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I made and ate another “Whatever I had in my Fridge” Brunch this Sunday:
2 Fried Eggs
2 Slices of Low Sodium Spam
Roasted Red Pepper
Half an Avocado with Lemon and Sprinkle of Cumin
Wedges of Applewood Smoked Cheddar Cheese
Mug of Ipoh White Coffee

I made and ate another Whatever I had in my Fridge Brunch this Sunday:

  • 2 Fried Eggs
  • 2 Slices of Low Sodium Spam
  • Roasted Red Pepper
  • Half an Avocado with Lemon and Sprinkle of Cumin
  • Wedges of Applewood Smoked Cheddar Cheese
  • Mug of Ipoh White Coffee

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Korean Style Rolled Egg Omelet…yum! 

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Cooking 101

One of my loyal readers Cindy asks, “How do you boil eggs to such perfection?”(in reference to my previous salad post with egg on top)

  1. I like to use eggs that are at room temperature. I admit that I never remember to leave the eggs out before boiling; so I place them in a bowl and put it on the stove next to the pot while I wait for the water to come to a boil.  This warms them up and I find that this helps avoid cracking.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil
  3. Carefully place the egg(s) into the pot
  4. Set your timer for exactly 9 minutes (very important)
  5. Remove the egg(s) from pot after 9 minutes and transfer them to a bowl of cold water. 

This is a guaranteed method to get the perfectly boiled egg with nice golden yellow yolk. 

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Bubby’s Brooklyn in DUMBO for brunch. Great food and great view!  

Bubby’s Brooklyn, 1 Main Street- Dumbo, Brooklyn  

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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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Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant
At 10:30AM, there was already a 1.5 hour wait. I should have taken a photo of the line outside the door.  The people waiting to get a table took up most of the sidewalk. And yes, I think the wait was totally worth it.  The food was great and the portions were generous.  They are known to have the best pancakes in New York. I think that’s why people flock here in droves to come try them.  Also, it’s “Pancake Month" but these special pancakes are only served on weekdays.  Anyways, I think weekend brunch is usually this crazy for them. Clinton Street Baking Co. has made it to one of my top brunch places in NYC.
Photos from top left corner: Tomato Fennel Bisque with Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwich (special), Japanese Pumpkin Waffle (special), Blueberry Pancakes with Warm Maple Butter, Crab Cake Sandwich, Southern Breakfast-(2 eggs, cheese grits, sugar-cured bacon, fried green tomato), Country Breakfast (not really pictured- 3 eggs, grilled ‘cured 81’ ham steak, hashbrowns, and buttermilk buscuit)
Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant, 4 Clinton Street (btw E. Houston & Stanton St.) Lower East Side

Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant

At 10:30AM, there was already a 1.5 hour wait. I should have taken a photo of the line outside the door.  The people waiting to get a table took up most of the sidewalk. And yes, I think the wait was totally worth it.  The food was great and the portions were generous.  They are known to have the best pancakes in New York. I think that’s why people flock here in droves to come try them.  Also, it’s “Pancake Month" but these special pancakes are only served on weekdays.  Anyways, I think weekend brunch is usually this crazy for them. Clinton Street Baking Co. has made it to one of my top brunch places in NYC.

Photos from top left corner: Tomato Fennel Bisque with Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwich (special), Japanese Pumpkin Waffle (special), Blueberry Pancakes with Warm Maple Butter, Crab Cake Sandwich, Southern Breakfast-(2 eggs, cheese grits, sugar-cured bacon, fried green tomato), Country Breakfast (not really pictured- 3 eggs, grilled ‘cured 81’ ham steak, hashbrowns, and buttermilk buscuit)

Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant, 4 Clinton Street (btw E. Houston & Stanton St.) Lower East Side

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Homemade Fresh Pasta

Ingredients:

5 Eggs

3.5 Cups of All Purpose Flour

Dash of Salt (optional)

Drizzle of Oil (optional)

Pour the flour onto a clean counter and make a well in the center. Add the eggs in the well and mix.  Incorporate flour and slowly knead into a ball.  Set aside covered in damp towel for 20 minutes.  Working in small batches, roll out dough into thin sheets with a rolling pin, a wine bottle, or pasta machine if you have one.  Cut your pasta into desired strips, shapes, and sizes. Cook pasta in a pot of boiling water.  Add a pinch of salt to flavor the water and a drizzle of oil to avoid the pasta from sticking to each other. Usually, fresh pasta cooks for about 2-3 minute; but I recommend doing a taste test as some of our pasta were pretty thick and we had to cook it longer. Serve with your favorite pasta sauce. This recipe can serve 5-6 people. 

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Brunched at Tbsp this weekend with two of my greatest friends and had such an awesome meal.  This place has everything I want when I go out to eat: generous portions, great flavor, and great value.

Each of the three buttermilk pancakes were at least 1/2 to 1/4 inch thick and sprinkled with yummy dark Valhrona chocolate chips ($11). I had the baked eggs in a skillet which included herbed shitake mushrooms, russet potato hash, house-seasoned pork sausage, fresh spinach, 2 eggs, and a crisp Parmesan crust with whole grain toast ($12).  At first, I was thinking I would just scrape off the Parmesan crust (since I became lactose intolerant- can’t eat dairy), but the yummy, crispy parmesan was so irresistible, I couldn’t help but eat every crunchy bit.  This was absolutely delicious; the perfect brunch meal.

I just ate here and I can’t wait to come back!

Tbsp, 17 W. 20th Street (between 5th & 6th Ave.) Flatiron District 

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For nearly 4 years now, it has been kind of a tradition with my friends to meet up for brunch on Black Friday morning. This year we brunched at Food. Comtemporary Comfort located in Summit, NJ.  It’s a cosy/ modern brunch spot with decent food.  We started with the Apple “fruit pie” Fritters and those were yummy…exactly like McDonald’s warm apple pies.  Then for $8, I had eggs & bacon which came with a side of toast and 2 hash browns.  The bacon and eggs were good, but the hash browns were burnt to a crispy..yuk!  We all shared a side of their sweet potato fries which was pretty good. 

Food. Contempary Comfort, 339 Springfield Ave. Summit, NJ 07901