Yunnan Kitchen – CLOSED

Yunnan Kitchen

Yunnan Kitchen has long been on our list of ‘must tries’.  We tend to avoid the early feeding frenzy of new openings these days, but we waited so long even missed the original Chef!  The new Chef, Doron Wong, certainly delivered! Yunnan Kitchen has a rather large space with exposed brick walls, an open kitchen and good sized bar.  They have one large format table at bar height in front of the bar either for … Continue reading



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 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