#whatkellyeats

From Korea to New York, bonding over food has been a big part of my life. Those moments with family & friends were savored and well documented, whether it was cooking up a recipe at home or dining out at up and coming restaurants. Then to share my love for food along with some traveling adventures, #WhatKellyEats became to be!

Post 3!

 

QI
My friends at Parsons always recommended this place for their pad thais. Of course it took me four years to finally try (I feel like the closer the restaurants, the more I tend to visit later). The decor was a bit creepy, but the food was good overall. However - I think Saigon Market will always be my pad thai place.

Recommendations:
My friend & I had "Chicken and Shrimp Dumplings" and the "Triple Mushroom Spring Rolls." Then some "Pad See Euw" and some "Massaman Curry!" The curry was so delicious! Just the right amount of spices in the curry.


MALATESTA TRATTORIA
One of my close Italian friends said this was her favorite restaurant in NYC (she said hands down, this was one of the best Italian restaurants to go). I understood why so when I got there. The noodles were cooked to perfection - something special about this noodle - and the sauce was just too good to be true. We both finished our dish (after saying how big of a lunch we had that day already!) to the last noodle. Definitely coming back here for some more (thanks Gabs!).

Recommendations:
"Spaghetti alla Chitarra" - it's beautiful isn't it?


THE GREY DOG
This is one of my favorite places by Parsons. So of course, when our senior thesis presentations were over, my friends and I went to go celebrate.

Recommendations:
"Strawberry Rhubarb Pie" = best pie ever. Would eat this everyday if I can and if my teeth lets me. Although, it's a bit on the sweeter side, it's super tasty and goes well with an IPA. 


UPSTATE
Good beers. Good vibes. The "Fettuccine with Clams & Sea Diver Scallops with Rice and Mushrooms" were a bit salty, but overall a cozy place is L.E.S. with super awesome service. Oh, and the mini pound cake at the end was awesome. Must have.

Recommendations:
"Fresh Oysters" and "Scallops"


THE DEAD RABBIT
This was one of the most crowded bar I have ever went to, especially on a Sunday night! But, I gotta say the drinks here were amazing. Would like to come back on a night when it's less crowded or visit the Parlor upstairs. Brownie points for their design and type usages in their branding. 

Recommendations:
Anything on the "Mixed Drinks" list! My favorite was the "Bitter Bramble" and the "Perfect Lady Royale."


OOTOYA:
Overall a great traditional Japanese place. One thing though that bothers me though with some Asian dishes is that they give you so much rice in comparison with the meat that you're supposed to eat together with. So, you end up with so much rice at the end and wanting more meat! #EndRant

Recommendations:
"Oyako Ju" and "Mini Salmon Don" and the un-photographed-documented "Green Tea Ice Cream"


PETITE ABEILLE
Such a cute place in TriBeCa, would love to come back for the "Wined up Tuesdays" 

Recommendations:
"Chicken and Waffles." Need I say more?


AI FIORI
For my graduation, my cousin took my family and I out to one of the most lovely restaurants in NYC. Ai Fiori is definitely one of my all-time favorites in New York City.

Recommendations:
Every dish I tried was exceptional, all but one called "Anatra" (the sweet creamy sauce with the duck just didn't do it for me). Mmm, and as for my top 3 favorite dishes, they were "Capesante", "Insalata Di Barbabietola" (#TeamBeets) and the "Vellutata." And the desserts....... were so delicious, especially the "Paris-Brest (Piedmont Hazelnut Crema)." #Yummmmmmmm.