Wong is New York’s first Farm to Table ‘locavore’ Asian restaurant.  The Chef, Simpson Wong, is Malaysian and has a history of restaurants in New York.  One, Jefferson, was made famous by the girls of Sex & the City back in 2004.  So it has been some time since he has been on the hot list.  This establishment will get him right back there. A couple of lobster dishes are a big draw – Lobster Egg … Continue reading

Macao Trading Company

Macao Trading Co.

We’ve been to Macao Trading Company countless times over the years.  What brings us back regularly?  They really have great food and the cocktails are still among our favorite even in the wake of the cocktail bar craze.  Or are we still in the midst of that craze? Macao is a gambling city in China ala Las Vegas which was formerly a Portugese colony.  The food in this region is a fusion of Portugese and … Continue reading

Cheap Eats Food Tour

Momofuku Noodle Bar

This week New York Magazine published their annual ‘Eat Cheap’ issue, not so different from Time Out’s ‘Cheap Eats’ issue. Either way, both have been talking about all of the latest food crazes, most of which fall into the ‘less than $25′ meal category. And we love a day-long food smack down, so why not try a variety of new spots and take a trek around the city? We always forget how quickly one gets … Continue reading

Dim Sum Go Go


Dim Sum, Chinese, Dumplings, Cheap Eats http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/dim-sum-go-go/ 5 East Broadway – Chinatown Dim Sum Go Go is a great spot for the dumpling neophyte.  It still has the classic dim sum shop paper menu, rude waiters and no help whatsoever if you have questions.  But pretty much everything on the menu is great, it just requires being willing for an adventure. If you can, get a seat upstairs.  It is lighter and more spacious.  The … Continue reading

China Grill

China Grill NYC

After all these years, I wondered if China Grill was ‘over’. The place was a mob scene, perhaps because we went during Restaurant Week. The decor is always impressive with the high ceilings, red circular lights and huge windows, but the cavernous space is LOUD. We could not hear one another over dinner, which was especially unfortunate for our guest visiting from Taiwan. By the end of the meal we were also overcome by HEAT … Continue reading