Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>
The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Dassara Brooklyn Ramen (271 Smith Street; 718-643-0781) Neighborhood: Gowanus, Brooklyn Cuisine: Asian-American fusion
In our dining escapades over the last week, we've consumed the best French fries we've had all year, slurped down one hell of a hot pot, and indulged in an impressive dessert. Here are the dishes we've been digging around town this week.
No. 30: Szechuan pork dumplings from Land of Plenty A lake of chili oil and the addictive mouth-numbing heat of Szechuan peppercorns make these dumplings--along with the rest of the dishes at Land of Plenty--worth a trip to Midtown East.
Later this year, we'll pen our Best of New York issue, our annual love letter to what's great in this town. When that paper hits the streets, you'll find our picks for the very best this city has to offer when it comes to dozens of cuisines, restaurants, dishes and drinks. Until then, you can get a ... More >>
Vegetarian Mock Duck - Made of tofu skin tightly rolled up with minced mushrooms inside, the recipe associated with Buddhist monks resembles sliced duck breast more than a little, right? Full House is one of the new generation of Shanghai restaurants gradually materializing around town, places tha ... More >>
Chicken, Oreos, and even butter, are all fried standards by now, but what beats classic French fries? Crisp, sprinkled with salt and pepper, and dunked in ketchup (or mayonnaise), fries are irresistible, cheap and perfect for sharing, and can be topped with just about anything. Our 10 best picks hig ... More >>
The amazing "big tray chicken" at Manhattan's Spicy Village It's been over two years since Fork in the Road appraised the relative merits of the city's Chinese restaurants - things have changed so much in the interim. Northern Chinese fare continues to rule Flushing, Elmhurst has increased the bre ... More >>
Welcome to the best Ghanaian joint in town
The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is this Sunday and Lotus Blue, a modern Yunnan eatery in Tribeca, is celebrating with a Moon Festival Banquet. It's ten courses for $88 per person and $68 if you're opting for the vegetarian meal. The banquet will be prepared by Lotus Blue's executive chef Kian Lam K ... More >>
I remember my first time at Eleven Madison Park. I was with two friends and while our waiter was cutting open the lavender honey duck, he looked me straight in the eye and noted that the duck was covered in Szechuan peppercorns. "I know that you're a food writer with a passion for Chinese food," he ... More >>
Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team.
Does this beef dumpling look like Ms. Pac-Man or what? Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team.
[See More Chef Interviews: Il Buco Alimentari's Justin Smillie | Dragonfly's Cornelius Gallagher] This week we shared Yunnan Kitchen's five best dishes, after reviewing the Lower East Side restaurant. Now meet Travis Post, the executive chef of Yunnan Kitchen, and find out how he was drawn to regio ... More >>
Eleven Madison has had a lot to celebrate in the past couple of weeks. They were named the tenth best restaurant in the world and chef Daniel Humm recently cinched the Outstanding Chef title at the James Beard Foundation awards last week. The menu of the restaurant comes in a grid of 16 main ingred ... More >>
Ta-Chien Chicken from Fortune Cookies Chinese Restaurant (611 Manhattan Avenue, 718-389-7103)
Truffle chawan mushi from EN Japanese Brasserie (click on image to enlarge) What does it mean to call a dish "astonishing"? Well, it has to be beautiful to look at, innovative within its canon, and perfectly executed. It has to surprise as well as satisfy. Such a designation can occur only ... More >>
Baltimore kitchen, Saturday morning
A new food twist appears in Chinatown
The peanut Pure Snowy at Snopo Last week, Counter Culture rode the long silvery escalators downstairs to the humongous new food court at the New World Mall in Flushing. Obviously, would couldn't eat everything at the 28 stalls -- many of which offered multiple specialties -- but we did sam ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema samples the goods at the New World Mall Food Court in Flushing: "After being disappointed by the Sichuan fare, we quickly switched to other Chinese regions and found ourselves more satisfied." Sam Sifton awards two stars to Boulud Sud: "To the list of terrifi ... More >>
Rebecca Marx Birthed in the 1970s and now available for purchase at Smorgasburg, Shorty Tang's cold sesame noodles are the stuff of both legend and existentially gratifying eating.
Carved wooden doors at Himalayan Yak Over the last 10 years, Central Jackson Heights (the blocks around the subway/bus station) has turned into a concentrated Himalayan business zone, as immigrants from Tibet and Nepal have moved into the neighborhood, turning the area into a Himalayan hub ... More >>
Lauren ShockeyThis week's Where Am I Eating? pictured the Grilled Miso Yuba from the newish Japanese restaurant Yuba, located at 105 East 9th Street (212-777-8188). The $8 namesake appetizer takes tofu skins and fries them to a crunch so it's hard to discern any real grilled flavor. But the ... More >>
Robert SietsemaThe bean curd skin salad with sesame oil dressing at Henan Feng Wei in Flushing. Ah, tofu. Although it's all but synonymous with a wholesome (read: bland) vegetarian and vegan lifestyle, the coagulated soy milk enjoys innumerable manifestations in a wide variety of cuisines. As ... More >>
A pie awaits the oven at MotorinoToday, for our weekly 10 best list, I came up with a list of my 10 favorite Brooklyn restaurants--not the best, necessarily, but the places that I love and go back to over and over. All of the places I've chosen have great food, but a favorite restaurant might ... More >>
The newest Qingdao restaurant hits Flushing filled with pleasing surprises
Action picks: Yee Kee H.K. Style and East Ocean Palace
Thank you everyone who played Where Am I Eating? this week. Commenter Josh correctly guessed the restaurant--Szechuan Gourmet--but no one got the dish itself, shown again above, which is the cold appetizer of bunny rabbit dressed in black beans, Sichuan peppercorns, and chile oil. And that ... More >>
Like the sign says: New York's Best Egg Cream St. Marks Place is only three blocks long, but packs an astonishing 63 places to eat along its truncated and colorful length, some of them nearly invisible. It constitutes one of the city's foremost tourist destinations for the under-40 crowd, th ... More >>
Ridiculously delicious Fujianese-style oyster cake Tomorrow we'll bring you our 10 favorite restaurants in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The neighborhood's two main drags, Fifth Avenue and Eighth Avenue, are respectively home to excellent Latin and Asian restaurants. And although Sunset Park's Chine ... More >>
The so-called "corn bread" turns out to be fluffy bao made with yellowish corn flour. This week, Counter Culture cruises in to Golden Palace, one of two restaurants presenting the cuisine of Shandong and Liaoning in northern China, encompassing the delta of the Yellow River, and proximate t ... More >>
This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema gets schooled in Druze cuisine at Gazala Place, while Sarah DiGregorio savors spicy animal parts at new Sichuan, Metro Cafe. Bruni worships at the altar of Ippudo's ramen, praising the "vaguely and not-so-vaguely cloudy broths of the shiromaru ramen--with it ... More >>
The sanguinaccio at Villabate Bakery "Are you really going to eat that?" asked the young clerk, wrinkling up her beringed nose. "Well, I'm going to try it," I said, "And then I'm going to feed it to my friends." She laughed. I was buying a $5 tub of sanguinaccio, a chocolate pudding usually made ... More >>
Northern Chinese food has finally infiltrated Manhattan's Chinatown, appearing at its fringes at a tiny new noodle shop with the enticing name of -- Strange Taste. Much of the menu is Fujianese, including delicious soups with duck and taro, and, for lovers of meat and psychedelia, "beef trip with me ... More >>
Our smoked-meat hound advises you to pick ribs, turkey, and sausage
A Northern Chinese restaurant in Flushing finally gets our goat