Friday, March 12, 2010

Sushi of Gari on 402 E. 78th Between 1st and York Ave.

Yes Yes, I know it has been a long time since I posted anything on this barely read blog, but hey I can't go out all the time now. Moving on, I had dinner last night as Sushi of Gari and it was my first time there. A friend of mine suggested the restaurant. At first glance it looked like a normal sushi restaurant. They had their tables and the sushi bar where you would see the chefs work their magic. I wasn't impressed with the decor, but I wasn't disappointed either. Since we were both new to the restaurant we went with the "Omakase". For those that don't know what that is, it means "It's up to you" for a rough translation or to "entrust". Basically you leave it to the chef to surprise you with his choice of making. The originality was very refreshing and unique. It was not like the usual sushi restaurant places I've been to or what other people would be more familiar with. My friend described it as "Modern Sushi" and I think that pretty much is the best way I would also describe it. The sushi was really good for the most part with a few minor exceptions. I myself, would like to point out that the squid was less than appetizing for me. To be honest I would have really liked to put more information on which pieces were really good and which weren't. However, due to the lack of communication and understanding of our server's English, we failed to understand most of what he/she was saying while explaining the sushi to us. As far as pricing goes it would be moderate to expensive. For those who love sushi, I would recommend this to try it as it is something new. If you want to come back or not that is up to you. The restaurant is located at 402 E. 78th Street, between 1st and York. It really is just near the corner of 1st Ave, so 78th and 1st would be sufficient if your taking a cab.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Ramen anyone? Ippudo! 65 4th Avenue New York, NY

All right all right, so I haven't really been posting up new things. However here is a late, but new addition to the blog. Ippudo NYC is something that I dare say is one of the best ramen Establishments in the city. While the price may be the mid-ranges it is not that expensive and it is quite filling. Also you should definitely try the Hirata Buns with the pork and their cocktails are also something everyone should try. For Hirata Buns think of it as immense flavor bursting within your taste-buds with just the right amount of bun to make it a complete perfection. As for the cocktails their not that strong in alcohol content, but they are very good and have a unique distinct flavor. I prefer the Yamagasa myself. For going by train take the 6 green line exit Astor Place. For better location details it is on 4th avenue between E. 9th Street and E. 10th Street. Enjoy.

P.S. For all those that have not been to the city or if you are already in the area you can walk a block and a avenue down towards 8th Street which is St. Marks to check out other Japanese Cuisines as well as the bars and lounges there.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Speedy Scandal

Just got back from a family situation recently and returned not too long ago so the posts have been kept at bay. Anyway I'm back and I'm going to start posting again. kick it off I watched a movie on the flight back from Hong Kong and it's called Speedy Scandal. I thought it was a great movie to watch. It is a light comedy with some drama. Very appropriate for families or even just friends when they can't decide what to do. I'm not sure if everyone would agree that it is a must see or even worth buying, but I myself think it is. Enjoy!

P.S. The girl in this film is pretty darn cute if I do say so myself.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Gadgets:Gadgets: Audio-Technica ATH-CKM50 Inner Ear Earphones

All right! We have seen some decent earphones that look cute ( for the ladies) and we also looked at the Mu-Bot (for the...lost for words). Anyway, here we have a high quality inner ear earphone. This is for you if your into music with quality. If you haven't heard of Audio Technica, remember the name now. They offer high quality products for your musical needs. Be it microphones, headphones, earphones, and even turntables. If you really want these in ears now you can pick it up at AC Gears Store for ($79.99). However, I'm sure you can find better deals online for these. (I must say the red is looking mighty hot!)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Gadgets: Segatoys Mu-Bot Robot Earphones for iPod

Pretty cool picture right? Well this is the Segatoys Mu-Bot Robot Earphones for iPod(39.99$). What is it you ask? It is pretty much just an earphone coming from a Mu-Bot (short for Music Robot). If your looking for quality in sound than this is not the gadget for you. However if your still using your stock earphones from iPod than these are pretty much the same if not a little better. You can wear it around your neck or do the same shown above and just stand it on your desk. I think it's cool. The Mu-Bot is not tpo big as you can compare it to the iPod above and it matches the iPod. What else is there to say? Reminder again this is an exclusive item from Japan! You can get these from the AC Gears store once again or on their website at