Tuesday October 11th, 2017: Mood
As my plane gently began it’s decent from above the clouds, I got my first glimpse of one of the biggest metropolises of the world. New York City.
From up above, New York City is a wonder to see. Soaring over the Upper Bay, I caught sight of all the buildings and monuments that have been inscribed in countless stories, movies and songs.
The Statue of liberty.
The Empire State building.
The Chrysler Building
Gliding onto the runway, my heart leaped with excitement to finally be in the Big Apple. This was going to be a week to remember. 5 days of exploring, food, and art with only me, my sister and my camera (or rather, my sister’s DSLR).
Starting off this gastronomic week, my sister brought me to a Korean food court in Korea town called Food Gallery 32 for dinner. We ordered from two vendors, Jian Bing Man and Korea house.
My jian bing from Jian Bing Man was really good but to be honest, I prefer the jian bing from back home in Richmond. The jian bing from Jian Bing Man had a nice crispy fritter but was bland in flavour. It was also quite pricey at $8+tax per (plain) crepe.
Meanwhile, the bulgogi bibimbap that my sister ordered from Korean House was delicious. The portion size was hefty and it came with two sides and a soup. Both of us agreed that the soup was the best part of the meal. Hot, flavorful and comforting, it was perfect to conclude a post-flight meal.
After dinner, while gawking at all the lights, the people and the streets, we strolled back to my sister’s apartment. With my head still singing Empire State of Mind, we called it a night.
Food Gallery 32
11 W 32nd St, New York
Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00am to 11:00pm