ISOLA Mondrian Soho: Beautiful lunch on our special day

The only photos StalkerBoy (now StalkerHubby) will let me post of him. Our cousin Y art directed the shot. Dear Food Diary: March 28th was our 3rd anniversary and the day we More »

[ RECIPE ] Provenzal Chimichurri Sauce

Dear Food Diary: Growing up in Argentina, salsa Provenzal and Chimichurri were quintessential to any good asado or parrilla aka BBQ grilled meats. The garlicky herb mixture, paired well almost everything. Honestly, I More »

PEACEFOOD CAFE: Vegan treats

Dear Food Diary: When I was younger, a meal wasn’t complete without meat. Though I’m still a carnivore at heart, aging has slowly changed that. As much as I love steak, there are More »

THE CANNIBAL at Gotham West Market: Best Cuban Sandwich

Dear Food Diary: I’ve never been a big fan of Cuban sandwiches until this past Saturday. I took at bite at The Cannibal’s Pigs Head Cuban Sandwich and wow, a flavor explosion. More »

M. Wells Steakhouse: Wagyu Tomahawk makes carnivores happy

Dear Food Diary: I’ve been obsessed with Instagram lately. While browsing through hundreds of mouth watering photos last Friday, my feed was flooded with shots of an insane wagyu tomahawk from M. Wells More »

 

SULLIVAN ST BAKERY: Swoon by carbs

Sullivan St. Bakery - on a lazy saturday 2

Dear Food Diary:
Any given weekend morning, you can find me sitting by the window at Hell’s Kitchen’s Sullivan St Bakery with a big smile on my face. Greasy fingers, trying to juggle the camera, iPhone and my next bite of cauliflower pizza. Sweet baked goods are pleasantly chased by a simple cup of coffee before I head out to explore the city.

Swoon by carbs every time.

M. Wells Steakhouse: Wagyu Tomahawk makes carnivores happy

m wells steakhouse

Dear Food Diary:
I’ve been obsessed with Instagram lately. While browsing through hundreds of mouth watering photos last Friday, my feed was flooded with shots of an insane wagyu tomahawk from M. Wells Steakhouse.

The steakhouse has been on my list and these photos made it top priority. (I weeped when the first M. Wells diner closed down).

At 9am, I messaged my fellow carnivore J. She teased only I would get excited about steak in the morning, but jumped on a moo wagon with me, no questions asked. J, StalkerBoy and I left LIC Sunday night as very happy carnivores.

[ RECIPE ] Dark Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding

Dark chocolate coconut chia pudding - recipe - 2

Dear Food Diary:
In an effort to eat healthier this year (wedding coming up), I’ve started cooking more. Adding my own twist to different recipes. One of my main concerns is flavor. It has to taste good above all.

The Dark Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding is the ultimate guilt-free dessert. The list of benefits from this little seed is long but “fight belly fat” caught my eye. Indulge in a chocolate treat while possibly getting a flat belly? My kind of delicious “exercise”.

[ HOKKAIDO ] Shogetsu Grand Hotel: Seasonal Menu & Hot Spring

Shogetsu Grand Hotel - breakfast

Dear Food Diary:
After Nijo Market and Moerenuma Park, it was finally time to check into our hotel and enjoy the natural hot springs with a proper massage.  An indoor and outdoor bath with free flowing hot spring water, so soothing after a long day.

At Shogetsu Grand Hotel, our breakfast and dinners were included. The multi-course seasonal set menus were fantastic. And a honey buffet bar – perfect for afternoon tea time.

Needless to say, we were completely pampered.

MANGO MANGO 許留山: HK Hui Lau Shan Dessert Chain in NYC

mango mango 許留山 in Chinatown NYC

Dear Food Diary:
Anyone with who’s been to 許留山 Hui Lau Shan in HK or any of their franchises in Asia will tell you about their amazing desserts. Specially the mango options (my favorite). Sweet, perfectly ripen mangos are almost buttery. With a dollop of coconut icy, black sticky rice and or some mango on mango action with mango puree and pudding. Very balanced and not overly sweet.

In NYC however, we’ve been seriously deprived of that. A few years ago, a short lived version of it popped up on Centre St. It has since turned into a Japanese style Maid Cafe *rolling eyes*.

But now, we’ve got Mango Mango 許留山. This famous Hong Kong dessert chain finally has a little spot in NYC. Bayard St. in Chinatown to be exact. Sweet!