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Madison Square Eats

all things yummyMadison Square Eats is an event that happens for a few months and is a bunch of different food vendors all in one area. It is so GREAT. What isn’t so great is that it has to many different food options & its so hard deciding what I want to eat.   IMG_7298The first time I visited this summer I went with my dad.  We got lobster rolls from Red Hook Lobster. Unfortunately it started to rain so we got them to go & ate them at his apartment.  They were still just as amazing though.  There are a few different choices of lobster rolls you can have.  I got the Tuscan Style Lobster roll which is tossed in a basil vinaigrette & my dad got the Maine style which is the “normal” one tossed in their homemade mayo.  They put so much lobster its great!

IMG_7455 IMG_7404The next time I went to Madison Square Eats I was meeting a friend for lunch.  She got 2 summer rolls form Two Tablespoon which was perfect for her because she’s very healthy & a vegetarian.  She got coconut water in a coconut to go with it from Pig & Khao.  I got the bento box from Takumi Taco which is 2 tacos & a sides.  I got the spicy tuna & spicy yellowtail taco with a charred corn salad.  We both loved our lunches.IMG_7417 IMG_7425 IMG_7439

The next time I went I was with some friends & we wanted a quick snack so it was perfect.  My friend & I shared the spicy peanut noodle bowl from Hong Kong Street Cart. We both really enjoyed it although she needed a water bottle handy because she’s not too much about spice.IMG_8947 IMG_9413 all things yummy

The last & final time I was with my dad.  I was starvvving & he had just had a bite to eat so he watched me eat, welll lets be real of course its to hard for him just to watch so I let him pick & have the side that came with my food.  I went back to Takumi Taco again but this time I tried 2 different tacos. I got the Miso Chicken Taco & the Short Rib Taco.  They were both amazing but wow did I LOVE the short rib taco.  My dad choose the beans & rice as the side.  Then for a little dessert I got the Momofuku Milk Bar milk & cornflake pudding pop. I had to try it because they don’t sell it in their stores its a speciality.IMG_9423

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Vegetable Spring Rolls

all things yummy spring rollsSpring rolls are fun to make and surprisingly easy.  I mean I wouldn’t say I’m a pro spring ROLLER just yet but I have to give myself a little pat on the back for how they turned out.

What’s good about spring rolls is you can really put whatever you want in them its up to you.  Below are the ingredients that I decided to use but you can use your imagination and the things you love to create your spring rolls.

all things yummy spring rollsMY INGREDIENTS:

– Any spring roll wrappers you can find (My were from Shop Rite near the tacos & asian food section) – Saifun Noodles – Canned chopped water chestnuts – Pre made Bagged Broccoli Slaw – Scallion – Cucumbers – Butter Lettuce – Peanut Dressing

First I softened the noodles by following the package & placing them in boiling water for 15 minutes.  While the noodles were in the water I chopped the  scallion and cucumbers in to long,thin chopped up pieces.  I then got all the ingredients ready for rolling. The directions to make spring rolls are found on the back of the packaging.  They are simple, wet the spring roll wrappers for 15-20 seconds in warm water and once you feel it becoming gelatinous take it out and place it on a cloth.  Now you will place the ingredients in the spring roll. Below is a picture I found to help illustrate where to put the ingredients.  Put as much or as little as each ingredient as you would like and then roll it up.  I used a peanut dressing as my dipping sauce which I found at Stop & Shop, it was perfect because it was a little bit spicy. I hope you enjoy your spring roll and put your on take on it with ingredients you love.

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all things yummy spring rolls