Ay Que Rico NYC!

A mouthwatering spread of delicious ethnic food finds with a helping of NYC cultura that'll make you say, "¡Ay Que Rico!"

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¡Buen Provecho!
Paan
Gramercy, NYC
Let me see that PAAAAH-AAAAAH-AAAAAAAAAAAN!
…bay-bee, dat PAAN PAAN PAAN PAAN PAAN!
Ahhhahahaaaaaaaaah!!!! [clappin-wit-da-laughin]
Couldn’t help myself just there…
Anywho, paan is a Southeast Asian treat usually enjoyed after a meal. Some say it’s to aide digestion, others say it’s to get a man’s pipi duro; but ey, you pick and choose- what can I tell ya….
Your neighborhood paan wala (paan man), prepares it fresh, right in front of you.
You pay first and he takes a clean spade-shaped betel leaf, lays it on the counter, and assembles a parade of super exotic ingredients…
Limestone
Clay
Candied fennel seeds
Rose petals soaked in honey
Shredded coconut
a sprinkle of this
a sprinkle of that
and just when you thought el jefe went overboard, he’ll add a clove
He’ll then roll that lil’ puppy up nice and tuaight and hand it to you in aluminum foil.
"One bite. Two if youra girl."
¿iQue?!
"DOWN! One shot! BE A MAN!"
Uh, ok- RAAAA!!!!
-DEEPTHROAT DAT MOTHAF^KA-
What?! ju kno ju like it- so naaasty- aventuraaah, aventuraaah
crunch crunch crunch
….after this, all paan newbs have one of two experiences….
Either you’ll cry and act like the sukka-assbitch that you really are -or-
You’ll patiently chew waiting for paan euphoria to manifest itself aaaand…
WHOA! YOU’VE JUST GOT PIMP SLAPPED IN YOUR FREAGIN’ MOUTH!
POW!
Who’s your daddy now?
….the paan man.
Look for Malik, the paan man at 143 East 27th Street.
Taken with instagram

Paan

Gramercy, NYC

Let me see that PAAAAH-AAAAAH-AAAAAAAAAAAN!

…bay-bee, dat PAAN PAAN PAAN PAAN PAAN!

Ahhhahahaaaaaaaaah!!!! [clappin-wit-da-laughin]

Couldn’t help myself just there…

Anywho, paan is a Southeast Asian treat usually enjoyed after a meal. Some say it’s to aide digestion, others say it’s to get a man’s pipi duro; but ey, you pick and choose- what can I tell ya….

Your neighborhood paan wala (paan man), prepares it fresh, right in front of you.

You pay first and he takes a clean spade-shaped betel leaf, lays it on the counter, and assembles a parade of super exotic ingredients…

  • Limestone
  • Clay
  • Candied fennel seeds
  • Rose petals soaked in honey
  • Shredded coconut
  • a sprinkle of this
  • a sprinkle of that
  • and just when you thought el jefe went overboard, he’ll add a clove

He’ll then roll that lil’ puppy up nice and tuaight and hand it to you in aluminum foil.

"One bite. Two if youra girl."

¿iQue?!

"DOWN! One shot! BE A MAN!"

Uh, ok- RAAAA!!!!

-DEEPTHROAT DAT MOTHAF^KA-

What?! ju kno ju like it- so naaasty- aventuraaah, aventuraaah

crunch crunch crunch

….after this, all paan newbs have one of two experiences….

  1. Either you’ll cry and act like the sukka-assbitch that you really are -or-
  2. You’ll patiently chew waiting for paan euphoria to manifest itself aaaand…

WHOA! YOU’VE JUST GOT PIMP SLAPPED IN YOUR FREAGIN’ MOUTH!

POW!

Who’s your daddy now?

….the paan man.

Look for Malik, the paan man at 143 East 27th Street.

Taken with instagram

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