Category: Restaurants

Mi Amor, Mixian

Photo courtesy of Grubstreet Located in the heart of the East Village, Little Tong Noodle Shop pays homage to the beautiful Chinese southwest province of Yunnan. Chef Simone Tong created a menu to reflect the depth of Chinese culture, focusing on mixian, a spaghetti-shaped rice noodle that she uses as a base for a variety of broths and sauces. […]

A Thai-Tanic Meal

Located in a shallow storefront in Elmhurst, Queens in New York City, Dek Sen features classic full-flavored Thai cuisine that will make any native nostalgic for his or her motherland. Literally translated as “child noodles”, but also a colloquial term used to describe someone who is well-connected, dek sen perfectly reflects this neighborhood joint’s focus […]

Tapas with a Twist

Natsumi Tapas, a recent addition to NYC’s expanding dining scene in its Gramercy neighborhood, features modern Japanese cuisine with an Italian twist. The extensive menu combines restauranteur Barbara Matsumura’s Japanese heritage mixed with dishes and ingredients inspired by her travels to Italy. The combinations are fun and tasty and are a perfect way to mix it up […]

Fresh Off the Balangay

F.O.B, aka Fresh Off the Boat, brings traditional and vibrant Filipino flavors to Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. With influence from numerous indigenous and foreign forces, Filipino cuisine is filled with sweet, sour, spicy, and funky flavors. Authenticity is key here and, along with a charming interior of subtle touches of Manila, you’ll be transported before you can […]

Crazy Phở Madame Vo

Vietnamese-owned and Vietnamese-run, Madame Vo in NYC’s East Village is quintessential Vietnamese home cooking served in a modern, chic setting. The menu features comfort food executed with love and an eclectic selection of traditional family recipes made from fresh, high quality ingredients. Open until midnight on the weekends, we’ve found a pho-nomenal spot for satisfying […]

Make Your Way East for Some Viet(noms)

What’s our prediction for the next Asian food craze in New York City? Vietnamese. Hanoi House in the East Village of Manhattan serves modern Vietnamese comfort food in a cozy space decked out with French-Vietnamese antiques and vintage tiled floor. The interior’s decorative mix of old and new directly reflects the menu which offers unique and refreshing […]


Photo Courtesy of Fish Cheeks A seafood-centric family-style menu and a serious #NoPadThaiZone disclaimer makes it clear Fish Cheeks has something a little different to offer.Featuring dishes found all over the Land of Smiles, you won’t even notice there is no Pad Thai on the menu with all the intriguing and delectable options to choose from: […]

“Sweetness From the Heavens”

From kitchen porter to owner and chef, Nick Wang’s Amami Sushi is a one-stop shop for all of your Japanese cravings in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The philosophy behind the restaurant reflects the meaning behind its name – “sweetness from the heavens” – where sourcing high-quality and fresh ingredients is the foundation of each of the dishes. […]

An Insider’s Look: LUCKYRICE LA Slurpfest

Our popular ramen tasting will return to DTLA for its second installment with four ramen shops across Los Angeles. This traditional Japanese dish has evolved throughout the U.S. and each of our participants will showcase their unique spin on slurp-worthy noodles. Here’s an insider’s look into this year’s participants: LUCKYRICE: Broth, tare, noodles, or toppings […]

Chinese Curry in an Indian Hurry

The Chinese Club in Williamsburg, Brooklyn celebrates the unique food culture and rich heritage of early Chinese immigrants in Kolkata, India. Dishes are a reflection of food served at the original Chinese Club started by owner Stacey Mehta Lo’s great-grandfather, Lo Fung Shu, as a safe refuge for the immigrant Chinese. Although mahjong and dominoes […]