It's amazing that Gan and I have never been to Governors Island, an old military base just 800 yard away from Lower Manhattan. The island is a popular place for picnic, biking, kayaking etc but we went there this past Saturday because we heard from Nan that the Vendy Award winning vendors are selling food on the island. It was a long wait to get on the ferry, but the ride to the island was probably less than five minutes.
We intended to try almost every food vendors on the island. But after two Arepas (bread made of corn), oxtail, shrimp curry and jerk chicken later, we found ourselves stuffed and couldn't eat anymore. But we really like the Arepa de Queso and Arepa de Choclo from the Arepa Lady. I have to drop by her stall the next time I'm in Queens (Roosevelt Ave. near. 78th St)!
And guess who we saw at the event? Robyn Lee aka Roboppy of Serious Eats! Check out her posting here.
(Left) Curry shrimp with potato salad and collard greens. (Right) Oxtail with mixed vegetables and white rice