I’ll spend the next days and NYE in New York. Time to get a closer look at the city. I’ve already seen Ground Zero and the Statue of Liberty, so we had time to walk around and just to stop wherever we wanted to.
The New York discovery-tour started at Bryant Park, where I took this amazing “Kugel-Selfie”in one of the enormous christmas tree balls.
The weather was awesome and one wouldn’t think it’s December in New York. No snow, only warm sunshine.
Of course I needed to see the Central Station and took a Serena-like picture. Of course.
i always dreamt about seeing the Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center. Well this year’s tree might not be a beauty but I was still amazed by all those people admiring the decoration and waiting for a spot on the ice-ring.
Sun goes down around 5pm these days and we watched it from New Yorks one and only castle. The “Belvedere”on a hill in the Central Park. We also went to the Strawberry Fields and guessed about the spot where John Lennon was shot.
Saturday Night ended with some american foodporn. And it was finally a real Date Night. Without the movie but with dinner and Margaritas.
Sunday morning we had italian coffee at Eataly, just across the Flat Iron Building. It’s an amazing food court full of delicious Italian food.
We made our way through little Italy and China Town. Buying Polaroid films at Urban Outfitters and having lunch at Ramen Takumi, near NYU.
Guess how many taxis hooted at me for standing in the center of the street and taking pictures like this one. People definitely honk more in America then in Berlin. Seems to be a proven fact.
Finally we crossed the Brooklyn Bridge and watched the Skyline.
We ended our tour at the Chelsea Market. They still have their Christmas Decoration on and I couldn”t help myself and spend some time at the Anthropologie store.
I killed you with all my japanese food, so now it’s time for something new: original Thai Pad-Thai. The well known and loved dish.
I tried to take some photographs while cooking for giving you a step by step guide.
100g rice noodles
100g Tofu (not the glibbery one you put into miso-soup!)
100g chicken breast
4 garlic cloves
2 spring onions
for the taste:
a spoonful of brown sugar, oyster sauce, fish-sauce, peanuts, chilli and one lime!
Depending if you’re using fresh noodles or dried rice noodles you need to put them into warm water and let them soak.
Then start out with heating up some sesame-oil (or any other neutral oil). Put in the garlic then the chicken and the tofu. Stir it for a minute and put it aside or take it out. Now put in the eggs, let them crumble and then put in the drained noodles. Mash everything together and season it with the fish.sauce, oyster sauce and brown sugar. Finally put in the sprouts and spring onions.
You should have ready everything in advance. If you wait to long between the steps your noodles will turn into some undefinable mass.
Put everything on a plate an decorate with peanuts and the lime!
Have fun! ❤
I’m quite fond of the idea of “eating with the season”, therefore right now I’m all into mushrooms and blue berrys.
Any good mushroom receipes that you can recommend to me?:)
I’m totally on the electro-swing wave so with the soundtrack for the Great Gatsby I found some new pearls for my playlist.
Last weekend in Budapest we also went to a 20s Club and it was just amazing. The best music, best drinks and interior and the best dancing partner I could have wished for.
For getting ready for an amazing night out in the beautiful city of Budapest we had dinner in my new favourite restaurant called „Két Szerecsen“ (http://ketszerecsen.hu/).
Besides the fulminant variety of tapas they also serve the best vegetarian curry I have eaten for a long time! The whole place is held in a moorish decor, well balanced between cool plainness and stunning oriental elements and therefore stylish not cheesy. You find it near to the Nagymezö utca what makes it the perfect place to start your night!
In Czech you find amazing food. Whether you love more hearty food or are more of a sweety. You’ll find tons of really good and not too expensive restaurants all over town. Don’t hesitate to leave the touristic areas and look out for a small place. The most popular czech or “böhmisch” dish is definitely roasted duck. Contrary to Bavaria in Czech you’ll get “Serviettenknödel” instead of potato dumplings. The Czech dumplings are made of white bread and suck the roasting sauce even better than the potato dumplings! Yummy! Definitely a must-try-food! And don’t forget the beer ❤
For those who are more into sweets: There’s some sort of special bun, that you’ll find all over the city around Easter. It’s made of yeast dough and get’s roasted over the heat of open fire. Tastes amazing and while you wait for your freshly baked bun you can warm your fingers by the fire.