Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Alright, so now we know that the wings and sides were really bad. What about the main event? The fried chicken? Well, truthfully, the fried chicken wasn't bad. However, it wasn't great either. It can go both ways. On one hand, the batter was pretty good but on the other hand, it was way too greasy and I have definitely tasted better fried chicken before. Overall, I wouldn't really recommend the place. Chicken Delight? Hmm, I would say that our lunch/dinner wasn't really all that 'delightful'. I think we won't be returning to that place ever again.
Chicken Delight - West Paterson, NJ
Rt 46 @ McBride Avenue,
West Paterson, NJ
Tel: (973) 256 8863
Monday, January 25, 2010
*This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of HealthyTuna.com. All opinions are 100% mine.
I am not pregnant or have small children but I know many of you are. How many times have you wondered what is good for you and your baby when you are pregnant? What is safe to eat and what is not? There are just so many people giving so many different advice, it can be confusing at times. Let talk about eating seafood during pregnancy. Is that actually all that bad? I know quite a few pregnant women who simply stop eating seafood entirely for the whole nine months. A scientific study was just released in which the findings show that women who skip seafood during pregnancy could be putting themselves in danger for depression! Yes, it's true that pregnant women should stay away from fish high in mercury (shark, mackerel, swordfish, tilefish), but it is actually smart to eat seafood during pregnancy. Tuna to be exact, is actually very good for you. Eating an average of just 2 ounces of healthy tuna per day while pregnant, can actually increase developmental scores in infants and young children. Not only that, The FDA has actually recommends that women of childbearing age and pregnant women can safely eat up to 12 ounces of per week!
You do not need to be pregnant or what small children to benefit from the goodness of tuna. Kevin and I love tuna and we eat it quite often. Apart from making tuna salad sandwiches, we would also make tuna quiche, various types of tuna pasta, tuna puff...we even use it to stir fry Chinese noodles with it! However, our favorite tuna dish of all time is the Tuna Casserole. Not only is it really easy to make, it's super yummy too. Here is the recipe for it. Enjoy!
4 oz pasta (any type of pasta that you like)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 can peas
1 can tuna drained and flaked
1 cup shredded cheese
Cook pasta according to package and drain.
Mix soup, milk and mayonnaise. Add in tuna and peas.
Gently fold in cooked pasta to the mix.
Place all of it into a casserole dish that has been sprayed lightly with cooking oil.
Sprinkle on cheese followed by the breadcrumbs.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
Hahahaha! Yup, Kevin and I were driving down Broadway in Newark yesterday and we saw this! You know you are in a swanky neighborhood when you see signs like that...hahahah! Come on, we know the economy is bad but Vday in White Castle??? How bad can the economy be before White Castle starts promoting Valentine's Day specials? What's more, you need to make reservations? :P Why? They expecting a large crowd of people on Vday? That's just plain hilarious! I can just imagine, White Castle, packed with so many people on Vday dates, til there is no more room and you need to wait for a table? So to all you guys who wants to take your baby to White Castle for that Vday date (I'm not sure if there will be a 2nd date though), you better make your reservations NOW! Hahaa! Who knows, it might be packed and you will have no choice but walk to across the street to McDonalds! Hmmm, I wonder if they will serve heart shaped sliders? :P
* This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of CSNStores. All opinions are 100% mine.
Can you remember how it was like, back in the day before the Internet and online shopping? I sure can. It was such a hassle. Remember when we wanted to look for one particular item and we had to drive all over the place, just to search for it? We would spend hours, sometimes even days searching for it. Drive to a store, park, go in and walk around, if you are unable to find it, return to the car, drive to another shop and repeat the whole process again! These days, we all have it easy. Just sit in front of our computers and everything is at our fingers tips.
I am personally a big fan of online shopping. One of my favorite online store is CSNStores.com. I just love how it's basically a one stop shop for all your home goods needs. I believe they started in 2002 and they now carry over 1 million items, across 200+ e-boutiques and have become the 3rd largest online retailer of home goods in the country. Not only that, most of their products are high quality products and very affordable too.
In this day and age when online shopping is so easy, CSN Stores has now made it even easier! Guess what? They are now on Facebook! That's right. Now, you can be the first to hear and get the latest on all new exclusive CSN Stores news, giveaways, deals and promotions. All you need to do is become a fan. Also, you can discuss about various products with other CSN Store fans as well as get daily updates on the "Home Decor Deal of the Day". Not only that, you can get information and a heads up on all of CSN Stores upcoming events. For all you Twitter fans, there is also a section where you can get all of their Twitter updates. You should go check out their Facebook page and become a fan. I just did!
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Otafuku is just a couple of streets over from Grand Sichuan. When we arrived, we saw quite a number of people just hanging around outside and two people sitting on the bench, eating. I know from the reviews that it's a small shop but I never thought that it was this small! It's just probably half a shop (or even smaller).
So, is the Takoyaki as yummy as everybody says it is? Helllllll yeah! It's soooooooo good, I can eat it everyday! Not only was it yummy, they were also very generous with the sauce and bonito flakes. I had so much bonito flakes that it was flying off in the wind when I came out of the shop :P I can't wait to go back to try their Yakisoba and Okonomiyaki....I bet they are yummy too! So, the next time you are in the East Village, you HAVE to go check out Otafuku. It's really really really good.
Otafuku - East Village
236 East 9th St (between 2nd and 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (212) 353 8503
Friday, January 22, 2010
There were so many Japanese restaurants to choose from, we don't even know where to begin. At last I saw Grand Sichuan. Yes, I know it's not a Japanese restaurant :P However, I have been reading some very good reviews about that place, so we decided to give it a try. It's located just above Red Mango, on the second floor. I guess if you don't look hard enough, you might miss it.
At the end of the meal, we were given some complimentary slices of navel oranges, a fortune cookie and wet towel each. Overall, it was a pretty good lunch. A tad bit more expensive than the typical Chinese restaurant you can find in Chinatown, but the taste and quality of the food makes up for it. If you are a fan of Sichuan cooking, this is the place for you.
Grand Sichuan - St Marks Place
23 Saint Marks Place
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (212) 529 4800
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
* This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Coldwell Banker. All opinions are 100% mine.
Kevin and I are renting the apartment that we are currently living in. We have been renting since we moved out of our parents house, up til now. I cannot recall the number of times we have discussed about getting our own property. How nice it will be to actually own our own apartment or house. We have been looking around (not actively though) at some properties around this region. With the current economy, everybody says it's a buyers market. That, along with the extension of the Homebuyer Tax Credit, maybe now is a good time to get our own place. First time homebuyers (like ourselves) or those who have not owned homes in the last three years found themselves with an instant $8,000 tax credit savings last Fall. It was due to end in November of 2009, but it was extended and is now available as 2010 Homebuyer Tax Credits.
Another thing they changed was their sauce recipe. The new sauce is supposed to be sweeter, infused with herbs and has a spicy red pepper kick. If it's really sweeter, then it's great! It would then taste more like Papa Johns sauce, which iLike! However, when I tried it, the sauce wasn't all that great. Yes, you can taste that it's different that the old sauce but it's not better. I feel that it had a weird after taste, maybe due to the herbs? Also, I didn't taste any spiciness at all from the red pepper. The third and final change is that their choose is now 100% real mozzarella, with a hint of provolone. Truthfully, it taste just the same to me. Cheese is cheese, no difference there. So, what do I think of the so called 'new & improved' Dominos pizza? I feel that the crust is definitely better but the sauce is a step down. Overall, Dominos is still one step below Papa Johns in terms of taste but they are always value for money (cheaper than Papa Johns). I guess we will continue to order from Dominos when we are low on cash or when we are in the mood for some toasted sandwiches or bread bowl and want to add on a pizza pie!
* This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Allison Maslan, author of "Blast Off!". All opinions are 100% mine.
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Monday, January 18, 2010
The Office - Beer Bar & Grill
619 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
Tel: (973) 783 2929
Friday, January 15, 2010
* This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Monograms. All opinions are 100% mine.
I'm sure it's no secret to all of you that Kevin and I love travelling. We've pretty much travelled all over America and Asia in the past decade or so but there is one place we would really really like to visit. Europe! There are just so many things to do and so many places to go, we don't even know where to start. I was just looking the Internet for cheap flight tickets and tours when I came across Monograms ( www.monogramstravel.com/simple).
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