In the past couple of months, I've had some random weekends of food. Here are snapshots from one of them:
After eating Xian in Flushing on Saturday, Thanan and I grabbed some tea and dessert at Sago Tea, which is located conveniently across the street from my beloved lamb skewer cart.
|The milk tea and pearls were actually pretty good. The pearls were on the smaller side, but delightfully bouncy, and the tea was smooth and not too sweet.|
|I ordered the condensed milk toast for dessert. My mom used to serve me toasted french baguettes with a cup of condensed milk when I was a child, so I was especially excited to have this for dessert.|
The following day, I wandered near the Madison Square Park area only to find a fun little restaurant and gift market. One of the wonderful randoms that you come across just living in New York. The restaurant area featured about a dozen local restaurants from Manhattan and Brooklyn boroughs including Pies & Thighs, Fatty Cue and Roberta's. I've been meaning to try locavore pizza spot Roberta's for some time, so I was so happy to see it conveniently before me. Like, this is destiny, y'all.
|I ordered the margherita pizza, a personal sized pie topped with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and bright fat basil leaves.|
|So. Thin. But so flavorful. The pizza was bright, light and completely satisfying. I need to try their actual restaurant sometime soon. There is a kale pizza with my and Greeshma's name on it.|
|I stopped by Fatty Cue and grabbed a nice slice of the s'mores pie. I cannot get enough of this pie with is homemade marshmallow fluff and creamy chocolate filling. Perfect afternooncap!|
Then later that afternoon, I waltzed by the periodic Japanese / Korean block party - which would blow Greeshma's mind for sure from all the Asian boys freely strolling the streets. They hold the fairs about 20 times a year. On this occasion, there was an ike-men (eye-catching men) contest. Despite the Asian beefcakes, my eyes were more on the food (of course). I love Japanese people because they are just so over the top with the ultra-excitedness and over-the-top gimmicks. Here are some Japanese cowboys grilling eel and squid:
|A Japanese pancake made out of cabbage. Super unique and delicious. They are not sold at any restaurant currently though, so best to try to find them at future Jap-Ko block parties.|
|To go with the pancakes, I ordered a couple skewers of squid legs. Delicious!|
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