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Westville East, get your share of veggies here.

Westville East
173 Ave A
New York, NY 10009

Both Westville locations are so incredibly popular.  They are especially known for their market vegetables.  You can pick four of them for $14 (used to be $12, I believe!).  Your choices range from lemon grilled asparagus with parmesan, to soy glazed green beans, to korean cucumber salad, and roasted beets with walnuts.  There is always a huge list to choose from and I don’t know anyone who goes to Westville and doesn’t get the market vegetables.  Pictured above is the full plate of brussels sprouts with honey dijon, cauliflower dijonaise, artichoke hearts with parmesan, and fried plantains with cojita cheese.  I think because I cook Chinese food almost every week night that I’m not as enamored with the plethora of sauteed veggies.   Continue reading

Comfort Food for Speedy Recovery: Egg and Tomato


Still sick in bed.  I have very little energy today so I am going to repost a photo and add the recipe for it.  Egg and Tomato (鸡蛋炒西红柿) is a classic Chinese dish that every household makes when in need of a quick and simple dish.  It’s like the tomato sauce and pasta for Chinese families.  I’d like to think this is a pretty healthy meal; you have your carbs, veggies/fruits, and protein.  I crave this right now in my sickly state but would need to buy tomatoes to make this… reminder to self: ALWAYS HAVE TOMATOES IN THE FRIDGE. edit: NEVER STICK TOMATOES IN THE FRIDGE!  There’s a Z-3 compound in tomatoes that pretty much dies when it’s forced to live in cold environments.  Without that compound, the tomato apparently loses most of its flavor, shrivels up, and becomes watery and grainy – GROSS.  I can’t believe I’ve been making this mistake all these years.  Thanks, S.V.L. for the pointers!

 

Recipe (as usual, measurements are approximate because I never measure when cooking Chinese food*):

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