Hey folks, haven’t posted here much but occasionally my buddies and I like to do some food trips to NYC, thought I’d share here since we had some great eats yesterday.
Papusas at Alegria, Brooklyn https://www.yelp.com/biz/alegria-brooklyn
Papusas aren’t exactly mind blowing food or anything, it’s just humble food. But the thing about this place is that it’s manned by 1 lady, and you get the ultimate grandma experience. It felt exactly like I stepped into a grandma’s kitchen, and the experience was pure deliciousness. Of the ones we had, the chicken and cheese was the best. 3 for 10.50.
Nene’s Deli Taqueria, Brooklyn https://www.yelp.com/biz/nenes-deli-taqueria-brooklyn
The birria tacos here are amazing. Just as amazing if not better is the birria empanada, and I didn’t get to try it but the mulita looked amazing as well, looks like they throw a scoop of guac in there. I’ve been to hyped up Birria places like Birria Landia, and IMO this place is better. And you can’t beat the price, 2 birria tacos, empanada, and small consome was just 12 dollars.
A Nepali restaurant, I’ve been here before and they are always good. We got a goat thali and some veg momos. Their sauces are great, and if you’re into that sort of thing they have a chopped up goat head dish that’s just perfect with some beer. Like a not of Nepal places they give you extra rice and veg on the house which is always great.
Sweet Paan from some random corner place around Roosevelt Ave
Ok… I have no idea what the heck this is but it’s basically like chewing on some tobaccoey tasting potpourri. I just couldn’t handle this, but it was certainly an interesting experience! For 2 bucks I’d recommend giving it a try if you’re into… experiences.
Burmese Bites, Queens https://www.yelp.com/biz/burmese-bites-elmhurst-2
Now for my highlight… a Burmese restaurant (which, it seems there are only 3 in the NYC/NJ area) in a mall food court!! This place is truly special and holy shit did I enjoy their food. In general you can’t go wrong with those SE Asian flavors, and this place really delivered. We got some potato curry with palata, and a noodle dish called Nan Gyi Thoke. Came to about 20 bucks! Man the textures and flavors in the Nan Gyi Thoke was amazing, has that Pad Thai like sweet salty tangy nutty thing going on but with a bit more creaminess. Make sure to ask for the cucumber condiment thingy, which totally blew my mind with how delicious it was! And the owners are super nice, and they directed us to another Burmese (Myanmarese?) place in NJ, which is run by their relatives.