Chicago-NYC-Tokyo (Part Three)

Today’s post is going to be all about food in NYC!

1. Cheap eats in Chinatown

Working in Chinatown has its perks – easy access to cheap Asian food! There was a bubble tea cafe right next door:

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And plenty of Chinese food nearby – I had fried rice for lunch one day.

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Also, the famous Prosperity Dumplings served up cheap and good dumplings!

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2. An indulgent Michelin-starred lunch

I love good food but won’t cough up the money for dinner at a high-end restaurant when their lunch sets offer so much better value! So, I couldn’t resist checking out Jean Georges at Central Park for their super value 2-course lunch set at just US$48 (appetiser plus main, but actually also includes petit fours and hors d’oeuvres).

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We ended up ordering wine, another main, a dessert platter and tea, so our total bill was closer to US$220. A steal for quality food for 2 at a Michelin-starred restaurant!

3. An authentic Russian dinner

Mario is a sucker for good Borscht soup and I love Beef Stroganoff – we found a Russian restaurant that serves up a good version of both on our last trip, so we returned again! You must visit Mari Vanna if you’re in NYC!

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4. A delicious French dinner

La Sirene is an AMAZING French restaurant – we could not find any fault with any of the dishes that we ordered. We tried the mussels in white wine sauce, the rabbit stew, and the filet mignon with foie gras. Heaven!

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5. Nolita

Kanae, one of the new friends I made at work, gave me an afternoon tea treat at an Italian cafe on my last day of work! I had a strawberry shortcake and iced tea. Thank you Kanae! I really enjoyed working with you and I miss you already!

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