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Random Photos: Deep fried Pickles

Nothing can be more addicting than fried pickles. We bought one to try and bought some more. Madison is crazy on eating anything pickled.

9th Avenue International Food Festival 2012

New York City - Another street fair that I look forward to every year. Like the Taste of Tribeca in downtown, it is a collection of sample fares from nearby restaurants. At least this time, the tasting portions have reasonable prices.

Japan Day 2012 @ Central Park

After weeks of constant rain and cloudy weather, we finally had a clear day and full of sunshine. This is one of those days that you don't want to be stuck at home.

When we heard about the Annual Japan Day celebration in Central Park was on that weekend, Madison and I went to check it out.

Taste of Tribeca 2012

Every year nearby restaurants in the Tribeca neighborhood of NYC offer a select sample from their menu. It is an organized fundraiser to benefit art and technology enrichment for the local community.

To be able to participate on the sample tasting, you have to buy a $50 card that would allow you to try 6 items on the menu. It's pricey but when you consider the quality and presentation on each booth, I would say this is the high end version of a street fair food festival. And its for a good cause.

A lot of good looking people in Tribeca.

Happy Weaving

I had passed a booth that is promoting classes for those who are interested on learning how to weave. For years, I have expressed an interest to learn how to crochet and probably add weaving on that list.   

Promoting Tourism series 1

A collection of booths and ads seen at streetfairs in NYC last Fall.

Photoblog: NYC Japan Soul Food Festival 2010

A continuation from the previous post, below are photos from the streetfair Japan Soul Food Festival 2010 in New York City.

Foods seen at NYC Japan Soul Food Festival 2010

The photos were taken around the end of summer. It was a festival of Japan's culinary specialties that had vendors exhibit foods using local and traditional dishes. Some of them are familiar, you might have ordered it from your favorite Japanese restaurant and some were interesting.

Here are photos taken from the street fair:

Photo Blog: Streetfairs

A little leftover from last month. Seen at the Cool Japan Festival 2010 in NYC.

Cool Japan Festival

Seen at the Cool Japan Festival 2010:

Green potstickers
They really look appetizing but some of us know that Ajinomoto is synonymous to _ _ _. I have nothing against it. In fact, my grandmother used in on every dish and she is one of the best cooks I know. I just had a change of lifestyle growing up.

The Robot Competition

It never fails to amuse me that something so simple can give so much joy.

When we went to the Cool Japan Festival in NYC there was a booth that was enclosed by people cheering on to something. It turned out to be a robot competition where 2 challengers push each other outside the round ring. The first one to do so would be declared the winner.

So simple.

Guess who?

That guy looks like Harvey Keitel.

Photo taken at the Taste of Tribeca, 2010.

Eating at Tribeca - New York, NY

Sorry for the late post but never say never.

Every year, the collective restaurants in Tribeca set up a food tasting fundraiser for the benefit of the local schools in the area. The unique aspect of this street fair was the opportunity to taste some items that those high end restaurant have on their menu or you would have a professional chef cooking at the booths.

It is not something you typically get on a weekend street fair. 

Too excited to watch chefs in their element.

9th Avenue Food Fest 2010 - New York, NY

This is one of my favorite streetfairs in NYC. Most of the vendors were restaurants in the same block but majority of them were entrepreneurial folks who want to show off their wares.

This year I am intent on looking for new food items that weren't there last year. Maybe try something I am not familiar with. The same vendors were still there but what I noticed that it has less flair than last year but it hasn't lost its charm.

Romanian Fest - New York, NY

As I indicated my disappointment from the Romanian Festival on finding anything Romanian, I took some random photos of items seen at the street fair.

Some veggie fare. Spinich, anyone?

Romania Festival 2010 - New York, NY

Back at work, I met a team leader that has an Eastern European accent but I can't tell where specifically. A little small talk and found out he is from Romania. Suddenly, I tried to squeeze what I know about the country and its culture but nothing other than Dracula's Transylvannia and Nadia Comaneci comes in mind.

When I heard New York City is having a Romanian parade, I knew to check it out.

Polish Parade 2009 - New York, NY

Bon Festival 2009 - Fort Lee, NJ

Location:    Mitsuwa in Fort Lee, NJ

Going to Mitsuwa makes me think for a moment that I am in Japan. I haven't been there myself but in my mind it is the closest to Japan than I have ever been.

One of its best features was the food court. It never fails to satisfy me whenever I need a ramen fix or have a bubble tea. I can easily spend hours walking around the supermarket, it is fun to scan the isle for any unusual items. My day ends in getting a bagful of groceries and bento boxes. I could only wish this place is easily accessible where I live but it takes about an hour and half drive up north Jersey not to mention the traffic. I prefer to get here by taking the shuttle from New York Port Authority. It drops you off right in front and it only costs $3 per person.

Try your luck to win a free roundtrip airfare to Tokyo.

NYC: Bastille Day 2009

There was an episode of the Real World London in MTV where the housemates were required to help out wire the fireworks in Paris to commemorate Bastille Day. I remember that the fireworks show had been spectacular. I vowed that one day I will celebrate Bastille Day in Paris. When? Not anytime soon, I only go in Europe during the winter season since it is the cheapest time to fly there.

Bastille is the fortress where the uprising happened that abolished the French monarchy. It is the French version of an independence day.

To celebrate with the French expats in America, NYC has closed 60th Street between 5th and Lexington Avenues.

As a typical street fair, it is a foodie event. The only difference from the other events was the availability of table and chairs to enjoy your food. Most of the foods available were sandwiches, a lot of baguettes, the mandatory crepes and sweets. One that had impressed me is Payard, it had the best looking and tasting pastries. I might stop by there one of these days.

NYC: Museum Mile 2009

Museum Mile in NYC is a yearly spring event where major museums in 5th Avenue were open to the public for free. The city closes down 5th Avenue starting from 82nd to 105th streets to pedestrians and street performers; also it allows children to make street chalk drawing designs.