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Calicut Paragon, Dubai

Calicut Paragon was recommended to me right here on Tumblr in my comments section, although I can’t figure out by who anymore. Thanks and apologies to whoever it was who gave me the tip!

Specializing in South Indian seafood, the joint had long lines but they moved rather quickly. We only had to wait about 20 minutes even though we arrived at 9:30pm, prime time for dinner in Dubai. Here’s a look…

The house specialty, grilled garlic and chilli Tawa fish…

Sesame cauliflower, which was incredible…

Shrimp in coconut curry with tarragon, if I remember correctly…

Mutton curry…

Masala fried chicken, bone-in, with pickled onion…

And all the fresh baked nan you could eat…

This whole meal, with two large bottles of water, was only $27!

CALICUT PARAGON

20 B St.

Dubai, UAE

+971-4335-8700

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New From MOS Burger Japan - April 2014

The new Rich MOS Cheeseburger with Gorgonzola Sauce…

And a new MOS Teriyaki Burger…

Now topped with a corn tempura patty…

I always love the care that MOS puts into the photography, design and detail of their promotional campaigns when launching new menu items. They’re meticulous in the explanations as well!

I hope these are still available when I’m back in Tokyo in June!

Images courtesy of www.mos.co.jp

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Tipsy Parson, NYC

With the sun shining and temperatures climbing into the ’70s last weekend, Mutsumi and I decided to take a stroll through the city and see where the afternoon took us.

And where it took us was Tipsy Parson…

Needing a drink after our walk, their name pulled us in for further investigation. After seeing their full menu, we immediately asked for a table! Here’s a look…

A “Smoked” Bloody Mary to start…

Their signature “Biscuit Bomb”…

A buttermilk chive biscuit stuffed with sausage and smothered in cheddar cheese…

Fried chicken and waffles with jalapeno honey…

No skimping on the butter, which I always appreciate….

As much as we liked the chicken, this was our favorite dish…

House smoked salmon with snap peas, fennel and champagne mustard over “healthy toast”…

Outstanding!

Not sure how we’d never heard of Tipsy Parson before, but after the fantastic brunch we had, I want to make sure everyone is now in the know!

TIPSY PARSON

156 Ninth Ave.

NY, NY 10011

212-620-4545

http://tipsyparson.com

Filed under NYC brunch Chelsea Bloody Mary fried chicken waffles smoked salmon sausage biscuit

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Short ribs are one of my least favorite cuts of beef. The only time I really enjoy them are at Korean BBQs, when sliced thin with the bones in and grilled. However, Mutsumi took things to a whole other level when she used them in “omurice” recently. The texture and fattiness of the short rib meat worked perfectly in the fried rice before she folded it into the omelette!

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Momofuku Ssäm, NYC

I’ve had plenty of good meals at Momofuku Ssäm, but last week’s menu really raised the bar! Here’s a quick look…

Washburn Island oysters with a plum mignonette…

Country ham platter with red eye gravy…

Striped bass crudo with lychee, rye guajillo bonji and cilantro…

Peekytoe crab with apple, mango and myoga…

Roasted baby beets with sunflower hozon, woodlands ham and raisins..

The new buffalo pork buns I’d been hearing so much about…

The pork belly is crisped and topped with hot sauce and blue cheese slaw! Just wonderful…

Possibly my favorite starter of the night though was the Heritage Farms crispy pig’s head with apricot, Thai basil and carrots…

Crisp on outside, soft and gooey and perfect on the inside…

Their classic spicy pork sausage with rice cakes…

Apologies to Korean moms everywhere, but no one does kimchi better than David Chang…

And the rotisserie duck with scallion pancakes as our main course…

It really does not get any better!

Momofuku Ssäm never rests on their laurels and constantly keeps upping their game!

MOMOFUKU SSAM BAR

207 2nd Ave.

New York, NY 10003

212-254-3500

http://momofuku.com/new-york/ssam-bar

Filed under NYC Momofuku David Chang duck oysters kimchi pig pork buns

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The Secret Five Guys Burgers & Fries Speakeasy

Yes, there is a somewhat secret speakeasy above the Bleecker St. Five Guys Burgers & Fries here in NYC called The Garrett.

To find it, you walk into the Five Guys and head past the counter, under the “Order Here” and “Pick Up Here” signs. Once you hit the Employees Only door and you really can’t go any farther, turn to your left and look behind you to find the staircase leading upstairs…

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Formerly the Bleecker Heights Tavern, the bar recently went through a makeover from a sports bar to a more refined watering hole offering custom cocktails, now renamed The Garrett. (I recommend having Luke make your drinks as he’s fantastic!) However, also as part of the change, you can no longer order at your table and have your burgers and fries delivered. You now need to go downstairs, order for yourself and bring your brown bag up.

Rumors say that just like PDT offers exclusive hot dogs from Crif’s next door, the Bleecker Street Tavern used to offer custom bar burgers, but Five Guys corporate unfortunately put a stop to that at The Garrett. (I hear one had pimento cheese.)

I had mine with a gimlet…

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Another fun feature about this bar that I love is their bathroom door, which was designed to confuse drunk customers…

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If you like cocktails with your burgers, this is a place worth checking out!

THE GARRETT

Inside Five Guys Burgers & Fries

296 Bleecker St.

NY, NY 10014

212-675-6157

http://bleeckerheights.com

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