Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New York City Eats

I've been a little quiet over here for the past week. Because...I was in New York City for work, but flew in a day early to enjoy 24 hours with my good friend, and personal food tour guide. There was no shortage of good eats.

We started with some ramen for lunch from Minca on East 5th Street. The exterior of the restaurant looked beyond questionable, but the ramen was fantastic.
Never a place that I would have chosen to go into on my own, based on appearances. But, well worth the trip in.

That evening, we headed to Momofuku Ssam Bar. We sat at the bar, and shared several small plates.
Highlights were the pork steamed buns (not on the menu, but they have them, so ask!), brown butter roasted scallops, steamed duck dumplings, and the pork chop. Ok, so most of the meal. There wasn't a bite there that I wouldn't eat again.

The next morning, I had to get my NY bagel and lox craving satisfied. So, we headed to Russ & Daughters Cafe.
It totally hit the spot.

After another afternoon of walking the city, I had to head to work. Four long days of a work conference, trapped in a hotel meeting room. Exhausting, but beneficial. It sure felt good to get home though!

536 E 5th St
New York, NY 10009
(b/t Avenue A & Avenue B)

Momofuku Ssam Bar
207 Second Avenue
(at 13th Street)
New York, NY 10003

Russ & Daughters Cafe
127 Orchard Street
New York, New York 10002