Friday, October 26, 2012

Giving Breakfast the Cold Shoulder

Maybe I'm four months too late, but I just discovered "Summer Porridge" -- a no-cook cold oatmeal preparation that really packs a punch.  The oatmeal-yogurt concoction is left in the refrigerator overnight to coalesce into a sumptuous gruel.  Zazz things up w/ some berries, crushed cookies or even peanut butter.

I haven't tried making it myself, but you can check The Yummy Life for a recipe if interested. However, if you’re looking for a grab & go in the Astoria area, you can score a delicious peanut butter variety at “That's A Wrap”, located in the base of the 30th Ave NYSC.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ramen Lovers Rejoice -- Rai Rai Ken Expands!

Rai Rai Ken is my favorite of all the ramen joints in NYC. It's not as glamorous as Momofuku, or as bustling as Ippudo, but it's cheap and damn good.  They just recently expanded to some fancy new digs w/ double the seating, but the price and taste remains the same.

Miso Corn & Butter Ramen
Rai Rai Ken
218 E 10th Street
New York, NY 10003

Next time you find yourself wobbling around the East Village, try to remember that these guys are open 'til 3am on the weekends.  They've added a few items to the menu, but my favorite is still the curry ramen.

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