Munchimonster

Adventures in Eating & Cooking

Macarons in Pittsburgh

10/11/14: Pri, Gulnarnarnar, and I were all craving some sweetness for an afternoon study snack, so we started a spontaneous quest for macarons! Upon our search, we came across Gaby … Continue reading

December 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

RW Fail, but Crayfish Festival!

Having never done Restaurant Week in NYC before (blasphemous, I know), I decided that this falsehood must be corrected by going to Aquavit. The restaurant specializes in Scandinavian cuisine, which … Continue reading

August 13, 2011 · 1 Comment

Baking Marathon Snowday 2

“On the second day of the snowday, my true love gave to me…” Well if the singers of this song were a chorus of my parents and Lin Loo, then … Continue reading

December 29, 2010 · 1 Comment

Baking Marathon Snowday 1

NYC was hit pretty hard by the snowstorm, especially my neighborhood Forest Hills. Roads were blocked, cars were stuck, and kids were shoveling snow. (It appears child labor becomes legalized … Continue reading

December 29, 2010 · 1 Comment

Birthday Brunch of Japanese Sweets!

I enjoyed a lovely birthday brunch with Unnie today, at Kyoto-fu, which serves top-quality, artisan Japanese desserts perfect for saccharophiles like me! I don’t mean to toot the horn too … Continue reading

December 12, 2010 · 2 Comments

I Want to Eat Everything at Reading Terminal!

Before a long afternoon of volunteering at the zoo, our good friend Seth drove us down to Reading Terminal for some delicious Amish blueberry pancakes at Dutch Eating Place. Quite … Continue reading

August 22, 2010 · 3 Comments

Starbucks Week Day 4

Today I tried an Apple Fritter without a clue what actual “fritter” was. Shaped like a caramel turtle, to me the fritter just looked like some glazed pastry dough, or … Continue reading

July 10, 2010 · 3 Comments

Starbucks Week Day 3

There are 2 Starbucks on 34th Street a block away from each other, one on Chestnut and one on Walnut, both conveniently located near my lab so I decided to … Continue reading

July 9, 2010 · 1 Comment

Starbucks Week Day 1

Ok, so as a tribute to Starbucks‘ sweet summer receipt-stamp deal (purchase any item, get a stamped receipt, and get any grande drink for $2 after 2PM) and its refreshing frappuccinos, I’m going … Continue reading

July 8, 2010 · 1 Comment

Cookie Cake Project!!

Third post of the day!! Woot! I’m on a roll. Anyways, tonight Ninja-Kitty and I made not one, BUT THREE amazingly awesome cookie cakes!! Despite the fact that the coming … Continue reading

June 7, 2010 · 2 Comments