Monday, March 23, 2009

Boon Chu Thai Place (Elmhurst, Queens)

Thai. Good Prices. Authentic and Amazing (not Thaimerican) Food. Great Service. 3 Blocks from the R/G Train Location. They have a great menu and it ain't just pad thai. In fact I never ate their Pad Thai. Our favorite appetizer is Hoy Jor but the Thai sausage is quickly gaining ground. My favorite entree is the Fish Pad Ped. Its tilapia with a basil-chili sauce. My wife loves the Kana Moo Grab. Crispy pork with sauteed with Chinese Broccoli. But if you are adventurous, you can try just about anything and will not be disappointed. The family owned and operated restaurant takes pride in their work and it shows. We visit there at least once every two weeks and never are disappointed. Makes Sripraphai look like chump.
Located at:
83-18 Broadway
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Phone: 718-898-6836


Saturday, March 07, 2009

Pasha Food Inc. (Astoria, Queens)


Bosnian. Good Prices. Tasty Food. Great Service. Casual Atmosphere. 2 blocks from 30th Avenue N Train Station. Went to Pasha last night in Astoria. Its a great Bosnian place if you love all things lamb and sausage. I had a fantastic Lamburger. I recommend spreading some Ayvar on the burger. Also, their sausage is not Jimmie Dean. Its chock full of flavor. And the hazelnut and chocolate cake (pictured) was amazing and suprisingly light. It ain't a place if you want ambiance and stuffy attitude but the service is really friendly and they don't rush you out. Check it out.
Located at:
28-29 31st St (Btwn Newton Ave & 28th Road)
Astoria, NY‎
Phone: 718-726-0230‎

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Terrace in the Sky


Though this was a beautiful plate, salmon with caviar, the rest of the meal was uninspiring. The Restaurant: Terrace in the Sky (http://www.terraceinthesky.com/).

It may have been because it was restaurant week and we chose to eat from that menu as opposed to the regular menu. But nonetheless, service was indifferent and inattentive.

I recommend spending your hard earned cash elsewhere.

Best Paella in the Galaxy (Not in NYC)

The galaxy's best Paella. This was enjoyed in the birth place of paella on the Costa Blanca in Spain. The restaurant, Restaurante Madrid, doesn't have a web site (and I am glad about that) but there is a spanish review site that talks about them. http://11870.com/pro/restaurante-madrid-villajoyosa

Unfortunately, nothing in NYC can hold a candle to it.