5 Napkin Burger at 14th and 3rd Ave

I don’t remember exactly when the place opened, but for the past few months the 5 Napkin Burger restaurant has been full of people almost every time I’ve gone by. The smells of cooking hamburgers wafting out of the restaurant onto 14th Street made it hard to walk by without getting hungry. So, it wasn’tContinue reading “5 Napkin Burger at 14th and 3rd Ave”

4 Year Anniversary Dinner at Olive Garden in Times Square

Last Saturday was my and my wife’s fourth anniversary together.  We spent our first anniversary in Singapore.  Our second anniversary was in the Philippines.  Our third anniversary we spent apart.  I was here in the US and she was in the Philippines.  We spent a lot of time talking about how we would spend ourContinue reading “4 Year Anniversary Dinner at Olive Garden in Times Square”

Boka Bon Chon & Wafels and dinges

I just can’t get enough of those damn fried chicken wings and drumsticks!  I don’t know how they make them, but they come out so crispy and delicious that I don’t mind that the spicy ones are burning my face off.  I just keep eating them!  They also come in soy & garlic flavor, whichContinue reading “Boka Bon Chon & Wafels and dinges”

Hawkers: Southeast Asian Food in New York City

Hawkers, located between 2nd and 3rd Avenues on 14th Street in Manhattan, is a restaurant that serves Southeast Asian food.  I’ve passed by this place almost every day for over a year, but I’ve never gone in because I assumed it was just a bar, and judging from the layout, serving alcohol is its primaryContinue reading “Hawkers: Southeast Asian Food in New York City”

Veselka: Ukrainian Soulfood

In 2008, one of the last things I did before leaving the United States and moving to Asia was to have lunch with family at Veselka’s in the East Village. View Larger Map I don’t remember too much about the visit, except that the pierogis were awesome.  They were so awesome, that I lamented theContinue reading “Veselka: Ukrainian Soulfood”