Weekend Indulgence: Food Diary

    Spicy Mango drink from Tao

This weekend was filled with naughty indulgence of food, glorious food. Yes, I am that person who loves to Instagram my drinks and meals, maybe it's because after all those years of watching No Reservation with Anthony Bourdain, I feel like I too know where the good food is at....So here's a look at my weekend food diary. 

Starting the weekend at Tao in Downtown New York,  ordered a bunch of small plates. Pleasant surprises were the Satay Chilean Sea Bass and the Lobster Wontons in a great shiitake ginger broth. 

And for dessert I shared a huge fortune cooked filled with chocolate mousse and whipped cream. This is definitely a fun dessert to share with friends and it does indeed come with an actual fortune, don't forget to add the words "in bed" at the end of your fortune. 


Sunday night, had dinner at an old favorite of mine in Newark, New Jersey,  Fernandes Steak House.  If you want to indulge and partake in one of the 7 deadly sins (gluttony) I recommend coming to Fernandes. I have been coming to this place for years, located in the Portuguese neighborhood of Newark. This is  the kind of place where they will treat you well; the waiters will always make sure your glass is filled with sangria and will end your meal by bringing out free shots of limoncello. What I love about Fernandes is that it's a relaxing environment, where they give you a proper meal and don't charge you extra for the basic necessities, such as a baked potato with your steak.

Couln't decide whether I wanted to have seafood or steak so I went for the Surf & Turf; best of both worlds right?


Ended my meal with a giant slice of cannoli cake...I knew before I even ordered it I wouldn't be able to handle it, but I was gluttonous that evening and I insisted on having my cake and eating it too...and so I did...somewhat.






8 comments:

  1. cannoli cake. you could have began and ended your post with cannoli cake, and it would have been enough.

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    1. They put a little cannoli on a cannoli cake....you can never overload on cannoli!

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  2. I just gave the bowl of pretzels I'm eating a dirty look- this. is. amazing. That cannoli cake looks life changing- I'm trying to imagine what it tastes like and I just can't handle it. I love that you go all out and order a few dishes to sample- that's one of my favorite things to do. Gluttony all the way!

    And that's SO amazing you lived in Nepal for a bit!! What were you doing there? Hiking through the Himalayas was seriously the highlight of my short 25 years. I don't think i've ever been so happy or so astounded with how beautiful and *huge* this world is. I don't think i'd be able to move if i actually lived there, haha.

    xo marlen
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    1. Thanks Marlen, lately I've been finding the small plates/appetizers much more intriguing than the entrees, or I'm just terribly indecisive and need to try everything. If only every meal of mine could be so decadent.

      I actually lived in Kalimpong, which is near Darjeeling in India, but it has a strong Nepali culture and looks very similar to Nepal as well. I lived in India for two years, and my grandmother lived in Kalimpong so the Himalayas has a special place in my heart. If you're ever interested in reading about the town Kalimpong I suggest checking out the book "The Inheritance of Loss" by Kiran Desai, some parts of the book actually is based on my grandmother's house.

      I also came across your photos of India and they are simply beautiful. I appreciate the way you were able to capture the true essence of the country so well. Thank you for checking out my blog!
      xo Tara

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  3. Dang girl, it looks like you really do know where all the good food is located! And Anthony, oh how I love that sarcastic asshole ;)

    rae of love from berlin

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    1. Haha thanks Rae, what can I say, it's hard for me to hold back when it comes to ordering. And yes,Anthony is indeed quite the cheeky bastard...damn him for being able to travel and eat at all these amazing places :/

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  4. Looks amazing and so delicious! :)

    Erica
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    1. Thanks Erica, I could eat like this every weekend, but trying to do 10minutes on the stair master the next day to sweat off all these carbs, not so much fun...oh well ;)

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