Tuesday, November 16, 2010
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.