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Gingerbread

Check out the gingerbread at Semifreddi’s Bakery, says Alexandra Eisler. It’s a small, old-fashioned tea loaf, very highly spiced with ginger and molasses, and very moist. READ MORE

Japanese Deep-Fried Skewers at Sushi Yoshi

It’s surprising that deep-fried items at a sushi restaurant would be so good, marvels yamada3, but these skewers have the perfect combination of crunch, body, and light crispiness in the breading. READ MORE

Southern Spice Bistro (Andhra Style)

The Andhran dishes at Southern Spice Bistro shine with a fiery heat and brightness, says Melanie Wong. Complimentary rasam is refreshingly zippy and packed with flavor, but still light, an excellent palate cleanser for the meal to come. READ MORE

Roe Is Me

When you have a deep need for a solid hit of roe, but don’t require the delicate aesthetic heights of fine caviar, dip into some Greek cod roe–it’s cheap and tasty in the best way. READ MORE

Xiaolong Bao and Chinese Cioppino

Even if you just got off the plane from Shanghai, the xiaolong bao at Shanghai House will not disappoint, says Gary Soup. READ MORE

Le Bistro Elephant

Le Bistro Elephant serves very good small plates at a good value, says A Amore, like thick-cut, buttermilk-battered onion rings, dusted with melted cotija cheese and accompanied by a ketchup doctored with powdered chilis. READ MORE

Pizza Margherita

Pizza margherita–straight-up pizza that’s just a crust with tomato, cheese, and some basil–is excellent at Bucci’s, says TopoTail. READ MORE

Neto Caffe

Neto Caffe’s additive-free yummies, with no coconut oil or shortening or anything unpleasant, stand up to repeated tastings. READ MORE

Seafood Rice Baked in a Coconut – Late Night Cuisine

Denny’s Cafe is a Hong Kong-style coffee shop featuring sil yeh, late-night eats. READ MORE

Mini-Biscotti

Get excellent traditional mini-biscotti (called cantucci di Prato) at Emporio Rulli. They’re delicious and small, the right size to serve with coffee after dinner. READ MORE