NYC Trip Report, Oct 2018

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

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Great stuff but I prefer Langer’s #19


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Dominique Ansel Bakery

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

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Great flaky texture but a bit sweet

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Fan-fukin-tastic KA

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Fluffy but not flaky. Pass.


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Oyster from Belon, clam, langoustine
Fresh!


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Momofuku Ssam Bar

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7-Spiced Brisket Okonomiyaki - Great!

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Some Rice Cakes with Szechuan Pepper - A-okay

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Stuffed Rotisserie Duck Ssäm - Great!


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Russ & Daughters

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


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Joe’s Pizza

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

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Under carriage shot


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Lady M below Eataly

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

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Strawberry mille feuille


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Cha-An Tea House

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Sakura Drop
Straight up jelly and waste of $$

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Green Tea Parfait - Good


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Chikalicious

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

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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.

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Coconut marshmallow, butter cookie, chocolate brownie
A-Okay


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Momofuku Noodle Bar

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Busy AF at 12:00AM

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

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

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Bake Culture

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A shit bakery by F4?

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Bad

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Bad

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A-Okay

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Terrible

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Shake Shack in the Theatre District

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Busy AF

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

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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.

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

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