Things I Ate During Christmas Break

This Christmas I didn’t go anywhere on vacation, but rather participated in a NYC-based “staycation.” I basically spent a week stuffing my face with some of my favorite foods:

Chicken Pad See Ew from Pongsri (Chinatown, Bayard Street location)

The Greenpointer with prosciutto from Paulie Gee’s in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

A journey to Flushing, Queens to try out Nan Xiang Dumpling House. Tried the cucumber and garlic, beef scallion pancake (with hoisin sauce), and of course, the pork and crab soup dumplings.

Although Nan Xiang was good, found the dumplings a bit too delicate and the scallion pancake too greasy. Had to remedy the soup dumpling craving by hitting up Manhattan fave, Nice Green Bo in Chinatown (with an order of scallion pancake — nice and light, and chicken pan fried noodles — a little too greasy).

The food tour also included a stop at Nitehawk Cinemas in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to get an order of that delicious Nitehawk queso — a dish that will force you into gluttony.

Not a bad way to spend the end of 2011, eh?

Published by Laura

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