Monthly Archives: September 2015

New York City: Per Se (***, #30)

Per Se is the sister restaurant of the legendary The French Laundry in Napa Valley and I was lucky enough to be blessed with a reservation at this Thomas Keller-touched institution. An opportunity like this don’t come often, so I … Continue reading

New York City: Katz’s Delicatessen

A trip to New York isn’t complete without having pastrami in this iconic institution. A relic of a bygone era, they just don’t make sandwich shops like this anymore.

New York City: Soto (**)

Uni (sea urchin) has always been one of my passions, so when I heard of an Two Michelin Star omakase counter offering a tasting menu that specializes in uni in this beautiful city of New York, I just have to … Continue reading

New York City: Momofuku Ssam Bar (#64)

New York City is the home territory of David Chang’s Momofuku empire and I just have to visit one of his outposts while I’m here. Since I already have a couple of formal dining lined up in this trip, I … Continue reading

New York City: Ichimura (**)

I absolutely love sushi so sitting in front of a Michelin Star sushi counter when I’m in New York is a must for me. I didn’t want to blow it all out and go to Masa so I went for … Continue reading

New York City: Mu Ramen

New York is probably the best place to get top tier Japanese food outside of Japan. Stuck on the wrong side of Vancouver this time around, I forego the local burgers/pizza and went straight for something Japanese. I already had … Continue reading

New York City: Shake Shack

Some locals call it the “Best Burger in New York.” So I guess I was lucky enough to be in town just in time for Shake Shack’s grand re-opening at its original location in Madison Square Park. Let’s see what … Continue reading

New York City: Russ & Daughters

One of the signature dishes of New York is the humble bagel. Wanting to start the day just like a typical New Yorker – and to find out what the big deal was, I skipped the free hotel breakfast and … Continue reading