LifeBeautiful. Amazing food and scenery in the Lower East Side.
Always a great location to go food exploring. Yum.
Are you tired of my ramen posts yet?! I hope not! Because as long as the Ramen Craze is here with new ramen places popping up - and there are still a lot we have not tried - my posts on ramen will keep on coming. It’s JodiesDaddy’s current favorite food —- shabu shabu please step aside ;D
Last week we tried out Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen in the newest wing of Shangri-La Plaza. One of my friends didn’t really like it when he ate here, but we thought, what the heck… Might as well give it a shot.
We shared: Potato Croquette. I was the only one that liked this. It was on the sweet side.
JodiesDaddy had: Spicy Tobanjan Tonkotsu - Ramen with spicy Tobanjan paste, resulting in absolutely appetizing and wholesome flavour
I had: Ajitama Tonkotsu - Topped with a special half-boiled egg that is fully marinated with a special blended soy sauce base
Surprisingly (since we were not expecting much), we both really loved our ramen. We cleaned our bowls down to the last drop. We liked the flavors. Another thing we also liked about Ikkoryu was that they give you an option for noodles: hard (firm), soft or regular. We both chose firm noodles.. Somewhat like instant noodles.
At P380/bowl, it was on the pricey side (especially since we thought the serving size was smaller than our favorite Ukkokei) but worth it.
#BrooklynStar serves up an appetizing fried chicken and waffles. Their grapefruit has a sugar char on top sealing in the fruit - similar to the topping of creme brûlée. The restaurant space is really inviting, with the dining room easily accommodating a ton of guest, yet spaced accordingly in order to provide intimate nooks for diners. Their beer selections is unique too. On top of it all - their service is prompt and sincere. I’d recommend this place any day.
Dun-Well Doughnuts = tag line in the name hit the mark! These beauties would make Homer Simpson drool! They are perfectly cooked, the slight crisp of the outer dough as you take a bite - then fluffy soft inside. The toppings and mixtures are perfectly paired. The Cherry Pie and Peanut Butter and Jelly dropped the mike on stage and walked off. They were mind blowing, I literally penned a 7 page letter to my grandmother and mailed it on the spot.
“Muscle weighs more than fat” : A Rant
I always hate when I see people say muscle weighs more than fat. I get what they’re trying to say, because of how long I’ve been studying health/fitness/etc., but the argument is misleading for a lot of people starting off. I’ve also met several girls who say they don’t want muscles or to work on strength training because it’s going to make them weigh more. So, let’s break it down:
- A pound is a pound is a pound. There’s a trick question they ask on logic tests: What weighs more, a pound of metal or a pound of feathers. The answer is they weigh the same, they both weigh a pound.
- “But Maddie, if muscle and fat weigh the same then why are there people who weigh more than me but are thinner than me?” Well, imaginary question-asker, muscle is more dense than fat. Back to the metal vs. feathers example. They may both weigh the same but a pound of metal is going to be a lot smaller/compact than a pound of feathers.
So the take away message from this lesson is: muscle is more dense than fat. If we’re going to preach about health/fitness then we should at least try to be correct about it!!
MUSCLE DOES WEIGH MORE THAN FAT. per cubic square inch, it weighs more! If you had the same size of fat compared to the same size of muscle, muscle weighs more — therefore, muscle weighs more than fat. Because it’s denser, it weighs more.
^ Exactly. I never understand how people try to say it doesn’t. It does. If you have the same mass of muscle and the same mass of fat, the muscle will weigh more.
It’s like saying rocks don’t weigh more than feathers because a pound of feathers is the same as a pound of rocks. It doesn’t make ANY sense.
If one has the SAME mass (shape/size) in regards to Fat and Muscle, then yes Muscle will weigh more - BUT that is not what the OP is stating. Weight is the relative not the mass. So 5lbs of muscle vs 5lbs of fat on ones BODY - the muscle will be smaller in size, making one look smaller, Hence the desire to lift weights and gain muscle.