We stopped by Five Senses late at night, it’s the perfect spot for post-clubbing Korean food if you’re not in the mood for BCD Tofu House. We got a fantastic hot rice with cheese and an egg as well as my favorite cold buckwheat noodles. It really hit the spot. Yelp; website.
We went to BonChon before so it was only fair that we try out KyoChon, just down the street, a brighter interior and slick food videos playing at all times. We made the mistake unfortunately of not getting a flavored chicken and so ended up with bland chicken sticks. No one to blame but ourselves, sigh. Will have to try again next time around. Yelp;website.
Although I was drawn here by the hand-pulled and knife-shaven noodles, I was surprised that what I enjoyed the most were the dumplings! We started with curry chicken dumplings and then got some pork chive dumplings that were also fantastic. It also happens to be BYOB and cash only, which there seem to be a lot of in Philly. Service was prompt despite how busy the restaurant was and portions were generous. (Yelp; website)
The name of this little submerged restaurant is quite informative. We got both bubble tea and crepes and both were fine. (Yelp
Living just minutes from the ocean, I have tried to make an effort to incorporate more seafood into my dining. I may have outgrown the dislike of fish inherent to most childhood palates, but I still find myself gravitating towards land meats, sushi being the one exception. I pushed my boundaries by ordering the raved-about bouillabaisse at Atelier Florian, a lovely space on Chapel with a European atmosphere and bonus dollar oysters during happy hour (4-6:30PM). While objectively wonderful, I found myself still preferring the delightful Florian Sushi with soy caramel and wasabi aioli and warm sushi rice. Cocktail “verbs and a fraise” put a smile on my face.
This had high stars on Yelp when we walked by, but I’m not sure why. The salmon looks pre-mixed and what was with the potato chips?
We waited 50 minutes for a table at supposedly one of the hottest brunch spots in the city. It may have been our own fault for wandering off and getting coffee at Square One while waiting, thus ruining our appetites, but I found nothing exemplary about Green Eggs. Nothing was bad, per se, but it didn’t live up the hype. Portions were generous though. (Yelp; website)