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The 10 Commandments of Adventurous Eating

This is excellent advice!

26 Must-Eat Dumplings in NYC

whoa no Foie Gras Soup Dumpling at Annisa? Those are outstanding, and much better than most on this list (that i've had).

Sushi By-the-Piece at Wasabi, Times Square's Newest Fast Food Import

These are all over Europe, had them in Madrid last year and i've certainly had them in the UK... I really like this concept.

Vegan: Fried Eggplant Sandwich with Eggplant Mayo

WOW this looks amazing... trying this out!

Velvety Menorcan Fish Soup (Caldereta de Pescado) From 'Spain'

@WICKETS You can purchase fish bones (or fish heads etc) in just about any good fish market... If you cannot, you should not be trying to make fish soup, because you must be landlocked or something! I don't see anything pretentious about this at all, if you cannot figure out what to do with the leftover white parts of the leaks, try take out!

Win Two Tickets to Choice Eats, March 25th

Dirt Candy by far!!!

A Vegan-Friendly Rice Burger at Ni Japanese Delicacies

That sounds amazing!!!

Bombay Sandwich Brings Healthy Indian Lunch to Chelsea, and it's Good

^ ok i see the link... just used to seeing it on this page. I work around the block so i'm def checking this place out.

Bombay Sandwich Brings Healthy Indian Lunch to Chelsea, and it's Good

Can't wait to try that Chana Masala Sandwich, but where is this place located?

What Was Your Best Bite of New York in 2013?

Le Bernardin - Charred Octopus "a la plancha"; Green Olive and Black Garlic Emulsion, Sundried Tomato Sauce Vierge
MP Taverna - Grilled Branzino & Octopus Salad
Zabb Elee (Queens) - Som Tum
Mission Chinese - Torn Cabbage Leaves with Ground Sesame, Anchovy, Crispy barley & Sea Kelp
Pok Pok - Yam Samun Phrai
Salt & Fat - "Shaved" Hudson Valley Foie Gras, cinnamon, mandarin oranges, bacon brittle
SriPraPhai - Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Yellow Curry
MBK Ceenter Foodcourt (Bangkok Thailand) - Hoy Tod

Astoria's E Taverna Nails its Octopus

On Your First Visit to Sorriso Pork Store, You're a Regular

Agree on all of that, they are super nice in there. Also the orange and fennel seed sopressata is outstanding!

33 Ways to Get Your Soup On in NYC

This is excellent, I LOVE soup! May I add:
Dark Noodle Soup @ Zabb Elee (Woodside)
Smoked Tomato Soup @ Il Bambino (Astoria)
Garlic Soup @ Koliba (Astoria)
Trahana @ Zenon Taverna (Astoria)
Cucumber Yogurt Soup @ Ariana Afghan Kebab Restaurant (Manhattan)
Yen Ta Fo (Sour & Spicy Soup) @ Zabb Elee (Woodside)

What to Order at Somtum Der, Isan Thai in the East Village

Coco's Malaysian Shaved Ice Nails it All (Except the Ice)

I'll have to try this next time, I eat here weekly. I usually loath saved Ice deserts for their medicinal qualities, but this looks good.

How I Learned to Stop Ordering 'Thai Spicy'

@jeffsayyes Yes I was, and i did not find the food that spicy.

How I Learned to Stop Ordering 'Thai Spicy'

Nothing I ate in Thailand was as spicy as a recent Som Tom with Fermented Fish at Zabb Elee.

How Annisa's Grilled and Fried Squid Gets Made

One of the best meals i've ever had in NYC was at Annisa, amazing food! Love this post.

Do You Eat Out in New York on Halloween?

Typically we stay in... Tonight however, is Zabb Elee night!

Ratchanee Sumpatboon on Isan Thai Cuisine and Making It in New York

The New York Wine and Food Festival's 'Best New Chefs 25th Anniversary Party'

I'm happy to see so many fish dishes.

Who Makes the Best Pasta in NYC?

Octopus & Bone Marrow at Marea... Amazing pasta, so are the other pasta dishes i';ve had at Marea.

More Good Thai in Elmhurst at Nusara Thai Kitchen

I eat in Elmhurst weekly right now, the food is amazing. Looking forward to trying: Som Tum Lao-style!

Dear Restaurants: Please Stop Playing Live Music

YES! I was at a place in Forest Hills this week, lets just say its a newish gastropub with decent reviews (although to be fair I really like the food)... The guy on ELECTRIC guitar playing Oasis covers with a drum machine was SO loud i could literally not hear my company across the table and we were way in the back of the restaurant. It was so loud I could not even think, seriously. Absolutely horrible experience. The only "live" music i want to hear in restaurants is jazz, jazz, jazz and more jazz!

Surprisingly Fancy Dessert at Sushi Samba

That looks really nice! I had an excellent brunch there recently, was really surprised at how good it was.

Dominican Sushi!

I just got back from a trip to the Dominican Republic, my 5th trip. As always, i ate really well, and this time i found a Dominican Sushi place that was really interesting and quite good.
Here are my food pics/video's of the trip including the sushi pics

Best Octopus dish in NYC?

I'm borderline obsessed with Octopus (and oysters and a few other bits from the sea), and i'm always on the hunt for the best octopus. So far my favorites have been:

1) Fusilli with Octopus and Bone Marrow (Marea, NYC)
2) Charred Octopus with fermented black bean (Le Bernardin, NYC)
3) Grilled Octpus (Zenon Taverna, Astoria)

While not always looking to break the bank, am willing to do so if the dish is right... What is your favorite Octopus dish in NYC?

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