PARIS – Day 1. White Nights

We arrived on the Eurostar in no time at all from London and were settled into our dorm room of an airbnb by 1 pm. Great location but really, a five star at an Airbnb is now meaningless to me. Remember- bring soap, hand towels, dishtowels, a few trash bags and a good attitude because […]

XI’AN BIANG BIANG NOODLES

As I am in a must have Chinese food week I headed out today towards Aldgate , my newest favorite place to go. Also I needed to go to the bank so dumplings at Xi’an BIANG BIANG seemed right. The place was full, it’s big open windows looked clean so in I went. Though I […]

2 Xiao Long Bao in Chinatown, a garden, the river, a wander

Last night we took a long bus ride towards dinner. The bus was on diversion which I still dont quite understand. Can you get off? How do you know when it’s going on diversion? Where will it resume its path? Londoners I have asked dont really seem to know. And a google search doesn’t provide […]

Victoria Food Hall, Dominique Ansel and…

Ah, today has been a big day. Decided to give the blog a new look, do a bit of simplifying, and narrow down my focus. I have no idea what or how to narrow down the focus but I have become intrigued by the way I can eat in London. The entire Food Hall, Street […]

Cake, Columbia Road and Chinese

Up and Out early on this drizzling Sunday morning to get some big flowers for my new vase. Wound up with Lilys… which should open on Wednesday. It was packed and I dont know enough to tell one good bloom from another so I think I have decided that from now on, I buy from […]

Go Noodle Nine Moon

very good boneless spareribs, perfectly fine fried pork dumpling. so much chinese take out as I get ready to leave town.

Dumplings, DKA, The Morgan and more

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR DAY IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER: These were amazing pork and chive dumplings form a chinese place at 118 Eldridge. Small, dirty, limited menu… delicious! Nari Ward: we the people at the New Museum It’s hard to tell but these are dresses. There were also head dresses. Im not going to go into […]

Decoy

Peking Duck for Dinner with the kids. I made the reservation weeks in advance as it appears that the prix fixe Peking Duck dinner is very much in demand. We were seated at a tight communal table in a basement on Hudson street. It was rainy and cold and unusual. You get the duck, then […]

Window Shopping

    The Amazon 4 Star Store. Who knew? Not I. Fun to see but not much that I haven’t seen before.                   just an empty yard. Well,almost empty. Next to my new favorite shop                 snow peak. All sorts […]