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KFC-style light fluffy biscuits?

Sep 08, 2011
Suzen in Home Cooking

What to order at Likafo

I love nam yu. I can eat it with plain white rice.

Sep 07, 2011
Suzen in France

What to order at Likafo

Thank you so much for all your good suggestions! I was scared to just order things from the menu because it's so large and I know sometimes, not everything is good. But I will surely, try the doufu dishes that you mentioned and be more open when I am there next time.

Also have you tried the BBQ-ed meats? Is it only fresh in the morning? We tried it at a different place for dinner and it completely dried out. My parents at home usually only order the BBQ stuff in the morning.

Sep 06, 2011
Suzen in France

What to order at Likafo

I have been living in Paris for over 4 years and have not found any real tasty Chinese food. But based on the discussions here about Likafo, I went and gave it a try over the weekend. It was actually really good. I had the hot & sour soup which was actually spiced with white pepper instead of chili peppers or chili oil. That was a really nice suprise. Then I had a pot of braised tofu with mixed meats. Pretty good as well. I saw another table with stuffed peppers or aubergines that looked good.

I know plenty of people have said the wonton soup is pretty good. Which is fine but I would like to know what are some other dishes that may be tasty. I was tempted to order the salt & pepper calamar or shrimp as well. What are some good veg dishes?

Any suggestions would really be appreciated. If you can give me the French translation of the name too that would be good.

Many Thanks,
Suzen

Sep 05, 2011
Suzen in France

Returning to my beautiful, beloved Paris...

Well it may not be too late to book a table if you are willing to take the 10:30 PM seating at some places. Good luck!

Apr 27, 2011
Suzen in France

Afternoon Tea at the Ritz?

Thanks Scooby! I would avoid the drama for the time being. I travel to London quite a bit so I will keep this one on the docket for next time.

Apr 26, 2011
Suzen in U.K./Ireland

Afternoon Tea at the Ritz?

That does help! I called the Savoy but they are fully booked. They put me on a waiting list. I looked it up on their website and it looks fantastic. I will read up on the other 2 that you mentioned.

Apr 26, 2011
Suzen in U.K./Ireland

Afternoon Tea at the Ritz?

Dear All,

I am heading over to London the weekend of May 7th and would really like to experience a traditional British afternoon tea service. I looked into going to the Ritz but the traditional afternoon tea service is all booked up. Only the novelty ones for the royal wedding and easter are available.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

Many Thanks!

Apr 26, 2011
Suzen in U.K./Ireland

Chez l'ami Jean: Feb 2011

Maybe L'Ami Jean is having some growing pains. I noticed that they have L'Ami Jean printed on their plates now. And certainly, they want to expand on their notoriety (good or bad).

I think everyone wants to have the food, ambience, and service to be in line with the price they are paying. As the old saying goes," you always get what you paid for", which is the minimum of what we can all ask for. But with the increase in prices and decrease in service, you get the feeling that you are getting a little bit less than what you paid for.

There are certainly much better places to eat in Paris. But I sure will miss that riz au lait. Too bad the salted caramel comes in whipped foam instead of caramel syrup like before. It was much nicer to drizzle the caramel syrup rather than trying to spread the foam over the riz au lait.

Mar 02, 2011
Suzen in France

Chez l'ami Jean: Feb 2011

I have been L'ami Jean 3 times. First 2 times were during last summer and the experience was fantastic because the food was incredible. We had the cote de beouf, lobster, rice pudding, and sausage sampler starter during those 2 visits.

Last night we went back again and our eyes nearly fell out of their sockets. One of our favorite things at l'ami jean was the cote de beouf. The last 2 times that we went, it was 65 euros for 2 people. Last night the price shot up to 90 euros for 2 people sharing. True the beef was good but not 45 euros per person good. The sausage starter and rice pudding was still the same price and were still fabulous. But the lowest priced main course we could find was 38 euros a plate. Funny thing is, my husband and our friend ordered a veal stew to share and our friend found a pretty big piece of plastic in his stew. We alerted the waitress and she said she was sorry and didn't know how it got there. At the end she didn't charge us for our friend's veal stew and rice pudding.

But unfortunately, we will never go back to l'ami jean again. We can not believe the place changed so much in a year. The waiters were much more toned down and the noise level definitley went down. But we also noticed that there were quite some empty tables for the second seating. The value and quality are no longer tied together.

We are now starting to find another favorite place for cote de beouf.

Feb 27, 2011
Suzen in France