*Summer!!*

HI! I haven’t updated for another three months… >.> Ahem. School was and is kicking my butt. Mild crisis where I have no idea what I’m doing in college when I thought I was set for one thing. Still have no idea but I (hopefully) will get there eventually. Anyway, woes aside, for the past several weeks I’ve been… growing herbs! and flowers! My herbs smell wonderful~ 

Is that color not gorgeous??? Happiness for all green things~

I have three of these wonderful flowers. Will be waiting for full bloom.

Basil on top, Thyme on bottom~

Basically, all of them are still growing so much more waiting to be had. I’m wondering when do I pluck Basil leaves? Any advice?

Cutting Board - REVISIT

My first visit to Cutting Board really wasn’t a happy one but I’ve been told by (multiple) people that they do have good dishes there so here we are. 

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Shrimp Popcorn, emphasis on the “popcorn”. The sauce wasn’t bad and the shrimp not bad either. No complaints.

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Fatty Beef Creamy Rice. Also not terrible but I don’t know if I ordered too much this visit or something but it was a lot of beef and a lot of rice and just, a lot. It’s a really concentrated dish so if you like a lot of meat and sauce and rice and you want something filling, this is definitely it.

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Lobster Roll. To be honest, since we’re in NYC, there are other places that have good lobster rolls (e.g. Luke’s Lobster - still have not tried but on top of the list, for sure). This one is..meh. Not bad, just not “wow”. 

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And my favorite of this visit, Uni Pasta. I love cheese and pasta and sauce. This is fantastic. However my friend did tell me, like my Fatty Beef Creamy Rice, the longer you eat it, the longer it feels overwhelming. Hmm…

This does make me want to go back and eat there again (if not to get more consistent idea of what kind of stuff they have) and I more than likely will visit again.  

Merleawe

Chikalicious

I’ve been telling myself (over two years now) that I should visit Chikalicious. Finally went to visit and no regrets (beyond that I should have gone there earlier). 

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My most favorite item on this post. The pistachio is divine and the inside has a creamy (maybe condensed milk and something else…) icing that’s so so good. Fluffy, tall, and filling.

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Lychee Coconut Marshmellow. Takes a few moments to taste the any flavor. Worth it to try but probably not buying again.image

Green Tea Crepe. To be honest, the layers, to me, are really thick. I’ve tried a super thin layered Green Tea Crepe that blew me away. Comparing this one with the other, there’s no match. It’s not bad but I’ve tasted better.

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Tiramisu Mochi. Again, not terrible, not terribly exciting either. And really small. Great for one time buy, not a repeat though. 

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Overall: A+ for having so many different desserts on their menu. Price is meh. More than likely will go back for a quick treat.

Merleawe