Ethnic Eats

Momos – and French Toast – in Woodside

Momos – and French Toast – in Woodside

Ethnic Eats, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian February 24, 2017 at 5:16 pm

The father-daughter team behind Dawa’s serves up both Himalayan and American fare, from pancakes and French toast to momos and gyuma.

Expanding the Borders of a ‘Disney World of Food’
Kalustyan’s, opened in 1944 as an Armenian grocery and evolved into a Middle Eastern and South Asian foods purveyor. Now, with its latest expansion and third set of owners, it offers an extraordinary range and variety of specialty foods that make it the go-to source for famous chefs and food-lovers.

Expanding the Borders of a ‘Disney World of Food’

Kalustyan’s, opened in 1944 as an Armenian grocery and evolved into a Middle Eastern and South Asian foods purveyor. Now, with its latest expansion and third set of owners, it offers an extraordinary range and variety of specialty foods that make it the go-to source for famous chefs and food-lovers.

Farm to Store: In NJ, a Portuguese Immigrant Perfects His Jamon
Portuguese immigrant Rodrigo Duarte has been making and selling Iberian charcuterie at Caseiro e Bom in Newark, New Jersey, since 2006.

Farm to Store: In NJ, a Portuguese Immigrant Perfects His Jamon

Portuguese immigrant Rodrigo Duarte has been making and selling Iberian charcuterie at Caseiro e Bom in Newark, New Jersey, since 2006.

Finding Garifuna Food and Culture in a Harlem Home
A mother-daughter duo promotes Garifuna home cooking with weekly dinners in Harlem and will soon come out with a cookbook.

Finding Garifuna Food and Culture in a Harlem Home

A mother-daughter duo promotes Garifuna home cooking with weekly dinners in Harlem and will soon come out with a cookbook.

Carla Cinco in BAGO's kitchen (Photo by Cristina DC Pastor)

Not Her Mother’s Restaurant: Bago Comes to ‘Little Manila’

On a stretch of First Avenue crowded with Filipino restaurants, a new restaurant is making its mark.

Getting the Taste of Baklava Just Right

Getting the Taste of Baklava Just Right

Mehmet Akkurt wanted to bring genuine baklava from the Antep region of Turkey to the U.S., so he imported all the ingredients, and brought a pastry chef here, to make the famous Turkish dessert.

Uniting the Cultures of Indonesia through Food

Uniting the Cultures of Indonesia through Food

A food festival in Queens brings together the disparate cultures and languages of Indonesia.

One Woman’s Dream: A Nepalese Restaurant in Manhattan
Kamala Gauchan, owner of Dhaulagiri Kitchen, moved her location from Jackson Heights to Manhattan and hopes to attract non-Nepalese as well as Nepalese diners.

One Woman’s Dream: A Nepalese Restaurant in Manhattan

Kamala Gauchan, owner of Dhaulagiri Kitchen, moved her location from Jackson Heights to Manhattan and hopes to attract non-Nepalese as well as Nepalese diners.

Where to Get Your Goat

 Once a mainstay of a wide variety of immigrant cuisines, goat meat has crossed over into the mainstream, and commands relatively hefty prices.

Where to Get Your Goat

Once a mainstay of a wide variety of immigrant cuisines, goat meat has crossed over into the mainstream, and commands relatively hefty prices.

George Mendes (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

Bringing Rustic Portuguese Food to Manhattan

With the opening of his second restaurant next week, chef George Mendes is tapping his roots.

Mohinga, virtually the national dish of Burma, usually eaten for breakfast. (Photo by Kinue Imai Weinstein for Voices of NY)

Burmese Home Cooking – in a Queens Kitchen

Two immigrant friends demonstrate the complex ingredients and fragrant flavors of Burmese home cooking.

Michael Guerrieri (Photo by Alexandre Soares for Voices of NY)

New York Sandwiches, by Way of Lisbon and Naples

Ethnic Eats, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Voices' Picks November 25, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Chef Michael Guerrieri has drawn a loyal crowd to City Sandwich in Hell’s Kitchen, where his New York sandwiches combine the tastes of Portugal and Italy.

Interior of Casa Enrique in Long Island City, the first Latino restaurant in NY to earn a coveted star from the Michelin Guide. (Photo by Paloma Cacho-Sousa)

For Prized Chef, Mexican Food is the Real Star

Ethnic Eats, Featured Posts, Food, Mexican, Queens, Voices' Picks October 20, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Casa Enrique, which serves Mexican food in Long Island City, just earned one star from Michelin Guide for its creations by Oaxacan-born chef Cosme Aguilar.