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Frankfurt and Munich suggestions

I've found some places around town already, ofcourse if you have any suggestions, I'm happy to hear them.

I was just wondering if there were any good quick places near the station (and my hotel)

Aug 04, 2014
lmbgm in Europe

Frankfurt and Munich suggestions

Thanks, are there any places you recommend within approx 10min walk of the HBF (in frankfurt and munich)?. Looking for fast cheap places.

Aug 03, 2014
lmbgm in Europe

Frankfurt and Munich suggestions

I'm headed to frankfurt for two days and munich for three. I'll be staying near the train station. I'm looking for any suggestions for local lunch or dinner restaurants with quality food but easily accessible with public transit. I'd like to be able to pay less than 10EUR for lunch and less than 20EUR for dinner. Are there any popular restaurant review websites like yelp in the US for restaurants in germany?

Jul 22, 2014
lmbgm in Europe

HK visit plan

I meant 80HK. I was eating at myself.

Apr 25, 2014
lmbgm in China & Southeast Asia

HK visit plan

Well most was better than what I get here at home, I guess I was rating on a higher scale

Apr 25, 2014
lmbgm in China & Southeast Asia

HK visit plan

I just got back from HK.
On average I was able to eat for under $80
I went to the following places:
Dim Sum Square: Char Siu Cheong Fun (OK)
Joy Hing: bbq pork and goose rice (disappointing, small portions, goose was all bone)
Tim Ho Wan: char siu bao (good)
Fu Kee Congee: Beef Chow Fun (OK)
Peking Garden: Peking Duck (Good, but they didnt have a half portion so I actually ate a whole duck!)
Tin Hung Restaurant in yuen long: bbq pork and crispy pork rice (good but not too hot)
Tasty in Central: Beef Chow Fun (terrible, so greasy I had trouble picking up with chopsticks without the slipping out)
Golden Pavillion (at City of Dreams Macau): Si chuan Ja Jiang Mien (OK)
Dragon (something) (at Venetian Macau): Beef chow Fun (OK)
Lin Heung Kui: Xiao Long Bao and pan fried buns (good)
Xia Fei Shanghainese: Ja Jiang Mien and scallion pancake (good)
Cuisine Cuisine: Goose and Rice (Bad cold no flavored)
Sea View Congee Shop: Youtiao and soymilk (Good, but youtiao could have been warmer

Apr 25, 2014
lmbgm in China & Southeast Asia

Leaving Tomorrow for HK Where would you go for Peking Duck

I'm thinking of spring deer or American. Do these places offer half duck orders?

Apr 20, 2014
lmbgm in China & Southeast Asia

You Tiao and soy milk breakfast in HK

Anyone have a suggested location where I can get a soy milk and you tiao breakfast in HK? I guess this is not a traditional HK breakfast. I know many congee places have you tiao but not soymilk. Many places have soymilk but not you tiao. So far the only places I have found is "Sea View Congee Shop"

Apr 18, 2014
lmbgm in China & Southeast Asia

HK visit plan

I got a chance to go through the list and added some great looking places to my list.
Are the Congee places where I'd find food like you tiao? I think a typical beijing breakfast is youtiao with soymilk, I was looking for something like that. or the egg crepe (jian bing?) wrapped youtiao.

Apr 02, 2014
lmbgm in China & Southeast Asia

HK visit plan

The dollar amounts I put is not a hard budget for myself. I have no problem with spending double. I just meant to say I plan to eat a quick/light lunch (ie. XLB, noodles, etc) and save my bigger meal for dinner (ie. peking duck). I'm really mainly concerned about eating good quality food, it would be nice to be in a place that's relatively clean and has AC though. If the food quality is the same or worse in a really expensive restaurant, I would not be as interested. In the US, I've been to plenty of expensive fancy restaurants that just give you the same or worse food with a better presentation. That's why I had planned that most of my meals would be cheaper with maybe one or two expensive restaurant ones. When I was Singapore, I think nearly all my meals were in mall food courts and pretty cheap. I was expecting something similar in HK.

Apr 02, 2014
lmbgm in China & Southeast Asia

HK visit plan

I started here actually searching each dish. On open rice, I tried to go with the ones with high total numbers figuring that there's a general consensus and not just a couple people with strange opinions.

Apr 01, 2014
lmbgm in China & Southeast Asia

HK visit plan

Thanks, I guess I should be careful looking at ratings on openrice. Alot of the places I found (above) were based on ratings.

Apr 01, 2014
lmbgm in China & Southeast Asia

HK visit plan

Is this the Tasty that you refer to?
http://www.openrice.com/english/resta...

Apr 01, 2014
lmbgm in China & Southeast Asia

HK visit plan

Thanks, I'll look through your list. I was thinking a dessert place would be good when I come back to the hotel at night and might still be hungry. So taking a tram ride probably wont be so bad. For the first night, I'd prob want a quick light dinner as my flight gets in at 6

Apr 01, 2014
lmbgm in China & Southeast Asia

HK visit plan

I know, shame on me for being an asian who doesnt like seafood. The dollar amounts aren't a strict budget, I'm fine with spending more. I figured for lunch, I'd got to a "not so fancy" place and I'll get something quick and cheap. Then for dinner I'd be ok with going to a more fancy place and fill up more. Most of the places above were listed in the <40 category on openrice, thats where I made up the numbers from..

Apr 01, 2014
lmbgm in China & Southeast Asia

HK visit plan

I'll be visiting HK by myself in two weeks. I'll be having 6 dinners and 5 lunches though one lunch (and perhaps a dinner) will be in Macau. My tastes might be a little weird, I don't like seafood especially shellfish. I plan to mostly eat on the cheap (<80) and maybe have one or two more expensive meals (<300)

I haven't figured out the order yet, but after reading through lots of threads on here and searching through openrice I'm thinking of visiting the following:

- Din Tai Fung or 上海飽餃店 for some Xiao Long Bao. I've tried DTF in Singapore and US before though.
- Yu for some SiChuan noodles
- Ming Court and Tim Ho Wan for DimSum (Char Siu Bao, Cheong Fun, Water chestnut cake, etc). I prefer Traditional Dim Sum. I only speak Mandarin (and English) so I prob won't be able to fight for me food very well.
- Spring Deer for some Peking Duck
- Joy Hing and Fuk Kee for BBQ (Roast Pork, Goose, Crispy Pork)

Beef Chow Fun is prob my favorite dish but I haven't had much luck finding recommendations.
I get breakfast at the hotel, but I might want to go out for some Yo Tiao. Is that common in HK or more of a Beijing thing? Actually, I like the kind where the Yo Tiao is wrapped in a crepe, I can never find anywhere that makes that anymore.

I'll be staying at the Holiday Inn SoHo. Are there any good dessert places withing walking distance? Like Dohua, Soups like red bean soup, sesame. I'll also prob try to find some place close for dinner my first night as I'll probably be pretty tired after a long flight.

I'd appreciate any comments/recommendations/warnings. Any must-visit restaurants I'm missing?

Thanks

Mar 31, 2014
lmbgm in China & Southeast Asia

Hong Kong food names

oh, thanks for the tip!

Mar 27, 2014
lmbgm in China & Southeast Asia

Hong Kong food names

I only speak mandarin and can't really read Chinese, although I can recognize some of the dishes I listed up there. I know the english names for some of the dishes can vary. Like Beef Chow fun. In Singapore, they do Beef Hor Fun. When I search for many of the dishes on OpenRice, I don't get many hits. I figure it is because they use a different english spelling.

Mar 27, 2014
lmbgm in China & Southeast Asia

Hong Kong food names

Maybe. I've had noodles like dandan but cold and it was written as sichuan noodles. but who knows what it really was

Mar 27, 2014
lmbgm in China & Southeast Asia

Hong Kong food names

I'm heading to hong kong for the first time in mid april for 5 days. I've been reading through this forum as well as open rice, however I wanted to verify the correct spelling of some of the dishes in hong kong as the names vary. Ofcourse I want to try lots of local cuisine but I want to make sure to try my favorites. I looked up the chinese names to help with identification

Beef Chow Fun 干炒牛河
Xiao Long Bao 小笼包
Char Siu Bao 叉烧包
Peking Duck (with the pancakes)
炸兩 Not sure the english word, rice noodle wrapped youtiao
cheong fun 豬腸粉
Ja Jiang Mien 炸酱面
crispy roasted pork 燒肉
egg tart
Sichuan noodles
red bean soup

I think much of this is dim sum food.
I've found lots of tips on this forum already, but feel free to list your recommendations. I think beef chow fun is the only one I haven't found much of.

Thanks

Mar 26, 2014
lmbgm in China & Southeast Asia

Best food in Reading Terminal Market?

what about best "take-home" item? ranging from grocery type items (either good value and/or quality) to take-out that can be eaten the next day

Jan 24, 2014
lmbgm in Philadelphia

how long do cold sesame noodles last in the fridge?

Maybe mine is made different, but everything I use is stuff that I usually keep unrefrigerated on the shelf. I usually mix up some sauce (mostly soy sauce, chili oil, sesame oil, vinegar, peanut butter, other oils I can't seem to remember) and leave it in the fridge for months. Then when I want a batch of noodles, I just boil, then add some sauce. I usually eat it pretty fast, but I have some that has been in the fridge a week. I read a post from a while back that cold sesame noodles go bad pretty fast. Is that true?

May 26, 2012
lmbgm in Home Cooking

Tips near the Rio

I'm headed to vegas next weekend at the Rio and looking for some cheap eats. I won't have a car so I'll have to goto places within walking distance or shuttle.

I'm looking for:
1. Friday morning breakfast buffet (I'll be at the Hilton headed over to the rio so that area or on the way would be nice)
2. Saturday Night Dinner buffet (I'll have lots of time so anywhere is fine)
3. Friday night will be a later 8pm dinner so somewhere closer would be nice
4. Some quick and close breakfast and lunch options

Since I'm already off strip I'm willing to walk further off-strip if there is somewhere good, but I'd rather not have to be walking around off-strip when its dark.

I already found some deals at Ellis, Terrible's and Hard Rock.
How is the breakfast buffet at the Rio? are there some recc. lunch options there?

Thanks

Aug 07, 2011
lmbgm in Las Vegas

Dim Sum in Chinatown

For dinner we were going to try 27 sunshine but it seems like they were having a wedding. I thought about going to Jing Fong but I couldnt find it. I saw a big sign for it but couldnt find the entrance.

So we went to Shanghai Asian Cuisine on Elizabeth for dinner. We all thought it was excellent.
We got the Steamed Tiny Buns (Excellent), Pan Fried Buns (not that great, not fried enough or something), Cold noodles in sesame sauce (Excellent), Beef Pan Friend Noodles (Good, but too much sauce.)

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Shanghai Asian Cuisine
14 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

Jing Fong
18 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

Jun 25, 2011
lmbgm in Manhattan

Dim Sum in Chinatown

Well, just to report back, we did goto Nom Wah, however my parents and I didn't like the food to much. We got a roast pork bun (average), bean curd skin roll (average), rice roll (a little below average), sticky rice with chinese sausage (good), pork siu mai (average, seemed to have shrimp in it eventhough we ordered the pork one), beef balls (below average, too much filler), taro dumplings (ok, we are use to these being fried). It just seemed did not seem very authentic.

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Nom Wah Tea Parlor
13 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013

Jun 25, 2011
lmbgm in Manhattan

Dim Sum in Chinatown

ok, Nom Wah it is! Thanks for all of your advice. We will also walk around chinatown and see what they have. I'll check out Fay Day. YELP mentions a Tofu guy (which I think is retired) on Grand St and Bowery and a place to get sponge cake on Baxter St. (New Kam Hing).

I actually too my parents to flushing on their last visit, I can't remember where we went. They've never been to manhattan which is why we are going to chinatown this time and up canal street for some shopping, although I'm not sure how busy it is on the weekdays. Then up to times square in the afternoon.

If any of you have any places (food related or not) within walking distance of chinatown or times square worth visiting, I'd appreciate any suggestions. Preferably stuff that is free to see.

Jun 21, 2011
lmbgm in Manhattan

Dim Sum in Chinatown

I was reading on google which included Yelp, trip advisor, etc. I know to take reviews I read with a grain of salt, but I figure if there are alot of them, that means something. Yes, I did see some people saying "no carts" = "not authentic" which I found amusing. I'm not very concerned about decor, size. Although if there are roaches and rats crawling all over the place, thats a problem.

I have heard that NYC chinatown isnt the best dim sum, but I mainly wanted to take them over to canal st. So while we are there, I figured we would eat lunch in chinatown.

I see the two of you also are recc. Nom Wah so I think I'll go there. I heard some comments that they didnt see many chinese people eating there and it might be a tourist trip which is usually a red flag for me. But that doesnt mean it can't be good.

Thanks for your advice.

Jun 21, 2011
lmbgm in Manhattan

Dim Sum in Chinatown

I'm headed to chinatown tomorrow with my parents looking for some Dim Sum. My parents are from HK and Beijing. I've never been to the one in NYC before.

After doing some research, I've found a few places that look good:
Nom Wah Tea Parlor
27 Sunshine
Oriental Garden
Hop Shing
9 Chatham Sq

I also see on this board that Dim Sum Go Go and Red Egg seem to be popular, although I've read that alot of people say that Dim Sum Go Go is more americanized. I've seen Nom Wah rated very well on many sites, but from reading the reviews, some people say it is a tourist trap and not many chinese people eat there which isnt a good sign. I hear 27 Sunshine is cheap and Oriental Garden is expensive.

What would you guys recommend? Do all of these places serve dim sum on a wednesday? I'm just looking for "authentic" meaning tastes good, made properly, and fresh, not necessarily decor or carts.

Thanks

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Dim Sum Go Go
5 E Broadway, New York, NY 10038

Oriental Garden
14 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

Nom Wah Tea Parlor
13 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013

Red Egg
202 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

27 Sunshine
46 Bowery, New York, NY 10013

Hop Shing
9 Chatham Square, New York, NY 10038

Jun 21, 2011
lmbgm in Manhattan

Dim Sum at night in chinatown

Thanks! I will see if I drive up north again tonight if I figure out something interesting to do. I was thinking about seeing the golden gate but I dont know if I feel like seeing it at night. That would be sort of on the way.

Apr 20, 2011
lmbgm in San Francisco Bay Area

Dim Sum at night in chinatown

I noticed a place called Dim Sum King on sunnyvale too. Are they the same place, different locations?

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Dim Sum King
99 Skyline Plz, Daly City, CA 94015

Apr 19, 2011
lmbgm in San Francisco Bay Area