NYC Trip Report, Oct 2018


#1

Summary:
Day #1:
Katz’ Delicatessen
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare

Day #2:
Dominque Ansel Bakery
Cull & Pistol @ Chelsea Market
Momofuku Ssam Bar
Le Bernardin

Day #3:
Russ and Daughters
Joe’s Pizza
Lady M
Eleven Madison Park
Cha An Tea House
Chikalicious
Momofuku Noodle Bar

Day #4:
Bake Culture
Shake Shack


Kat’z


Great stuff but I prefer Langer’s #19



Dominique Ansel Bakery


Nutella milky bread, rasphberry cronut, kouign amann, chocolate croissant


Great flaky texture but a bit sweet


Fan-fukin-tastic KA


Fluffy but not flaky. Pass.



Oyster from Belon, clam, langoustine
Fresh!



Momofuku Ssam Bar


7-Spiced Brisket Okonomiyaki - Great!


Some Rice Cakes with Szechuan Pepper - A-okay


Stuffed Rotisserie Duck Ssäm - Great!



Russ & Daughters


Bagel & Lox w/ Scallion Cream Cheese
A bit salty but delicious nonetheless.



Joe’s Pizza


Fantastic crust…light and crispy…everything else were just A-okay.


Under carriage shot



Lady M below Eataly


OG crepe cake.
Fantastic. Significantly better than the one I had at the Beverly Hills location.


Strawberry mille feuille



Cha-An Tea House


Sakura Drop
Straight up jelly and waste of $$


Green Tea Parfait - Good



Chikalicious


Black pepper sorbet with tomato gelee
A-Okay. The sorbet doesn’t have the right viscosity and the tomato gelee tasted artificial.


Black truffle ice cream on cognac creme brulee with warm biscuits and duo raisins
A-Okay. Same viscosity issue with the ice cream but the cognac in the cream creme brulee gave it great depth. I didn’t quite know how the other elements fitted into the dish.


Coconut marshmallow, butter cookie, chocolate brownie
A-Okay



Momofuku Noodle Bar


Busy AF at 12:00AM


Bing bread with chickpea hozon & eggplant
A-Okay. I think I would’ve preferred an OG hummus.


Pork ramen, pork belly, scallion, poached egg
Meh. Bland stock but fantastically smokey and moist pork belly.



Bake Culture


A shit bakery by F4?


Bad


Bad


A-Okay


Terrible



Shake Shack in the Theatre District


Busy AF


A shit Shack Burger just like the one in Las Vegas. I’ll take a OG McD hamburger over this tragedy all day long.


#2

She-god in heaven, could this be any longer?

Once I got to the end I’d like to point out that a pastrami sandwich (period) is a far cry from a Reuben with stuff on it. There are things that don’t need anything done to them and IMneverHO a Katz’s pastrami may be one of the top 10/100.


#3

You hit Midtown hard. That’s a lot of work in a short amount of time. Hope you had a good time!