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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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

Canton Palace: Somerville, NJ

   Fried tofu with Chinese vegetables (紅燒豆腐). The tofu was perfectly pan fried, but soft on the inside. It was surrounded by bean curd and Chinese vegetables. It was so juicy and savory. Definitely recommend this dish to all the vegetarians and non-vegetarians out there.

Sweet & sour ribs (京都骨). This was really crispy on the inside and the sauce is sticky. It was like a burst of flavor in your mouth. Fresh steamed fish (盲曹魚). This was really delicious, you can really taste the freshness. However, this dish is definitely not for everyone. But, if you’re Chinese and have had this before, then this probably looks awesome to you.
  Steamed crab with garlic, ginger, green onions, on top of noodles (清蒸水蟹伊麵底). It has really strong flavors, but I was really looking forward to pan fried noodles and crab, rather than steamed. Overall, it was still delicious, but difficult to eat.   All of our food. 

This past weekend, my family and I went to one of our favorite Chinese restaurant in New Jersey, call Canton Palace. The address is: 216 W Main St, Somerville, NJ 08876. We went with our family friends, since they were moving away, we wanted to have on last get together. My family and I come to this restaurant often, because their food is really delicious and affordable. The service is really nice, but the atmosphere is a little hectic.

I would definitely recommend going to this restaurant if you ever get the chance. I’m really picky when it comes to food, given that I was born in Hong Kong, I have really high expectations when it comes to Chinese food. And this place is really authentic and the flavors are great. I give this restaurant a 10/10.

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

Carlos Bakery in Hoboken, NJ

HI everyone! I just recently became a writer for the Odyssey Online, check out my newest article here. If you agree with what I wrote, then please share it on your social media, it’ll help me a tremendous amount! 🙂   My family and I went to Hoboken, NJ this past weekend for my sister’s early early birthday celebration. All she kept saying was, “I want to go to Carlos Bakery!!” So, we searched for the address and finally found it! The store itself is fairly small, not as big as I thought it was going to be. The first thing you do is take a ticket, our said “15”. We were only on number 88 at that point. As we were waiting for our number, we were looking at all the delicious pastries and try and decide which 3 pastries we want to get. We decided on the below two:
Mixed berries cheesecake! It was soo fluffy and creamy, so delicious. The berries taste so fresh, it doesn’t taste like it’s been sitting on top of the cheesecake for days. The cheesecake had this crust that tasted super doughy. It almost tasted like dough that is cooked on the outside, but a little uncooked on the inside. Can you just picture that?? We also got the…  Dark chocolate mousse cake! I wasn’t the biggest fan of this. It was quite messy and the chocolate was really strong. We thought it was a cake, but it turned out to be a mousse cake, so we were kinda disappointed. But the chocolate was really smooth, if you’re into that, then this cake is for you!

 I would definitely go again and try different pastries!

Have you ever been there?! If so, what did you get?

Much Love,

Veee