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Kuala Lumpur - Superb KL-style Fried Hokkien Noodles @ Kim Lian Kee (金莲记)

Me, too! I will finally be back in October.

Spring 2015: New in Chinatown

Unfortunately that is very normal. May I ask where you went instead?

May 21, 2015
swannee in Manhattan

Grand St.: Bánh Mì Saigon or Paris Sandwich and other treasures?

Different cuisines and on other side of the Bowery, but the newly re-opened Yogee on Christie for Cantonese and Spicy Village on Forsythe for Henan.

May 20, 2015
swannee in Manhattan

Singapore - Trad-Hakka Delicacies at Plum Village (梅村酒家)

Thanks! There are few places in NY with decent Hakka dishes, although many Fukien and Cantonese places have their versions of Hakka specialities (e.g. mei cai kou rou).

Best South Indian Restaurant in KL - Green Banana Leaf @ Cyberjaya

Interestingly enough I recently had it in New York--very tasty but awfully filling (probably the idea)--at Vatan, a vegetarian Thali place.

Pete Wells on Javelina.

I thought it was too nice.

May 20, 2015
swannee in Manhattan
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In Search of Otak Otak

Yes, but Otak Otak is also a Malaysian dish and common in Singapore too. There is a specifically Nonya version of it.
That being said, I have never had it at any of NYC's meager selection of Malaysian, but I saw it as a special at New Taste in elmhurst and Sanur in CTown.

May 20, 2015
swannee in Manhattan

Authentic, reasonable Milanese in city center?

Al Mattarel

May 16, 2015
swannee in Italy

Spring 2015: New in Chinatown

Thanks! Now I have to try them all...

May 15, 2015
swannee in Manhattan

Wilson Tang and Jonathan Wu Now Serving 'Creative' Chinese at Fung Tu

The kind of good review that makes me want to avoid the place like the plague....

May 14, 2015
swannee in Manhattan

Bumbu Gado Gado - help!

Be sure to roast or dry fry the terasi (belachan) first.

May 14, 2015
swannee in Home Cooking

Gomes de sà?

Where is the best bacalhao Gomes de Sà in Lisbon?

May 13, 2015
swannee in Spain/Portugal

Wei Lu 圍爐酸菜白肉火鍋 – Amazing Hot Pot in Taipei

Well, I am American, and I confess that I totally do NOT get the point of hot pot, with everything basically cooked the same way in the same sauce. Dare I suggest that its appeal is 90% social and 10/ culinary?

Seeking Cantonese restaurant in NYC for banquet for 100

Lake Pavilion is Flushing but is away from the " madness". Not my favorite overall, but seems perfect for a wedding banquet, and surely much less than OG.

May 11, 2015
swannee in Outer Boroughs

New York - Best Michelin 3 Star

It also depends on the type of experience you prefer. Some--like me--don't really enjoy the many mini-course dégustation meal concept, which eliminates EMP, etc.

May 10, 2015
swannee in Manhattan

[Titi, Malaysia] Hakka Lunch at Boon Swee

Amazingly enough there used to be Hakka place--a real hangout--in Honolulu Chinatown called 東江樓 in Chinese. It had fabulous dishes, some of which I never have seen since. It died years ago, alas.

[Titi, Malaysia] Hakka Lunch at Boon Swee

The pork in the last is what is called kou rou (扣肉) in Mandarin, right? It and the other dishes look fabulous.

Dinner upper west side

The Amsterdam Flor is much better than the Broadway one, at least for the Peruvian specials. The roast chicken with cilantro rice is certainly one of the best meals available on the UWS.

May 07, 2015
swannee in Manhattan

Masa – Delicious Spring Roll Ice Cream At Tong Hua Night Market

The more I think about it, I see that cilantro isn't really any weirder than mint, and we use that in all sorts of icecream desserts.

3-story Chick-Fil-A opening in Midtown

Anyone foolish enough to eat there whith so many of thousands of better and cheaper options, deserves what he/she gets.

May 03, 2015
swannee in Manhattan
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Shaanxi Gourmet in Natick

Come to NY and try Xian Famous Foods. It is great.

May 01, 2015
swannee in Greater Boston Area

Youtiao aka chinese crullers ?

never had sweet you tiao. And I have had many....

Apr 30, 2015
swannee in General Topics

Authentic in Sintra

Any recommendations for authentic Portuguese food in Sintra, not touristy, but good?

Apr 30, 2015
swannee in Spain/Portugal

Masa – Delicious Spring Roll Ice Cream At Tong Hua Night Market

Well I love cilantro, so it should work for me.

Masa – Delicious Spring Roll Ice Cream At Tong Hua Night Market

When I saw the word cilantro, I really did a double take. I'll take your word on it, Lau! I'll be in Taiwan next year and will definitely try it.

Cuisines from 30+ countries

China has 1,400,000,000 people and about 10 different cuisines, all represented, some well, in NYC. Cantonese, Shanghaiese, SIno-Malaysian, Fukien, Taiwanese, Northeast (Dongbei), Beijing, Western (Xian), Hunan, Sichuan. Plus Tibet (NOT Chinese). Any specifications?
You don't list Indian or Thai. Thai is one of the cuisines best represented in NY.

Apr 27, 2015
swannee in Outer Boroughs

Authentic Chinese, any region

Thanks. I'll report.

Apr 21, 2015
swannee in Greater Seattle

Authentic Chinese, any region

best authentic Chinese on Eastside?

Apr 19, 2015
swannee in Greater Seattle

36 Hours in Manhattan

Daniel---like most grande cuisine places---is closed on Sunday.

Apr 19, 2015
swannee in Manhattan

Shanghainese in Chinatown

Yes, one can have an excellent Shanghai meal in Ctown, although no one place does everything well.

Apr 17, 2015
swannee in Manhattan