So yes, Fette Sau, this is definitely a place to visit if you were in NYC. This is not a place you order sides… if anything, I hear their beans are DELICIOUS. I wouldn’t know, because by the time we ordered around 6-7pm, they were all out for the night. Nothing there is really vegetarian, and what I ended up getting was a huge mound of pulled pork, sausage links, and pork cheeks. There were also brisket… and I unfortunately missed out on smoked pulled pork belly. I also had lots of beer and bourbon. Yes.

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Following, we went to Barcade, where the walls are lined with old school arcade games – all for a quarter.

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barcade
(you see that girl right there? she is the champion of Ms. Pacman!)

The next day, on my actual birthday, I went to Spice Market. It’s like Thai Vietnamese fusion in a beautiful cushioned atmosphere, complete with beautiful lanterns and kettles… that just added to it’s elegance. The food was quite good. Lige kept telling me about Spice Market, the few times she went. I especially enjoyed the fried crab salad and the fried onion salad. I also had the fried cod (mmm… I see a pattern?)

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I think my life these days have been dictated by food. Right before I went to Germany (the day before I left), I got to go to Hakata Ippudo – this new Japanese ramen place that just opened up. Apparently the Ippudo chain in Japan is known far and wide… And my gosh this is delicious. This still does not beat Tontoro in Kagoshima (and I hear there is a place in NJ in Mitsuwa that has this…). I love these greasy succulent pork broth dishes SO much. They are THE best. I am delighted at this discovery. I just went back there for lunch yesterday with Ryan, and we were so pleased with the lunch set, which includes a pork over rice donburi dish for an extra $3 (and pickes!!)

Sigh. There is so much good food in the City, I think I will burst.

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