Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The last 36 hours in New York: Ticking ticking

If you're still reading my food adventures in New York, this is the ending post. Actually I think my tummy thanks me for it too as I feel like I have been eating non stop.

I came with a list of eateries that was longer than the actual no. of days would allow and with only 36 hours left, how much more did I eat?

Here goes!


NY is currently having a restaurant week where a number of restaurants are having a 3 course $35 dinner menu. I saw this in Fatty Crab but decided not to go for it.
Meeting some friends, I let them choose the location and we ended up in Japonais. We also opted for the $35 restaurant menu as we were so busy catching up and chatting that we just did not have time to read the menu. I think it was easily half an hour before the waiter managed to obtain our orders successfully.
The food is westernised Japanese and was decent but underwhelming and unmemorable. The service was great and the company on the other hand was fantastic!

Next day, I was supposed to meet up for dim sum at Red Egg but unfortunately due to some train issues and mishaps, we did not make it. I was really looking forward to it though and wanted a comparison to dim sum in London.

I did manage to have breakfast at Luke's Lobster. This time, I ordered the Taste of Maine. They were out of empress claws but had everything else.

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Taste of Maine $21

The prawn roll was the weakest of the trio as it lack that bite texture-wise even with being chilled. The lobster roll and the crab roll were refreshingly tasty. As these were all half rolls, you don’t get that greasy mouth feel and fingers at the end which occurred during my first visit. It was a nice way to start the day.

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I also stopped by a Japanese supermarket to check out what they sell and was so excited to see a couple of my favourites that I don’t see in London, like Mochi ice cream!

After some more shopping (really shopped out by this stage), we decided to chill at Serendipity for some superlicuous Frozen Hot Chocolate but it was a 2-3 hours wait so that plan went out the window. I would need to be at the airport by then. I have been here before in my last trip and will write a post soon.

So it was Momofuku Milk Bar instead. You can tell how much I love this Milk Bar; this is the third visit in a span of 2 weeks! This time we got the apple pie truffles, compost cookie, cereal milk and coffee.

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My friend who has never tried the compost cookie before likes it. It has just the right balance of sweet and savoury and when eaten freshly baked, the texture was soft and slightly gooey. The apple pie truffles has a Soft texture, the crumbles were airily light and not crumbly. It just tasted like apple pie but without that crunch. I think a case of where its hype is greater than the actual thing.

With that, it was the end of my trip and it wad time to head to the airport to go home. My heart is heaving with a twinge of sadness. New York is awesome!

Japonais, 111 E 18th St, Gramercy/Flatiron , New York, NY 10003

Japonais on Urbanspoon

Momofuku Milk Bar, 15 West 56th St. New York, NY 10019

Momofuku Milk Bar (Midtown) on Urbanspoon


  1. What a lot of good food you'd had! I especially love the look of those prawns even though you said it's not as good as the crab and lobster rolls.

  2. Jeannie - It's not as QQ as expected compared to the rest but it was still good though.


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