Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
I always wanted to try the Hibachi restaurant ever nice I moved to Forest Hills last year, I heard through my friend that Midori Matsu's food was delicious, so I decided to walked few blocks down from my apartment to tried out the hibachi grill.
The decor is not what I expected to find at a sushi bar or hibachi grill. I had the impression that Midori Matsu was a teppanyaki style restaurant, or a cook-it-yourself hibachi at the table like those found in many Korean restaurants. Midori Matsu is a highly decorated japanese restaurant with the modern bar seating, water fountain and nicely decorated table. I almost forgot to mention: they have an indoor pond with live goldfish!
There was sushi, sashimi, tempura, udon, teriyaki/hibachi, soup, and seaweed or seafood salad on the hibachi menu. I started with the tempura shrimp appetizer, which was more than enough food. The tempura was cooked perfectly in a golden yet crispy crust that made me wanted to reorder, it came with clear miso soup along with a dinner salad and house ginger dressing. Also I ordered sushi!
By the time my entrée arrived, I was close to full. Still, when the beautifully prepared salmon and shrimp arrived, I couldn’t resist. It was made teppanyaki style along with a side of the “white” sauce and "brown" sauce that completed the aroma. The salmon was cooked well in a glazed teriyaki sauce.
The service was on point. Any time i needed a drink refill or more sauce, they were on the ball. Midori Matsu is a little pricy but the food is certainly worth a trip come to Forest Hills, Queens to take a bite.
Overall I gave it 4/5 stars.
111-16 Queens Blvd
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Nearest Transit: 75 Av (E, F), Forest Hills - 71 Av (E, F, M, R)
Friday, February 17, 2012
When I had my tea party few weeks ago, this little thing was the life saver! I put my teavana loose tea into the tea infuser, bring it to boil on the stove top, within few minutes then my mango coconut tea was ready to serve.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Grasp the live crab by the back legs and drop it into the water headfirst. For a more humane method, as you grasp the crab by the legs, stroke the top of its head until it falls asleep and then slowly drop it into the boiling water.
Once the water has started to boil again, reduce the heat and simmer for the required time. The crab's shell should turn a bright orange when done.
When cutting open the crabs, remember to remove the limbs and discard them
Crabs are also delicious cold.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
40 years old Ho Wan Restaurant was hidden under the A train station. Nothing special to look at from the outside, but this restaurant was rather big and appealing on the inside.
Finished with the healthy stuff for the moment, I ordered the deep-fried fish with sweet and sour sauce. Arriving a lovely golden brown and piping hot, I immediately put the fish sauce in my mouth! It wasn't greasy aftertaste, the fish was fresh and tasty.
The service was excellent and clean bathroom (that matters a lot to me) I'll come back again for the fish and try something new.
Overall I give it 4/5 stars.
Ho Wan Restaurant
111-05 Liberty Ave
Richmond Hill, NY 11419
Neighborhood: Ozone Park
Nearest Transit: 111 St (A) Ozone Park - Lefferts Blvd (A) 104 St (A)
Monday, February 6, 2012
Along the way we made a number of stops along the way at places like the White House, Washington Monument, downtown D.C, Treasury Building, Lincoln Memorial and the Jefferson Memorial as well.