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Walkabout NYC – May 2011

Inspired by Danny Choo‘s long running A Week in Tokyo series (possible NSFW link), I want to post an odd assortment of photos taken around NYC in the month of May. Instead of one off twitpics, a series of unrelated NYC photos makes for good juxtaposition.

NYC Subway Ad

Dorky yet amusing.

Kalbi from Shilla Ktown

You can never have too much Kalbi.

Vintage Bowling Set

I don’t remember what UWS furniture store this came from.

Red Mango Fulton St Grand Opening

More pay by the ounce yogurt shops is a good thing. The white peach yogurt I got was a bit too runny

Soul Daddy sauces

South St Seaport area – Soul Daddy of American’s Next Great Restaurant fame

Xiao Long Bao sauce stacks

So great, so far away. Nan Xiang Dumpling House in Flushing

Shaved Ice topped with Condensed Milk

As you can tell, I’m never one to shy away from blanket generalizations! Condensed milk goes great with everything! So does tapioca pearls, aloe vera, and bacon (though not necessarily all in the same dish)

Also in Flushing, at Ice Fire Land

Uniqlo Captain Jack Sparrow Shirt

The Disney hype machine is building up for the latest Pirate’s movie. This shirt was spotted at Uniqlo

Goomba hats

From the Nintendo World store, goomba merch

Bowser backpack

You guessed it, from the Nintendo World store. I’d buy this, but $50 is too much for a novelty backpack

TSL3 Afterparty

From the TSL3 afterparty, you can see Thorzain in the background with the adidas three stripes garb

Brown Butter with Candied Bacon on Brioche Cookie

Coolhaus in NYC. That is one seriously heavy dessert

Monopoly Graffiti

Representing the streets of NYC

Chelsea Market exit

The Chelsea Market is a great example of repurposing old buildings (but this isn’t new news)

Whole Foods - Columbus Circle

Looking down at the Whole Foods in the Time Warner Center

Food: Queens Edition

Queens is not the closest location from Brooklyn.

Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao

Needed an excuse to go all the way to Flushing to wander around.

Beef & Chili Pepper Noodle Soup

This was very worth the trip here. It wasn’t very spicy at all, despite the name. It would be considered your typical beef noodle soup (niu rou mian). Broth, noodles, and toppings were all excellent.

Xiao Long Bao

What the restaurant has in it’s name. Size-wise, definitely larger than xiao long bao’s you may be used to. Which means the amount of meat and soup you get is more than you’re used to in a bite. Would definitely recommend these.

I also ordered some shao mai (not pictured) that wasn’t exactly what I expected. I was expecting HK style pork and shrimp shao mai, but got Shanghai-style which has lots of luo mi (sticky rice). It turned out OK, but I wouldn’t order it if I knew what it was.

Tai-Pan Bakery

Walked around Flushing, relying on my Yelp app. It’s funny, before I’d almost never use Yelp, but now it’s good to have in a completely new place. As long as the reviews are above average and have reached critical mass (not just 2 reviews), it’s good enough of a sign to give the place a try.

Neapolitan Cake

Very good texture and flavor. Not too sweet, but good. Interesting since normally I’m not a fan of these frilly cakes, but this was good.

Egg Custards

This is a staple, rich and unhealthy pastry. Pictured from top right, clockwise: (1)Portuguese, (2) Traditional, and (1) Almond. The almond type is unique, I haven’t heard of it before. You can’t go wrong with the traditional egg custard.

Everything Bagel with Bacon Scallion cream cheese

One more thing:

At Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee, I picked up an everything bagel. The bagel was completely overshadowed by the deliciousness of the cream cheese. Bacon Scallion cream cheese? How could anything with bacon not taste good?

This was very delicious, and I’m sure I could pick just about any bagel and put Bacon flavored cream cheese and it would come out OK.