Dec 25 2017

The Xmas Cloud

2017 Christmas. There’s a silver lining


Dec 22 2017

Rustic Root

7927 Jericho Turnpike
Woodbury, NY 11797

I really don’t like servers take empty dishes away while someone is still eating. I see you’ve people waiting but there is no need to rush you diners. And the servers were running, making the atmosphere rushed and crazy.

They’re trying hard to copy farm to table concept but when the food isn’t good for me to return, I’ll have to disagree with other diners’ 5 stars rating. Couple of years ago we visited Napa but their food backs up. Sweetness should not be considered good cooking. Charred octopus is very very chewy. So is the duck confit salad, tasteless and hard.

Our server had a sour face. Pls light up a little? We ordered 5 but only four came. Never mind. I’ll thinking that the 5th one is the most delicious Hong we’ve missed.

The house wine merlot and cab are good. Bathroom is spacious and clean. The best thing? They’re next to Iavarone Brothers.


Dec 21 2017

Sake Sushi

95-34 Queens Blvd,
Rego Park, NY 11374

This neighborhood restaurant has been there forever – one of my friends’ canteen who lives a block from them. The first time I went there was before my children were born … so … it’s long time. Ok everything is average. This time I’d tri sashimi tuna salmon and yellow tail – all are my fave. The fish are pretty fresh but the rice, oh my … pretty terrible. I considered to ask them in Chinese so not to offend my friend. But I ate my complain instead. Just don’t go back there.

Chinese are easily satisfied with a bowl of rice (its my theory … ), no need to be fancy, just make sure they’re cooked, evenly. I remembered two decent restaurants with bad rice, one was TriBeCa Grill in downtown and El Dorado Kitchen in Sonoma CA.


Dec 4 2017

In gold we trust

Dec 4 2017