Cafe Ollin also know as Cafe Delicious

Cafe Ollin

My boyfriend and I take pride in finding cheap eats in the city. One day I had a horrible craving for Spanish food and Cafe Ollin totally hit the spot. And since my local spot (El Deportivo) closed. I had to find another place. Off topic…. They had been in buisness for as long as I can remember.  20+ years before it closed. It got turned into another a**hole yuppi bar. My neighborhood is becoming nothing but bars and Thai restaurants. So depressing. Anyway, back to the story. So in our search for some cheap eats we came across Cafe Ollin. Already glowing with great reviews we decided to check it out. Located in East Harlem, a tiny hole in the wall that can seat 10 people if you’re lucky. We both ended up having the same thing. The “Brody” It basically looks like whats pictured above.  A large sandwich made of of breaded beef, fried pork, ham, pineapple, white cheese, yellow cheese, and oaxacan cheese. It was amazing. a little spicy with lots of flavor. The meat was cooked just right that it fell apart. Each flavor was distinct but blended together to make an amazing dish. The cheese was gooey and melted together perfectly. The sandwich was also so big it lasted us two meals. More then you can ask for now a days. If you have $10 to spend and are in New York I highly recommend it.

Link: Cafe Ollin

Ipputo Ramen

Ippudo

Ramen

 
At Ippudo in NYC. The Ramen was great. But we had to wait ages to get seated.The inside was very cool. Big booths, good lighting, nice staff. The ramen was very yummy. And the servings were HUGE. I had a more classic ramen (pictured above). The broth had a lot of flavor. Not salty like some of the cheaper ones I’ve had in the past. Pork was so soft it just fell apart in the bowl. Very delicious. Put pretty standard tasting. The Curry style ramen (pictured below) was great also. I only got a little taste of that one but the broth was excellent. I liked it much better then mine. It was nice and spicy. But not hot. Also, The pork buns were the best I’ve ever had.  I’d go back for just them alone. If had 1 1/2 hrs to wait for a table I would go again.

Ramen

Pork Buns