Uh… whoops. Did a disappearing act there for a few weeks.

Mainly, I just moved back to school, and things as a dual engineering major are getting major hectic.

I’m ashamed to say… I still haven’t finished editing the Yosemite 2010 photos yet… *sadface*

However, I do have a couple of photos I took at home, just before I left for school. Let me just say that, there were major good eats.

Before I left for school, I had to meet up with my best friend in the entire world.

After a couple of changes in our plans, we ended up at Pho 32 in St. Marks. The bowl of pho was pretty big, but they didn’t have rare round of beef with it. *major sad face*

However, their Vietnamese coffee looks really cool. Check it out.

Pho 32 - Vietnamese Coffee

Fresh brewed... then poured over ice!

Afterwards, we headed immediately downstairs to Spot Dessert Bar, after an advert was given to us as we were walking into Pho32. This was our lucky day – Spot had some superb desserts!

Spot Cupcake Bar

Spot Dessert Bar

We went halfsies on a scoop of green tea ice cream and a chocolate green tea fruit jam cupcake. They were soooo yummy. I only wish there wasn’t so much fruit jam in the cupcake… it kinda got really sweet at the end.

Spot - Chocolate Green Tea Fruit Jam Cupcake

Green tea frosting... so good!

I also got a cup of rose black tea. Definitely going back to Spot, if just for that tea. Lightly sweetened black tea with an infusion of rose…. mmmm!

On another night, the family and I went out to En Japanese Brasserie. We heard great things about this place, and couldn’t wait to try out a modern Japanese izakaya.

It was a bit pricey, but it was definitely worth it. You should definitely go at least once in your life – it’s a great place for a date, business lunch, or special occasion too.


I got the Himawari Kaiseki, which is a set dinner. It included a few of the following dishes.

EN - Six Piece Sashimi Selection


The black cod was heaven… it’s raved by everyone who goes to En to try it.

EN - Saikyo Miso Marinated Grilled Black Cod

Saikyo Miso Marinated Black Cod

The make the tofu fresh several times a day at set times. Can’t get any fresher than this! My set came with the chilled tofu.

EN - Chilled Freshly-Made Scooped Tofu

Freshly Chilled Scooped Tofu

Chilled noodles with a light tsuyu to end the meal and cleanse the palate.

EN - Tenobe Somen

Tenobe Somen

The family also ordered a few dishes to split.

EN - Warm Freshly-Made Scooped Tofu

Warm Freshly Made Scooped Tofu

If you’ve never had fresh eel before (as in the kind they serve in Japan), YOU MUST TRY THIS DISH. This eel was flown overnight from Japan – and oh my, it is delicious. I have never had eel that was so flavorful, so tender, so flaky…

EN - Unagi No Shirayaki

Unagi no Shirayaki

Grill your own Japanese Black Angus rib eye on a hot stone! Tasty tasty.

EN - Stone Grilled Kuroge Washugyu

Stone Grilled Kuroge Washugyu

To finish off the meal, desserts must be had.

Check out this flourless chocolate cake with green tea ice cream – piping hot cake (I actually burned myself on the ceramic) with ice cold ice cream on a frozen platter. *drool*

EN - Flourless Chocolate Cake with Green Tea Ice Cream

When we got home…. we had more dessert. This time, from The Little Pie Company!

There was some red velvet cake with some great frosting…

Little Pie Company - Red Velvet Cake

…and a chocolate peanut butter cupcake!

Little Pie Company - Peanut Butter Chocolate Cupcake

They were belated birthday cakes for my sister and I.

I’ll get to the Yosemite pictures, I PROMISE! D:


Pho 32
13 St. Marks Place
New York, NY 10003
(212) 777-0606

Spot Dessert Bar
13 St. Mark’s Place
Manhattan, NY 10003
(212) 677-5670

EN Japanese Brasserie
435 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 647-9196

Little Pie Company
424 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 736-4780


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