New Upcoming Restaurants

If you live or visiting the Philadelphia region, keep in mind there are new upcoming restaurants. From downtown to the suburbs, 2015 will add new varieties of flavors to the historical city. Here’s a link from foobooz blog owned by Phillymag on the new changes. Which of these locations are tempted to try out?

http://www.phillymag.com/foobooz/openings/

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Costa Rica

My friend Shekhar is currently in Costa Rica and enjoying his vacation. In the first picture, there’s a sea bass dish and on the second is chicken fajitas on route 1.

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Casado tipico con tilapia y arroz con mariscos (typical Costarican meal and rice with seafood) at Nanku in La Fortuna

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Pho: Brisket and Meatballs

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After ordering the summer rolls for appetizer, my desire for the main course was brisket and meatballs. I was curious to try something different. In the past, I usually order the seafood pho consisting of shrimp, squid, scallops, mussels, fish cake, and the rest of the ocean critters.

This time I had a different desire. The Brisket and Meatball intrigued me.  I ordered a large portion and I was surprised on how large the dish was. I could not finish the dish even though my love calls me an endless pit!

The Pho was soft, chewy and had a off white color to the noodles. The meatballs were tender on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside. As for the Brisket, it was perfectly cooked in my boiling pho dish. There was something missing…. I reached over for the home made chilli paste and dispersed the concentration in my bowl. Alas…content in my pleasurable pursuit for a Pho afternoon dish.

Birthday Wine

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This wine was given as a present from a friend of mine. My birthday was in the beginning of July. I never tried a wine similar to this taste before. My friend Sam and I very taking our time to appreciate its taste. The wine is not full body type at all. Instead the flavors are subtle and lingers on the palate.

Cafe Fulya

Locate in Queens Village, Philadelphia, Cafe Fulya is an independent cafe serving potent Turkish coffee, tea, omelettes, and sandwiches. The location is small, cozy and vibrant. If your sensitive towards caffeine, the coffee will keep you awake for a good time. I found out this location through my love. Both of us stop by to enjoy breakfast and coffee early in the morning. Its great to feel part of the neighborhood.

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