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French Macarons in Seattle?

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind!

Sep 22, 2011
mmkanzaki in Greater Seattle

French Macarons in Seattle?

OK, I am going to have to try their salted caramel macaron at Bakery Nouveau- we had a salted caramel one at Laduree and I have to say, it was one of THE most yummiest things I have ever eaten, and I'm not a huge sweets fan myself. The shell was crumbly and melt in the mouth, but the caramel lingered for just the right amount..............I may actually be kind of picky in the macaron dept because we tried a caramel macaron from a different bakery in NYC(that only sold macarons), and the caramel and shell just kind of disintegrated in the mouth. The caramel itself tasted good, but something was just a little off. Anyway, thank you all for the recs, after I burn off some of the food I had eating my way through New York, I will definitely try a macaron in Seattle.

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Bakery Nouveau
4737 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Sep 21, 2011
mmkanzaki in Greater Seattle

French Macarons in Seattle?

thanks for the info everyone! I will try to go to one of these bakeries soon. And to christy319, my mom is in Japan now and I had asked her to buy some macarons for me before I had tried Laduree. I am almost sure that she was planning to buy macarons from Pierre Herme- I am quite excited!!

Sep 20, 2011
mmkanzaki in Greater Seattle

French Macarons in Seattle?

I just returned from NYC a few days ago, and had the most amazing french macarons from La Maison Laduree, a french macaron store that just opened their first US store a couple of weeks ago. Does anyone know where I can find a decent macaron in Seattle? I've tried Le Panier, it doesn't even come close to what a true macaron should be.

Sep 19, 2011
mmkanzaki in Greater Seattle

Lunch near Sixth Ave and Canal St?

I was just there staying at the Hilton Garden Inn at 6th and Canal- I ate at a soup/ sandwich place called Columbine, and it was delicious! They have 3 different soup specials everyday, plus a handful of homemade sandwiches, salads, and sides. The store itself has moved into the space next door with a sign that says "Clementine " on it, not sure what that's about.

Columbine- 229 W, Broadway, New York, NY 10013

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Cafe Clementine
227 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Columbine
229 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Sep 19, 2011
mmkanzaki in Manhattan

Help for a Seattlelite visiting Manhattan for the first time

The address of the hotel is 39 Avenue of the Americas. Yes, $20pp, not including tax and tip. We're light drinkers.
Chinese food- we love all kinds of chinese, but we don't care too much for cantonese except dim sum. Italian- well, we're from Seattle so choices here are pretty limited. Have no clue what kind of Italian we like, I guess we're pretty open. Thank you for the help, I so appreciate it!

Aug 30, 2011
mmkanzaki in Manhattan

Help for a Seattlelite visiting Manhattan for the first time

My husband and I are visiting New York for the first time ever. He'll be working one day, so I'll be on my own then. We will be staying in Tribeca. Are there any casual restaurants that you would recommend, preferably some near our hotel? We are looking for less expensive places, probably no more than $15-20 per person most days, but would be willing to try something a little more expensive for 1 or 2 meals- up to $40-50 per person.
We are interested in true New York style pizza, not the Neapolitan style since they have those in Seattle. Other chowhound threads on NY pizza are a little overwhelming, to say the least. Also looking for recs on cheesecakes with a cake crust, not graham cracker crust. We'd also love input on Chinese and Italian food.
Other places that we are planning to try are :
Shake Shack
Katsu Hama
Katz's
Kitchenette- planning to go by myself for breakfast or lunch while the hubby works
Bubby's

Any recommendations would be so helpful. Also, since this is our first visit, is walking from Tribeca to say, Chinatown or Little Italy, Soho do-able?
Thank you so much!

Aug 29, 2011
mmkanzaki in Manhattan

going to Disneyland, good authentic Japanese restaurant?

Thank you all for the wonderful recs, we will try to hit one of the restaurants that were mentioned, unfortunately my son is sick with the stomach flu so our vacation isn't quite going as planned! Thanks!

Apr 13, 2011
mmkanzaki in Los Angeles Area

going to Disneyland, good authentic Japanese restaurant?

Yes, we will have a car, and yes, we are willing to drive for something good- thanks!

Apr 11, 2011
mmkanzaki in Los Angeles Area

going to Disneyland, good authentic Japanese restaurant?

We are going to Disneyland this week, and are looking for a good Japaese restaurant in the area. Our parents owned a sushi bar here in Seattle, so we are looking for good quality, authentic Japanese/sushi.

Apr 11, 2011
mmkanzaki in Los Angeles Area

Maui Vacation

We love Maui and hope you will too. Our favorites by far are Mama's Fish House and Hali'imaile General Store. Many people like Sansei but I really think they are over-rated. Plate lunch is always good, and I hear they're opening a Zippy's(only on Oahu, a plate lunch restaurant) in Kahului, near the airport, this year. If it's open, you have to try it- it's a Hawaii tradition! Have fun!

May 14, 2008
mmkanzaki in Hawaii

Eating Japanese - a cry for help

Although I'm not a expert in restaurants in Japan, the basements of department stores are really fun to check out. They have ALL kinds of food, already prepared and ready to eat. They also have desserts, baked goods, annything you can possibly imagine. The quality is pretty good, and it gives you a good variety of what japanese food is really about. There are other posts that you can check out- the basements are called "depachika", there are some reccomendations of which department stores are the best.

Apr 30, 2008
mmkanzaki in Japan

Weekend in Seattle: must eats?

If this is your first trip to Seattle, you may want to try one of the Tom Douglas restaurants- Dahlia Lounge, Palace Kitchen, Etta's, Lola, or Serious Pie. I think Dahlia Lounge has the most NW feel.

Apr 20, 2008
mmkanzaki in Pacific Northwest

[SEA] Sushi in Seattle (split from San Francisco board)

I have to totally agree! It takes some serious experience on the chef's part to season the rice right, it makes a world of difference. And cleanliness of the chef is of upmost importance too, especially when dealing with raw fish....

Apr 20, 2008
mmkanzaki in Pacific Northwest

[SEA] Sushi in Seattle (split from San Francisco board)

I have to say, Nishino is so-so. The shari (sushi rice) wasn't the best.

Apr 18, 2008
mmkanzaki in Pacific Northwest

[SEA] Sushi in Seattle (split from San Francisco board)

Where in Seattle have you had really good sushi? I have trouble finding anything good

Apr 18, 2008
mmkanzaki in Pacific Northwest

best sushi restaurant in sf?

Thanks everyone for the suggestions- we are from Seattle and my parents used to own a sushi bar there so we have high expectations.... we haven't found any local places that meet it.

best sushi restaurant in sf?

We're planning to be in sf for just one night, and there are so many japanese restaurants there, what is the best one?