I hope all is well and everyone is enjoying the weather. I know I would be having a lot of fun underneath the sun this summer with work.
I had recently visited New York City! Yes! The city that never sleeps! I did some sight seeing, shopping and definately ate out.
First, John and I took the bus to NYC and we stopped at a convience store to grab a bite.
America has all sorts of chips, Canada doesn't.
I know Toronto also sells HERR Brand chips but have you ever heard of Dark Potato Chips? The way how I would describle it would be slightly burnt tasting chips. I liked it but John devoured it completely.
LOL. They look kind of burnt.
When we got off Jamica Station, this is pretty much what the streets of Queens New York looked like. John's relative lived in the neighboring city of New York, Manhatten.
John's relative had taken us to a Chinese Restaurant in Flushing (Where Korea town is). He said that there are only about 2-3 places that makes soup dumplings in New York. So we had to try it out. I actually tried looking for soup dumplings in Toronto and wasn't able to find any. Please let me know if you know any! :D
The atmosphere pretty much felt like Toronto's Chinatown but better. The server were very attentive and I felt rushed to order something on the menu. The moment, John, John's relative and I sat down, a Chinese male server immediately asked, "Do you want soup dumplings?". We said, "We would like one order." Then the server asked, "What would you like to order?" I wasn't even finished browsing the first page of the menu and I told him to give us a minute. After a minute, the male server returned and I had to send him back telling him to give us another minute. John's relative explained to us that that is the culture of New York City. They want everything down in a speedy manner and everyone is like that.
The dipping sauce for the soup dumplings. It tasted like say sauce but it with a sour twist and it had some grated ginger in it.
I ordered Changhai style turnip cake and it wasn't what I had expected! It was alright but I was accustomed to see it as a rectangle shaped patty, not a ball. It tasted deep-fried and inside was tyhe shredded turnips. It was good but tasted meaty in the inside.
Beef with Green Peppers
Young Chow Fried Rice
I had some because I cannot resist the shrimp. It also had chopped pork in it too but I took out the pork.
Isn't it beautiful sitting on a bed of cabbages. I had some of the cabbage too. I guess I missed Kimchi.
Calamari with black bean sauce with Green peppers and onions. I LOVED it! :D
Catching soup into the spoon. Yummy yummy in my tummy!For more Info:
9 Pell Street New York, NY 10013, United States
Flushing's Chinatown at night
The convience store in Flushing's Chinatown is huge!
See the video below!
See the video below!
John's Relative's younger sister had reccomended us visitng Red Mango.
Look at all of the toppings! :D So many to choose from!
The relative ordered a smoothie.
136-53 Roosevelt Ave
Flushing, NY 11354
Neighbourhoods: Downtown Flushing, Flushing
Click to see what it's like in downtown:
There are stairs at the entrance so be careful!
Stir Fry Veggies and fried chicken underneath. You can't see it in this photo.
Fried Rice with Vegetables
This was my fortune cookie's fortune.
This was John's fortune.
That day, after we were done haggling with the belt buckle salesman, we heard the sirens and near Hop Kee, there was a fire. The fire was pretty bad and everyone snapped out their camera, video cam (including me) within 10 seconds it was almost synchronized.
You can watch the footage. Click on the link below:
Everyone staring at the fire.
It was pretty much a waffle like cookie shell filled with creamy goodness. I can't remember if I have tasted a hint of cream cheese it mines. But I recall, there were chocolate chips in it.By the time I have finished my cannoli, it had the same "High" effect as you would when you finish a piece of Tiramisu cake.
New York's Italy Town.
Woman Cave Rules:
Same as Man Cave Rule #1.
May have sleepover parties inside
Replenish all water bottle, tea and martini stocks
I don't know, someone would have to make better women cave rules or edit the ones I have came up with so far.
I actually tried making that dish but miserably failed. Click to see the failure.
Niffty high tech parking lots in Chinatown.
The Westwood mall.
I got the Hello Kitty Sunglasses for $10 in Chinatown. I love them but the lenses are so flashy shiny!