About this blog

My mother was a great cook. My father loved to eat.
I am the Man from Pawtucket and this is my story. Here you will find a collection of observations, from Central Falls to Central Park, from Pawtucket to Paris, about Eating Well. Bon Appetit.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Turkish Delight

On our way back from Queens, and a quick stop at our favorite Filipino restaurant, we made a stop at Güllüoglu Baklava. I was previously unaware of this fantastic Turkish cafe that serves no less than 12 different kinds of baklava, apparently for more than 130 years in Istanbul. We got a few mini portions of fistikli baklava (pistachio baklava) and a piece of ekmek kadayifi (bread sponge cake with syrup). I much preferred the baklava and would pass next time on the sponge cake. But I need to go back because I was told they also serve the best ispanakli su boregi (spinach pie) in New York.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Going to Ayada, suppose to be one of the few authentic Thai restaurants in New York. And it was worth the trip. We had crab dumplings and beef tender salad with chili, mint, onion and lime juice. Both were excellent. We then tasted the spicy tum-yum shrimps soup. Next up, duck with red curry, followed by a whole fried fish with green mango sauce. This was served with Thai fried rice. A few glasses of Thai iced tea with milk and the meal was complete. Highly recommended.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Borough Market is between the river Thames and Borough High Street in South East London
The Cadogan Arms on Kings Road in Chelsea.