Here are a few interesting things my phone saw me eat recently:
One day whilst browsing a Chinese take-out menu, Rene stumbled upon the words “Sugar Buns.” $3.50 would supposedly buy ten of them. Neither of us has ever ordered them before but we were feeling adventurous and decided to go for it. To our very pleasant surprise, these little puffs of fried yeasty dough sprinkled with sugar arrived. Basically, they’re fried doughnut holes and they are delicious. Sinful and delicious. Next time you order Chinese food, look for Sugar Buns on the menu.
I happened to get my hands on a waffle maker recently and for my first attempt, I improvised the batter. Bad idea. I used buttermilk as the base and didn’t add enough flour, so they turned out bland and sort of flat in texture. If anyone out there has a great waffle recipe, please share it with me!
Porchetta [pork-etta] sandwich @ Smorgasburg: Porchetta is a popular Roman street-food that is essentially slow-roasted aromatic pork on fresh bread. The pork was actually drier than I expected but delicious nonetheless – very herby and garlicky. It probably wouldn’t be traditional to drizzle it with something creamy and mayo-like but…
Perhaps my favorite thing to order at sushi restaurants, the spicy salmon roll.
Lamb burger @ Mikey’s on the Lower East Side: Grilled onions, jalapenos, peanut sauce. I stumbled into this burger joint after a night at the bar and was pretty excited to sink my teeth into something greasy and delicious. Unfortunately, this burger failed to satisfy me. Aside from the jalapenos, it was bland, and, well… wet. I want my $7.50 back.
Lavender macaron by Michael Allen Desserts via Fresh Fanatic – as delicious as it is beautiful.
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