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- 18th December
- 1st October
As I looked through my older posts, I was almost shocked that most of them were about sweets! Well, what can I do? I AM a big sweet tooth! :)
Otafuku is a really small take-out place in the East Village. It is literally a hole in the wall. However, despite the size of the store, it is very well-known for the price and freshness of its food, especially their takoyakis. Unfortunately, they only have a limited variety of foods! They only sell takoyakis (octopus, cheese, plain), yakisoba, and okonomiyakis.
An order of octopus takoyakis (6 pieces) is only $5.oo! Where else can I find traditional takoyakis for such a cheap price?! Unlike most other places I’ve been to, Otafuku’s takoyakis are good-sized and they’re filled with real octopus pieces, cut to the size that’s small enough for you to chew comfortably and big enough for you to taste it. They’re always served warm and they never put the seasoning and onion flakes beforehand. That way, you’d never have to worry about eating takoyakis with soggy roasted onion flakes.
As compared to the takoyakis, I not that big of a fan for their yakisoba; and their okonomiyakis, I have yet them. The yakisoba is sightly too spicy and too strong of a taste for me. I’m never a too fond of foods with too strong of a taste to them. The yakisoba is a great food to warm up a cold hungry tummy tho!
This place is perhaps one of my favorite go-to spots in the city when I just want something quick, cheap, and fresh!
- 1st October
If you know me, you would know that I LOVE frozen yogurt. When I learned of Wicked Spoon, the only place I know that serves fro-yo in Brooklyn, I was so thrilled! Looking from pictures online, even their spoon was wicked! and so I thought that their fro-yo must’ve been really good, or at least somewhat good.. I was wrong. To my disappointment, Wicked Spoon wasn’t that great.
When I first walked into the store, I was somewhat disgusted at the layout of the place. For wing lovers, I guess it would’ve been nice to have Atomic Wings in the same store with Wicked Spoon. But if you were only going in for some sweets, like me, it wouldn’t have been that fun of an experience to eat there. The idea of smelling wings and quesadillas in back of me just grosses me out. The combination of wings and sweets just doesn’t seem appealing to me.
I ordered the parfait with Original Tart and strawberries, blueberries, bananas, and yogurt chips, and my friend got a small Original Tart with her preference of toppings. Both of them came up to be around $5.oo - $6.oo each, which was relatively reasonable for fro-yo.
One thing I really like about them is that they let you substitute ANY topping FREE of charge in the parfait. At certain places, you can’t customize anything that’s on the set menu. Other places, they charge you extra for substituting toppings. Also, they had super friendly service! You wouldn’t have to worry about anyone ruining your mood before you can enjoy the yummy treat.
At first, the fro-yo was really sour, which I adore!, but the more I ate, the more I felt sick eating it. I’m not too sure what it was, but I didn’t want to eat any more o f it. I didn’t even finish my cup of parfait. I think it was either too creamy or too milky (like Red Mango’s) but who knows? You may like that texture! Like it or not, give it a try and you’ll know. ;)
P.S. Because of its location at Park Slope, parking is pretty expensive there (50cents for 15mins), unless you can find a non-meter spot.
- 30th January
Be back soon… Wait for me! :)
- 13th January