Today, I think I should make a long long list in my best area–food, because it may be the last blog I will post on COMM 663′s. I can’t write those beautiful words like Shalini always does, but I’m trying to let all of you remember me by food recommendation.
Let’s start with breakfast.
Honestly, I would like to introduce the only branch restaurant I have tried once to you at first, it names Jane in SOHO, but there is no basis for comparison and…that was my very first time to a specific American style BRANCH, I’m a stranger yet!
So, I decide to talk about what I’m quite familiar with, the morning tea. In China, we have a traditional habitat of drinking tea for breakfast. But rather than use the word “drinking”, it would be better using “eating”, because there are so many DIM SUMs for you to chose while drinking a cup of tea. Here is a kicker that people in Canton and Hong Kong really have the ability to enjoy a huge morning tea from 5 a.m. to 11 at noon if they are free in weekends–exaggerated? Just keep your tea pot refilling and different kinds of dim sums serving over and over again.
The “four great heavenly gods” will help you with order issue–Steamed Roasted Pork Bun, Steamed Pork Siu Mai, Steamed Shrimp Dumpling and Egg Tart. Each dish won’t cost you more than $3.5, so try as much as you can. In addition, Steamed Spare Ribs and Steamed Chicken Feet (Oops, animal’s feet again!) with Abalone Sauce are the must-eat of my own.
- Golden Unicorn Restaurant: 18 East Broadway, NY 10002
(Image Source: http://www.goldenunicornrestaurant.com)
Gyu-Kaku is always seemed as the first Japanese BBQ in NYC, both in fame and ranting. Part of the joy of Japanese BBQ is that you should do it all by youself, so come with a lot of friends will be more interesting. Every time I think of Gyu-Kaku, I just can’t stop from my mouth watering. Chating with friends in the steak sizzling on a grill will be quite an experience.
(Image Source: http://www.gyu-kaku.com)
In the afternoon, I prefer to go to a cafe with elegant environment and pricy decoration. Bergdorf Goodman Restaurant meets both of them and it offers you more–you can appreciate the fine scenery of Central Park from afternoon till night. If I can predict the date of next heavy snow, I will definitely make a reservation at Bergdorf, to watch the snow view with a glass of cocktail.
- Bergdorf Goodman Restaurant: 754 5th Avenue, 7th Floor, NY 10019
(Image Source: www.bergdorfgoodman.com)
After that, I highly recommend two sister restaurants for you, Cafe China and China Blue. Believe me, their Chinese names are far more fancy than those words in English, which means two beauty sisters overthrows cities and states. Cafe China earns Michelin stars and it might be the best Chinese restaurant in the town according to a recent industry survey. Displaying the charm of old-day Shanghai is the flagship of them, but far from Cafe China, the new-opened China Blue remains authentic Shanghai cuisine, yet her sister offers Szechuan cuisine–they are exact polar opposite. Szechuan presents hot and spicy dishes, but Shanghai is famous for the sweet and sour flavor. Oh, don’t forget that you can get 20% off if you go to China Blue tonight(12/12/2013) or tomorrow night(12/13/2013) for their grand opening.
- Cafe China: 13 East 37th Street, NY 10016
- China Blue: 135 Watts Street, NY 10013
I’m so sure if I take another course of social media class, I would never stop talking about food with you guys.
Above all, anybody notice what’s missing? Yes, the food…or something to drink at night!
I have totally no idea about night life out in the city, so please do tell me about that, maybe we can have a couple of drinks sometimes… of coursem after the final week.
Hmm… I really don’t want end it… but…
GOOD LUCK, COMM663!!!