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I was nervous and excited about meeting my co-workers from China. Luckily, my co-worker Dion from my Hong Kong office and I got along really well. We discovered quickly that we both loved to eat, travel, and take photos. These photos were taken during our dinner together. We ordered way too much food which included soy sauce marinated duck, sweet and sticky ribs, spicy bean paste over jelly-like noodles, chopped vegetable with garlic, soup dumplings, and soy and honey glazed river prawns. Yum! I can’t wait to go back to Asia!

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Last week my company took us out to dinner to Peking Duck House Restaurant located in Midtown Manhattan. The management team from Hong Kong was in town last week and so this dinner was gathering to get HK and the NY sales team to get to know each other better.  After a few shots of unknown brand tequila and a few glasses of wine, everyone got to know everyone quite well and then some.  

Anyway, at Peking Duck House, you’ll have to have their signature dish.  The roasted duck is brought out whole and carved right in front of you.  The chef wraps the meat with a piece of cucumber and hoi seen sauce into a tortilla like pancake.  The duck was good and the skin was not too fatty.  The rest of dinner was good: sweet and sour pork, fried rice, chinese broccoli, walnut shrimp, etc…(sorry, no picture).

It was great to have the HK management team in town for the week.  They are such a great bunch of people to work with. It was great to finally put faces with names and also to add a bit of testosterone into our female dominated NY sales office.  

Peking Duck House, 236 E. 53rd Street (btw 2nd & 3rd Ave.) Midtown East

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If you want to experience where the locals eat in Chinatown, make your way to Bo Ky Restaurant.  It’s a far cry from fine dining and it can be a bit hectic since it’s always packed.  Be prepared to share tables with strangers and have Chinese only speaking waiters.  Not to fear, as they have picture menus to save the day.  They serve awesome noodle and rice dishes here.  Pictured above is their Mushroom with Duck over Flat Noodle Soup. It is delicious! Another favorite is their curry chicken over rice. 
Bo Ky Restaurant, 80 Bayard Street (btw Mott and Mulberry St.) Chinatown, NYC

If you want to experience where the locals eat in Chinatown, make your way to Bo Ky Restaurant.  It’s a far cry from fine dining and it can be a bit hectic since it’s always packed.  Be prepared to share tables with strangers and have Chinese only speaking waiters.  Not to fear, as they have picture menus to save the day.  They serve awesome noodle and rice dishes here.  Pictured above is their Mushroom with Duck over Flat Noodle Soup. It is delicious! Another favorite is their curry chicken over rice. 

Bo Ky Restaurant, 80 Bayard Street (btw Mott and Mulberry St.) Chinatown, NYC

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Birthday Celebration #3
When I was asked where I wanted to go have my birthday dinner, I only had one place in mind. However, I’m not suppose to tell anyone about this place because my cousin loves it so much, she doesn’t want everyone coming here and making it crowded.  So, I won’t mention the name of the place here because I kinda feel the same way (haha) But, I believe I’ve blogged about it before already…Oops! And I think I’ve already told a few friends…Oops again! Oh well. 
This place is first and foremost a sake bar (hint); however, they serve really phenomenal and amazing food.  We ordered a lot of small dishes and shared everything.  I knew I definitely wanted to try their soba noodle again.  I loved it so much the first time, I tried re-creating it at home.  Of course it was epic fail.  On the looks of it, it seemed simple to re-make: cold buckwheat noodles with a little bit of soy sauce and scallions and a dash of wasabi. Nope, I later learned that I was missing the “bonito infused soy sauce” and I just couldn’t recreate the texture of the noodles. Anyway, it blew my mind away the second time as well.  So happy! The next dish that I absolutely love is their chilled roasted duck wrapped around a few slivers of scallion with a touch of basil sauce.  The flavors are so subtle yet so so good.  
For dessert we shared a warm chocolate souffle and a black sesame creme brulee. The waiters came out with a candle on the creme brulee and sang me “Happy Birthday”. Then he took a group picture and printed it out for us to keep.  How very nice of him. 

Birthday Celebration #3

When I was asked where I wanted to go have my birthday dinner, I only had one place in mind. However, I’m not suppose to tell anyone about this place because my cousin loves it so much, she doesn’t want everyone coming here and making it crowded.  So, I won’t mention the name of the place here because I kinda feel the same way (haha) But, I believe I’ve blogged about it before already…Oops! And I think I’ve already told a few friends…Oops again! Oh well. 

This place is first and foremost a sake bar (hint); however, they serve really phenomenal and amazing food.  We ordered a lot of small dishes and shared everything.  I knew I definitely wanted to try their soba noodle again.  I loved it so much the first time, I tried re-creating it at home.  Of course it was epic fail.  On the looks of it, it seemed simple to re-make: cold buckwheat noodles with a little bit of soy sauce and scallions and a dash of wasabi. Nope, I later learned that I was missing the “bonito infused soy sauce” and I just couldn’t recreate the texture of the noodles. Anyway, it blew my mind away the second time as well.  So happy! The next dish that I absolutely love is their chilled roasted duck wrapped around a few slivers of scallion with a touch of basil sauce.  The flavors are so subtle yet so so good.  

For dessert we shared a warm chocolate souffle and a black sesame creme brulee. The waiters came out with a candle on the creme brulee and sang me “Happy Birthday”. Then he took a group picture and printed it out for us to keep.  How very nice of him. 

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I love noodles in hot broth especially on chilly autumn nights! Soba-ya offers homemade soba and udon noodle dishes where the noodles are made right in front of the dining room. I had the Kamo Namban Hot Soba (Sauteed Duck with Japanese Green Onions-top right) and Jen had the Anago Tempura Hot Soba (Tempura Eel with Grated Radish-bottom right).  The veggie appetizer sampler was good too: yams, eggplants, and pumpkin (picture on the left). 
Soba-Ya Japanese Noodle Restaurant 229 E. 9th Street, East Village NYC

Please recommend eating with emak on Tumblr’s Food directory today!  Thanks for your support. <3

I love noodles in hot broth especially on chilly autumn nights! Soba-ya offers homemade soba and udon noodle dishes where the noodles are made right in front of the dining room. I had the Kamo Namban Hot Soba (Sauteed Duck with Japanese Green Onions-top right) and Jen had the Anago Tempura Hot Soba (Tempura Eel with Grated Radish-bottom right).  The veggie appetizer sampler was good too: yams, eggplants, and pumpkin (picture on the left). 

Soba-Ya Japanese Noodle Restaurant 229 E. 9th Street, East Village NYC