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NYC: Bassanova Ramen

Ramen is boring. I don’t understand the craze over oily broth. Tonkatsu, which is supposedly to be manly because of strong flavors, don’t entice me. I always respected its humble cousin, udon, much more for its simplicity and unique thick noodles. There are so many other great noodle dishes around the world. Just thinking of […]

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NYC: Momofuku Noodle Bar, Part II

Here I’m, years later, after the ramen revolution have taken over the United States. The last time I was here, we had a president, the line was way too long, and I was wondering if the weather was going to be any hotter. Things have changed since that day. Spring has just turn to summer, […]

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NYC: Katz’s Delicatessen

For some reasons, probably being a historical blue collar city with large population of Greeks, Italians, and Jewish people, New York City is famous for its deli. That’s on top of competition against steakhouses, Michelin restaurants, dollar pizza stands and halal food carts. I don’t look down at delis, but sandwich isn’t on the top […]

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NYC: The Dutch

It has been my tradition to go to New York City at the end of May – to eat something delicious for my birthday. This year, I chose the Dutch for the famous Hot Fried Chicken, and also, the name of the restaurant sounds cool. We reserved a table for 3, but Michael’s sister tagged […]

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NYC: Roosevelt Island

In my very humble opinion, the best game for the Nintendo DS is GTA: Chinatown Wars. Now, you are going to wonder what does this have to do with Roosevelt Island, and also, where in the world is this Roosevelt Island. Let’s start from the beginning; just like in the video game, New York City […]

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NYC: Brindle Room

Brindle room has one of the best burgers in New York City. I did not make that declaration, and it can be easily cross referenced with countless online articles. The crown for the most delicious burger (even just for the throne in NYC) is always up for debate, and the list of contenders is longer than […]

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NYC: Black Tap Burgers

I used to imagine that trends are characteristics intrinsic to consumerism. The thought was that, without choices, the society can’t be chasing after cool and unique stuff. Think about it this way – you wouldn’t imagine in dystonia 1984 worlds, there would be people in skinny jeans talking about kale waiting for cronuts. However, the […]