Wandering Brooklyn, Part I

It’s the first truly beautiful warm day of the year here in NYC and since I live in a perfect neighborhood for enjoying beautiful days, I thought I’d do my culinary wandering in my own ‘hood today. Granted, I didn’t cover all that much ground, but I did discover some treats – both local and not!

 

To get the most of the beautiful day and to attempt to revive my fading tan, I headed to Prospect Park with a good book (the one I was pleasantly distracted from while at the beach in Alcoy). At the park, I stopped for my first dirty-water-dog of the year (everything on it). It totally hit the spot – tasted just like a classic NYC day in the park, which is fortunate and appropriate.

 

For a late lunch I tried a relatively new place in Park Slope, Hanco’s Bubble Tea & Vietnamese Sandwich (350 7th Avenue at 10th Street). Aptly named. I had a spicy bahn mi, an almond bubble tea, and xio (pandan flavored sweet rice, mung bean and coconut cake). The bahn mi was a refreshing balance of crispy, crunchy, and chewy – I’m definitely hooked! The xio was chewy and not too sweet at all – it reminded me (distantly) of some of my favorite Filipino treats (without coming close to the real thing – have to go in person for that). The bubble tea came home with me for a shot of rum, which helped both of us greatly!

 

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OK, now I’ve done classic NYC and Vietnamese street food… time to figure out what’s for dinner. Any suggestions?

 

On deck for tomorrow: Roebling Pizza, Cuban street food, and margaritas.

 

 

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5 Responses to Wandering Brooklyn, Part I

  1. hungrysofia says:

    We’re really are having a perfect day. I usually make it to prospect park on saturdays but had to go the city instead. Next week I think Im retracing your steps and finally trying Hanco’s.

  2. missfoodbytes says:

    Love this blog entry! Truly fun to read and now I am craving a bubble tea. Really liked that the restaurant pick was spur of the moment and that you were happily suprised. The pictures of the food are such a great addition.

  3. stevenshawnyc says:

    What book?!?!

  4. mindylvoff says:

    Banh mi… sooo good:) And almond bubble tea with a shot of rum? Genius. Can’t wait to hear about Cuban food and margaritas tomorrow – sounds like the perfect way to spend a beautiful day!

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