Here’s a cool video by Kate Lingley from our Chili Cook-Off last week.
I’ll be posting pics from the party soon!
ooh, jason lam so hungry in nyc
Well I don’t know if this place is really called Cafe Minutka, because of all the Russian letters. But that’s what it says when I Google the address. This was in Brighton Beach after our lunch at Elza Fancy Food …right next to the train stop.
They had a sidewalk sale where I bought this big sausage roll for $2. I didn’t realize there was a big sausage in there, I thought it was part of the braided bread.
Took it back to the city to eat while watching Tebow. It was like a smoked kielbasa wrapped in a buttery croissant roll. Pretty good. Really filling. Big sausage.
Brighton Beach is pretty cool. Their liquor stores have bottles shaped like rifles, stallions and veggie penises. They also have their own Best Buy.
Cafe Minutka – 504 Brighton Beach Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11235
Here’s my second episode of Me So Hungry …Mini Turtle Burgers!
And you can have your own Turtle Burger at the Chicago Food Film Festival this upcoming weekend. Our original film about Turtle Burgers will be screened this Sunday November 20th, 2011. Rusty and I will be there to party! Come out. The New York one was a blast! http://thefoodfilmfestival.com
A Ramen and Friends adventure all the way down in Brighton Beach. That train ride was tough on a hangover. But it’s pretty cool walking out into a totally different neighborhood –big Russian community. The restaurant we were going to, Elza Fancy Food, is Uzbek – Korean. The menu looked like part Korean and part Russian. But I did recognize that Uzbek style bread.
The Borscht was great when sour cream broke up in it. The beef was tender.
The Plov looked like Beef Fried Rice, but it was better that what I expected. It was surprisingly great. I only ate about half of it. So stuffed from eating everyone else’s food and the side dishes that came out.
The Apple Compot drink was nice. And the 99cent beer we got from the bodega nearby was the perfect cure to my hangover.
Dear Rusty and Bonnie,
Mar (our upstairs neighbor) is going to drop off a bag of Indonesian Spicy Fried Cow’s Lung in front of our door. Please put it in the fridge.
I was expecting it to look like fried battered popcorn chicken. It turned out to be more of a dried snack …like beef jerky, but livery tasting. I liked it. The seasoning on it was nice.
Mar also threw in a bag of Spicy Cassava Chips …tasted like sweet glazed dried plantain chips, but super spicy. These were awesome!
She says these came from Indonesia and you probably can’t find the Fried Cow’s Lung here, but maybe the Cassava Chips.
There’s a food truck that now parks next to Trader Joe’s on 21st St and 6th Ave in Manhattan. There’s never a line. I feel bad for the guy. I got the beef stew $5. Pretty decent for no line truck.