Category Archives: Brooklyn

It’s hot

Every year New York gets butt nasty. But every year we still complain about how hot it is and how we wish it was winter. I don’t mind the heat, it’s the humidity that’s gross – stepping out of the shower and still feeling sticky – that is the worst. I’m up to 3-a-days – you’d think living in a tropical country for 6+ years would have prepared me better, but I can’t do it. I’m melting.

Despite the heat, we still want to eat ramen. So we do.

Summer Crab Mazemen at Yuji
Our first time eating at Yuji Ramen – we went with Mimi & Anthony on Friday. We had the Uni Mazement at the first Brooklyn Ramen Event where they partnered with Chuko. This is crab, arugula, a squeeze of lime… Really delicious but the portion was so tiny. It’s about half the amount of noodles you’d get in a normal bowl of ramen. We also had the fried shishitos and fluke sashimi. I’ve taken to using my Seafood Watch app when dining out, and this fluke was from DC, which the app said was a “good alternative.” I’ll take it.

Mentaiko-bacon Mazemen at Chuko
On Sunday we were headed to MoMA for a party so I wanted something quick and easy. I called ahead and Chuko said they had mazemen and cold ramen specials so that’s where we ended up. Ryan and I both got the mazemen, which was tossed in butter with mentaiko, bacon, shiso, and a bit of kombu broth. I liked this much better than Yuji’s – it was tastier and more filling. It was also a bigger portion of noodles.

There’s another BK Ramen event coming up on Monday the 9th, it’s six courses for $70 and Chuko is partnering up with Shigetoshi Nakamura of the Ramen Lab for this event. Sadly, I won’t be able to go but you should check it out and let me know how it is!


Lazy Sunday Post

Yeah Sunday was fun. And I’m late in posting this. And I refuse to use the phrase “Sunday Funday” because it sucks. I woke up wanting pancakes so I suggested going to Tom’s which is pretty much a neighborhood institution. Normally there is a huge line out the door but we must have just missed the breakfast rush, and we made it just before the lunch rush. So we were seated pretty quickly.

It’s standard old school diner fare but they have a pretty big selection of pancakes. I got the sweet potato pancakes with a side of pork sausage. Ryan ordered my other favorite thing on the menu, the corned beef hash breakfast, which comes with two eggs and potatoes. And THEN he ordered a side of bacon, which I yelled at him for. I’m sorry, that’s kinda gross. But it also gave me the opportunity/reason to eat CBH off his plate. Go me!


We took Milton to the park, and after reading and napping Ryan decided he wanted to grill a steak for dinner. So we headed to Fleisher’s on 5th Avenue to check out their selection. Well it was a whole bunch of grass-fed nothing! I headed to Bierkraft across the street for Innis & Gunn while he looked for other options. We decided to split forces – I went home to get produce and Ryan hopped on his bike to head to Los Paisano’s in Carroll Gardens to get some rib eyes.


You want to know what love is? Those steaks.

I’d picked up some tomatoes, scallions, a big Spamish onion, corn, and acorn squash. These just got olive oil, salt, and pepper.


Ryan = Grill Master. I love Sundays.