Category Archives: Restaurants


Restaurant Review: Fat Radish

I have a new favorite restaurant in Manhattan in Lower East Side called Fat Radish.  I have been going to this restaurant every few weeks since they opened on Orchard Street about a year ago.  The space is tight but attractive … Continue reading


Lunch at John Dory Oyster Bar

Last week, I went to John Dory Oyster Bar for a decadent lunch to celebrate with an ex-New Yoker friend, who was in town during the summer break from his Ph. D studies in Iowa.  As an inveterate gourmet, my … Continue reading


Eating in San Francisco

Ben and I went to San Francisco and Los Angeles to visit family and friends, and of course to sample some delicious foods in California. Overall, we ate very very well both in restaurants and at homes. I was particularly … Continue reading


Dinner at Vinegar Hill House

We had dinner at Vinegar Hill House in Dumbo after the deinstallation of my exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery.  I was thrilled to find this restaurant last year short after it opened when we were tooling around on our bicycles in … Continue reading


Sake Oyakodon at Sobaya

We went to see Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at Public Theater last night despite the miserable weather.  I am going to post a full review of the play soon, but for now, I have to say the musical was one … Continue reading


Brunch with Taylor at Maialino

Taylor and I had a lunch at Maialino, Danny Meyer’s newest restaurant at Gramercy Park Hotel for Taylor’s birthday.  As usual for Danny Meyer’s restaurants, the service was impeccable (knowledgeable, prompt, warm and no attitudes).  He really knows how to … Continue reading



Neither Japanese nor Koreans are known for deserts, and I would always go for a killer chocolate cake than one of the rice cake confections, but sometimes chewy manju is just the thing, like after the other night after a … Continue reading


Spring in New York

The spring weather is finally here in NYC if not spring itself.  I have been holed up in my studio getting ready for my solo show at A.I.R. Gallery next month (hence neglecting this blog far too long…and more on … Continue reading

Recipes, Restaurants

Vegetable Soup Cure All

Okay, so it was Ben’s birthday yesterday, and we went to Daniel for a 3 course dinner to die for. For appetizers, he had mosaic of capon, foie gras, celery root with pickled daikon, mâche and pear confit. I had … Continue reading


Korean Chinese better than American Chinese?

I had dinner at Shanghai Mong, a Korean-Chinese restaurant on 32nd Street with Ben last night.  It’s the only Chinese place on the strip of all Korean restaurants.  I normally go there to eat Jajangmyeon (also spelled jjajangmyeon; 자장면; 짜장면),  which … Continue reading