Foodie Heaven 😍🌟 • Hong Kong 

For those who haven’t been to Hong Kong or know where it is, Hong Kong is an autonomous territory on the Pearl River Delta of East Asia. (totally Wikipedia that). But what I really wanted to say is, Hong Kong is the ultimate foodie heaven. I mean…just take a look at some pictures of food I had below:

Is your mouth watering yet?

Alright, I’m done torturing you with pictures of delicious, mouth-watering, food porn pictures. But if my pictures aren’t persuading enough to have you book a one-way ticket straight to Hong Kong right now…go check out @hongkongfoodie on instagram to convince you some more.

Let me know in the comments below whether you’ve been to Hong Kong before or is planning a trip there soon!

Much Love,

Veee

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Czigmeister • Hackettstown, NJ


A few days ago, my friends and I went on a beer adventure and we found this little hidden gem call Czigmeister. Czigmeister is this cool, hipster brewery located in Hackettstown, NJ. The environment is super chill & all they have is beer- no food.

However, the upside is, you can bring whatever kind of food you would like. You could stop by your local grocery store and pick up some finger food, such as: chips & salsa, chips & dip, chips & guac (can you guess what my favorite finger food is?)  or you can order delivery. Either way, it’s a fun time.

Much Love,

Veee

 

Not your average Brunch 

Ah, summertime – best time of the year for getting brunch with your girls / family / significant other. However, brunches can get pretty expensive if you go out every weekend, so here are the steps to create the BEST DIY BRUNCH DAY EVER!

First, you’ll need to create a cute & fun invite to send out to all your friends – making it super official. There are a few ways you can create that perfect invite:

  1. Check out Paperless Post for ready to send custom invite instead, making your life simple while making you look chic. My favorites on the site are: Cucumber Lemon Vodka, Mother’s Day Brunch & Pop the Bubbly.

    Cucumber Lemon Vodka Invite

    Mother’s Day Brunch Invite

    Pop The Bubbly Invite
  2. If you’re feeling EXTRA creative and want to create your own, try using Canva for an easy DIY “hand crafted” card! Just choose the “Card” template and start designing. (They also have already made cards as well)

Now that you’re all done with your invites, it’s time to send them out and wait for their RSVPs. In the meantime, you need to start preparing the menu – the main event of brunch. Here are a few of my favorite dishes:

  1. Eggs Benedict with Shortcut Hollandaise
  2. Nutella Stuffed Pancakes
  3. Cranberry French Toast with Mascarpone
  4. Twisted Sticky Caramel-Pecan Roll
  5. Tomato-Cheddar Strata with Broccoli
  6. Overnight Savory French Toast

And now onto the mimosas

  1. Watermelon Agua Fresca Mimosas
  2. Pineapple Coconut Champagne
  3. Raspberry cream mimosa
  4. Tangerine Sorbet Champagne Floats
  5. White Cranberry Mimosa 
  6. Lemonade Mimosa with Bloody Orange

Lastly, time to decorate the shiz out of your place to make it the best brunch ever. The best place to find the best decor idea is on…PINTEREST! (How basic)

Comment down below your favorite location / food for brunch 😊

Much Love,

Veee

The High Line • Chelsea Market • Meatpacking District 

Beyond this point you may encounter nude sunbathers. In case you were wondering, I didn’t see any.


BEST. POPSICLE. EVER. All homemade, fresh fruit Popsicles that melt your problems away on a hot summer day. 

This past July 4th weekend, Sagi and I went on a mini vacation to explore NYC! This is one of the many places we stopped by – The Meatpacking District. 

We first went on The High Line, and walked up and down the bridge. Throughout the whole bridge, there are art left and right for you to admire. When you walk towards the middle, there are a bunch of vendors, such as this popsicle place.

When you walk down the stairs from the middle, you will end up at The Chelsea Market aka the best location for all foodies. There are more than 15 vendors inside, from Italian food to fresh seafood. Sagi and I found the BEST food combo ever and inexpensive as well. If you purchase a fresh pita bread from DIZEN GOFF and a bowl of fresh lobster bisque from The Lobster Place, you will taste heaven in your mouth. No joke, Sagi wanted to tell the security guard to try it. 



Besides those two vendors, there are lots of other delicious places to try from. Unfortunately, we ate too much before we arrived :(. Tip of the day: don’t be like Sagi and I, be sure to go on an empty stomach!!!

If you’ve ever been, please let me know which is your favorite vendor! Also, leave a comment below on where we should go next in NYC.

Much Love,

Veee


City Kitchen in NYC | Foodie Review

Do you love food and hate how restaurants don’t have a wide range of variety? Well, City Kitchen is the place for you! City Kitchen’s layout is essentially an IKEA food hall layout, but with different vendors in the food hall. The vendors range from sushi to mexican food to seafood to dessert. You will never get bored or hungry when you’re here.

Here’s a list of  their vendors and their menus:

Azuki | BOX | Dough | Gabriela’s Taqueria | Kuro-Obi | Lukes | Whitmans

At Azuki, I didn’t get anything because I got SO much food everywhere else.

At BOX, I got a Roasted Duck (shawarma) which was different than the usual shawarma that I’ve had. It was different but really delicious. Imagine a peking duck with shawarma sauce inside a pita wrap, that’s what it tasted like.

At Dough, I got a Dulce de Leche with Tasted Almonds doughnut that was HUGE. It was bigger than the size of my hand, but again, it was delicious. The dough wasn’t hard, it was flaky and the toppings were to die for.

At Gabriela’s Taqueria, I got an Al Pastor tacos and it was delicious, again. The taco shell was freshly made and so were the fillings. It was super moist and tasty, definitely one of the best tacos I’ve ever had.

At Kuro-Obi, I got a Pork Bun which is essentially a steamed bun that is shaped like a taco shell, but soft and moist with pork belly inside. It was DELICIOUS and very tasty. It came with two buns, so the portions were small, but definitely worth the money.

At Lukes, I got a Lobster Roll which I’ve gotten before in Boston, and it’s still just as good as I remembered. The bread was perfectly toasted and the lobster was drenched in butter. OMG thinking about it makes my mouth water. 

Lastly, I didn’t get anything from Whitmans because they had burgers and fries and I’ve had that every day for the past few days. I can’t help it, but I LOVE BURGERS AND FRIES!!

After trying out most of the vendors, I have to say…I CAN’T CHOOSE A FAVORITE, THEY’RE ALL SO DELICIOUS AND YUMMY!!!!

 

If you ever end up trying out City Kitchen or have ever went to City Kitchen, let me know which vendor was your favorite!

Much Love,

Veee

Fresh & Co Review 

 
Chicken fresco & Thai turkey quinoa bowl 

Delicious AND healthy?! That’s the best kind of food combination out there, and I cannot agree more. Fresh & Co is the place to go, in New York City if you want that food combo. They have fresh salads, sandwiches, soups, and quinoa bowls. I picked the Chicken Fresco sandwich and the Thai Turkey quinoa bowl, both very delicious.

The Chick Fresco has slices of chicken with avocado and cheese, the combination is just mouth watering. The items inside were so fresh and you can definitely taste it, it’s something you could make at home. The Thai Turkey quinoa bowl is made with thai turkey pan fried with a ton of different veggies, on top of brown organic quinoa. Both very healthy, and the size is pretty big as well.

The environment of the store can be described in one word – welcoming. You get that “farm to table” feeling when you step inside of the store. You can smell how fresh everything is and you can see how everything is being made. There were a good amount of people there, not too many seating areas, but the store itself is pretty long. The staff is very friendly, it really puts that cherry on top of a great overall experience.

I’d definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a quick, healthy meal in NYC. Have you ever tried this place? If yes, which is your favorite item on the menu??

Much Love,

Veee

KBG-oodness!

 Can we just take a moment and look at this beaut?! This bowl right here is korean styled Chipotle. If you like Chipotle, then you have to try this restaurant out! This restaurant is called KBG BBQ, located in New Brunswick, NJ. The way the restaurant is set up is very similar to Chipotle. There’s a service line, where you pick your lettuce, rice, meat, and toppings. For my bowl, I got: lettuce, brown rice, noodles, spicy pork, cucumbers, and corn. Topped it off with the KBG mild sauce. Let me tell you, this bowl is DELICIOUS. The pork is perfectly cooked, everything goes so well together, it’s basically a match made in heaven.

Besides a bowl, you can make a burrito and a noodle soup bowl. You can choose from BBQ chicken, spicy pork, bulgolgi, or vegetables. Everything sounds so good, it’s so hard to choose a meat sometimes. Onto the toppings, I can’t even list them all for you, because that’s how many there are. They have kimchi toppings, but I’m not a huge fan of kimchi. Next to the korean Chipotle line, there is also a bubble tea station. You can grab a cup of bubble tea, while enjoying your bowl.

I give this restaurant a 10/10, definitely recommend it 100%! Where should I try next??

Much Love,

Veee

PHO-tastic! 🍜

Pho thanh huong in Parsippany, NJ

This weekend, my family and I stumbled upon this restaurant in Parsippany, NJ. It’s a Vietnamese restaurant. It looks like a small restaurant on the outside, but it’s actually pretty nice inside. The staff is incredibly friendly, but the AC was really low. For anyone that has had pho, you know how important it is to have AC while eating it. Basically, we were all sweating. But the food was amazing.

I ordered the brisket pho, size medium, $7.69 (around that price). The bowl is huge, there was a good chunk of brisket too, as well as noodles. The mint and bean sprouts that they serve you is so fresh. I’ve been to a pho restaurant before, where all the mint were wilting.


We also got some appetizers. The Vietnamese spring roll and this shrimp paste bamboo roll. The Vietnamese spring roll was so crunchy and the sauce and the lettuce was so fresh. Definitely one of the best spring roll I’ve had thus far. The shrimp paste bamboo roll was a little odd. It tasted almost like plastic, wouldn’t recommend that appetizer.


 Overall, I LOVED this restaurant and will definitely return back ASAP!! If you’re ever in the NJ area, definitely try this pho restaurant out!

Much Love,

Veee

Ramen Burger – the healthy version

Ramen burger has been the hype lately and I still haven’t had the chance to try it. Nonetheless, I decided to make it myself and recreate this delicious dish. If you’re interested, then keep on reading.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack of ground turkey
  • 2 packs of ramen noodles
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 4 portabella mushroom
  • 1 potato
  • provolone cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • olive oil for cooking

This recipe is super simple, homemade. It’s definitely healthier than your average burger or ramen burger. 😉 Check out how I made mine:

  1. Cook your ramen until tender, drain it and rinse it with cold water. Make sure it’s cooled before proceeding to the next step.
  2. Mix your cooled ramen with 2 eggs until well mixed. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pack a square patty size in cling wrap, this should yield 8 patties in total. After wrapping it, place it in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.
  3. With the ramen in the fridge, you can now cook the turkey burger. Mix the ground turkey with the soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and pepper together. Start forming your patties, it should yield 5 thick patties.
  4. Add oil to your pan and start placing your patties down. Cover and let it cook through. Place cheese on top when done.
  5. Now, cut your potatoes into small strips. Start frying with olive oil when finished. Take it off the pan when done.
  6. Lastly, cook you portabella mushroom. Put it in a pan with some oil, cover it and let it cook through.
  7. Now you can start cooking your ramen “bun”. Put some oil on a pan and start frying the ramen 3 minutes per side.
  8. Slice your avocado now!
  9. You can start putting your burger together now! Ramen on the bottom, then the portabella mushroom, followed by the turkey burger with cheese and topped with a fresh avocado. Place the homemade fries on the side and you’re done!

Enjoy! This tasted really juicy and delicious. If you try this recipe out, comment below! 🙂

Much Love,

Veee

SpinnCandy – Gourmet Cotton Candy

  Yesterday, my boyfriend and I were hanging out and decided to take a stroll in Chester, NJ. There’s this new cotton candy store that just opened about 3 months ago. It’s call SpinnCandy, they sell gourmet cotton candy. So basically, it’s not your average cotton candy that you can get from a carnival. The flavors are also super unique and definitely great for all ages. We got a total of 5 flavors, because if you purchase 4, you get the 5th free! “What a deal!” – my boyfriend. In my mind, all I was thinking about, “that’s SO much sugar right there.” But, you can’t keep cotton candy away from a cotton candy lover, aka my boyfriend. Now, I’ll provide you with a review of the flavors we got.
  First flavor: Pina Colada. Let’s be real, who doesn’t love Pina Colada as a drink? I know, I do. It’s so refreshing and so delicious. In this bag of cotton candy, they definitely captured that flavor in it. You can taste the fresh pineapple taste. There wasn’t really much of a coconut taste, but the pineapple flavor made it taste really refreshing. I give this flavor a 9/10.  Marshmallow, the favorite treat everyone loves during campfire. My boyfriend made a joke on how we can use this cotton candy and make s’mores at the bonfire. Lame, I know haha. The flavor just tasted like cotton candy, without any flavors. It tasted like straight spun sugar in a bag. But, I guess that’s really what marshmallow is suppose to taste like. I’m not a sugary person, so this flavor wasn’t one of my favorite. However, I give this flavor a 8/10, because it really captured the flavor well.
  Oh lemon flavor, I saved this for last, because I was actually really interested as to what it would taste like. But, I was so disappointed when I tried it. It tasted like straight on bananas! Although the banana flavor tasted really delicious, but it just wan’t lemon. I think they might of labeled it incorrectly, because there is a banana flavor. If I were to rate this for the lemon flavor, I’d give this a 0/10. But for a banana flavor, I’d give this a 9/10  It’s grape to meet you, that’s me trying to be punny. XD Anyways, this grape flavor tasted like grape cough syrup. I was expecting it to capture the refreshing taste of grape, but then again, it’s hard to capture the natural flavor of grape. I wasn’t a big fan of this flavor, but the color is absolutely beautiful. I love purple! I’d give this a 7/10.
 Lastly, creamsicle. This flavor was the bomb! It literally tasted like a creamsicle pop on a hot sunny day, except this is cotton candy and my hands were super sticky afterwards. The flavor of the orange is really mild, so it was hard to taste, but the vanilla taste was a little more strong. I give this flavor a 9/10.

If you live in the NJ/NY area, definitely stop by and try it out!

Much Love,

Veee

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