Metro Man & Metro Home

By Jay Kos

Album: Photo Album

All photos by Erica Simone

So what do you do when you plan to go to the Green Market to find this month’s blog dish and it’s closed?

…You go to Chinatown.

Why? Because Chinatown is so inspirational and to me, the last bit of raw New York City left. It is totally authentic and real (other than the fake Ray Bans and Louis Vuitton handbags).

Chinatown is filled with style. The array of colors, the noise, the cornucopia of smells and the cast of characters that incorporate this little China drives me to design. I love how I get yelled at (in Chinese) by the fish guy I am buying frozen wild shrimp from, who also yells at my photographer for sticking her lens in his frogs.

Today I’m letting Chinatown make my meal rather than Union Square farmers. Shrimp and avocado is a tasty, light summer dish and very easy to make. This dish is also perfectly accompanied by the X-rated fortune cookies that I happened upon when at the Fortune Cookie Company in China town. They make for a perfect Valentine’s Day or, as we are in wedding season, for a perfect anniversary dinner for two.

The above is reprinted with permission from The Jay Kos Blog.

Originally published September 2010
Leave a Comment
Become a BN NYC Subscriber


BN Shop

Beautyscopes


Currently Popular

Deal of the Day


Social Media


Latest News
  • Get Arty in Paris this April
  • Koons, Bowie, Velazquez. Catch the best of them all in Paris this month or go jump…horse jumping in the Grand Palais!

  • Vin Luxe wine aerator
  • Metro Home – Class Up Your Wine Time
  • Whether you’ve devoted half of your basement to a sommelier’s dream cellar or cleared out a cupboard above your fridge to house the odd bottle of Two Buck Chuck, you deserve to feel a little bit fancy when it’s time for a glass of wine. Here are a few affordable, user friendly products that will have your feeling <... >

  • Stadler Form heater-fan
  • Metro Home – A Breath of Fresh Air
  • After a long, crazy (for most of us … whoo) winter, spring is finally peeking around the corner. It’s dying to jump right in and give us some much-needed sandal weather, but winter isn’t quite through with us yet! While the seasons battle for control of our climate, here are a few great products to <... >



BN NYC Podcasts
  • self_tanning_featured
  • Self Tanning – Tips and Tricks
  • Our resident Beauty News NYC videographer, Haley Thompson, tackles self-tanning for bronze beauties this summer. Tune in to in to this latest How To primer for tips and tricks to dazzle like the sun.





Visit Fashion Industry Network