Archive for the ‘Cook Book’ Category

Rice To Riches, NY
August 15, 2008

Located at: 37 Spring Street between Mott and Mulberry St, New York City. A small, chic dessert shop, offering nothing but a variety of flavored rice pudding. Inlduging yourself in one of the many flavored rice pudding has always been sought as a delightful sin. Sit back, relax, drool on those while checking out that sweet lady on your side. “it’s rainning, that explains the twisted mood”

Oh! forgot to mention that it was also shown on the Hitch movie, if you guys do remember.

Link Rice to Riches

Decoration 9, Service 8.5, Food Quality 8.5, Money Value 8.5, Cleanliness 8.5 – Mood’s Rated


Blue Smoke Jazz Standard, NY
August 14, 2008

Loved the food, the ambience, the service, its money value, the sports bar theme, the plasma t.v sets, the wine cellar, the tattoo lady on the bar, the sauces, and let’s not forget that magic dust of their’s, and their web site is really easy to navigate through. Located in 116 East, 27th street Manhattan, New York.

A must go barbeque place.

Link Blue Smoke Jazz Standard

Decoration 8, Service 9, Food Quality 8.5, Money Value 8.5, Cleanliness 8.5 – Mood’s Rated

The Shake Shack . . Attacks
August 14, 2008

Probably one of the best burger ate in life, and the best one during this vacation. Located in Madison Park, NY right in the heart of the Flat Iron District, It’s the Shake Shack Restaurant. Ordered the Shack Buger and a Double Shack, a  regular fries, and a large diet coke. There was a long queue to order. It took us about 25 minutes to reach the order window, and place our order for 1 minute. The lady at the register was VERY friendly again, telling me that I smell good and all, she even got her friend who’s standing on the other register, and told her to check out the smell, NOW THAT WAS STRANGE AND FREAKY!

All in all, I would certainly recommend everyone to go and try the Shake Shack Restaurant, it’s a rare burger experience really.

Link Shake Shack

Decoration 6.5, Service 8.5, Food Quality 9, Money Value 8.5, Cleanliness 8.5 – Mood’s Rated

Pop Burger, NYC
August 12, 2008

A trendy, moern, chic, burger joint. This is what i love about New York really, it never runs out of burger joints and pizza places. Oh, don’t worry i’ve visited other places too, incase you guys think all I did was eat in New york.

This burger joint offers a limited variety of food items, you get the slider cheese burger, and the grilled cheese sandwich, & their chicken sandwich. Oh, and that veggie bean burger for those vegeterians. The food was nice, although not as good as The Burger Joint located in Le Parker Meredien, the one I posted about last night. I certainly loved the decoration, and that engraved wall at the entrance.

Decoration 9, Service 9, Food Quality 8.5, Money Value 8, Cleanliness 8.5 – Mood’s Rated

Burger Joint, NY
August 12, 2008

Burger Joint, located in Le Parker Maridien 119 W. 56th St., New York, NY 10019. Topped among Oprah’s top 20 burger places, and among my top 10 burger places of all time. A cozy, small, simple decorated restairant, will limited seating, which I think makes eating there an experience worth talking about, offering limited variety of foods and beverages.

Loved the place, the wall writings and most of all, that sweet lady at the cash register “telling me that I smell nice” haha.

“.. Rocco! your order is ready”

Decoration 7, Service 9, Food Quality 9.5, Money Value 9, Cleanliness 8.5 – Mood’s Rated

S’Mac NY
August 11, 2008

This little mac and cheese shop is located in Manhattan’s East Village, at 345 East 12th Street, between 1st and 2nd avenues. I’ve never seen creativity put in a mac and cheese dish before, well, not till I had the chance to try their dishes. They have a huge variety of mac and cheese dishes.

I personally liked the hamburger mac and cheese, and the chicken wings mac and cheese my two cousins ordered, I made my own, and surprisngly all dishes were delicious. This one is a must.

Loved the concept, adored the script.

Decoration 7.5, Service 8, Food Quality 8.5, Money Value 8, Cleanliness 8.5 – Mood’s Rated

Angelo’s Pizza
August 11, 2008

Loved the Pizza. Loved the Spaghetti, in fact I had one of the best best spaghetti and meat balls. Angelo’s Pizza is located right beside David Letterman’s Late Show entrance. All in all, the food was nice, the hosts were friendly, and best of all, they serve the best food portions. If you’re like in a “I so hungry, I could eat a whole cow” state, then Angelo’s Pizza is the place to be.

Link: Angelo’s Pizza

Decoration 8, Service 9, Food Quality 9, Money Value 8, Cleanliness 8.5 – Mood’s Rated

Creative marketing ..
June 30, 2008

This is how creative advertisers and promoters should be really. I love the concept, the execution and certainly the comments those real people gave. Hmmmm, makes me hungry really. Oh well! i might as well ditch the diet for today. Hardee’s here I come.

Click on the link above to know what am I talking about.

Let’s see if that add. really made you crave a juicy thick burger.

Burger King Launches World’s Most Expensive Hamburger
June 29, 2008

The world’s most expensive hamburger, “interesting really” Home of the Whopper just welcomed a new guest in town, “The Burger” the most expensive burger in the world, with a price of $200.


  • Wagyu beef
  • white truffles
  • Pata Negra ham slices
  • Cristal onion straws
  • Modena balsamic vinegar
  • Lambs lettuce
  • Pink Himalayan rock salt
  • Organic white wine
  • Shallot infused mayonnaise
  • Served in between two Iranian saffron and white truffle dusted bun.

So why would a fast food chain launch such burger? Apparently, it is decided that all the profit gained from this new burger will be given to help a London Child charity, assisting children with abuse issues, homelessness, disability, poverty and illness.

What’s funny is that people in West England are only able to order this burger via a hotline.

Salad Bar | Bacon & Macaroni Salad
June 8, 2008

I tried this yesterday, it was magnificently delicious. Enjoy

Bacon & Macaroni Salad


  • 1 pound sliced bacon
  • 1 (16 ounce) package elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 4 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup sliced green olive


    1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni pasta, and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
    2. Whisk the mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, sugar, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Add the bacon, pasta, tomato, cucumber, egg, and celery. Gently fold until the salad is evenly covered with the dressing. Sprinkle with the sliced olives to serve.