Jan 25 2020

Mandoo Bar

2 W 32nd St
New York

Not returning.

I had lunch but accidentally passed by it. When I saw the two ladies making dumplings in the window, I walked in. It reminds me of the Dumpling House at 328 Spadina Ave,  in Toronto – a must for me whenever I visited there.

The decor is simple and neat. I ordered small portion of chive pork dumpling (App Mewl Mandoo). Thick skin and the filling is too solid (packed, feeling dead), totally subpar.

My adventure for a good dumpling place in New York, Continues.


Jan 25 2020

Boucherie @ Union Sq

225 Park Ave S.
New York

Still like it. Will return.

Nice decor and the upright by the wall adds ambience. Years ago I was impressed by their scallops. Today I ordered it again and again, was pleased. The branzino is equally good. Their house wine Bordeaux white is delicious, so is the bread and butter – yes I finished the butter all by myself. Never seen a butter in my life -:)

Oh, when they discard the fake flowers for fresh ones, I’ll change to five star rating – at the price they’re charging, surely they can afford it. Pls make sure to refill the toilet seat paper.


Jan 25 2020

Sex and the City

It’s lunar new year for the Year of Rat. I found this photo of four girls appropriate for the occasion. I found this 90 minute tour on AirBnB, ($35). The host Ally meets us at Cowgirl bar to begin the tour. I watched many episodes and the movie.

It’s a rainy day. We first stop at Carrie’s apartment. The show was about four women as they navigate their dating life in Manhattan. But clearly it has male audience. These men inserted themselves in front of the apt and took photos. Oh boy.

The Magnolia Bakery at 401 Bleecker Street and W. 11th Street


… and at the end, we caught the rainbow …


Jan 25 2020

Cowgirl Hall of Fame

519 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014

A bar in the West village owned by a lady from Waco Texas. Checkered white and green plastic covered tables. To the left is the bar and right is a restaurant, serving chill and dogs. The Cosmo is $13 but strong. We were there because of Sex and the City

It’s Saturday 2pm. No one is cleaning the table and service the drinks. Not a problem at all. I got two cosmo from the bar and oh boy, they’re strong.
The bar side of the hall is narrow. Many guitars and other memorabilia are displayed on the wall. The light features over the bar are pretty.