Monday, December 21, 2009

A visit to Brooklyn... December 21st

Despite waking up feeling "under the weather," and the cold and the snow, I went to Brooklyn today as planned. I was eager to try Brooklyn's Wild Ginger (my favorite veggie restaurant), because I love the one in Manhattan so much. And to make matters more confusing, apparently there are 2 Wild Ginger's in Brooklyn. One is on Smith St. in the Cobble Hill/Boerum Hill area (this is the one I went to today). The other one is in Williamsburg on Bedford Ave. (just for reference). They had all the same culinary delights at the original one that I go to on Broome St. in Soho. Here are the photos...

Spring rolls... delicious as always! Same amazing sauce!

Steamed veggie dumplings... great, but the sauce may have been *slightly* different. Still good though! (Wild Ginger's sauces are incredibly unique... not your run-of-the-mill duck or soy sauces!)

And finally, the star of the show, pineapple fried rice! It was just as how I'd remembered, although they may have put some sort of red pepper or another red thing in it... Still, this is amazing fried rice, and I hesitate to even use the word "fried" because it is the least greasy fried rice I've ever come across. In fact, the rice almost looked steamed... don't ask me how they do it!

Ok, this Wild Ginger had the same great food, but one thing that shocked me is that the pineapple fried rice was actually MORE expensive! Go figure! This restaurant was much bigger than the one in Manhattan, but the service was not as good, despite me being the only person in the restaurant. The only thing I still can't decide is whether or not Wild Ginger is my favorite still, or if Qi Asian Eatery has taken it's place! I took my friend here last week, the one I was telling you about that came in from Boston (see here), and she was BLOWN AWAY by this place. :)

After lunch I viewed an apartment. It was beautiful, a bit too expensive, and despite it being in a nice area, it seemed so out of the way from everything. Maybe it's because I don't feel well, maybe it's because I hate all the horrible antics on the subway, or maybe it's something else, but after today I don't know if Brooklyn is for me... My Mom doesn't really want to move out of the city either, being that her job is so close by, so right now we may end up staying in Manhattan, but live in the Gramercy area instead (we used to live in this area, although it was closer to Murray Hill). So that's where I'm going to be apartment hunting towards the end of the month.

I really feel like I'm coming down with something, as my throat hurts and my body aches... just in time for Christmas! :( But we are staying home this year anyway, so it doesn't really matter I suppose. It's just been so miserably and unusually cold here, that I think it's finally starting to catch up with me! I still have so much to do it isn't even funny, so sick or not, I must press on. I only wish sometimes that I could trade places with little Peanut. The busiest thing on his schedule is chasing his tail on the toilet! lol

That's all for today my lovelies!


VeggieGirl said...

Thanks for the restaurant review! Glad this location was good overall.

Hang in there with the apartment searching!!

Aww Peanut :)

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blueeyedheart said...

Being sick definitely "matters," regardless of whether you're staying home!! ;) Feel better

<3 <3

joyofood said...

Hope you feel better.
I hate being sick at Christmas, I remember for 3 years in a row I had tonsilitus at Christmas and was on antibiotics. BUMMER.


ohonemorething said...

I hope you feel better love!

Man.. those pictures from the Wild Ginger in Brooklyn look soo good. I love steamed dumplings. I feel like it's hard to find good ones. AND!! You know how much I love pineapple fried rice :D

Good luck with the apartment hunting girlie!!

XO Stay bundled up!

Katie said...

Hope you feel better soon :-)

Good luck searching for a new home!

lynn @ the actors diet said...

i hope you're feeling better now...i think i'm getting sick...just in time for my bday and x-mas!!!