Friday, October 30, 2015

Molly's Cupcakes - The best cupcakes in New York

Molly's Cupcakes is a famous bakery shop in New York and was founded by a teacher. This place is adorable and nice. They have beautiful indoor swings for customers to sit on near the counter. The shop not only selling cupcakes, they also have cakes, cookies and dessert. The cupcake was perfectly baked with just the right amount of moisture. The flavors really complement each other.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. I ordered their peanut butter nutella cupcakes which was tasty and the cupcakes was moist. The cupcakes were not overly sweet and balanced taste between the sweetness and saltiness of peanut butter).
Price:4/10(Near expensive. At around USD4.00 for a small cupcakes, the price is certainly on high side. However, you get the quality of what you are paying for).

Ordered peanut butter nutella which was very good.

Its a centre filled cupcakes which has strong flavor of peanut butter and sweetness of nutella.

Nice and unique furniture inside the bakery. There are swing bar stools, old school benches and wooden walls.

Molly's cupcakes shop.

GPS/Coordinate: 40.730115, -74.002571
Address: 228 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014, United States.
Public transport: New York subway on West 4th Street station via A, B, C, D, E, F or M train. Or Houston Street station via 1 or 2 train.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Awesome Chippewa cordovan leather shoe

It has been long time that I am eyeing for great quality Cordovan leather shoe. The Oxford shoe sell by Schott NYC suit my requirement with reasonable pricing and nice style. Chippewa shoe handcrafted in the USA using premium Cordovan leather and comes with awesome Cordovan leather. The sole is from high quality Vibram. It's good for hitting pavement or normal walking

Oxford style Chippewa leather shoe.

Chippewa produce very good quality leather shoe. Tough and heavy Vibram sole.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Riders Garage - Interesting motorcycle lifestyle shop @ Subang Jaya

Riders Garage which is located in Subang Jaya is a rare motorcycle lifestyle shop in Malaysia. They sell all those cool motorcycle related products such as leather jackets, leather gloves, denim jackets and Red Wings shoes. They are stylish but almost all of the items are imported so the price can be quite expensive. Lifestyle or fashion motorcycle shop don't fix bikes and they focus more on bikers fashion. With a high number of affluent population, students and expatriate in Subang Jaya, the market is there for such store. Although the brands and the items are quite limited, they do carry popular brands such as Bell Helmets, Roland Sands leather jackets, Schott leather jackets and famous American Red Wings shoes.

Roland Sands leather jackets with a motorcycle on display

Classic motorcycle on display.

Lifestyle motorcycle store concept is quite popular in overseas especially in the US but its quite new in Malaysia. Nice to see such shop here.

Huge classic Triumph Thruxton motorcycle.

Schott of New York leather jackets and Iron & Resin denim jackets. However, their price is very expensive :-( Anyway, its a brick and mortar shop which you can try out the sizes before you buy.

Nice shop with all the apparels required by motorcycle riders. Brands such as Iron & Resin and Bell helmets also available here.

Sandqvist backpack.

Variety of caps and helmets.

Jackets and Red Wings shoes.

Deus Ex Machine products.

GPS/Coordinate: 3.075782, 101.588993
Address: No 76 & 78 SS15/4, Subang Jaya, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Best oysters from The Union Oyster House @ Boston, Massachusetts

The Union Oyster House located in Boston not only serving great seafood but also is a national historic landmark. It is one of the oldest America's restaurant established in 1826. The restaurant was also a favourite eating place for Kennedy clan and Daniel Webster one of America's five greatest senators. In this oyster house, you can really feel the local atmosphere and the history with many writeup and paintings on the wall. I came here during lunch time and were lucky to be able to have a seat at their oyster bar. I had a plate of their raw oysters and they were very fresh and taste the best.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. I just had their oysters here which were very fresh, juicy and taste great. Have a recommended Samuel Adams summer ale - a seasonal brewed beer which taste good).
Price:3/10(Expensive. The price of the oysters were at expensive side at USD16.50 for half dozen oysters).

Historic Union Oyster House.

Having Samuel Adams summer ale.

The staff expert in opening the oysters.

Very nice, clear, juicy and fresh oysters.

The oyster bar area.

Bar area. The restaurant was very huge. There are a few sections.

Dining style table also available.

Private dining area.

Awards and mentions.

The Union Oysters House in 1920.

The Union Oyster House. Home of America's oldest restaurant.

Beware of lobster attack!

The Union Oyster House have its own souvenir shop.

Different type of knives for different type of oysters.

GPS/Coordinate: 42.361287, -71.056910
Address: 41 Union St, Boston, MA 02108, United States
Public transport: 4 minutes walk from Haymarket subway station.
Opening hours: Open daily from 11.00am until 9.30pm.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Best sea bass from Atlantic Fish Company @ Boston, Massachusetts

Atlantic Fish Company located within walking distance from central of Boston Copley light rail station. The restaurant is quite popular. I arrived at around 6.00pm and it's already crowded. I choose this restaurant as it's convenient for me and it's near to Boston Public library and Newbury street. My next stop is going to be the Museum of Fine Arts. Since its wednesday night, the museum have pay as you wish entrance fee. So, I opt for a quick dinner here then straight to the museum. The food that I ordered which is their pan seared sea bass was amazing delicious but the price is at the high side. Environment and service here were good as well.

Taste:10/10(Excellent. The pan-seared sea bass was superb. The fish was perfectly seared with rich butter taste. The lobster ravioli also taste great. The sauce from this meal also complements well with the dish).
Price:2/10(Expensive. The pan seared sea bass cost USD42.00).

Atlantic Fish Company.

Presentable dish.

Pan-Seared Sea Bass spinach and lobster ravioli, lobster cream sauce, tomato and fresh basil.

Sitting at bar area.

Inside the restaurant. But I opt to sit at the bar area.

Atlantic Fish Company. Located beside Boylston street. They also have patio dining option.

GPS/Coordinate: 42.349381, -71.081144
Address: 761 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, United States
Public transport: 5 minutes walk from Boston Copley light rail station.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Carmelina North End @ Boston, Massachusetts

Carmelina located in North End Boston serving Italian meals. I arrived this restaurant quite early around 5.30pm. The restaurant is quite empty during that time. However, the server have a hard time to find me a table for me. I just need a seat. After around 5 minutes waiting, he finally give me a seat but only for 30 minutes as the seat were reserved. I ordered their risotto frutti di Mare. The meal were good but the service needs improvement. Somehow I feel that I was being rushed to have my meal.

Taste:8/10(Good. The clams and the mussels which were good in risotto. The mussels were done properly in red tomato sauce. Taste wise were good).
Price:4/10(Near expensive. The meal risotto frutti di Mare at USD22.00).

My main meal. Risotto frutti di Mare. Shrimp, calamari, clams, and mussels in a light fragrant tomato sauce with risotto.

Start with bread with balsamic vinegar.

Small restaurant with patio seating.

GPS/Coordinate: 42.363866, -71.054080
Address: 307 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, United States.
Public transport: 8 minutes walk from Haymarket subway station.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Black pasta from The Daily Catch @ North End, Boston, Massachusetts

The Daily Catch is a small and simple restaurant with only 20 seats. No reservation is required and cash only establishment. The food here is delicious. I only have a chance to try out their black pasta which they are known for. The kitchen is open so you can watch all the chef action in preparing your food.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. I ordered the black pasta aglio olio style. I has a lot of ground squid sauteed with garlic and olive oil. The meal is savoury and delicious).
Price:5/10(Near expensive. The black pasta entree portion cost USD24.00. I should have ordered appetizer portion so that I can try their other stuff. Anyway, I am satisfied with the meal).

Black pasta aglio olio with ground squid, garlic and olive oil. Fragrant and delicious.

Menu on the blackboard. Do take note that they only accept cash.

My table. Very simple.

The kitchen. That's it. Small kitchen but great food taste.

The Daily Catch restaurant.

GPS/Coordinate: 42.364093, -71.053944
Address: 323 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, United States
Public transport: 8 minutes walk from Haymarket subway station.