Nankotsu Kara-age: fried chicken wings. Perfectly salted with the addition of lemon zing. The lemon is not an option, folks. It is a must.
Kakuni Ramen: Japanese Adobo-style braised pork belly, bok choy, garlic chips, and poached egg. This is the second most popular ramen.
The huge chunk of pork belly was hiding under the veggies. It was a generous, tender slice of heaven.
The Spicy Tonkotsu Ramen is my favorite ramen there, and it is the most popular ramen for a reason- scratch that, reasons. The noodles are phenomenal (think Japanese al dente). Its rich, flavorful broth brings your stomach warming comfort while its kick awakens your palate. If you’re looking for something lighter, skip this creamy goodness. But WHY WOULD YOU.
Braised pork belly served over rice & fried egg, topped w/pickled ginger, scallion, julienne leeks, sesame seeds& cut nori. One of my favorite Japanese dishes. I really enjoyed the balance of the rice with the complex flavors of pickled ingredients and savory pork and eggs.
If you want to try out Jin Ramen on the Upper West Side, you can totally avoid the lines by eating dinner early. We’ve gone around 5:30-6pm and didn’t have to wait.
Took care of this little fluffball while my friend was out of town.
Check out her rump.
I went to Easter Service at Hillsong in Times Square. There was an INSANE line around the block. I was almost afraid I wouldn’t be able to get in.
It was at the Best Buy Theater, which is a concert venue. I had to move to another spot because the speakers were so loud. Hillsong definitely knows how to party.
At a Korean BBQ restaurant (Miss Korea BBQ
) to celebrate our friends’ engagement
A NYC favorite is weekend brunch! This was my first time at The Smith
. A little expensive, but it definitely had delicious foolproof brunch items.
Got the jalapeno cheddar grits (had to…I’m Southern) and the fried chicken sandwich plate- yup. I’d eat all of it again!
One of my brunch pals!
When friends cook!
I helped my fellow actress friend shoot an audition for a project. Us being silly. Her bright teeth make my teeth look so “mother of pearl” in comparison.
The other day, I took Andrew on a lunch date to Charlie Bird
as a surprise.
We had such a good time, and he now swears he has tasted the best chicken ever.
Roasted chicken (but then fried!) with black truffle. When you can get juiciness encased in crispiness and THEN add truffle to the mix, you’ve hit otherworldly levels of delight.
The other top picks were the grilled octopus with prosciutto and farro salad. Seriously, I could eat that farro salad every day. It has this interesting texture from the mixture of farro, roasted pumpkin, mint, pistachio, and parmigiano. The taste sensation layered with the tactile experience. *Drooling right now
We had a Saturday brunch of pizza at Otto Enoteca Pizzeria. I love pizza so I enjoyed it, but by non-pizzaholic standards, it was not impressive.
Aglio, Olio & Pepperoncino
garlic, olive oil, fresh chilies