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Busy Busy: Hester Street Fair

I know it has been a while since there’s been a post, but I’ve been preparing and participating in the Hester Street Fair!  If you didn’t notice the cute logo on the right hand side of my blog, I am starting a baking company called “Filled With Sweets“.  The idea?  My company is dedicated to creating Asian-inspired desserts with tasty and unique fillings often taking inspiration from my Taiwanese-American childhood and my passion for food!

I have created a series of cupcakes and cookies that embody flavors I grew up with and love to eat, such as black sesame and green tea. I use high-quality ingredients (i.e. cage free eggs, hormone-free milk), and focus on integrating various fillings that blend different tastes and textures to create delicious baked goods.

As for my food blog, I promise – there is another post on its way!  You will still be able to see and hear about beautiful food, I just happen to be a bit delayed.

Feel free to show me some love when I’m at the street fair, which is on Saturdays. Here are my dates: August 6, August 20, September 10. Mark your calendars!

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American Traditional/ brunch/ dessert/ French/ nyc

A Classy Sunday

This past Sunday was mucho funo. Normally I stick to the cheapest food around, being the poor college student that I am. However, my friends and I found ourselves buying expensive things – a $80.00 shirt! – and relatively good cheap white wine – $11.99 – from Vintage New York. After considerable amount of walking in the heat, we decided to go to a place where we can BYOB. Bring Your Own Bottle…or in our case, wine.

Anyways, we first ventured to Doma, where I found myself not so tempted by their small selection of sandwiches. Then, very close by, is Tartine (located 253 W. 11th St., at 4th St.) which is most famous for their brunch. I’ve been there too, which is awfully good, but dinner was beckoning us.

Tartine is French cuisine, moderately priced. Some things were around $8-10, and their main courses can range from $14-20. Being the ballers that we are, we decided to share (sharing is caring!). And of course, here are the pictures to prove it:

This is the Grilled Saucisson, which is garlic sausage and potatoes with shallots & chives sauce, along with bits of tomato. Yum yum. The sauce stood out amongst all the elements in the dish. Definitely worth trying.

The next dish was a special that day. I can’t remember the name of the dish, but it’s basically calamari with avacado, caviar, and a “refreshing” sauce of some sort. Sorry if my descriptions really suck, but I guarantee you that it was very good.

And finally, this is their Croque Monsieur. All I gotta say is…butter. And lots of it. Of course, that’s not to say that I don’t like butter…so I think it works out for my palette in the end. haha.

Overall, Tartine is DEFINITELY worth a visit, even not on a brunch day. It’s a bit tiny, but is decently priced for good French food.

Afterwards, there must be dessert! We ventured off to Magnolias Bakery. It is only…a block away. Normally I get their banana pudding (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) but Sunday night I opted for the typical purchase – a cupcake.

Yes, they were quite enjoyable. I had a chocolate cupcake with vanilla butter frosting (with purple sprinkles!) This time around they didn’t give a huge amount of icing that they normally do, but I like it better this way. Even though I think there are better cupcake places out there, Magnolias still hits the spot after a nice dinner.

Okay, so that ended my journey with my awesome friends on a very hot and classy Sunday night. Good times…and quite yummy too.