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Tasty Korean Tacos and Tiger Balls at Korilla BBQ NYC!

 

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Terrific Korean Tacos!

Delicious new Spring Menu! Tasty Korean Tacos and Tiger Balls!

The food temptations abound and lure us in with total disregard to any diet or attempt to stay fit in our clothes. Such is the life of a NYC blogger, and the amount of good eating just never ends in this town. There is always something new and revolutionary around each corner, or hidden away on some side street that you happen to stumble upon. One such spot is Korilla BBQ down in the East Village. It is one of those places that I had walked by a bunch of times, but had never stopped in to eat at.

We were invited here this past weekend as part of a media group special tasting of their new menu items. It was a small gathering of us that were here for this invite-only event which worked out well since the place is on the smaller side and seating is limited. We arrived around 4pm and took a seat in the small dining area in the back where we were joined by other bloggers and media people. Quite a friendly crowd, and all looking forward to checking out some great food.  Continue reading Tasty Korean Tacos and Tiger Balls at Korilla BBQ NYC!

Shanghaied away to Chinatown at the Shanghai Cafe NYC!

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Holy Godmother of Chinatown for the love of all that is unholy and absurd I am STILL FREAKING STUFFED the morning after this epic meal!

That was the uneasy but all so knowing feeling I have when consuming a fantastic meal which leaves an impression on me the next day. We have such a mixed group of great friends who knows their stuff when it comes to terrific places and hidden gems to dine at here in NYC. It’s a blessing and a curse! Rich Wong and Sally Wong ( not married but have the same last name – boy that will be easy if they marry! ), an Asian couple who are wonderful people and never steer us wrong when it comes to introducing us to eats in Chinatown had a get together a while back at Shanghai Cafe that I still remember to this day. They suggested this spot and we readily agreed to join in.  Why would we ever doubt them? Because – HOT DAMN – Sally and Rich know some of the BEST spots to chow down at here! Along the sometimes suspect odorous and shady streets of Chinatown lie some AMAZING places to take a seat and dine at, and this was one of them.

Can I say CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP? The amount of food we devoured and the final bill that was split between about a dozen of us was ridiculous when we realized it was around $20 a person. Cash only here but it didn’t matter. We ate like ravenous wilderbeasts and even brought some home there was so much food to go around.

Here’s just a sampling of Rich and Sally’s menu they picked out for us. FOOD PORN. Oh, we let them do all the ordering since we had little clue what was on the menu, and they are also able to speak the language. It’s called TRUST my friends! Well rewarded trust. Continue reading Shanghaied away to Chinatown at the Shanghai Cafe NYC!

TAO – now that’s a big ass Buddha in NYC!

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Photo credit – TAO

As I recently dined here over a client lunch meeting it had dawned on me that I had never frequented TAO before even after all my years living in NYC. Terrific lunch special of appetizer, entree, and dessert for $27.50 made it an easy choice. Wonderful spot for an early afternoon client business meal for sure and I was greatly pleased. I had read so many mixed reviews of TAO but I must say the experience we had was pretty darn good! 

We were seated on the balcony level overlooking the main dining floor below and the views added to the overall ambiance here. Nice landscape of the massive Buddha preciding over the facility. Our waitress was wonderful and took care of us even with special requests. Never had to wait for our water glass to be refilled. Our food was brought out as requested and we were quite pleased with our selections. As I could not just whip out my camera and start shooting interior and food pics during this meeting I had to make do with some of TAO’s stock images. My client would have thought I was a flake posing for food shots! Continue reading TAO – now that’s a big ass Buddha in NYC!

Malaysian eats in NYC – Malaysia Grill!

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Mango Chicken

Malaysian food, hmmmm. I’m not really sure what Malaysian food is as I assume it’s a combo of many different styles, cultures, and cuisines. I ain’t no Asian persuasion, but we had no problem enjoying our meal here over the weekend after trying it out the first time. We dug right in and ordered up some delicacies of the land. I’ll attest to it being pretty darn delicious!

Malaysia Grill is one of those no-nonsense little Asian spots that pump out some pretty tasty food. Just a small spot with the all too familiar cookie cutter Asian restaurant look, but clean and cozy. As soon as we sat down I ordered a Singha beer and looked over the large menu of food choices. Seemed like a heavily Chinese food influenced menu with a mix of Indian, Thai, and Pan-Island influence. South east Asian maybe? Had to go with a few of the standouts that I had read about on other reviews.
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