Szechuan Gourmet 4 stars

I got takeout, and it was really solid. I got the chicken and brocoli, some kind of white noodles, and the mooshu. The chicken and brocoli was really good, normally this dish is just doused in sauce, but this one wasn’t. The white noodles were plain, but the reason why I think that it was, was because it was used kind of like a rice. The mooshu was just mooshu, nothing special but really good. Overall, solid place!

Momofuku Milk Bar 1 Star

After hearing so much about this place I decided to try it out, and was very disappointed. I got the strawberry milkshake, and literally there was no redeeming quality about the shake. $6 for a strawberry shake that doesn’t even taste good??? I don’t think so. The service was really, really bad. The cashier was grumpy and not friendly at all. Honestly I hate giving decently high rated shops low ratings, but I have to.  

 

251 E 13th St
New York, NY 10003
(347) 577-9504

Shoe’s Cup & Cork 5 Stars

Excellent. The actual interior is so awesome. It has shoes hanging from the ceiling and stuff. Everyone was super chill and cool. I wish could just live here with all the food and people.

Latte – really good, an amazing blend of coffee beans.

Bacon, egg, cheese on an everything bagel – Amazing, all the flavor fit together perfectly. Pretty hardy too.

 

17 N King St
Leesburg, VA 20176
(703) 771-7463

Mom’s Apple Pie Bakery 3 Stars

I got the peach raspberry pie, then got the lemon bars. Forgive me because I’m from the north, but everything was just so sweet. Trust me, I love sweet things, but not this pie. There was nothing amazing in the pie, the crust was decent. Even though the lemon bars were super sweet, they tasted pretty good. I think I just got the wrong pie.

 

220 Loudoun St SE
Leesburg, VA 20176
(703) 771-8590

 

MELT Cheese Burgers 4 Stars

I was in Leesburg for a trip, and heard about this place from Yelp and decided to come. I thought, it’s a restaurant that got 4 1/2 stars with 250+ reviews it must be good! So I went, and I wasn’t disappointed. The house sauce that they raved about was good, but all it tasted like was thousand island dressing. The only reason I didn’t like the burgers was because they were a bit too greasy.

Mains

Bison Burger – Good, juicy but was missing something.

Cheese Burger – Great, but instead of getting the cheese burger just go for the bacon cheese burger.

Sides

Fries – Pretty good. They also put black pepper on the fries which is a plus.

Onions Rings – I HATE limp and soggy onion rings, but these were the opposite they were super duper crispy which left me wanting more than just crispy batter. The onion rings came with some balsamic (reduction?). I don’t really know what think about the sauce, there wasn’t enough for me to really taste it, but it was pretty good.

Overall, I would give this restaurant 4 1/2 stars only because of the onion rings and the greasiness. Keep it up Melt!

 

Obao 4 stars

This restaurant is awesome! Definitely try the Michelin recommendations. 

Appitizers:

Spare rib skewers – excellent, sweet and salty. Make sure to chew the skewers! :)

Salt and pepper shrimp – pretty good

chicken sate – there were two different kinds of sauces. A peanut sauce, and a soy sauce based sauce. Both were good, but in my opinion the peanut sauce was better. 

Pork belly – Just melts in your mouth. ’nuff said. 

Entrees:

Pad Thai – Really good, definitely not the kind of pad thai I was used to though. 

Pad Kee Mao – Good

Massamun Curry – I got it with steak in it. Really good. Definitely not the best I’ve had though. 

Pad Kra Prow (Thai Holy Basil Chicken) – Excellent 

Hanger Steak – Some people liked it, some didn’t (including me). The meat itself was tender and juicy, but there was one spice that just didn’t agree with me.

647 9th Ave
New York, NY 10036
(212) 245-8880

 

Elements Asia 3 stars

Elements Asia is good, but not anything amazing. We came here as a group, and the food was only ok… The orange beef that we got was good, but a bit overfried… The pad thai was pretty good though was missing something, i don’t really know what. The sushi was also pretty good. The only real problem was that the waiters didn’t really attend our water. We kinda had just get the pitcher and pour the water ourselves. This place does have promise though.

4110 Quaker Bridge Road, Lawrenceville NJ