Dining Reviews

Chef Hemant Mathur Makes Haldi a Hit

Jhal Muri, a street food from Kolkata. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)
Jhal Muri, a street food from Kolkata. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

Hemant Mathur works some magic at Curry Hill’s Haldi, which he has recently taken over as co-owner. The taste buds marvel, and so do wallets...




  • Drumsticks in Hell's sauce. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    At Hell’s Chicken, Korean Fried Chicken Goes Gluten-Free

    First came the calls. Sung Jin Min hadn’t expected them. And they kept coming: Was it true he was offering gluten-free Korean fried chicken? It... Read more

  • Octopus with smoked potatoes, watercress pesto, Meyer lemon, and avocado. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Cooklyn Grows in Brooklyn

    After a week of self-indulgent, celebratory holiday eating, my taste buds called it quits. I’m not one to utter the word “detox” voluntarily, but it... Read more

  • Limani's dramatic setting. (Benjamin Johnson/Shawmut Design and Construction)

    Limani: A Feast Under the Sea

    Greek restaurants often go with a cozy maritime aesthetic. Blues and whites, nautical details give diners a feeling of being on an island, or on... Read more

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    Noodies: A Thai Restaurant That Marches to Its Own Beat

    Amy Kawpunna has an unaccountable love for noodles. Hand her a green curry chicken dish, for example, and she’ll take it with noodles over rice... Read more

  • Gambas al Ajillo, or shrimp in garlic sauce. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    In Pursuit of Perfection

    Recently I went to Alcala hoping to get some recipes and tips from the chef and owner, Jesus Martinez. He let me into the kitchen... Read more

  • The signature butter chicken, Murgh Makhani Chicken. (Courtesy of Moti Mahal Delux)

    Moti Mahal Delux: Delicacies From the Imperial Mughlai Kitchens

    A small and unpretentious spot on the Upper East Side, Moti Mahal Delux serves Indian dishes with dazzling colors that showcase the Mughlai culinary heritage... Read more

  • (Clockwise) Skate Bites with Napa cabbage-poblano slaw and jalapeño mayo; Manhattan; Octopus, with confit potato, dried tomato, Meyer lemon, and mustard oil; Fall Salad; smoked almonds; Lentil Fritters, with cucumber-lime yogurt. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Chapter One: Auspicious Beginnings

    It was a dark and stormy night when I entered Chapter One. It really was—one of those dark and dreary evenings where you wonder why... Read more

  • Currywurst with double-fried French fries. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    At Wechsler’s Currywurst, Sausage Is King

    In Germany, sausages are ubiquitous. Not just sold on street corners, or the small food shops called imbiss, but also splayed across the landscape of... Read more

  • Chef's Table at The Iron Room in Atlantic City. (Manos Angelakis)

    The Iron Room: Atlantic City’s First Speakeasy Since Prohibition

    With a nod to the Mark Twain quip: Reports of Atlantic City’s death have been greatly exaggerated. My wife Barbara and I recently visited Atlantic... Read more

  • Kara Ramen. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Ramen and Natural Go Together at Hinata Ramen

    When I encountered Hinata Ramen last week, I felt a wave of hope rise in my chest. You see, ramen and I have a troubled... Read more

  • County's executive chef Jon Feshan. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Exploring Fall’s Bounty With County Executive Chef Jon Feshan

    “Fall is a very tricky season, very tricky season,” Jon Feshan muses, as we walk through the Union Square Greenmarket. At first, I’m not sure... Read more

  • The Joshua Wilton House Restaurant and Inn, Harrisonburg, VA. (The Joshua Wilton House)

    Shenandoah Valley Dining Hospitality

    On a recent visit to the Shenandoah Valley, I took the opportunity to visit the Joshua Wilton House Restaurant and Inn for an evening meal... Read more

  • Chef-owner Carlos Campoverde at La Paella. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    La Paella: Recipe for Romance

    Restaurant: La PaellaLocation: East VillageOpen since: 1995 Epoch Times: All the dried red roses hanging from the ceiling are striking. How many are there?Carlos Campoverde: 1,400. We... Read more

  • Cured Atlantic Salmon. ( Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Rouge et Blanc: A Culinary Tale of Two Countries

    Take a sip at Rouge et Blanc and you’ll be whisked off from SoHo to a vineyard in France.  The all-French wine list is meticulously... Read more

  • The Black Ramen, a take on the sweet-savory Korean jajangmyeon noodle dish. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Mokbar: A Ramen Bar With a Korean Heart

    At Mokbar, fermentation rules. The alchemy takes place discreetly out of sight, in pots and jars in a prep kitchen reachable through a labyrinthine path... Read more

  • The entrance at Sachi. (Courtesy of Sachi)

    Sachi: From Airy to Earthy

    Open in September in Murray Hill, Sachi finds inspiration from a variety of Asia’s cuisines. Andy Yang, of Rhong-Tiam, and Pichet Ong have been tapped... Read more


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