Posts tagged tapas

A whole new BLT at Salt & Fat in Sunnyside… this trio of fluffy bao buns look like Pac-Man savoring a power-up of tender braised pork belly with shreds of lettuce, ruby tomato slices, red onion slivers, and a drizzle of spicy mayo.  Salt & Fat | 41-16 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside | (718) 433-3702 | www.saltandfatny.com

A whole new BLT at Salt & Fat in Sunnyside… this trio of fluffy bao buns look like Pac-Man savoring a power-up of tender braised pork belly with shreds of lettuce, ruby tomato slices, red onion slivers, and a drizzle of spicy mayo.  Salt & Fat | 41-16 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside | (718) 433-3702 | www.saltandfatny.com

While the bitter winter wind nips at your ears, these peppery little niblets are as toasty as ever.  Yup, on the ever-evolving small plate menu at HinoMaru, they’ve added these chili-dusted crispy pig ears…  HinoMaru Ramen | 33-18 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria | (718) 777-0228 | www.hinomaruramen.com

While the bitter winter wind nips at your ears, these peppery little niblets are as toasty as ever.  Yup, on the ever-evolving small plate menu at HinoMaru, they’ve added these chili-dusted crispy pig ears…  HinoMaru Ramen | 33-18 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria | (718) 777-0228 | www.hinomaruramen.com

Whenever a friend asks me what to order at Il Bambino — and I say “the potato salad” — the response is always a wrinkled nose as that person undoubtedly pictures an off-yellow celery-studded mustardy mush clump from their childhood.  And the tune always changes as soon as they take that initial bite, addicting them for life.  Fingerling potatoes are sliced into bite-sized coins, tossed in a truffle aioli, delicately drizzled with homemade basil pesto, speckled with shallots fried like miniature onion rings, and then blanketed in a snowfall of shaved pecorino romano.  It’s incredible. Il Bambino, 34-08 31st Ave, Astoria; (718) 626-0087; http://ilbambinonyc.com

Whenever a friend asks me what to order at Il Bambino — and I say “the potato salad” — the response is always a wrinkled nose as that person undoubtedly pictures an off-yellow celery-studded mustardy mush clump from their childhood.  And the tune always changes as soon as they take that initial bite, addicting them for life.  Fingerling potatoes are sliced into bite-sized coins, tossed in a truffle aioli, delicately drizzled with homemade basil pesto, speckled with shallots fried like miniature onion rings, and then blanketed in a snowfall of shaved pecorino romano.  It’s incredible. Il Bambino, 34-08 31st Ave, Astoria; (718) 626-0087; http://ilbambinonyc.com