The Best Italian Food I’ve Ever Eaten!

I’m so excited about writing this post because that restaurant is my favorite Italian- Sicilian Restaurant in Manhattan that name is Piccola Cucina, located in Prince St. SoHo. While I was searching details about it I’ve learnt it was permanently closed (saw on google map need to checking ) but they have other options located in New York City too. I’ll share details at the end of this post. As I see on Instagram channel chef is same and probably staff too.

Corner of Prince Street, Beautiful Sunny Day☀️

If you plan to visit Manhattan soon I highly recommended this restaurant. As a pastry addicted person, the taste and consistence of food is amazing. To tasting Sicilian flavors, it is the best choice to me. The atmosphere of restaurant is cozy, welcoming and authentic. Staff is hearty and kind. Price is reasonable. Moreover, They have special menu from Monday to Friday 11:30-16:00. It costs 11.00 $. Also, the restaurant is customer friendly. If you want to be a place where you can eat alone this is the right place.

Lastly, The best Tiramisu I’ve ever eaten! and flavourful filter coffee ☕️

You can reach the information about menu, locations and reservation info from the link below 👇🏻

www.piccolacucinagroup.com/en/

Enjoy !

Things that I love about New York City

PART 1

While I’ve been in quarantine for 7 days in Turkey due to corona virus pandemic explosion and have to be in until 17 May, I am writing this post with full of longing to Nyc. At first, I decided to write things that I love and plus hate about New York. But after, word of “hate” has intense meanings more than what I wanted to explain. For me, to hate something It must have hurt you. So, let’s look at bright side like Pollyanna and talk about good things. This article gonna be the first one, I’ll continue to write second and maybe third one too. Also I may tell you my stories about flying cockroaches later lol.

Unlimited Choices of Food

As a foodie person I’ve tried different tastes as much as I can do. When you think you were a student and you didn’t have any income (except my dad thanks to him) and plus have to pay tax it forced me a little bit. If you wanna drink the cheapest and delicious coffee pls go to Dunkin Donuts from 2 pm. to 4 pm. Medium size latte was just 2 dollars but I have no idea about now. Thank you Dunkin for this perfect experience haha. I’ll give more details about where to go to eat but to sum up you can find all kitchens to fit your taste. Diversity of people in New York is chance to find various cuisines. My favorite ones are Italian, French, Mexican and American (the best hamburger I’ve ever ate).

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Diversity of People

As I said my previous context, diversity of people means a lot to me. Just imagine sitting around table with people who came from Japan, Turkey, Italian or anywhere in the world.. I think it is just possible in New York City. You have a chance to meet people who have different cultures and backgrounds and at some point you can find common goal with them. As getting know various cultures, you begin to understand people and whats really happening in those countries.For instance, one of my best friends are from Japan and Brazil. I know that I’ve never had met them if I continue to live my country. If libraries are open in Nyc I highly recommended to go there and join the speaking classes as much as you can do. I usually went to NYPL and St. Agnes. If you need to help having citizenship interview, they have English speaking classes too and the best part is all free.

Note wall at NYPL from all around the World

P.S.: Lastly, You’ll learn man is man in everywhere in the world haha.

Free Things to Do A Lot! Museums, Art, Parks and More…

Visiting museums, going to parks and having fun with people. All of them are free in New York City. If you search on internet or social media (whichever you use to search) you can reach the information about free days for museums. It could be a little bit crowded and need to wait on long line but you can make the most of it and socializing with people. Free Friday MoMa nights were my fav. Even thought it was free, there was not much crowded I mean you could see artworks easily.

Free Fridays at MoMa

Almost everybody’s favorite park is Central Park. Of course it is amazing to me too. It is the biggest park in the city I’ve ever seen but mine is Bryant Park. It might be it was my on the way to school..

And all, During the winter season you’re able to ice skate and all during the summer time you’re able to have sun bathing, having a picnic, watching concerts and street artists and more.. Location is very easy to go everywhere, plus next to 7 train what more could one ask for? Simplicity, center of the city, entertainment to me !

Trying Japanese Food For The First Time

I believed that after a certain age it was hard to have a close friend but New York surprised me again. Ayumi and I met at our school’s social program and since that time we’ve continued our communication. She’s from Tokyo, Japan. Even thought we have different backgrounds and cultures, we’ve always found common ground. We spent a lot of time together exploring New York City. We enjoyed sharing our cultures and cuisine each other. So here is my Japanese cuisine experience at the first time in my life with Ayumi. We went to Tsurutontan Udon Noodle Brasserie in Midtown. She said that it had the closest Japanese kitchen flavor in Nyc. We picked Seared Salmon Sashimi, Crispy Eggplant and Beef Udon!

I loved the taste of crunchy eggplant. As a foodie person, I tried it at home as well. About Udon, I didn’t expect that it was delicious and nutrition that much. It consisted of the healthy ingredients. You can find the daily nutrient you need to take in one meal. Price was affordable, food was satisfying and service was attentive. I hope, I’ll visit there next summer.

If u wanna try it, they have Uber Eats option https://www.ubereats.com/new-york/food-delivery/tsurutontan-udon-noodle-brasserie-midtown/zdrHjEi_Svm5VTwoxR_9-Q Enjoy!

P.S.: This post does not contain advertising, just my recommendation and experiences.