Feb 28 2017

Laverne of Great Neck

9 Cutter Mill Rd,
Great Neck, NY 11021
(516) 829-8200

A go to restaurant. I enjoyed their free yum chips: it’s a group dinner and as usual, some one came late. Oh … it’s nice to wait for everyone but how about for these who actually made the effort to be there on time? I don’t like to eat late.

Feb 25 2017

Guyer’s Bar & Cafe

286 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10023

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A lovely little bar and cafe on the west side. We’ve a drink or two there between the Natural history museum and Beethoven @ Lincoln Center. I ordered the house wine which was, not good.

Feb 22 2017

Mizu Asian

68 Middle Neck Rd
Great Neck, NY 11021

Good neighborhood go to sushi restaurant. The pizza appetizer is pretty good tho, and some arrangements can be pretty elaborate. The Friday night we went there was a little boy, perhaps 7 years old who was there to greet me upon my arrival and was still there by the time I left – he was about to have dinner with his mom who served us. Was it’s down-to-earthness made it less resentful than Nikkei, I felt for the mom, even she might be the owner.




Feb 19 2017

Potala Palace in Lhasa 布达拉宫内部详照

Someone posted these photos of this remarkable palace in Tibet in this blog hereWiki here.


Feb 16 2017

Go Greek

180 7th St
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 746-2222

Authentic food (not American Greek type of food), nice wife n husband owner who want to serve real Greek food here. It’s a small take out/self serving, but they do have a few tables. Clean bathroom. If you’re in the neighborhood, try it. Street parking or in rare.


Feb 13 2017

Haihe 海河

Wiki says the Hai River, formerly known as the Peiho or Pei Ho, is a Chinese river connecting Beijing to Tianjin and the Bohai Sea. Oddly, neither zh wiki or Baidu mentioned this fact at all. Perhaps PeiHo was only used in English at the time? This would be my guess. Astor Hotel/House seems to be the photo to illustrate.

Feb 1 2017

La Vie En Sichuan

14 E 33rd St
New York, NY 10016
(212) 683-2779

An ok place for a meal. Service is really good. Food/decor/bathroom is ok. I like the wines they place on each table. The corkage fee is $15. On Yelp.
We’ve whole fish, the head is uncooked (I’m fish head eater !!) or solid like a stone, first time experiencing a fish head this way. The white bean jelly (made fm mung bean) is too salty, texture is kind of questionable  (I think they call it Clear Noodle w/ spicy sauce). The string beans isn’t the way I liked but are succulent. Since the floor is tilted so are the tables.

Free street parking after 7pm. jack ma