Jun 28 2018

Saaho Village 沙河

69 Middle Neck Road
Great Neck, NY 11021

Not an average Chinese restaurant but won’t return.

Saaho  (shahe 沙河) is short for shahe fen or hefen (沙河粉), is rice noodle, which widely used in Cantonese cuisine. I developed my taste during my time in Hong Kong. I like it more than the wheat noodle.


The three of us tried six different kinds of dishes. The seafood noodle is my favorite especially the soup, super yummy, the caviar fish wraps are ok, and the rest are just so so, bland. I know my Peking duck, so finding theirs with crepe a somewhat a joke. Fried okras dish is ok, but the okra is too hard to chew!

They have a full bar, the corkage fee is $10. Street parking, free after 6 pm. A parking lot is half a block away, on either side of the restaurant.

Jun 24 2018

Toku Modern Asian Fusion

2014 Northern Blvd
Manhasset, New York 11030

My first time there, the service wasn’t good at all. Over the times, I stopped by for coffee and tea, the services were ok – not much is needed. Tonight’s dinner is ok. It’s a full house on a Sunday night. The spicy yellowtail roll and the Geisha roll which is wrapped in cucumber, are fine. The martinis are good too.


Jun 23 2018

Spinning: old and new

Hallockville Museum Farm
6038 Sound Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901

Putting a spin on an old concept, -:)
This farm offers the spinning class on weekends, not on a stationary bicycle but the real thing.


Jun 23 2018

Cooking, the Colonia way

Hallockville Museum Farm
6038 Sound Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901

$50 pp, this farm bundles in a cooking lesson of Colonial era and guided tour. I found it interesting and informative. Long Island used to be a major potato producer. And corned beef isn’t really Irish but Jewish.


Jun 23 2018

Hallockville Museum Farm

6038 Sound Ave
Riverhead, NY 11901

This is a museum and working farm in North Fork. It offers spinning, cooking, guided tour and is directly across the street from the Martha Clara Vineyards. Nearby is Iron Pier Beach on Long Island Sound.


Jun 23 2018

Iron Pier Beach

June 23, 2018

It’s at end of Pier Ave, Jamesport, NY 11947, near Hallockville Museum Farm.

Jun 23 2018

Martha Clara Vineyards

6025 Sound Ave,
Riverhead, NY 11901

One of North Fork‘s vineyards, across street from Hallockville Museum Farm. It has an outdoor seating area. Mostly young people. Found Pinot Blanc.
I’m so so on this one.


Jun 14 2018

A raccoon and 4 pix

A raccoon is capturing the hearts of Americans and many more news outlets are covering it, from the exalted New York Times, CNN, Washington Post, Times to BBC … as if  Trump never met Kim and the Inspector General’s Report Criticizes James Comey means little. Apparently, they couldn’t compete with raccoon … then as I was taking the last one of the follow pix, a raccoon walks by leisurely. [得意] 最近美国一个小狸子令到很多人牵肠挂肚的 刚刚就看到一个大摇大摆的从俺面前走过去 …

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Jun 4 2018

A movie night

Shadow lane ..

Mar 8 2018

Night and Day

Another big thunder no rain situation in New York. But NJ got more than a foot of snow tho.

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