3苦瓜釀肉

1112 苦瓜釀肉 1 1112 苦瓜釀肉 2清炒豆苗鮮菇

1112 清炒豆苗鮮菇

NYC Eats: Shake Shack

✣ Top pick ✣

It’s always on my to-go list.  Finally tried it and I liked it.  It may not be as good as a restaurant quality burger, but it’s one of the best chain-store burger.  The bun is sticky enough to contain all the mess without getting soggy from the juice.  I’m pleasantly surprised the shakes have just the right amount of sweetness and are not oversweet.  Be prepared line is always going to be long no matter what time in the day you arrive (it does move fast though)

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤❤
Price range: $

0811 Shack Stack (Shake Shack)Shack Stack
Cheeseburger and a ’Shroom Burger topped with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce.

0811 ShackBurger (Single) (Shake Shack)ShackBurger (Single)
American cheese, lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce.

0811 Fries (Shake Shack)Fries
Made from Yukon Gold potatoes.
Perfectly fried and not greasy.

0811 Black & White Shake (Shake Shack)Black & White Shake
Hand-spun shake.

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Shake Shack
www.shakeshack.com

NYC Eats: Fat Witch Bakery

✣ Top pick ✣

I am not a huge fan of buying brownies because (1) I don’t like chocolate (2) they are ALWAYS oversweet.  However I was swept away by the Fat Witch Bakery the first time I tried their sample.  It is perfectly fudgey without being oversweet.  This is one of the best brownies that you can buy.

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤❤
Price range: $

0811 Fat Witch Bakery0811 Red Witch 1 (Fat Witch Bakery) 0811 Red Witch 2 (Fat Witch Bakery)

Red Witch
This Witch sees red. Original with sour red cherries magically dropped in.

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Fat Witch Bakery
75 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011, USA
+1 212-807-1335
http://www.fatwitch.com/

NYC Eats: Two Little Red Hens

An American bakery, with truly exceptionally well made cakes!  The cakes are moist and light, but very fine-crumbed.  The cakes and the frosting have just the right amount of sweetness to it.  Their frosting also very well made.  They are light and creamy.  Their cakes are also very beautifully decorated (professionally, not in a cheap homemade project way).

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤❤
Price range: $

0811 Boston Cream, Red Velvet, and Carrot cupcakes (Two Little Red Hens)Boston cream cupcake
It’s actually a ganache topping, so it’s not messy to eat.  It has a small center with cream fill in, so it’s not going to explode everywhere when you bite into it.

Carrot cupcakes
with walnuts!
Yes they really have walnuts in the cake, and carrots too 😆

Red Velvet Cupcakes
with cream cheese frosting!

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Two Little Red Hens
1652 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10028-3110, USA
+1 212-452-0476
http://www.twolittleredhens.com/

NYC Eats: Ninth Street Espresso

It’s unbelievable how hard it is to find a real coffee shop in Manhattan.  Ninth Street Espresso roasts their own beans (?) and their coffee is very well brewed.

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤❤
Price range: $

0811 Ninth Street Espresso 0811 Macchiato (Ninth Street Espresso)
Macchiato
It has a good crema and the coffee has an interesting complex flavour.  It is somewhat nutty but there is a hint of fruitiness in it.

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Ninth Street Espresso
Various locations.
http://www.ninthstreetespresso.com/

NYC Eats: La Bergamote Pastries

They serve all kinds of pastries and savoury items such as quiche.  Excellent quality and very well made.

My ratings: ❤❤❤❤❤
Price range: $

0811 Tarte au fruits & Americano (La Bergamote) 0811 Tarte au fruits (La Bergamote)
Tarte au fruits
Raspberry and Kiwi
Crust is buttery and crunchy.  There is a jello layer overlaying the fruits.  Overall it is just the right amount of sweetness and the fruits are not too sour.

Americano
I did think it tasted weird.  It reminded me of rusty tap water for some reason.  Very bland and watered down.

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La Bergamote Pastries on Urbanspoon

La Bergamote Pastries
177 Ninth Avenue, New York
NY 10011
212 627 9010
www.labergamotenyc.com

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