Baluchi’s New York

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Baluchi's "Kerala Boatman's" Crab Curry is THE reason that I keep returning. Even though there are so many Indian restaurants in New York, hardly any of them serves crab curry. What a pity since crab and curry go so well together, especially when the … [Continue reading]

Antelope Canyon Page AZ Review

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National Geographic Magazine made Antelope Canyon famous. But does Antelope Canyon live up to the hype? I would say not, at least not for me. (1) You must be accompanied by a guide in order to view the canyon. And though the tour time states 90 … [Continue reading]

Joyous One 迎 – Best All Around Dimsum in Hong Kong

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It took nearly a year of trying out all the different dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong to find the best balance of food, atmosphere, service, and price point. How I wished that I discovered Joyous One earlier! Food wise: Joyous One has one of the … [Continue reading]

Simple Strawberry Preserves Recipe

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I was never a jam or jelly fan until I tried the strawberry compote at Kona Cafe at Disney World. I loved the fact that the compote was slightly runny and had a hint of sourness to it. You could also taste the freshness. I have been thinking about … [Continue reading]

iPhone 5 vs HTC One vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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I have been an iPhone user since 2009 and am currently using the iPhone 5. I had thought about switching to the Samsung Galaxy previously but was always talked out of it by my husband who is hugely loyal to the iPhone. When the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 … [Continue reading]

What It Was Like To Be Poor In NYC In The 1990′s

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It took my parents about 5 years in NYC to climb out of poverty and into the lower middle class. They made lots of sacrifices and worked extremely long hours. And it is due to their efforts that I am where I am today. I am able to appreciate … [Continue reading]

Lung King Heen Hong Kong 龍景軒

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I came here with my husband, G for my 30th birthday lunch. When I made my reservation, I had the receptionist email me their menu so that I can preorder my dishes. In many higher end Chinese restaurants in Hong Kong, if you do not pre-order certain … [Continue reading]

David Burke Townhouse – Solid New American

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David Burke Townhouse is one of my favorite restaurants in New York. It's one of the few places that I continue returning to despite the fact that there are so many other amazing restaurants in New York. Every time that I have dined there, their … [Continue reading]

Monument Valley and The View Hotel

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It could be the butte's or perhaps it was the cloud formations. But there was something about Monument Valley that took my breath away. It's not just the view, but the spiritualness of the place. A feeling unlike any other that I have experienced. … [Continue reading]

Carve Sandwiches NYC

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Pretty much everyone in my family dislikes turkey. Le sigh. In order to get my turkey fix, I head towards Carve Sandwiches in Times Square and order their signature Thanksgiving on a Roll sandwich. Filled with juicy rotisserie turkey, apple stuffing, … [Continue reading]