Kabuki is advertised as a Japanese restaurant but I feel it serves the most authentic Korean food here in the upstate New York. Of course, when I say “authentic” I mean as authentic as it can get in an Asian-free area. Of course, they have the typical Korean food like Bulgogi but you can also find the more traditional (and rare) dishes like TangSooYook. The place is kinda empty but its all good, more peace to myself. So, check out Kabuki if you are in this area and have an urge for Korean food.
Kabuki Japanese Restaurant
952 Troy Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110-1608
Today I had the honor to try the Spa City’s revered fried chicken. Hattie’s reputation even drawed the attention of the world famous chef, Bobby Flay‘s, and making its appearance on the culinary program Show Down. It’s not easy writing a review of a local treasure… especially a bad one. Chicken wasn’t too oily for a fried chicken, but flavor was just plain. Still figuring out the “famous” part other then the recipe being unchanged since 1930s. But the dish was saved by the side dish Collard greens and Louisiana beer, which I very much enjoyed them both. I’m sure they have other great dishes, but based on this limited experience, I am going to be hated by the local for giving an overall rating of:
2.0 / 5.0
I met up with my Taiwanese homies in Boston. They recommended Hei La Moon for Dim Sum. I lived in Boston before, and I love to eat dim sum but I never had the chance to try this place.
My friends kept ordering dishes after another, and, man! ALL of them were freakin’ awesome! It’s tough to find decent Chinese place in Boston, but Hei La Moon is officially my favorite Dim Sum here!
Hei La Moon
88 Beach St
Boston, MA 02111
Rating: 3.5 / 5.0
Today was a fun day. Met up with old high school friends in NYC, and drank… drank… and… well, a bit more drinking. We jumped in between couple Izakayas, and we ended up at Kenka.
and… woah! what do we see on the menu?
Of course, we had to try it. So, this is how it looked like…
Yes, it looks like a dick. duh! I believe it was boiled in hot water, and served with hot mustard on the side. We passed the dish around and took a bite… It tasted liked a massive collagen or cartilage that looks like a genital.
Our conversation never took off after that, and the night ended silently. Something died in all of us… haha, jk! It was a night to remember!
Well, a convenient place to eat and drink in New York City, but nothing special about their dishes. Another ordinary izakaya.
25 Saint Mark’s Place
New York, NY 10003
Rating: 2.5 / 5.0
Long Provincial Vietnamese Restaurant…. my friend has been telling about this place for a LONG time (yes, that was joke), and I finally carried my lazy ass there. There were the typical Vietnamese dishes, but lots of them had an unique and modern twist to it. My favorite was the Cognac scallop pomelo salad, and its described as the following:
Cognac scallop pomelo salad
Pan fried Hennessy Cognac marinated Pacific scallops, freshly pickled jicama, carrot, red onion, browned onion, roasted peanuts, fresh herbs, and hand peeled pomelo severed with tamarind fish sauce.
Fucken bomb. Scallop was perfectly cooked, jicama and the carrot was fresh, and the tamarind fish sauce wrapped it all with its sweetness and unique Asian flava.
Other dishes were decent, your typical Vietnamese food with a modern twist. Decent price for more than a decent food. Go impress your significant other at LONG.
1901 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101-1101
Rating: 3.5 / 5.0
New York is known for their Pizza, and it is definitely one of the best in the nation. But! Move aside New York! because New Jersey Pizza is in town! Donna’s Pizza is THE BEST PIZZA in our mind. New York Truckers would drive out here just to get a bite of this tasty pizza!!!
404 Broad Avenue
Palasades Park, NJ
WE USED TO BE CUTE