Thursday, December 17, 2009

2009 Ramen and Friends Awards! 12-17-2009

Feelings: 2009 is almost at an end. It is now time to reflect on all the food we had this year.

Best Flavor: Yemen Cafe
Most Food: Sim Sim
Best Ramen with Corn: Kambi
Best Malaysian: New Malaysia
Best Bistro: Bistrouge
Best Thai: Poodam
Best Soba: Sobakoh
Best Dim Sum: Ocean Jewel
Best Japanese: Hibino
Best $10 Midtown Lunch: Momofuku Ma Peche
Best Falafel: Azuri
Best Brunch: The Farm on Adderley
Best Korean: Hangawi
Best Discounted Unagi Don: Saburi
Best Bowling Food: Blue Ribbon at Brooklyn Bowl

Vegetarian Category:
Best Vegan Ramen: Souen Ramen
Best Vegetarian Chinese: Home on 8th
Best Vegan Tacos: Papacitos

Drink Category:
Best Coffee: Fort Defiance
Best Non-Alcoholic Drink: Stand Burger

Dessert Category:
Best Custard Brioche: Street Sweets
Best Pudding: Dessert Club Chikalicious
Best Cupcake: Sugar Sweet Sunshine
Best Cake: Prinsesstårta & Budapest Log from AQ Kafe
Best Crepe: The Crooked Tree
Best Pasticiotti: Gianpiero
Best Key Lime Pie: Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies
Best Macaron: Bouchon Bakery
Best Vegan Cookie: Birdbath
Best Buttery Cookie: Momofuku Milk Bar
Best Cookie: Ruby et Violette

Best Sauce: Mama FF's Putanesca
Best Potato Chips: Utz Salt and Pepper
Best Vegan Ice Cream: Purely Decadent Coconut Ice Cream with Cookie Dough
Best Cereal: Peanut Butter Bumpers


Helen said...

My perfect dinner date would be dinner at Hangawi and Purely Decadent Coconut Milk Cookie Dough ice cream for dessert! I haven't tried some of your other favorites, but now I'm looking forward to it. Thanks for sharing!

Darn said...

Best chips DEFINITELY utz s&p. Been eating them for years. Since they're relatively limited in their availability, I always buy them when I see them. I thought my troope were the only die-hard fans!

Yosh. O said...

Dear Darn,
Ah you must be the one buying all the s&p!!! It's so hard to find one.

Yosh. O said...

Dear Helen,
Thanks for your post! I know- that would be my perfect date as well :)
Sometimes I'm glad I'm lactose intolerant so I can discover all these amazing vegan food.

Unknown said...

I would say that Yemen Cafe was the best food also! Amazing!

Gar said...

what do you consider the best brunch in Manhattan then? And how about your fav. veggie place? :) I went to Souen last weekend. It's just simple food, but others might consider it bland, but I love how 'clean' I feel afterward.

Yosh. O said...

I enjoy Counter in East Village for their vegan/vegetarian brunch!

Penny said...

I have to try Home on 8th! Definately agree w/ Souen Ramen and Papacitos..thanks for acknowledging the veg.