Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Walt's Original Primo Pizza

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On our last day at Bally's, Atlantic City, we got pizza for lunch and not just any ordinary pizza folks. Walt's Original Primo Pizza reminds me of the authentic NY pizza we get at home. 2 slices were a great choice for lunch with a medium size drink for $7. This pizza tastes great and the sauce has great flavor and lots of cheese, and a delish crust. It is so cheesy good! The crust ends are so crispy which we love.

Allen and his pizza
Walt's is located at Bally's, Atlantic City and is great for a quick bite. We recommend you try it when you are at Bally's and are craving pizza.

-Allen/Two Frys

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Noodle Village

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For our 20th Anniversary, we dined at Noodle Village in Bally's, Atlantic City where our hotel was. We ate here during Atlantic City Restaurant Week in March and returned for more of the authentic Asian cuisine this restaurant offers. We were served green tea to start.

Allen - Hello Sriracha

Sophia - enjoying green tea
For the appetizer, we ordered steamed pork bun and got 2. The pork bun was delightful and pillowy soft on the outside and inside. With each fluffy bite you get flavorful pork entwined with sauce that tasted great.

Steamed Pork Bun

Pork inside
For dinner, I ordered Korean beef strip and it came with kimchi and rice. The Korean beef was fabulous, tender, and cooked perfectly, and I enjoyed every bite with the rice. I ate all of it and loved the spices. The kimchi had a nice spicy kick and was refreshing.


Korean beef strip, kimchi, rice

Close-up of beef
Allen's dinner consisted of pork chops in a tangy-sweet sauce with rice. The pork chops were chopped in nice sized pieces and were crispy and tender inside. The pork was cooked perfectly and the sauce complimented the pork. The sauce was plentiful so we both used it on our rice. We loved the taste as it was balanced with the right amount of tang and sweetness.

Pork, rice

Pork in a tangy-sweet sauce
 We shared more green tea together after dinner.

Green tea
Our meal was satisfying and the server Sherry was really nice. She even congratulated us when Allen told her it was our 20th Anniversary. We fully recommend Noodle Village. The menu offerings are plentiful and they have specials each day as well.

Noodle Village

Noodle Village

For more information, visit:
https://www.caesars.com/ballys-ac/restaurants/noodle-village

-Allen and Sophia/Two Frys

Monday, June 24, 2019

Harry's Oyster Bar

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For Allen's birthday lunch, we dined at Harry's Oyster Bar & Seafood in Bally's, Atlantic City where we stayed for 4 days, 3 nights. I am never disappointed with my food when I come here. We also had a great server Timothy who was very attentive and friendly so that is a plus in our book.

Allen's New England Clam Chowder

Chowder with oyster crackers and Cholula hot sauce

New England Clam Chowder close-up
Allen ordered New England clam chowder and loved it. He added oyster crackers and hot sauce and it was so yummy and rich. The serving size is just right and there are a lot of clams in the chowder and it tastes great.

Crab cake sandwich, French fries, coleslaw, and spicy remoulade

Crab cake is crispy on the outside and so tender inside

Yummy French fries with spicy remoulade for dipping

Coleslaw
We both ordered the crab cake sandwich with French fries, coleslaw, and spicy remoulade sauce. We loved the crab cake which was packed with crab, was crispy on the outside and tender inside, and the seasoning was perfect. The spicy remoulade sauce was so good and we dipped our fries with it. Even the coleslaw was yummy. We planned to order dessert but were so full and passed on it.

Allen with Cholula Hot Sauce
Allen and his chowder

Allen and his crab cake sandwich, fries, coleslaw
We recommend eating at Harry's Oyster Bar & Seafood if you visit Bally's, Atlantic City. There are many menu options and the food is great.

For more information, visit:
https://www.harrysoysterbar.com/

-Allen and Sophia/Two Frys

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Flor De Mayo

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I have eaten at Flor De Mayo (Amsterdam Avenue location) with my family for many years. It was my Mom's 89th birthday and we came to Flor De Mayo to celebrate and have a great meal together. I know it means a lot to my Mom to be with us all together. We had great food and spent some time together.

Broiled fish with lemon and garlic

My yellow Spanish rice

My black beans
Flor De Mayo features Chino-Latino Cuisine at its finest. I love the food here and the portions are satisfying. I ordered the broiled fish fillet with lemon and garlic, yellow Spanish rice, and black beans. The fish was so tender and flavorful. The lemon and garlic was just the right amount and did not overpower the fish. The Spanish rice was so good and the black beans had nice seasoning. We also ordered tostones for everyone with garlic sauce and I enjoyed quite a few.

Tostones with garlic sauce

Allen's prok chop and yellow Spanish rice
Allen got a big pork chop that came with shredded lettuce and tomato, and yellow Spanish rice. The pork shop was so juicy, cooked to perfection, and the spices were vibrant. He also had tostones and used hot sauce on his food of course. In Allen's book, no meal would be complete unless it has hot sauce.

Mom with her birthday flan
It was nice to be here with my Mom. She turns 89 tomorrow and I am so thankful she is still with us.  I wanted to make sure we got to spend some time together with the family. Here is Mom with her flan. She said it was yummy and ate it all.

For more information, visit:
http://www.flordemayo.com/

-Sophia and Allen/Two Frys

Monday, May 27, 2019

Mangu with Men Pa'w Umami

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We have reviewed several Men Pa'w Sauces over the years on many foods and are big fans of the product line. Carline Phanor recently released the stellar Men Pa'w Umami Mild Gourmet Sauce. I put it over mangu that Sophia made us and it was superb! Umami is mild but it is packed with flavor and will compliment all your dishes. The rich taste lingered nicely on my tongue and I kept adding more of it to my mangu. Umami adds a refreshing and bold kick and is versatile for rice dishes, beans, seafood, eggs, chicken, pork, steak, veggie dishes and more.


Men Pa'w Umami with mangu
Umami is a vinegar based sauce and features roasted red peppers, fire roasted red jalapeno, chocolate habanero and a variety of spices. Men Pa'w are known for their Caribbean flavors and Umami is no exception. Some of the spice ingredients are garlic, cayenne pepper, paprika, onion, curry powder, black pepper, celery, chili powder, and parsley. See mangu recipe below. We made ours with Dominican salami but you can also make mangu with fried Spanish white cheese, and also fried or scrambled eggs.

Umami

Mangu Ingredients
3-4 Green Plantains

Apple Cider Vinegar

1/2 cup, 1 stick Butter, softened

1 Shallot, diced

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Coarse Salt

Mangu with Dominican Salami

Mangu with Dominican Salami

Directions
Peel and slice plantains.

In a small skillet, add 1 table spoon of olive oil, shallots and season with salt. Sautee over medium heat and then set aside.

In a large pot filled with water, add the peeled and sliced plantains and cook over medium heat.


Plantains ready to mash
Adding butter and continuing to mash
Add coarse salt.

Cook for 20-25 minutes.

Reserve 1 cup of the starchy water.

Drain plantains and return to pot.

Add cooked shallots and stir together with a spatula

Starchy water reserved before draining plantains
With a masher start to smash plantains.

Add butter and continue mashing.

Add about 2 tablespoons of the starchy water and continue mashing until you reach the consistency you like. I prefer mine a little on the chunky side.


Adding starchy water
Adding apple cider vinegar
Add cooked shallots and combine with a spatula.

Add 1-2 tablespoons (or less) of Apple Cider Vinegar and stir together with a spatula.

Add 1 tablespoon at a time of the starchy water if needed.

Enjoy!

-Allen and Sophia/Two Frys

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Kentucky Derby Cupcakes

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Happy Kentucky Derby Day! I made 2 dozen cupcakes to celebrate this grand event. Too bad it is gloomy in Kentucky Derby land but that won't damper the excitement of the day. Which horse is your favorite? I don't have one in mind but I do enjoy watching it. I hope the weather improves out there. 

Kentucky Derby Cupcakes

Kentucky Derby Cupcakes
For this recipe, I used Pillsbury Moist Supreme Devil's Food Premium Cake Mix, and 1 container each of Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy Dark Chocolate and Duncan Hines Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting. If you have more time you can use your favorite cake and frosting recipe. When time is short this is a great alternative that tastes great. For other Kentucky Derby recipes, check out my Kentucky Butter Cake Cookies; Kentucky Bourbon Pecan Pie and Kentucky Butter Cake.

Kentucky Derby Cupcakes 

Kentucky Derby Cupcakes

Kentucky Derby Cupcakes; love the candy decorations
I found some cute edible decorations online of a cowboy hat, horse head, horse shoe and also some cupcake picks with a horse head and horse shoe design. These were fun to put together. I let the frosted cupcakes set overnight in the fridge in a cupcake container. This morning I added the decorations gently pressing down on the frosting.

Love the designs

Cool cowboy cake and horse edible decorations

Horse and horse shoe cupcake pick design
I had 2 cupcakes for breakfast and the devils' food cake is moist and very rich from the dark chocolate frosting. The tang from the whipped cream cheese frosting balances the sweetness of the cupcake. 

Some of the edible decoration and cupcake picks

Cupcakes cooled and ready for frosting

Enjoy!

-Sophia/Two Frys