Month: March 2010

candy or clutch?

$1,305

$805

Maison Martin Margiela

(via La Garconne and Net-a-Porter)

Perfect for candy lovers.

I’ll get around to posting rest of the pictures from NY…

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ny pt.2 – kunjip & spot

After lunch, hours of shopping, and walking around Herald Sq, we wentΒ  to Ktown for dinner. I love me some Korean food. I think I’m always eager to eat some every time I visit because I don’t get Korean food like that at home. I’ve been to a couple restaurants on the block, but I can’t remember any of them. I also don’t know how to differentiate between the good ones and the bad ones. I usually just walk into one and find out later. There was one restaurant called Kunjip that was packed and had a line going out the door, so we decided to go there!

The best frozen yogurt in the world was next door, so we made a visit…

After dessert, we had more dessert at Spot Dessert Bar on St. Mark’s Pl. They serve cupcakes, seasonal dessert tapas, ice cream, and bubble tea! You can get 3 dessert tapas for 2 people for $19.99.

yuzu eskimo

white miso semifreddo

chocolate banana pudding

killed it!

ny pt.1 – kittichai & cupcakestop

Hi folks.

I’ve been busy the past week, so I haven’t been able to update till now. I made a quick trip to NYC this weekend, and I have plenty of pictures to share! I’m going to break my trip down into several posts because I don’t want a photo overload for just one post. Plus, it’ll keep me busy the next few days…

As soon as we got in we settled down near Wall Street, grabbed breakfast at Starbucks, and then began shopping in SoHo. I made reservations for lunch at Kittichai, a Thai restaurant on Thompson St. that I’ve been meaning to eat at for a while. Let me just say that the food was great, the service was superb, and the decor was sooo nice. However, I’m a little upset that I missed out on the $20 brunch w/unlimited bellinis and mimosas. How did I not see that on the menu?!

getting to the food, don’t worry…

Northern Thai beef salad for the appetizer. Sooo flavorful.

Kittichai Pad Thai

pineapple braised short ribs in green curry, Thai eggplant, and sweet basil

Jasmine flan on a sweet & sour fruit salad w/Jasmine rice ice cream. The ice cream tasted like a flower, but a delicious flower…

Came across this…I heard about it on Twitter but I can’t remember from who…but we got the red velv & the nutella cupcake πŸ™‚ Yummy. Only took me two bites to finish one!

More to come later…

sweet prize

Some of you may have seen this on my Facebook…

But yesterday, I was looking at the right Facebook page at the right time. It just so happens that Just Cupcakes was offering a dozen free cupcakes & a pink shirt to their 2,000th fan. Luckily, I was only about 5 people away, so I kept refreshing and refreshing. Let’s just say that I have fantastic timing and I won πŸ™‚

I was really happy…not just because I got a bunch of sweets for free, but that I actually won a contest! I rarely win anything so this was such a delight for me. I’m hoping my next win will be one of the giveaways on Bakerella and Joy the Baker or even free beauty products! If I aim high, my next goal is to win the lottery! Haha.

the bailey’s irish cream cupcake. definitely a favorite of the night.

what i ate this weekend…

watched my mom make ginataan…

feasted some more…

pizza w/mozzarella & ricotta cheese, roasted garlic, and spinach

March is full of birthdays, so I celebrated all weekend at a bunch of food-filled parties. It was good for my wallet too, I didn’t dine out at all πŸ™‚ I also made white spinach pizza with a recipe from Emeril Lagasse. If you want to make this pizza the link is here. The best part of this recipe is the roasted garlic. Roasting garlic definitely a new cooking technique that I’ve tried; the skin comes off so easily and there’s no chopping involved.

Tip:

The recipe suggests making your own dough but that takes time, preparation, and even practice. Save yourself the hassle and buy ready-made dough. I found prepackaged pizza dough at Trader Joe’s for only $0.99 and it worked great!