Friday was a beautiful day in NYC, well not really because of the weather which was mostly cloudy, but because my niece Ariella asked me to go shopping with her. And she was taking me out to dinner in return. She also has a fashion blog, Champagne and a Dream, so she asked if I would take blog pictures for her next outfit post.
We had to walk from various shops to get errands done. After we finished running errands we were seriously hungry. And the restaurant choice was left to me. I picked Take 31, it’s a small storefront that you would miss if you walked too fast. Because it was Friday and after rush hour, we had to wait half an hour for a table. The restaurant was very modern and had friendly staff.
I’ve had Korean food before and it’s a favorite of mine, and not just ramyun, although I love that too! The menu was extensive and had lots of meals made for sharing, as well as Asian fusion.
I ordered seafood scallion pancake and Ariella ordered with her eyes and got an order of Spam and Eggs served with kimchi and sriracha, as well as Cod Eggs Seafood Udon with Cream Sauce. As an appetizer, we were served dukboki (spicy rice dumplings) before the entrees arrived.
Everything was so good and Ariella has already made plans to come back next week. Last but not least I ordered dessert, I always crave something sweet after a delicious spicy meal, it was green tea ice cream with adzuki beans, crispy rice cakes and drizzled honey. I’m still craving this dessert! The presentation was pretty too.
Have you tried Korean food? What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve eaten lately? Let me know in the comments!
Until our next rendezvous…