Here's something you may not know: Sun Noodle, the noodle supplier for some of the finest ramen shops on both coasts, produces refrigerated packs of fresh ramen noodles paired with concentrated sauce bases intended to be cooked just like instant ramen. I headed over to Mitsuwa in New Jersey and got my hands on their four flavors—shoyu, tonkotsu, tan tan, and miso—and gave 'em a taste to see how they stack up to local ramen shops and other instant noodle brands.
Pollo en bistec is a homey variation on the Cuban beef dish called Bistec a la cazuela. In it, cubes of meat (in this case, pieces of chicken) are marinated in a heady blend of garlic and oregano before being braised under layers of tomatoes, onions, potatoes, and chilies.
Spring is finally here—cue Pharrell's "Happy"—which means it's time to invite your friends over to celebrate the warmer weather! To get your Sunday Funday started, Mrs. T's Pierogies is giving away one free kit with all the essentials, like Mrs. T's Pierogies mugs, serving tray, coupons for free boxes of pierogies, iPhone covers (so you can text your #pierogypals in style), and t-shirts, to make your get-together with friends memorable and delicious.
Every week we spotlight a dozen cooking classes sold through our partner CourseHorse to take in the weeks ahead, and on Wednesdays we check in on classes offering discounted seats. Here are three coming up soon.
I love doughnuts of every kind. I wish I could say I was more discerning, that I was an expert on the best doughnuts in the U.S. or even in NYC, but truth be told, you stick any sort of sugar-coated, fried ring of dough in front of me and I am going to eat it and ask for more. I've also made known my love for a similar but different sweet treat—the snack cake. Where do these two worlds combine? Sweet, sweet Entenmann's doughnuts, baby.
I know what you're thinking. "Here's how to pair beer with Mexican food: insert lime into Pacifico. Drink." I won't tell you not to drink your Coronas, Pacificos, and Tecates, but other beers can offer some serious south-of-the-border beer pairing satisfaction. Just like a well-made sauce can improve a dish, a well-paired beer can make any meal just a bit more awesome.
With fat pieces of butter-soaked yellow cake in a cream cheese ice cream base, this recipe is easily one of the most decadent offerings at Ample Hills.
Patina, the restaurant's eponymous chef and owner, was born and raised in Nigeria, land of pepper soup, egusi, and suya kebabs. Here in the Bronx she cooks the food of her people, the Yaroba, and it's a great boon for us.
What's the polite way to eat mussels, oysters, and other potentially messy shellfish?
Cellar Door Provisions is the sort of place I never want to leave, and they make it easy to stay all day: Fresh bread and breakfast dishes are available at 8am, pastries start hitting the counter at 9, and the day's butcher paper scrawled lunch offerings are available at 11.
Cooked in soy sauce, rice wine, and sesame oil, and loaded with heaps of whole garlic cloves, slices of ginger, and fresh Thai basil, this classic Taiwanese chicken dish is a perfect reminder of just how good an over-abundance of flavor can be.
New Sonic locations will open in Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Buffalo, and Rochester within the next several years, but whether the company can hit their lofty target remains to be seen.
We've rounded up 16 of our favorite dishes in New York that feature squid, octopus, and cuttlefish. From zesty calamari in the Bensonhurst to live sannakji in Flushing, check them all out in our slideshow!
A lot of us cocktail enthusiasts are occasional at-home bartenders, trying our own hands at mixing up drinks. But we could all do with a few tips from the pros. We asked bartenders across the country: What do most amateur bartenders get wrong?
These rich blondies are flavored with honey, studded with dried cherries, and topped with salty, crunchy Marcona almonds. They'll satisfy fruit and nut lovers alike.
Plus, using Sichuan peppercorns to better understand the nervous system, and more in this week's link roundup.
A few years ago it would have unthinkable for a restaurant not to serve bread. Today the staff of life faces a number of threats, particularly due to perceived gluten threats and carb worries. Given this retreat, it's heartening when a highly regarded restaurant starts baking its own bread.
This stunning dessert of coconut tapioca topped with tropical fruit and dragon fruit sorbet also happens to be gluten- and dairy-free.
Photographer Jonpaul Douglass documents the habits of the elusive wild pie.
Karaoke is part of the draw at Stars in the Sky, but the Korean Fried Chicken is the star of the food menu that includes everything from pizza corn cheese to boiled silkworms.
The cramped quarters, naval theme, and off-the-beaten-path Red Hook location of Petite Crevette turns a simple meal into a pleasant little trip. New York would be a better city if every neighborhood had a restaurant like it.