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One of my sorority sisters, Bonnie, whom I haven’t seen in a very long time, had lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant called Pho Hoai Restaurant which is located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. I ordered a bowl of pho. If you aren’t familiar with pho, it is a popular Vietnamese noodle soup, cooked with lots of spices and is usually garnished with bean sprouts, basil and other vegetables. The flavors weren’t that strong but it still tasted good with my beef brisket, which was cooked well done. Bonnie ordered a rice dish with beef.

What I love about living in New York City is that there are so many places that serve cheap, yet delicious food. Food here was descent and the portions were okay; even though I think I can definitely eat more than this! You get what you pay for.

8616 4th Ave.
(between 86th St & 87th St)
Brooklyn, NY 11209
(718) 745-1640

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While passing through St. Marks in the East Village, John and I decided to try out the yogurt at Yogurt Station. The huge sign with the big bold pink words, “39 cents per ounce,” caught our thirsty eyes from across the street. Once we entered, we picked up one of the cups and served ourselves to the different yogurt choices they had. Flavors ranged from interesting flavors such as cheesecake, red velvet, green tea, and cake batter to the more simple flavors such as dutch chocolate and strawberry.

We headed towards the register where there was a variety of assorted toppings as you would see at Pinkberry or Red Mango. John decided to get the green tea yogurt with mochi rice cakes while I chose red velvet and strawberry toppings. The plus side of this place is that you can control the amount of yogurt and toppings you can get. The down side is that right when we sat outside on their tables and chairs, it melted very quickly. I would have to say the yogurt tasted just average but it was pretty cheap. However, the melting yogurt was a bit of a turnoff. We would probably not come here again and search for other yogurt places in the area for the real deal next time.

181/2 St. Marks Pl
New York, NY 10003
(212) 677-5017

I have been hearing non-stop about this place  from various food blogs all over. I just had to try it. When we entered into this place, it was no bigger than a bathroom stall… seriously. Also, there were no seats in this place so we had to stand near a counter and eat our food while people stared at us from the outside.

Besides the difficulties eating while standing, the food was relatively very good and a huge plus was that the noodles were handmade, right in front of us. The consistency of the noodles were amazing. The minus was that the foods were very oily. However, I felt that the burgers were made quite well.

The whole meal only came out to $14.50 including taxes. What a deal, what a bargain! Highly recommend the burgers, which range from $2.00 ~ $2.50.

88 East Broadway #106
New York, NY 10002
212-786-2068

My mother and I had to pick up a few items from the Brooklyn Chinatown area on 8th Avenue and on our way we picked up a quick meal from Fung Sing Seafood Restaurant.
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If you walk all the way into the back of the restaurant, you will find a buffet of random Chinese dishes on display and you can choose up to 3 items for only $3.50! What a steal. I chose: short ribs (also known as galbi), bok choy, and spicy tofu. If you are ever in the area and need a quick bite to eat (or if you are broke), this is the perfect option!
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5605 8th Ave
(between 56th St & 57th St)
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 854 – 3996

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