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Bohemian, NYC

Bohemian Chef: Kiyo Shinoki Cuisine: Japanese, French, American Nouveau Neighborhood: NoHo Price: $70-80 average per person for food + drinks Attire: Casual **Latest visit: Feb 11, 2011** Yay, new menu items!  It’s getting even more global eclectic with some Spanish tapas-esque influences.  Plus, a fully amazing cocktail list — woohoo for the liquor license! Bohemian, self-dubbed … Continue reading

Red Velvet Mini Cupcakes

Red Velvet cupcakes seems to be all the rage now with super cute and yummy bakeries like Sprinkles Cupcakes around. Last February I made these cupcakes for BF & BFF on Valentine’s day. I got this awesome recipe from pinch my salt . Instead of regular cupcakes I made  them mini-sized for added cuteness. Red Velvet … Continue reading

Thai Green Chicken Curry

Thai curry is an incredibly simple dish to make, assuming you use pre-made curry paste from the store rather than making your own.  Even making your own curry paste is not so difficult, but the multitude of hard-to-find herbs and spices you need to grind up for just a teensy portion was enough inclination for … Continue reading

per se, NYC

per se Chef: Thomas Keller Chef de Cuisine: Eli Kaimeh Cuisine: American Nouveau, French Neighborhood: Midtown West Price: $275 tasting menu (service included) + drinks Attire: Formal, jacket required It had always been a dream of mine to pass through those blue doors (which I discovered to be nonfunctional) and enjoy the culinary crafting of … Continue reading

Gerry’s Caramel Corn

This is a recipe I got from my friend’s mom, Gerry Sabado. Her caramel corn was always a big hit on road trips,  swim meets and gatherings. This snack is so addicting!   Ingredients: 6 C popped popcorn 2 C Cheerios 3 C Rice Chex 1 C peanuts (optional) 1 C margarine 1 C brown sugar … Continue reading

Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

My roommate is the one who first introduced me to the delicious world of shrimp tacos.  We typically would throw together some cooked shrimp, guacamole, salsa, cheese, and sour cream in a soft tortilla and happily eat away.  I was looking for a way to jazz up the recipe and found several recipes incorporating mango … Continue reading

Mango Salsa

  We made this to spice up our usual shrimp taco routine, which we normally serve with store-bought salsa.  I absolutely adore mangoes and I had been wanting to make my own mango salsa for a while now.  It was a very tropical and refreshing addition to our Shrimp Tacos. Also try Mango Pomegranate Guacamole … Continue reading

Easy Asian Bake Salmon

Salmon is so easy to prepare, and even the simplest of ingredients can bring out so much flavor.  Usually my roommate and I will just take a salmon fillet, season it with salt, pepper, lemon juice, and cover in bread crumbs and then pan fry it on a skillet.  So quick and easy!  However, we … Continue reading

Holodnik (Russian cold soup)

My roommate is originally from Belarus, and through her I have been able to enjoy some unique dishes from her motherland.  While I like to tease that all they consume there is vodka and potatoes, Russian cuisine can be quite varied.  One of my favorites is Holodnik (literally “cold soup” in Russian), which Natalya makes … Continue reading