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In continuation to my last post, here’s a few more places that we tried. Other than these ones we also tried sushi in New York (no, not Mr. Robato). It was awful, maybe because the fish quality in British Columbia is much higher, not sure. Also tried this supposedly “Vietnamese” restaurant, but for some reason it had a strange variety of items on their menu including various Chinese, Thai, and other dishes. Will not bother to review those thoroughly.

The one and only serious street food we did try during our visit was the Halal Guys. This was located about a block away from the Moma Museum (definitely worth checking out, not just because I was a visual arts student) and had a huge line up. When we first walked by the stand to go to the museum, my mouth started salivating at the scent of the food. I couldn’t wait to try it.

Serious street food goodness.

The menu was simple, each option came with a bit of a lettuce salad, rice, and the choices were either chicken, lamb, or chicken AND lamb. We picked chicken AND lamb. The entire box of food was only $6 (I can see why people are getting bigger now..) and we shared it between us, which actually kept us full for a good 4-6 hours.

We did what everyone else did, squirt a good amount of tzatziki sauce all over. The chicken was a little dry, but had some amazing spices on there, making it a little smoky. I don’t eat lamb, but my friend said it was way better than the chicken. The salad was just lettuce, so nothing much there. The rice was delicious, but so incredibly fatty and greasy. I think they used some type of long grain rice, with the same sort of texture as basmalti rice – I could be wrong though, so don’t quote me on that. That was probably one of the most satisfying meals I had in New York, sitting on the edge of a ledge in the midst of a block full of skyscrapers. (more…)

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Late August, my friend and I ventured to the East Coast of the US to New York City. Hot, humid, polluted air smacked my face as soon as we neared Manhattan. For 10 days, we travelled from place to place by foot or subway, shopping and eating wherever and whenever. Unfortunately, we were rudely interrupted by an earthquake and then a hurricane, keeping us confined in the apartment for 2 days.

While we were walking along Prince Street going towards Soho, we stopped at the Vesuvio Bakery. The bakery has an old rustic look to it, very old school. Of course, whenever you see places like these, you would assume that hipsters would be running the joint. It’s true, and they were very nice.

Vesuvio Bakery, one of the best cookies I've ever had

The inside of the bakery smelled like oats and sugar, what I would imagine a house in the 1950’s would smell like if you had an amazing cook for a mom in the prairies, hahah. The bakery encourages a more green approach, one way being that there’s a discount if you ride your bike to the store. Neat, eh?

Their delicious cookies, we ended up getting an oatmeal cookie, mmmm.

Our first day in Soho was incredible, so much shopping to be done. By the time we stopped for food, we were extremely tired and just wanted to get something in our stomachs before heading back. We stepped into Bari, as it looked somewhat promising from what we saw on the exterior.

I was so wrong to judge from the outside. (more…)

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