Sunday, March 12, 2023

Urban Hawker: A Taste of Singapore in Midtown Manhattan

Urban Hawker is a Singapore-style hawker center located at 135 W. 50th Street in Midtown Manhattan12. It is modeled after Singapore’s famous hawker markets and offers a taste of authentic Singaporean street food right in the heart of New York City3.

Curated by KF Seetoh, founder of the World Street Food Congress and Makansutra, Urban Hawker is the first of its kind in the United States4. The food hall features a variety of stalls serving traditional dishes such as chicken rice and laksa.

If you’re looking for a unique dining experience that transports you to the streets of Singapore, be sure to check out Urban Hawker.

Some popular dishes at Urban Hawker include Hainanese chicken rice1, halal burgers, oyster omelets, a selection of soups and skewers2, Malay nasi lemak2, stingray fried rice1, nasi biryani3, seafood noodle soup at Prawnaholic Collections, Singapore-style curry at Daisy’s Dream, Indonesian rice bowl at Jakarta Munch4 and many more. There are plenty of options to choose from!
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Discovering Dosa: A Journey Through Time and Taste

The Delicious History of Dosa

Dosa is a thin South Indian pancake made from a fermented batter of soaked rice and black gram. This dish has been beloved by millions of Indians for over 2,000 years and can now be found in almost every corner of the world.

The exact place of birth of this dish is still under debate. According to historian P. Thankappan Nair, dosa originated in the town of Udupi in present-day Karnataka . However, according to food historian K. T. Achaya, references in the Sangam literature suggest that dosa was already in use in ancient Tamil country around the 1st century CE.

What strengthens the theory that dosa originated in Udupi, Karnataka is the fact that the recipe for this dish can be found in the 12th century Sanskrit text “Manasollasa”, compiled by Chalukya ruler Someshvara III who ruled over a part of Karnataka.

Dosa has come a long way since its early days. Today it can be found in many different varieties and flavors all over India and beyond. From masala dosa to rava dosa to cheese dosa – there’s something for everyone.

This delicious dish has stood the test of time and continues to be a favorite among food lovers everywhere.

This blog post was researched using Bing search.
Here are the sources that were used in the blog post:
Different Truths: “The Story of Dosa and its Antiquity”
Wikipedia: “Dosa (food)”
The Winged Fork: “About The Dosa, An Iconic Indian Dish”
BBC Travel: “Dosa: India’s wholesome fast food obsession”

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Delicious Tacos and Quesadillas at Taco Bamba in Gaithersburg

We recently ordered takeout from Taco Bamba in Gaithersburg and were blown away by the amazing flavors of their chicken tacos and quesadillas. The portions were generous and the food was delicious.

Taco Bamba is located at 670 Quince Orchard Road and offers a wide variety of menu options including tacos, quesadillas, bowls and more. We highly recommend giving them a try if you’re in the area.

Other reviewers have also had positive experiences at Taco Bamba in Gaithersburg. A review on Yelp mentions that their menu selection is impressive and they offer much more than tacos1. Another review on Restaurantji says that Taco Bamba is delicious and efficient2.

Overall, our experience with Taco Bamba in Gaithersburg was fantastic and we will definitely be back for more! 

José Andrés’ Bazaar: A New Culinary Adventure in DC

José Andrés has recently opened a new Bazaar restaurant inside the former Trump hotel in DC . This opening comes eight years after he backed out of a deal in the same location, leading to a high-profile legal battle with the former President of the United States .

The Bazaar is known for its vibrant mix of sophisticated cuisine, artful service and playful theatrics. Each location offers its own unique flair with high-end shared small-plates that are a “wild sensory adventure born of Jose’s Spanish roots” .

The opening of this new location has been highly anticipated by foodies everywhere. Have you had a chance to visit one of José Andrés’ restaurants yet?

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Friday, March 10, 2023

Ranch Dressing Flavored Ice Cream: An Unusual Combination

Ranch dressing flavored ice cream is an unusual flavor combination that has recently gained some attention. This flavor combines the creamy and tangy taste of ranch dressing with the cool and refreshing texture of ice cream. While this flavor may not be for everyone, it offers a unique taste experience for those who are willing to try something new. It is one of many unconventional ice cream flavors available on the market. In fact, Hidden Valley Ranch and Van Leeuwen have teamed up to release a ranch dressing-flavored ice cream at select Walmart stores across the country from March 20 to May 28 . So if you're interested in trying this unique flavor, be sure to check it out! 
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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Revisiting Busch Beer

Every specially marked Outdoors case of Busch Beer you buy until Dec. 31 will help Busch and the National Forest Foundation plant more trees, as a portion of the proceeds from the sales go directly to the National Forest Foundation.

The packaging definitely attracted me and since this is a light beer, is definitely a good weekend indulgence. Busch has a slightly crafty taste and is only 4.3 ABV

My favorite light beer used to be Stroh's in a can but it is not available anywhere near me so I am going to give Busch a try again.

Any other beers I should try ?