Rochester, NY

I moved to Rochester, NY at the start of my first big career. Rochester is located at the south tip of Lake Ontario and is the third most populous city after NYC and Buffalo. Living in Rochester is pretty OK- there are many things to do to keep oneself occupied such as skiing and snowboarding in the winter, and camping, hiking, volleyball, tennis and various water sports when the weather turns warmer. In this entry, I'll focus on some of my friends and my favorite food, restaurants and places to eat. Although Rochester is not as popular as other bigger cities in the US, I'm pretty surprised to find a variety of cuisines available for a foodie. (However, there's no Malaysian or Indonesian restaurant here!) If you have anything to share, don't hesitate to leave a note!

Juddy and I took a break from a hike at Letchworth State Park

Lena, Marina and I posed in front of a lilac bush during the Lilac Festival


Charlie Brown's for breakfast

Chester Cab Pizza

Dinosaur BBQ for BBQ meals

Jeremian's Tavern for chicken wings

Jines for brunch

Lindburgers for Angus beef burgers

Mark's Pizzeria

Nick Tahou Hots for garbage plate

Peter Geyer Steakhouse

Pontillo's Pizza for bomb pizza

Rhino's Pizzeria and Deli

Sticky Lips for BBQ ribs, pulled pork, Cajun corn, sweet potato fries, grilled chicken, etc

Woodcliff Hotel and Spa for Sunday brunch and hill-top view of Rochester


Cantonese House for dim sum

Chinese Hometown Restaurant for Szechuan dishes

Korean House Sodam

Pattaya Thai Restaurant

Plum Garden for Japanese food

Shiki Japanese Restaurant

SEA Restaurant for pho

Youngs Korean


Beale Street Cafe

Ice Cream:


Mona Lisa for gelato


Thali of India

Caribbean and Latin American:

El Sabor de la Isla

El Taino for Puerto Rican food

Juan and Maria's Empanada stop

Maria's Mexican Restaurant

Monte Alban Mexican Grill

Punta Cana for Dominican Republic food





Sinful desserts:

Cheesy Eddie's for delicious carrot cake

Phillips European

Simply Crepes for sweet and savory crepes

Coffee and Atmosphere:


Old Toad, a British pub

Rochester Public/Farmer's Market

Spot Coffee

Starry Nites

Tap and Mallet for a selection of beers

Wegmans at Pittsford Plaza


Greek Festival for Greek food, desserts and music

Jazz Festival for music and Creole food

Lilac Festival Snack on sweet kettle corn pop corn!

Taste of Rochester

BBQ dinners at Sticky Lips

Date: 7/27/10

Margarita and a sizzling hot skillet of steak fajita at Monte Alban Mexican Grill

You can opt for my very own home cooked Malaysian and Chinese meals at my place, if you're willing to pay for the food!! For more info, check out RocWiki for the latest dining listings.