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Vegetarian: Buddha Bodai Nature Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant

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If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll notice that I usually feature a food photo at the beginning of a post.  However, I could not resist after visiting Buddha Bodai Nature Kosher Vegetarian Restaurant.  I mean come on.  How cool is that name?  It’s Buddha approved.  It’s all about nature. It’s vegetarian. AND it’s kosher? Geez, Louise.

I admit it wasn’t my idea to visit this restaurant…

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Chinese: Quickly

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I admit I’m a bit of a sucker – I actually pay for the privilege to cook my own food.  Geez, I barely cook my own food at home, and here I am cooking at a restaurant.  You know you’ve been there – hibachi, “Mongolian” barbecue, etc.  This time, I’m talking about Chinese hotpot at Quickly.  So how good of a cook am I? (ha ha)

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Chinese: Joe’s Ginger

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So Joe’s Ginger is actually the less famous sibling of soup dumpling powerhouse Joe’s Shanghai, but I much prepare the former.  Is that weird? Oh well. What is a soup dumpling, you ask?  Well, the real question should actually be: What isn’t a soup dumpling?  Ok fine, there are many things that aren’t soup dumplings, but the very soupy-ness of these dumplings are what make them stand tall above the crowd.

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Chinese: Hop Kee

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Here it is again, another rare 4-apple review!  This time the title is bestowed upon an unassuming greasy spoon that is not only a hole-in-the-wall, but an underground one at that – one of my favorite Chinatown joints, Hop Kee.  Yes, there are “We ate here” photos on the wall featuring Anthony Bourdain and Bill Cosby, but I was a customer way before these famous dudes!  What kept me coming back?  It’s that finger-lickin’ dish above.  But first you’ve got to know how to order…

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Chinese: Golden Unicorn

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I had first mentioned my love for dim sum here, with the familiarity of the most popular dishes lending a comfort-food type of appeal.  Never mind the fact that while you’re stuffed when you walked out the door, you’ve still got room for dessert and are hungry 3 hours later. Like I said, never mind that.  The next stop on my quest for the best dim sum joint was Golden Unicorn.  Despite the fact that the logo on the napkins and plates aren’t actually a unicorn (is it a griffon? Mythology fans, help me out here), I give the restaurant props for having its own website.  Additionally, Golden Unicorn has the unique feature of pictures and English names posted on the pushcarts, meaning you won’t accidentally order chicken feet unless you truly want to.

All that is great. But how was the food?

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