NYC Trip Report, Oct 2018

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
Momofuku Noodle Bar

Day #4:
Bake Culture
Shake Shack


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

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


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

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?





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.


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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