Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lamb and Rice

Location: 36th and 6th Av, NYC

After hearing people say about the delights of this little cart, I went to check it out for the first time this year and OMG no wonder people are SOO crazy about it! It is actually nothing very sophisticated, just a simple Halal cart in the corner of 36th street and 6th Ave.  The components consist of rice, chicken or lamb, ice berg lettuce and strips of pita bread...the magic, however, begins when you add the white sauce (people just call it white sauce..which I suspect is yogurt based) and the hot sauce. Everything is mixed together in a yummy mess. In my opinion, the more white sauce, the better. It makes the ingredients stick together so that with only a spoon full, you get to taste all the flavours offered by the lamb,rice,and lettuce. 

I like eating the pita bread on the side. Once the taste of the lamb/chicken gets too overwhelming, dip a strip of pita bread into the white sauce and take a bite - it neutralizes the taste slightly. 

For those who enjoy spicy food, I would suggest to indulge in as much of the spicy sauce as you can take. DO NOT underestimate it though. Its pretty damn spicy. 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hibiscus Caipirinha - Masa

Photo: Joeal Veak
"Greg Neises, lead bartender at Masa, 439 Tremont St., Boston, developed a new cocktail (...) His Hibiscus Caipirinha ($12) is sweetened with earthy agave nectar instead of sugar and laced with a tea-like infusion of tart hibiscus flowres and piquant juniper berries (the dominant element in gin), thereby giving it an unusual democratic appear to rum, tequila and gin drinkers."

Quote from: Stuff Magazine, June 29, 2010 - July 12, 2010 issue. pg.38

As a natural caipirinha lover, I wonder how this drink would taste. Seems perfect for the summer weather!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Blueberry Cheesecake Cup - Tatte

Tatte, located on 1003 Beacon Street, Brookline | MA, offers a cozy environment for fine pastry and dessert lovers. The retro and earthy colours of the bakery brings out a sepia photography feel, a calm and serene space to sip on a cappuccino while helping yourself to one of their many specialties.