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Han Dynasty in Old City

I enjoyed reading your review. I thought your pictures were pretty darn good. Despite having just finished dinner, my mouth is watering at the thought of those peppercorns. My favorite dishes so far are the fish with hot dry pepper (loaded with szechuan peppercorns) and the sauteed snow pea greens when they're in season (by the way, does anybody know when that would be?) but next on our list to try is the chicken or fish hot pot. I know where I'll be going on Friday :)

Jan 03, 2010
chestercountygal in Pennsylvania

Pub @ Wegman's in Collegeville

really, CP? I ALWAYS say "grocery store" ... Never really thought much about it before.

Nov 12, 2009
chestercountygal in Pennsylvania

Matyson or Kanella

well, we went to Kanella. Had a reservation for 7pm but had to wait a bit for a table (a table of 6 had called and was told they could come but only outside was still available. Well, they showed up with a 90+ something year old and said they *had* to eat inside. I hate people like that...) Anyway, it wasn't a problem for us, and the hostess opened our wine and was very gracious and apologetic (but we had not problem waiting - I wasn't up for sitting outside or we could have been seated immediately). I think we were seated by 7:30ish and had a nice little cozy table for 2 against the wall. With a good view of many dishes that passed by from the kitchen :).

Overall, we enjoyed the dinner just as much as we have others that have cost far more $. The whole meal was wonderful, there was nothing that we didn't love; granted we didn't try anything too off the beaten path.

We started with the trio of dips (baba ganoush, potato garlic and lentil) and enjoyed them (for me, the potato one was just okay) and the pita. Also sampled the bureki which was served with a wonderful beet & onion type of salad that was a great complement to the sweetness of the honey. My husband had the moussaka - I would have bet money he would have ordered that - and it was totally delightful. I wish I could get the recipe. Yum. I had the fish filet special - tiger fish? served on a bed of brothy black-eyed peas and diced veggies mixture . It was very, very good. We ended with a trio of ice creams - cardamom, mint and lavender. Exceptionally creamy and very nice. Sigh.... we want to go back...

Aug 16, 2009
chestercountygal in Pennsylvania

Special Girl's Dinner Out - Locations??

That does look good. There's also Majolica in the same area http://www.majolicarestaurant.com/ - I have not been since they reopened.

I think 333 Belrose would be nice in Radnor.

I also usually enjoy Nectar in Berwyn http://www.tastenectar.com/

Aug 13, 2009
chestercountygal in Pennsylvania

Matyson or Kanella

hmmmm, thanks for your interesting reply We don't eat pig and I was thinking more of fish anyway but I'm glad to have your warning! (Zahav's is on my list to try soon too.)

Aug 13, 2009
chestercountygal in Pennsylvania

Matyson or Kanella

oh, I know. I was just trying to say that he loves all kinds of food. I myself am not the hugest fan of Indian food though I have enjoyed a few meals. But I do love Mediterranean influenced foods. DH esp loves moussaka and eggplant in general. Even when I cook it :).

Aug 11, 2009
chestercountygal in Pennsylvania

HELP, I can't find decent pizza in Chester County!!!!

I also like Sal's in Lionville. Ron's isn't bad. Parkside in Eagle is okay. We used to love Malvern Pizza years ago when we lived there.

But I actually like Peace a Pizza the best. Okay, so you might not even call it pizza if you are a stickler but the mediterranean salad slice is always calling my name...

Aug 10, 2009
chestercountygal in Philadelphia

Special Girl's Dinner Out - Locations??

Sounds like fun.

You say "any kind of food" - but you might get more replies if you give more details. Are you looking for more casual type food and a full bar type of place? A tapas type of place? Would a byob be an option? What day of the week and time will you be dining? And what is "not too expensive?" One place that I used to like was 333 Belrose in Wayne. Haven't been in awhile. Would you prefer the suburbs to the city?

Aug 10, 2009
chestercountygal in Pennsylvania

Matyson or Kanella

Thanks for your replies. I have a call in to see if I can get a table at Kanella - that may make the decision for us (it's this Saturday we're talking about. Matyson had tables on opentable). if I can't get in for dinner we may have to go for breakfast/lunch the next day :).

My husband loves Indian and Greek food. I think he'll be happy at Kanella.

As for wine - in recent years it became clear to us that we could not tell much difference between many $7-12 bottles of wine and $20 bottles (now, the pricier stuff, we CAN tell a difference but for now we don't often spend a lot on wine) so yes, actually Red Guitar is one of our stand-bys. I was thinking of getting something a bit more of a splurge but maybe I'll just grab something we have sitting here. Or maybe we'll look downtown and see what we see :)

Aug 10, 2009
chestercountygal in Pennsylvania

Matyson or Kanella

I've been drooling over the reviews of these 2 restaurants the past few days and it's time to make a decision.

It's clear to me that I will need to return soon (hopefully) to try whichever one I do not choose, but if you needed to pick a place for a "get away from the kids" overnight in the city (Saturday dinner), which would you choose? Help!

And if you have a nice red wine recommendation (honestly, we like anything that is not sweet) I'm all ears .

Been reading this board on and off for a few years but this is my first post.

Aug 10, 2009
chestercountygal in Pennsylvania