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Korean food craving satisfied with @jenn_mui at Seoul Garden.

Korean food craving satisfied with @jenn_mui at Seoul Garden.

Notes

So I’ve been on a little hiatus in posting, but not on eating.  
This picture dates back to May 4th, the eve of Cinco de Mayo.  Co-worker and I discussed that we should also celebrate the eve of the holiday by eating tacos for lunch.  Therefore, I thought of the Mexicue truck which is parked near my office on 18th Street and 5th Ave. every Wednesdays. I’ve longed to go try it; however, due to the lines being long or because I always bring my lunch from home, I never had a chance to.  This was the perfect excuse to ditch my leftovers and go out to the truck. 
I bought one Smoked Short Rib Taco-$4 and one BBQ Brisket Slider-$3.  Even though they look small, I was full with just the two items.  The slider is loaded with a ton of meat, full of flavor, with just the right amount of tangy sauce. After my meal, I wished that they were parked on 18th street everyday. I want to try everything on their menu. 
Mexicue Truck, www.mexicueny.com -check their twitter or facebook for weekly locations

So I’ve been on a little hiatus in posting, but not on eating.  

This picture dates back to May 4th, the eve of Cinco de Mayo.  Co-worker and I discussed that we should also celebrate the eve of the holiday by eating tacos for lunch.  Therefore, I thought of the Mexicue truck which is parked near my office on 18th Street and 5th Ave. every Wednesdays. I’ve longed to go try it; however, due to the lines being long or because I always bring my lunch from home, I never had a chance to.  This was the perfect excuse to ditch my leftovers and go out to the truck. 

I bought one Smoked Short Rib Taco-$4 and one BBQ Brisket Slider-$3.  Even though they look small, I was full with just the two items.  The slider is loaded with a ton of meat, full of flavor, with just the right amount of tangy sauce. After my meal, I wished that they were parked on 18th street everyday. I want to try everything on their menu. 

Mexicue Truck, www.mexicueny.com -check their twitter or facebook for weekly locations

Notes

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.