2 mars 2015 § Poster un commentaire
Any alternatives to juice and coffee in New York? Definitely yes. New Yorkers should feel lucky to have places dedicated to this finely grounded powder. Matcha is considered as a healthy booster, because of the high level of antioxydant without the inflammatory effect of coffee on your stomach. I tried two different places, the first one was in West Village – Chalait and the other place was in Brooklyn: Matcha Bar.
If you have matcha for the first time, the taste may be bitter so do not hesitate to add a sweetener like agave syrup.
Address: Chalait – 224 West 4th Street and Matcha Bar – 93, Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
21 février 2015 § 2 Commentaires
Having already traveled in China, I was wondering what a « Chinatown » would look like. This neighbourhood is located in the Lower Manhattan, bordering Lower East Side to its east, Little Italy, Civic Center and Tribeca. There are many places to eat, and the majority of them are affordable. If you travel on a budget, this area should be on top of your list.
First stop was at the famous « Chinatown Ice cream Factory », where they have original flavors like Lychee, Ginger, Taro.. for naming only them. It was very cold when I went there, but enjoying ice cream should have nothing to do with weather.
If you are looking for Dim sum, Joe’s Shanghai is the place to go. Prices were low, only 7-8$ for the 8 dumplings. There are many tourists, but it has not lost its charm.
I saw many bakeries, and entered one randomly. There were so many choices ! I did not know what to take so I had these unidentified green bites. I couldn’t tell what gives them this unusual color, but the black paste must have been grounded sesame. If you are adventurous, it was at Lucky King Bakery, 1$ only for the 4 bites.
Manhattan’s Chinatown will be full of surprise and make you feel like you are in Asia for a moment. Exploring this area will take you an entire day. If you have time, go to the Brooklyn’s and Queens’ Chinatown: another part of China on the American continent.
Address: Chinatown Icecream Factory – 65, Bayard St, Joe’s Shanghai – 9, Pell St, and Lucky King Bakery – 280, Grand St.
12 février 2015 § Poster un commentaire
After a stressful week at work, New Yorkers meet their friends around a brunch. Popular places can sometimes show up to 2 hours waiting time. Whether it rains or snows, I saw lines for many restaurants. I tried the brunch at Egg Shop on Elizabeth Street, located in Nolita.
Egg Shop, as its name indicates is a restaurant dedicated to eggs. I chose the « Spandex », served in a bowl and my friend a personalised egg sandwich. The Spandex was a California style miso with quinoa, avocado, and poached eggs. It was fresh, simple and healthy. All the ingredients here are chosen with care: eggs are organic and locally sourced.
Address: Egg Shop – 151 Elizabeth Street