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Korean Beef Recipe

Korean Beef Recipe

This is the Fat Guy from Brooklyn version of the recipe if you want to see the original please go here for Korean Beef

Korean Beef Recipe

The original recipe is missing some of that feeling that i love to have in my food. You know that what they feeling is?  A full stomach.  I make grunt food.  Everything that I make is easy quick and clean.

Ingredients

1 pound beef . Skirt steak will work best but use what ever you want just cook that shit like it needs to be cooked.
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
2 garlic clove, minced bitches love garlic and I love bitches Hence I LOVE Garlic
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Coconut oil Pam                                                                                                                      1/2 onion, diced
1 large carrot,                                                                                                                         1 small zucchini, diced

1 Tablespoon of worcestershire sauce

Instructions

 

  1. Chop the Beef into strips. I like to have it be about same size as a half a pencil .

2.    In a large bowl throw in all the wet ingredients and mix them. Once mixed throw in the beef and let it sit for about a 20 minutes.

3. Turn on the julienne function on your food processor and let it slice and dice all of the carrots and zucchini.

4. Brown the onions on a medium flame.

5. Throw in the meat and cook it until it is tender.

6. Throw in the vegetables and cook untill they are soft. ( 3 minutes give or take)

Bam enjoy.

 

 

 

Cocoa Grinder

There is a new player on the Bay Ridge Brooklyn healthy restaurant scene, Cocoa Grinder. (I was  not aware  of the old location on 4th avenue location prior to the opening of the new location on 3rd avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn ) The new location on 8511 3rd ave (Brooklyn) is decorated very nicely with a clean modern look. I love the hammer for a  door handle.  ( Plays with your head the first few times that you see it) Do you know what  attracts me  to Cocoa Grinders  ? Iron Extreme apple, carrot, broccoli, kale, beet & spinach. That shit is my DRINK!  Normally I would have to  make a custom order for that drink and the server’s ALWAYS FUCKS IT UP.  But not at the Cocoa Grinder which makes me one happy fat guy.

Cocoa Grinder Bay Ridge Iron Extreme juice
Cocoa Grinder Iron Extreme juice

The staff  really does cares about the products they are serving, even washes down the machine after ever USE. You  would think that washing the juicer is a normal thing in all juice bars right? WRONG, ever had a taste orange when you didn’t order orange? YUP the bitchs didn’t wash the machine after the last customer.

In my opinion Cocoa Grinder is better then all the other juice bars  that  I have tried in the neighborhood.

NOW MY RANT. This has nothing to with Cocoa Grinder just some of the customers that were there today. But it  happens  in every  juice bar  I have ever visited. STOP Fucking ordering smoothies and saying that they are fucking healthy. GET A Fucking Complete fresh squeezed JUICE. What do I mean by complete? A juice that has a wide a ray of  vitamins and minerals. You DO need those to stay healthy. Not just the big 4.  I had to listen to these chicks  talk about how healthy smoothies are,  that they blah blah blah this and that. No. Please. Stop your stupidity. Just get a juice. Juices taste just as good if not better as smoothies.  They also  do not contain any milk or processed ingredients and normally are less sugar. Its not only yogurt Dumb ass. Its LOW FAT yogurt (in most places) how do you think they make it low fat? There is NO such thing as a LOW FAT COWs.

Lets do this another way. Compare a strawberry banana smoothie to a Iron Extreme. These are all estimated number that you can get from the web if you doubt me each has been linked in the title. The nutritional information below does not represent the national information for Cocoa Grinder.

First up!! The Strawberry Banana smoothie

Nutrition Information

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 510 g
Amount Per Serving: 1.0 each
Calories 310
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0.0%
Sodium 115mg 4.79%
Total Carbohydrate 74.0g 24.7%
Dietary Fiber 4.00g 16.00%
Sugars 56.0g
Protein 4.0g 8.0%
Vitamin A 0.00%
Vitamin C 170.00%
Calcium 15.0%
Iron 4.00%
Vitamin D
Potassium
* The % daily value is based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your recommended daily intake may vary depending on your calorie needs.

 

NOW the Iron Extreme.

Nutrition Facts

Total Juice Yield 12.12 oz
Total Juice Calories 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.84g 3%
Protein 16.24g 32%
Total Carbohydrates 73.56g 26%
Dietary Fiber 22.4g 90%
Sugars 41.47g 164%
Water 859.17g
Vitamin C 207.6ug 346%
Vitamin A 39129ug 6523%
Vitamin E 8.8mg 29%
Vitamin K 2156.4ug 2695%
Thiamin 0.45mg 30%
Riboflavin 0.88mg 51%
Niacin 4.02mg 19%
Vitamin B6 1.08mg 54%
Folate 863ug 216%
Calcium 481mg 49%
Iron 11.58mg 63%
Magnesium 342mg 97%
Phosphorus 322mg 32%
Potassium 2990mg 86%
Sodium 372mg 15%
Zinc 2.74mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

See the Difference?YES? Good now order a fucking juice.

No? Let me explain it to you in simpler terms.  Most fresh squeezed juices have more good stuff in them then smoothies.

That Good stuff makes your body healthier and stronger so the odds of you getting SICK decease.

If you want a whole breakdown of how all this works go back to high school health class and open your fucking ears.

Return of the Bon Chovie

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not One drop of  booze   was left not even a alehouse.
The texts were sent out with great care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

To drink a few rounds and have a few shots.

And maybe find a few trots…

Cause well yea that’s what we do here in Brooklyn.

But seriously I was out of booze and wanted something to eat. The only choice that was left was going down to 3rd avenue for some food. That whole week was a cluster fuck of dinners and events. I needed something Light, fast and clean to keep this god like body you know. ( Bacchus was a god) Only one think popped into my mind Bon Chovie. That’s right Return of the Bon Chovie!!!

Its my site and I will write about ANY restaurant  or Topic I want to at the time. Shut you mouth and don’t bitch that I already wrote about it.

Bon chovie is Good CLEAN FOOD. WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY? NO?  What do you think I will only go there once and never visit again? I didn’t even eat everything on the menu.

Bon chovie Grilled Mahi Tacos

Grilled Mahi Tacos(Two tacos served on warm flour tortillas topped with homemade mango salsa, shredded cabbage and lime mayo. Served with tortilla chips.)  Tacos….Tacos…. Taaacooooosss. I wanted tacos and I got them.  AGAIN WHAT IS THE COMMON THEME WITH Bon Chovie? FRESH AND CLEAN. All the Flavors were on point. None of the dishes were over powered by a fish taste.

Bon Chovie Surf and Turf

Surf and turf burger. One part burger one part lobster. THAT’S RIGHT SAME AMOUNT OF LOBSTER AS BEEF. Let me sum up the flavors. Once the great tasting beef is one you as a tease. the lobster slowly come up and fucks your taste buds till they cum.  ( meh you say try it then meh)Bon Chovie tater tots

See these bitches?? That are Called Tater Tots if you can get them instead of fries DO they are WAY WAY better tastings and the sauce  refreshes your taste buds.

Something pretty cool happened here the night that i stopped by. The owner figured out who I was on IG and on here. DAM it I need to wear a costume from now on…..

Salud Bkyln Brooklyn Bay Ridge

For the last 2 months I have been walking by Salud Bkyln (Brooklyn ) store front waiting for them to open their doors to the public. Their awning said  ” Tapas Restaurant Bar” I love Tapas. I Love Restaurants and I love bars.  SHOCKER! A fat guy that likes food that you can eat with your hand. I am pretty sure that we all LOVE Finger food. Small portions of different plates lets your sample the most out of a menu with out committing to a main dish how can you go wrong? .( PLEASE DON’T START WITH THE COMMITMENT ISSUES. I HEAR IT ALL THE FUCKING TIME. ) As soon as I heard that they were open I jumped at the chance to eat some of their food.

I got my fat ass there by 9 pm the same day. The place wasn’t packed but it wasn’t empty.  In my opinion the perfect amount of people. Enough that the staff isn’t on top of you but not so busy that they are no where to be found.

 

Salud Brooklyn Cheese Plate

The meal started out with a extra dirty martini and a cheese plate. Well we all know that I am a cheese whore and LOVE ME SOME CHEESEEEEEEEE. Remember Kids cheese is crack! Everything was going well till I heard the words that ALWAYS KILL ME. ” Soft opening”  My smart ass went on the first Day YAY. I have been to more soft opening then I care to remember. Most of them have ended up with Fat Guy having Rocket butt. Do you know what rocket butt is?? THINK ABOUT IT!!  It was already too late to back down my orders have already been placed. I did the only thing that I could do in a situation like this…. Ordered and other martini! ( thankfully no rocket butt and I had a good meal)

Salud Brooklyn Ceviche

Next came out the Ceviche and some other crap. (it wasn’t crap I just don’t remember the name) Guy, gals and who ever else  is reading this the Ceviche was on point. Good clean and fresh. All the flavors were balanced and nothing was over powering.

Salud Brooklyn Fried

These are the craps. I would have them again. But I cant remember the name of the dish to save my life.

Salud Brooklyn New York Strip Steak

The main Course was a lovely New York Strip cooked and matched with its side perfectly. Yes I ate all of this shit by myself. There is a reason why the blog is called fat guy from Brooklyn.

Salud Brooklyn churros

The  churros were the only that was not on the same level as everything else that they served. To be fair I had 2 bowls of rice to riches earlier in the day. I was pretty much full of sugar and rice to riches is the BEST. I will have to try them again.

Overall. I like Salud BKLYN the food is good clean and fresh. What more do you want from a restaurant? The owner was a sweetheart. Spoke to everyone that was there that night.  He  couldn’t sit down but promised to have a drink with me next time. Jose, don’t mess with a fat guys booze! I will hunt you down and Make you drink with me! Plus I would love to interview you more formally.

BTW there is a  beautiful waitress there by the name of Genesis . ( SEGAAA)  That promised to follow me on IG but never did…. GO shame her my minions! Order 66 on HER!!! Joking….. But yea why did you not add me? Is it cause im fat???

Bon Chovie Bay Ridge

Bon Jovi!!! YEAAA I mean Bon Chovie! WTF is Bon Chovie you are asking  yourself right now?  Great question… You get a gold star! Bon Chovie is seafood restaurant  in Bay Ridge Brooklyn. There motto is Fresh Fish Fast. Trust me they live up to that motto. I was in  and out of the restaurant in 40 minutes. Let me put it to you in perspective. I ate 2 appetizers, 1 entree and had a dessert and  all of this food was prepared in 40 MINUTES. That,s Nuts just think about it.

The craziest part is that the food was great. Fresh and full of flavor. What more can you ask for?

Bon Chovie Fried AnchoviesThe first appetizer that came out was fried anchovies (Whole fresh anchovies breaded and fried served with smoked paprika mayo).  Not bad not something that I eat everyday. But Hey I would have it again.  The peel and eat prawns(Jumbo prawns steamed with fresh herbs and Old Bay, served with house-made cocktail sauce) came out next. THOSE WERE FUCKING GREAT. I love prawns! They were the prefect size to snack on before the entree was ready.  Bon Chovie Peal And Eat Prawns  Fuck you order THIS Lobster roll (Fresh, juicy claw meat lightly dressed in lemon-mayo served chilled on a warm buttered roll. Served with Old Bay Fries). Order it dont fucking think just order it! Look at that Chucky Lobster! How can you not order it?
Bon Chovie Lobster Roll

THEN order the root beer float.

Root Beer Float Bon Chovie

YES ROOT BEER FLOAT! IT should be named just beer float. What ever the name its a great way to finish the end of the meal.

Bon Choive in  Bay Ridge is worth a try.  BUT YOU MUST GET THE LOBSTER ROLL AND ROOT BEER FLOAT.

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights

None of us really grew up. We all love the holidays and everything about them. The lights, the candy, the presents, the cinnamon flavored booze and getting to see your family. You HAVE to see them once a year or they’ll start bitching. EVEN really weird religious cousin  that says you’re going to hell. You are BTW its too late to change now, so you might as well enjoy the ride. THe holidays are a perfect time to see them.

This year is a bit different its not as festive. I did my annual trip to the Dyker Heights Christmas lights show and it was WEAK.  Barely half the block that had  Christmas lights or any festive decorations. I remember back in the day ( Yea i just used that saying FML) The WHOLE block was covered with lights. There WERE LINES OF people and cars for blocks.  But this year there maybe have been about 25 people on the block with me. That’s not the Dyker Heights Christmas lights show grew up with at all.  yes the tow main houses had everything lit up like always but

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights (1)

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights (2) Dyker Heights Christmas Lights (3)

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights (4)

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights (5) Dyker Heights Christmas Lights (6)

What Happened? Kids Grew Up? I guess? Brooklyn isn’t what it used to be people don’t care anymore.  Nothing is the same. People just dont give a fuck anymore.  Or is it me?  What traditions do you miss?

Loki Lounge Brooklyn the definition of Chill

Last week, I had a unusual event in my life occur,  its called free time during the week. Lots of thought and deliberation  led me to Loki Lounge in Brooklyn.  Why you ask? Well I saw a picture of their  lamb flat bread on Instagram and wanted some for myself. THERE IS a reason why I am  called THE fat guy from Brooklyn! But seriously look at this beauty.

Loki Lounge lamb Flatbread

As soon as I walked into the Loki lounge there was a zinger of mellow energy. The bartender was super chill and friendly. Loki didn’t feel like a normal downtown Brooklyn bar all stuck up and careless.  You could tell the bartender cared about  what he was doing and the clients. I ordered a extra dirty martini to start the work session.

 

Loki Lounge dirty martini

Mind you, there is a fireplace and I love fireplaces. Who doesn’t?

Loki Lounge Fireplace

Little bits of ice floating on top of the martini made it look and taste   like something our of a movie. I would recommend the lamb flat bread to anyone that comes here its on point.

The order of shrimp griddles was okay though, the only issue was that there were to many greens and the picture came our shitty.I ordered shrimp not salad. Don’t give me that look I’m fat!

Loki Lounge shrimp griddlesOverall, I really enjoyed the place. Just a chill bar where you can have a drink and not get bothered. Even the people who just walked in for a drink were chill. Just super chill and friendly. Check it out peoples. You’ll like it. I will be back on a Sunday once they have a food menu.

The Brooklyn Market Cheese Department is the SHIT

the brooklyn market cheese selection
the brooklyn market cheese selection

As you all know by now, I’m a fat ass. I love all food but my favorite is CHEESE. Why? Women love cheese, I love women therefore I love cheese makes sense in my head.  The hard part about cheese is finding a good spot to get it without paying a arm or a leg. After years of searching “European” styled market opened in Bay Ridge.

the brooklyn market

The Brooklyn Market located 8102 3rd Ave in Brooklyn is the SHIT. They have everything a fat ass could want from fresh bread to pre cooked food.  But the main reason why I go there is the CHEESE sampler packs. They have five types french, Italian, goat, Spanish and one more that I don’t remember.

the brooklyn market spanish sampler
the brooklyn market spanish sampler

The samplers are perfect for when you want a little bit of a few different types of cheese  but don’t want any left over from a large package.  You know, If you get a 5 different 1 pound package its going to be gone in 2 days no matter what and then you will feel ashamed of yourself.  Bad fat ass bad fat ass! A sampler is the best solution it has 5 different cheeses and its not that big of a package.  Go get some and enjoy.

 

Brooklyn Bolts Home Opener

 

The home opener for the  Brooklyn Bolts (October 2nd)  was a cold, windy and miserable day.  When I say Miserable I really do mean miserable. The rain was non stop the whole day. Wind was going in every direction.  But you know how we do. Left foot right foot your body will follow.  The tickets were bought  weeks ago.

One of my friends was waiting for me at the bar to per game or so I thought. It turned out that he was passed out at home sleeping. He may have been the wiser of the two of us.  I did the only thing that you could do in a bar before a game. I pre gamed like a champ till the idea of going out in the rain for a Bolts football game  did not sound so bad or idiotic . For your reference the count was 5 beers and 3 shots in one hour.  Long story short I get to MCU park where they Brooklyn bolts play via train because there are not cars anywhere in Brooklyn that can be hired. Fuck you rain.

The game well what can I say, they sucked the wind was gusting at round 30 miles an hour. Who ever was the genius that thought it was a good idea for the Bolts to play in that weather should be fired. Just saying , what do i know? Back to the game. Beers were 10  bucks a pop and as for the food it was either closed or looked like shit.

Fat guys total time at the stadium was 20 Minutes.  Yup all that work and time wasted in travel for me to stay for only one beer. AGAIN the weather sucked ass. The wind was from the north and right into our backs. A MISERABLE TIME WAS HAD BY ALL.

 

The only saving grace for the day was stopping by  Nathans for some chili dogs and fried clams with fries. Clams were okay…… What do you want me to say they were deep fried to the point they tasted just like the fries. The CHILI DOGS WERE ON POINT.  Fat GUY approved to say the least.

 

Brooklyn Bolts Home Opener  was what it was a experience.   Good bad and indifferent  all at the same time but a experience for sure.