I like to bitch about Asian celebs. I also like to eat. It’s like my mouth has to move constantly. There is also one thing that I do to keep my mouth busy but I will not divulge the details. Anyway, I am a big foodie especially when it comes to Asian food. I have quite a few great Asian eating establishments in Asia and North America that I would like to recommend to you so I will start doing it in a series of blog entries titled “Eating Good Asian Food In XXX”. This will help me fill my time when I don’t have a good reason to rip the Asian celebs apart.
The first restaurant on my recommendation list is a restaurant located in New York City that specializes in Szechuan Cuisine. Szechuan cuisine has become increasingly popular with the Chinese and Non-Chinese diners in recent years. Just take a walk down the famous 24-hr restaurant street in Beijing, Gui Jie (which literally means “Ghost Street”), and you will see every other restaurant there serving Szechuan style Hot Pot. The restaurants are packed even during the hot and humid summer days!
The restaurant I am recommending is called Homes Kitchen and it is by all means my home’s kitchen since they supply me with my dinner at least three times a week. Homes Kitchen proves that you don’t have to go to Chinatown to get authentic Chinese food in NY. Located in the Flatiron district of Manhattan (and two blocks from my apartment), the restaurant serves up delicious and reasonably priced Szechuan and non-Szechuan specialties using fresh and non-frozen ingredients. It also provides a quiet and comfy environment for you to enjoy your food.
Homes Kitchen does not serve Szechuan style hotpot, but it sure serves highly authentic Szechuan dishes. Every dish is delicious there and my personal favorites include cucumber with fresh garlic, braised whole fish with black bean sauce, kung pao fish fillet, gui zhou chicken and filet mignon with black pepper sauce.
Homes Kitchen also serves non-Szechuan dishes and my personal favorites are the twice cooked pork, sauteed pork w/ celery and dry bean curd and its highly popular Peking Duck, a dish served with the fat underneath the crispy duck skin removed so it’s healthier for you.
I just had a very rich and filling Swiss Raclette dinner tonight and yet my mouth is watering as I write this. Call me a biased fat ass (from the excessive eating of course) but in my opinion, nothing beats Asian food.
Aside from the food, Homes Kitchen also provides patrons with great service and servers that speak good English, not those who would ask you repeatedly if it’s the “sick or sin” (thick or thin) noodles you want for your noodle soup. Of course they will treat you better if you mention my name. Heck, they might even give you a 10% VIP discount. Yes this is how much they love me over there. I am their #1 VIP over there, Very Irritating Patron that is.
So consider checking this place out if you are in NYC next and happen to crave for some great tasting and authentic Szechuan dishes. I don’t think you will be disappointed.
22 East 21st Street,
New York, New York 10010
Homes Kitchen offers dine-in, take out and delivery service.
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