“Fusion cuisine” has been a buzzword for a couple of decades now. While there are many restaurants that pertain to this style and are revered and keep customers coming back for more, NYC’s Hortus restaurant specializes in Asian fusion and many believe it is breaking new ground with its food.
Despite still being pretty new, Hortus has already attracted some dedicated customers and the MSG-located restaurant is already the place to go in this part of town. With an open kitchen, a Chef’s Table, and the main dining room, the large-spaced restaurant still gets full to the brim.
General manager Suhum Jang can’t contain his excitement about Hortus’s immediate success, along with Chef Seungjoon Choi, who is doing some pretty amazing things in the kitchen. As soon as you’re sat down at Hortus, you will get an array of wines and cocktails to choose from.
Of course, because it is an Asian fusion restaurant, you can also pick your Japanese beer of choice and there are even 14 different sakes to choose from. All of this fun and excitement and there hasn’t even been a mention of food yet.
It is recommended to dig in first to the “raw” dishes. Some of the top choices include a scallop ceviche or the King crab. Both are absolutely terrific ways to start your evening at Hortus. However, make sure not to overlook the other appetizers.
With a grilled eggplant to die for, a calamari tempura with a creamy center, and a Ssamjang hummus, the diversity on this menu is absolutely staggering. Hortus is definitely a place where sharing food is the name of the game.
Perfectly fitting options for the main include steamed cod or braised pork belly with bok choi. Or why not try the ribeye steak with mushrooms? One thing is for sure at Hortus, the fusion really gives you a rich range of choice.
By the time you have finished your main and are enjoying your second shot of sake, you will definitely have room for one of the excellent desserts on the menu. These include a Thai tea creme brulee or why not try out the mango rice pudding?
Photos are memories that we treasure forever, which is why people take photos — to capture the moment and cherish it for years to come. Sometimes, though, the camera ends up capturing the most bizarre moments.
There are some belongings we have that are just too precious to live without. You want to keep them safe from the dangers of the outside world. If needed, you even lock those items away — be it your fancy car… or your sandals, in this case.
All iPhone users have a selfie photo of this kind. We may mock these individuals, but when it comes down to it, we’ve done the very same thing at some point. It’s essentially a ritual to take a mirror selfie after you purchase your first iPhone. However, this boy decided to spice up the trend.
He took this photo with a pack of Ramen noodles and we’re all for it. In all seriousness, though, did he wrap his phone in a pack of noodles? Is it some sort of Ramen noodle phone case? Either way, we love this bizarre new trend. It’s inclusive and budget-friendly.
When Life’s Not What It’s Quacked Up to Be
The duck that glows! Let’s be real — we all have moments when we’re just over life and we want to escape all responsibilities. And what better way to do that than to climb up to the ceiling?
From the looks of it, our duck friend here is having one of those moments. Don’t question it — he’s had a rough day. Let’s just hope he can get through those issues quickly before, ya know, he breaks the light fixture.
Let the Fish Win!
This picture reminds us of Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit — except a goldfish is playing instead of chess prodigy Beth Harmon. Hey, maybe the fishy is an extraordinary player.
Why else would this dude be playing with it? In fact, judging from the man’s facial expression, the fish is clearly whooping some butt! And despite the fact that he’s trying to calculate his next move, he knows that, deep down, he’s approaching defeat. Better luck next time, champ!
Just because a blow-dry usually refers to drying someone’s hair with a small electrical device doesn’t necessarily mean you need to have hair on your head. What if you just want a soothing hot air massage? This picture shows the hairdresser doing just that for her bald-headed customer.
In all seriousness, though, we have quite a few questions. Why does this photo even exist? Is it some sort of poorly planned advertisement? We’re utterly confused.
Nutella on My Phone
Who doesn’t love Nutella? This sweetened hazelnut cocoa spread makes everything better. You can smear it on a piece of bread, top your pudding cup, use it to frost a cake and other desserts, and even apply it on your smartphone! Yes, you read that right — your smartphone!
Don’t judge! This person can do whatever they want, no matter how bizarre it may be. We can’t help but wonder what was going through this individual’s mind when they decided that they were going to cover their phone in a chocolate spread. Maybe they just wanted a snack for later.
If we didn’t know any better, we’d say that this is a photo of Friends‘ Ross Geller with his pet doggo. After all, Ross does love dinosaurs — and dogs. So, he decided to merge both of them. Maybe it’s his fantasy to create some sort of genetically engineered combination animal.
You know Ross, though. He’s not waiting for anything or anyone. He has already started the process himself, and although he’s still in the early stages of the project, we think he’s doing a pretty good job. Let’s call his invention Dino-Dog! Hopefully, the little guy is friendly!
Take These Carrots
You know what they say — Double A batteries and baby carrots are basically interchangeable. Did your remote batteries run out of juice? That’s what those leftover baby carrots are for! Did you run out of carrots to go along with your ranch dressing? Just grab a couple of batteries from the drawer and you’re all set!
Do not, for one second, doubt the method. If it looks like a battery, it’ll work like a battery. You can thank us later…
Cooking Is Hard!
Right — we know the image is a bit blurry but we want you to focus in on this woman’s technique. Cooking is an art that requires skill and patience. You need to know when to stand and when to squat on the counter. And clearly, this lady knows exactly what she’s doing.
All we can say is that we appreciate the effort she’s putting into this meal. After all, she literally climbed the counter to add that extra bit of love into her food. Our only regret is that we can’t taste it.
Best Steering Wheel Cover
When you buy a secondhand or used car, there may be things here and there that you have to fix up. Either this person didn’t want to spend a fortune on a steering wheel cover or they’re simply a fan of pepperoni.
Maybe this inventive individual wanted a steering wheel cover, but also a snack for later. We don’t have any other explanation for this photo — and we most likely never will. Either way, we just hope that the owner of this car is happy with their meat-covered steering wheel.
Love the Bike
You should always keep your loved ones close. If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s to learn to love and appreciate every moment. Also, keep your most precious possessions close by. This person here clearly agrees with that sentiment and has implemented it in his own life. Not only is he spooning with his girlfriend, but he’s also spooning with his motorbike.
Some belongings are just too sentimental to be apart from for even a single night. Well, if that’s what helps you sleep at night, buddy!
Safety Comes First
Safety is everything. You should always wear a helmet when you’re riding a bike, whether it’s a bicycle or a motorcycle. Even just a bit of negligence can be fatal. This couple clearly understands the importance of safety.
The woman might have forgotten her helmet but she didn’t let that stop her from protecting herself. Yes, she decided to use a cooking pot for her helmet because — why not? At least she’s taking safety precautions and protecting her head.
It’s a normal day. You’re on the subway, on your way to work, when you look around and realize that it may not be your typical day after all — not when you’ve just spotted a lady with a monitor head. How often do you see something like that?
Not every day, we presume. However, when you do, what do you do? Why, you take a picture, of course! Who knows? Maybe this woman has more answers than Google.
People own all sorts of animals and pets. They like to walk their pets, specifically dogs — and sometimes even cats.
It brightens our day to see these pets walking down the street. But, did you ever expect to see two women walking clothes irons, as if they’re walking their dogs? If not, here you have it! Perhaps they can help you out if you’re on your way to work with a wrinkled shirt!
Add Some Flair
The world is a weird and bizarre place. Sometimes we need to act just as weird to balance it all out. Still, we don’t really know what this person thought she was doing. Maybe she thought this piece would add some flair… or weight.
We’re not sure if it really added so much flair, but we can assure you that this particular prop will turn heads.
Again, everybody has those days. We all break down sometimes and with that in mind, we can’t really blame this banana man for having a meltdown in front of a bunch of bananas.
Perhaps he was so happy to see all his loved ones that he burst into tears? Maybe he was upset to discover that some of his brothers and sisters had already been bought by other store shoppers? Whatever the case may be, we hope his day got better after this heartwrenching moment.
This is a picture of a fish taped onto the screen of an ATM booth. Strange, we know, but at this point in the list, are you really surprised? Now, let’s try to analyze the situation. The fish got greedy so the owner taped it to the machine as punishment.
Don’t laugh at our theory. Remember — if an ironing machine can be a pet, anything is possible.
Summoning the Lord
Call us crazy but it looks as though this cat is summoning something scary; something evil. Can you really blame us for thinking that, between the multiple reflections of the cat to its facial expression?
Whatever is happening, it’s definitely creepy and bizarre. We would back down from any cat that would howl like this, but not before taking a picture. Always take a picture — the world needs to see stuff like this.
Checking Up on Fellow Brother
This picture is sending a message that is a mixture of sad and weird. The fact that the animals in cages belong to the wild is sad. These animals do not belong behind the glass screen. This picture is the perfect representation of that.
The tiger climbs up the glass screen to see another doll-shaped tiger being carried away. It’s like the tiger is checking up on a fellow brother.
Keep Us Safe
It appears to be a signing ceremony. It is evident that it is really important. Maybe it’s a contract involving Disney world. We wouldn’t be surprised. They are sent to oversee if everything is going on perfectly.
Well, it’s definitely not a bad idea. We can all implement this at our next important meeting. They can just sit beside us. It is important to have a backup, especially these backups.
The man in the picture is clearly trying to establish his territory. Maybe he wants to be their friend or master. Maybe he wants to restart the “birds taking letters” system. Because why not! A new business idea is always appreciated.
We would like to remind you guys again that no idea is crazy here. However, the man is clearly not succeeding judging by the picture. Let’s not forget the person who took the picture.
PB and Jelly
The most plausible explanation to this picture is that the girl he likes loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Or he is in a costume competition. In both scenarios, the boy is on the winning side. Just look at the picture.
Look at the effort. This much time and effort have to earn him something. It must be appreciated no matter how weird and gross it is. The world needs people like him so we can make lists like these.
Eggs are Important
Well, this picture is just a visual representation of how important eggs are. They are a rich source of protein. You can make dishes in so many ways. They are the most crucial ingredients in desserts.
Or you can boil them, poach them, make an omelet with them, basically do anything you want with them. This man knows how important eggs are and he is taking his protein source seriously.
Another example of going bananas. This man has built a banana fort and is sitting in the middle. Why shouldn’t he? He built something and he is clearly proud of it in a sort of way. We won’t say how important bananas are.
We will only say two words – Banoffee pie. This man built himself an unlimited source of Banoffee pie. There is a big chance that it’s all for selling, though.
Too Tired to Carry
People are now adopting a new technique – carrying their stuff on a leash. Earlier we saw an ironing machine on a leash. Now a pineapple! I am not against it at any cost. It definitely reduces manual labor.
Maybe she was really tired. She clearly looks tired. Or she wanted a dog really badly but her mom said no. but she managed something. Smart girl.
Our first thought when we saw this picture — “we totally understand this dude.” Who doesn’t love bread?! Whether you’re into sourdough or focaccia, there’s no denying that bread makes the world go round (and that includes gluten-free bread, too).
So, as bizarre as this photo is, we connect to it on a different level. This guy loves bread so much, he couldn’t help but wear it on his face!
This is what happens when all of your friends want to become smurfs for Halloween. This is a picture of smurfs’ diversity. Anyone can be a smurf. You don’t have to be short or blue. You can just put on the paint and be a smurf.
This picture does bring a smile to the face. At the same, all the diversity in the picture is a little bit weird. If you have this idea for your next family picture, we would recommend dropping it.
Let’s Freak People Out
The purpose of this picture was to freak people out – that’s it – and it did. The mask, the sitting posture – everything screams creepy. We think it would be perfect to play – who wore it best. We all know the answer – the dog.
Well, this could be a perfect posture idea for a thriller or horror movie. Because, you can’t tell us that you are not freaking out over the picture.
Snake on a Leash
We think this list is turning into – the 30 things you can put on a leash. Well, this is a picture of two pet owners looking at each other. One can walk and one can make the other one-stop walking. Humans are weird.
They like to put different kinds of things on a leash and walk them in the street. If you see something like this while walking in the street, run in the opposite direction.
Have a Seat
Anyone looking for a chair — or a thousand chairs? If you are looking for some used furniture, but you don’t want to break the bank in the process, then we suggest you figure out where this picture was taken.
In all seriousness, though, we’re not sure where all of these chairs came from. But, wouldn’t it be better to upcycle these chairs rather than leave them crammed between a couple of buildings?