You probably think Red Hook, Brooklyn would be the last place to find Filipino food. But if you know the story behind Philly Pinoy (used to be the “Bait Shop” with a tiki bar looking exterior) then you know it’s exactly where it should be. Catered to the large number of Filipino cruise ship workers that come in with the Queen Mary 2 and Caribbean Princess, Philly Pinoy is just mere blocks away for the homesick workers to get some home cooked meals. Last time without knowing how Benjamin David, owner of Philly Pinoy, runs his shop, I went looking for lunch and failed to get any food.
This time armed with my new found knowledge and the handy Brooklyn cruise terminal schedule, I didn’t fail.
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Yes I know I skipped day 2 of my LA trip that is because I spent all of day 2 cooking at home. It was my mom’s birthday so I decided to make a family meal. The very first thing I did that morning was make a pot of coffee then I drove to the supermarket to get chicken liver. I promised my sister that I would make pate and so I did. Still warm pate on baguette was pretty nice. For lunch I made one of my favorite Jamie Oliver pasta dish, the pasta peperonata. As for dinner, the previous night I had cooked a big pot of Mediterranean braised lamb and left it in the fridge so that I could scoop all the fat out. While that was heating back up, I made couscous, roasted some squash, cooked asparagus in whole grain mustard, and cooked some of Italian style greens. Everything turned out pretty good.
Anyways the next day I had to run some errands with my parents and after everything was done we had couple hours to waste before picking up my niece from school. I wanted lunch and my parents didn’t care where we go so I decided Boston Kitchen. This cafe has nothing to do with Boston and I have no idea why they called it Boston Kitchen. It’s a Hong Kong style cafe which of course if you’re familiar with this blog I’m a huge fan of these cafes. Where else can you get an iced coffee tea (yin yan), baked rice dishes and traditional Chinese dishes?
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