July 30, 2012
The legendary chocolate chip walnut cookie from Levain Bakery, Upper West Side, NYC. It's $4 and feels like it weighs a pound, but it's worth it. Not sure why it took me six years in the city to finally try it.
July 25, 2012
Kung Pao Pastrami with peanuts, celery, red peppers and Tianjin chiles.
From Daniel Bowien's Mission Chinese Food on the Lower East Side, NYC.
Savory egg custard with scallop, roe, green apple and basil seeds.
From chef Daniel Bowien's Mission Chinese Food on the Lower East Side, NYC.
Pete Wells just reviewed the restaurant in the New York Times yesterday. Read his piece and see a photo of this dish here.
July 17, 2012
July 16, 2012
July 10, 2012
Taiwanese shaved ice (tsua-bing). A mound of finely shaved ice topped with condensed milk, azuki red beans, mung beans, tapioca balls, mochi and a scoop of green tea ice cream. You can order it with any number of toppings, including fresh fruit, taro, lychee and coffee jelly, grass jelly, sweetened peanuts or fruit syrup. This one is from a little cafe in the East Village, around St. Marks.
July 8, 2012
July 5, 2012
Salted caramel budino at Barbuzzo, in Philadelphia.
Dark chocolate crust, vanilla bean caramel and sea salt served in a small mason jar. Whipped cream and cookie crumbles on top. Had heard so much about this dessert and I am happy to report that it was really, really good.
Bon Appétit published a recipe for this budino here. Can't wait to try making it.