190 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Breakfast sandwich with egg, ham, cheddar, arugula, and homemade dijon
Craving this right now… You would be surprised at how bad and good breakfast sandwiches can taste because they are all essentially bread and egg. But like all food with simple recipes, the subtleties are important. Ratios and fresh fresh fressshhhhh ingredients. This one here is a true gem.
325 5th Ave
(between 32nd St & 33rd St)
New York, NY 10016
Best fried chicken you could have. I especially love the spicy one. Very fried. Very tasty. Quite spicy. Do not have more than once a month though if you want to maintain the level of salivation before each BonChon meal. This greasy beast can get a lil nasty.
Cabbage never goes bad… We bought these like 3 weeks ago and it was still crisp and fresh.
Sichuan Chili Oil (hot oil + Sichuan pepper flakes)
Super yummy. I have grown up eating this at home and have never found a more “Xiang” or tasty chili. Add some onto any dish or sauce to spice it up.. Literally.
46 Eldridge St
New York, NY 10002
Bought a ton ($8 for 50) and boiled at home. Great for lazy nights. The dumplings are a little too big (though still smaller than the typical American Chinese “Peking Ravioli”.. Those guys are monsters). Real Chinese dumplings should only be about 2 inches in length, max. The skin should also be much thinner. Not paper thin though cause then it would be more of a Xiao Long Bao (soup dumpling). All in all, Prosperity makes a decent (very cheap) dumpling that is better than its competitors, such as Vanessa’s.
973 2nd Ave
(between 51st St & 52nd St)
New York, NY 10022
My favorite is the banana cupcake with cream cheese frosting. Though it is nothing compared to the banana one at Two Little Red Hens on the Upper West Side. THAT is the best I’ve had.
New York, NY 10012
Funghi Breakfast Pizza (eggs, mushrooms, pancetta, creme fraiche, grana)
Much better than I thought it would be because the reviews were very so-so! I wish the egg was spread out better so I wouldn’t have to do it (then again, I wouldn’t be able to sneakily take more egg for myself either…). Pancetta was a very good/necessary ingredient. The saltiness of it cut the creamy creme fraiche, grana (a type of cheese… sometimes called Parmesan -french- or Parmigiano Reggiano -Italian- … pretentious much?), and eggs so it wasn’t so nauseating.
Crust was decent but tasted extra yummy because of the chili oil they had on the side. After a few bites, I noticed that the chili oil tasted exactly like Lao Gan Ma sauce (a Chinese sauce every Chinese know/should know about).
New York, NY 10012
Decent waffle, definitely better than your average waffle-mix-batter waffle. Tasted really good at the time because I like sweet and salty and this complimented the breakfast pizza really well.
Note: People need to learn to not put so much cream and sugar in/on everything.
Spaghetti and and Bow Ties with lots of tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, garlic, and ground beef. Sprinkled with parmesan.
Lightly dusted with brown sugar.