In the Heart of New York City’s China Town, one might not be surprised to find a Chopstick’s boutique. This is for good reason, as Yunhong Chopsticks is filled with over 200 different styles of the ancient utensil. Yunhong Chopsticks is a well known Chinese franchise, and this is the first outlet in the US.
The chopsticks are crafted from materials as wide spread as ebony, silver, bamboo, ox horn, Stainless steel, bone, mahogany, mother of pearl, and even plastic! The very special chopsticks can be purchase as single pairs, while others come in special gift boxes. There are many lines that include special editions such as hand-painted representations of the Chinese calendar or inscribed with Chinese poetry. Of course the boutique also carries small bowls and chopsticks stands.
If you are in the neighborhood, Yunhong makes a great quick stop to marvel at the myriad of colors, styles and designs available.
Located next to Korea town in the center of Manhattan (near HanGawi), hidden high on the eleventh floor, JB Prince is an utopia for any chef or cook. Always up to date with the latest tools and equipment and a loving staff that supplies excellent guidance to to any non-professional cooks.
JB Prince carries all the shapes and sizes of molds using different kinds of silicon and flexi-pans for tarts, cakes, terrine rings and including chocolates! There is every type of cookware and wooden disposables, an small but high-end book selection of hard to find industry publications. They also carry uniforms and knives and juicers and food processors and mandolins and sous-vide apparatus and utensils and ceramics and smokers and and and … well you get the picture.
Founded in 1977, mainly as a catalog sales, JB Prince has blossomed into the go-to place in New York. Keeping to their ethos of knowledgeable service, wide selection and competitive prices, JB Prince will be here for many more years leading the way.
Japanese Restaurant & Dessert Bar (1) 212 974 6012 705 9th Ave, New York NY 10019 (Btw 48th – 49th St)
OPEN HOURS: Unfortunately closed
Japanese restaurants are always such a wonderful experience. The otaku culture finds a wonderful outlet in creative cuisine. The plating alone makes one anticipate and salivate for each dish, casting an eye towards the kitchen door.
Since 2006, one can find the small restaurant Kyotofu just a few blocks off time square. A savior when venturing in the theatre district, with its endless rows of xeroxed fare, the exquisitely designed eatery specializes in small plates and variety of uhmm-inducing desserts. The sweets are guilt -free, being delicious and light at the same time! They also create perfect macaroons and others sweets to take home. The chocolate cupcakes can create a serious addiction,while the heart shaped ones can make lovely gift a in their elegant packaging.
Green Tea Soba Noodles served chilled with a soy-sake broth, daikon & wasabi
Roasted Kabocha And Chestnut Soup japanese pumpkin, kombu & daikon
Black Sesame Sweet Tofu hoji-cha roasted green tea syrup, black sesame tuile & goji berry