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After Guilo Guilo Hitoshina what's next?

Modern twist on what some might call kaiseki with a reasonable price. Ideally $50-$75 per person.

Mar 29, 2014
precogpunk in Japan

After Guilo Guilo Hitoshina what's next?

So where would you steer me next?

Mar 29, 2014
precogpunk in Japan

After Guilo Guilo Hitoshina what's next?

I was lucky enough to walk in at 5:30 yesterday and get a table for two at Guilo Guilo Hitoshina in Kyoto . The quality was high and the price was reasonable. What else would you recommend in Kyoto? I'm pretty flexible on price.

Mar 28, 2014
precogpunk in Japan

Kaiseki in Kyoto

+1 to Okariba. Unfortunately when I arrived I had a limited amount of cash on me and there is no ATM close by that would take my American network. The chef was still very understanding and did omakase within our budget-- infact he made so much food I felt horrible we couldnt finish some of it. Pictures here: http://chowmates.com/2012/11/28/kyoto-nishiki-market/dsc00868/
Another fun time was at Harimaya, my understanding it the chef is the son of a famous kaiseki chef, for the price the quality was out of this world. http://chowmates.com/2012/11/27/kyoto...
Photos here:

Feb 24, 2014
precogpunk in Japan

What's the most unique food experience in Seattle?

By no reservations I mean I can't make them more than one day ahead do to my poor planning but I never mind waiting or eating at the bar.

Feb 06, 2014
precogpunk in Greater Seattle

What's the most unique food experience in Seattle?

Thanks, I'll check it out! Not looking for the best at all, just something you won't taste or experience elsewhere.

Feb 06, 2014
precogpunk in Greater Seattle

Best place for a good quality steak?

I'm considering millers guild, any feedback?

Feb 06, 2014
precogpunk in Greater Seattle

What's the most unique food experience in Seattle?

Money is no object. No reservations required but I don't mind waiting 1hr+ for a seat (ideally at the bar). 20 minutes or less from downtown. I eat anything from 3 star tasting to back alley street food with the same passion. I'm here for 2 days, what should I eat? Extra credit, what beer should I track down and drink?

Feb 06, 2014
precogpunk in Greater Seattle

A nice dinner out in Tokyo without breaking the bank....Kyoto recs?

If you're going to Kyoto I'd highly recommend Dining Harimaya. From what I remember, it's the son a famous kaiseki chef, that being said it was reasonable in price and left a good impression.

You can see some photos on my blog:
http://chowmates.com/2012/11/27/kyoto-gion-haramiya/

Here's a link to more information:
http://tabelog.com/kyoto/A2603/A26030...

Jan 10, 2014
precogpunk in Japan

Top Japanese restaurants in Tokyo

I have to chime here and agree with others who commented on the short sightedness of your posting. You can get sushi EVERYWHERE. When in Japan you should try being open minded about the things that are truly Japanese that you can not get anywhere else in the world. It's also silly to avoid the unavoidable.

Oct 13, 2012
precogpunk in Japan

Food trip to fukuoka and tokyo

Hakata Daruma is 5minutes walk from Watanabe do-ri subway station. just walk 3blocks toward Sumiyoshi bridge(go east) from the station. the address is Watanabe do-ri 1-8-26. enjoy:)
http://gourmet.walkerplus.com/1914610...
Address : 福岡市中央区渡辺通1-8-26

Oct 13, 2012
precogpunk in Japan

Major Ramen craving

I'm surprised they left out Moto-i; it's also worth reviewing Origami and United Noodle's deli.

Aug 22, 2012
precogpunk in Minneapolis-St. Paul

2012 Minnesota Burger TDL

Please report back if you eat a burger mentioned in the thread. I'd love to hear the juicy details.

Jan 20, 2012
precogpunk in Minneapolis-St. Paul

2012 Minnesota Burger TDL

That's correct, the first list is on my to do list and the second list is my top burgers to date.

Jan 20, 2012
precogpunk in Minneapolis-St. Paul

2012 Minnesota Burger TDL

After reading the city pages "top 10 burgers" list I had to draft my own burger to-do-list for 2012. My question is what's yours?

1. Wa-Fú Hamburger from masu because everything else on the menu is amazing.
2. Greasers from Travail.
3. Mickey's diner before is disappears.
4. Bulldog Northeast, I've only had the black bean burger.
5. The Vincent burger since many people claim it's the best in Minneapolis.
6. I want to try the broodjes at the Amsterdam bar and hall even though they are not all technically burgers.
7. Butcher & the Boar, if they have a burger, would make the list.
8. Pat's Tavern, duck burgers.

Here's my personal top 10 list of burgers to date.

1. For take-it-or-leave-it-attitude: Haute Dish.
2. For guilt-free dining and a side of smelt fries: Red Stag.
3 & 4. For value: Northeast social club and Crave MOA sliders.
5. For a downtown lunch break: the Hennepin at Lion's pub.
6. For the gourmet (and a burger cheaper than your cocktail): lamb burgers at LBV.
7. For pure butter: Lurcat sliders.
8. For originality and heart burn: Joe's Garage spicy asian pork burger.
9 & 10. For the best vegetarian alternatives: Bulldog NE's black bean burger or Fitgers wild rice burger.
11. Best brew pub burger is Town Hall's black and blue burger.
12. The burger and fries I'll always remember but never eat again: Pop!.

P.S. Yes I've had the 112 burger and it didn't make my list.

Jan 19, 2012
precogpunk in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Best Pho?

+1 for the Pho 79 recommendation.

Jan 19, 2012
precogpunk in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Major Ramen craving

I think Masu's Tonkotsu Curry ramen is the best ramen in town followed by Moto-i. I still have to try zen box. Try making your own ramen sometime (I have) and you'll respect the difficulty involved. Ive made the momofuku ramen a number of times. In a pinch, the sun brand ramen noodles are united are passable. I've also had ramen at Obento-ya (hit or miss) and united noodle's deli (average). I've yet to try zen box. I'd be interested in trying it at tampopo if they had it.

Jan 19, 2012
precogpunk in Minneapolis-St. Paul

best hotdog

I'm going to answer your question by not answering your question. Ha. The smoke house polish and home made relish found at the mpls weekend farmer's market is the best. I think the downtown the walking dog (in the sky way in the north star building?) is a good value and offers traditional vienna beef chicago dogs. I've only had Nate Dogs at Surly Darkness Days at which point everything is going to taste good. They win points on being the most creative.

Jan 19, 2012
precogpunk in Minneapolis-St. Paul