Spicy Moon – East Village

Spicy Moon is a relatively low-key whole-in-the-wall joint in the East Village, and actually happens to be right in the heart of the Ukrainian village. The place is rather small and casual, but nonetheless has a very comfortable and home-like vibe. The service and owners seem very caring, pleasant, and overall the vibe left a…

Taiyaki NYC – Chinatown

Behold, Instagram’s favorite. There is no doubt that at some point throughout your Instagram career, you have had a glimpse of ice cream… in a fish. Not a real fish, of course. But rather, a nice aesthetic cone in the shape of a fish, with some swirling ice cream radiating off the top and a…

Smorgasburg – Williamsburg

Smorgasburg is an essential stop for the summer. One is located on Saturdays in Williamsburg, while the other is located on Sundays in Prospect Park. The word Smorgasburg probably comes from the word smorgasbord, which is basically a huge food buffet. Smorgasburg is a big food flea market, where street food is served quick and…

Novikov – London

Hidden near Piccadilly Circus on Mayfair is a restaurant sitting on the corner without much appeal from the exterior, but upon entry one is surprised by the enormity and grandeur immediately. Novikov is a three-sectioned restaurant and club owned by a Russian billionaire and restaurant king Arkady Novikov. The restaurant is actually two restaurants —…

Four Seasons – London

Our first night in London, we wanted a simple and satisfying meal, and our friend recommended a chinese restaurant on Queensway in London. Only a few short “tube” stops away and we were in London’s version of Chinatown, which is filled with many different restaurants (many of which, interesting enough, are Italian) and small souvenior…

Tao Uptown – East SideΒ 

Upon entry, the first thing about Tao that catches your eye is a gargantuan Buddha statue in the back of the restaurant, so big that you can’t help but just stare at it for a few seconds to process its size. Tao Uptown was a pleasant experience all-around, with a sophisticated and urbane atmosphere inside….

R&G Lounge – San Francisco, CA

Right on the cusp of San Francisco’s incredible Chinatown is a small restaurant — one that looks unextraordinary on the outside, but has extraordinary food on the inside. R&G Lounge’s atmosphere is not anything to necessarily rave about, but to say that the restaurant is always packed at night is an understatement. The restaurant is…