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Guest from Hong Kong recommendation?

Thank you all! I like both Donato Enoteca and Vesta, hopefully she would enjoy either of them. She's not fussy, so should be pretty easy to please!

I would love to try Martin West, but would be a bit weird to venture into a gastropub not ordering any alcohol :)

Flea street cafe seems like fun too!

Guest from Hong Kong recommendation?

I have a good friend coming from Hong Kong (as you know, lots of good food!!), and we will be in the peninsula (redwood city/San carlos).
I'm not opposed to going up and down the peninsula but don't want to go all the way to the city. It's last minute so no time for hard to get into places (reservations).

Probably no asian food (thai, japanese, chinese) where she will get plenty in HK. She does not like indian or mexican, latin american stuff. While vietnamese is excellent, the ambience is a bit difficult to catch up over dinner.

So that leave us with American/california/italian/french ?? What do you recommend? Not too expensive, maybe under 150 for both of us (we don't drink wine).

Any suggestions are appreciated! I'm okay going all the way to cupertino.
Thanks in advance!

Unique vietnamese in Orange County that I cannot get in bay area?

I totally forgot about the jackfruit salad. I did get the banh beo ! I really enjoyed my meal there!
I also got the beef jerky next door, i know we have that store in cupertino but it's easier for me to just pick it up right there ( I live in the peninsula)

Sep 26, 2014
fayewolf in Los Angeles Area

Unique vietnamese in Orange County that I cannot get in bay area?

I have to agree with Bun Riu at Pho Kim long !!
I haven't been to Vien Dong but will head there next time!

Sep 26, 2014
fayewolf in Los Angeles Area

Unique vietnamese in Orange County that I cannot get in bay area?

Arrived at quan hy :) thanks!!

Sep 25, 2014
fayewolf in Los Angeles Area

Unique vietnamese in Orange County that I cannot get in bay area?

Yep, pretty much story of my life for work travel

Sep 25, 2014
fayewolf in Los Angeles Area

Unique vietnamese in Orange County that I cannot get in bay area?

I had that at Brodard a few weeks ago when I was in OC, and it was amazing! I even ordered take out to bring back to my husband!!

Sep 25, 2014
fayewolf in Los Angeles Area

Unique vietnamese in Orange County that I cannot get in bay area?

I will be working in OC tomorrow and have an evening tonight to explore.
I know bay area has San Jose that has great vietnamese food. I'm looking for something unique that I can't get in the bay area. Or some dishes that I love like Bun Rieu, or Pho Ga that is done way better than bay area.

Any suggestions?

Sep 25, 2014
fayewolf in Los Angeles Area

Live and Freshly Killed Chickens at King Poultry & Produce in San Francisco Chinatown

Melanie.- wondering if I will be able to get one of these chickens there. I love fresh chickens, but I have live chicken phobia. I'm really afraid of the feathers (please don't laugh!!) so I can never get near these live chicken stores. I'm also veery scared of picking up a bag that has the head attached. Advise?

Trendy, good food for out of town guest from Hong Kong

I have a sister in law that loves good food and a father in law that's coming to Los Angeles, and we live in sf and will be joining them.

What are some really good but not expense account type restaurant that we can take them to enjoy that we do better than Hong Kong? Obviously not the Hong Kong food. We will be staying in Pasadena but okay to go to 45 min to an hour away.


Sep 07, 2014
fayewolf in Los Angeles Area

Are Milka chocolate better from Europe than in the states?

I'm in austria now and got some mustard in tubes, mango curry, and wanting to find more unique stuff, suggestions?

Sep 05, 2014
fayewolf in General Topics

St Remy/Avignon and French Riviera on budget

Hi, I will be in the French Riviera staying in nice (work) and last 2 days in cannes then head to st remy as our base.

Would love to see if you have any recommendations for good food that will not break my bank? Under 50euro per person?
We will have a car in st remy but not in nice/cannes.

Specifically a dinner in cannes or close by since my husband will be arriving in nice and our hotel is in cannes before we head out the next morning, thank you!!!

Jul 03, 2014
fayewolf in France

Dinner in Cannes or surrounding area

My DH and I will be spending a short vacation in Provence area. I will be in Nice a week before for work, so will be meeting with DH at Nice for a night before training over to Avignon.

His flight will land at 3pm in Nice. We won't have a lot of time and I dont want to make this too rush. We will be staying at Cannes (not changeable, staying with points at Hyatt).

Given that, where should we go for dinner? I'm thinking either Villefrance, or Eze?
Any specific restaurant? Does not need to be fancy


Jun 06, 2014
fayewolf in France

Rendondo beach live sea urchin

I fully expected it to be not so good based on the review here that the quality of sea urchin is not dictated by "live". I must have either so so taste or got really lucky, the one I got was very sweet, and tasty!

May 23, 2014
fayewolf in Los Angeles Area

New Trader Joe's Yea/Nay Thread - 2nd Quarter 2011 [old]

I agree. I have a high tolerance for spicy food too. This green papaya salad has bits of it that is beyond hot, and it was pretty disgusting too. I want to like it so bad, I'm a green papaya salad lover, but I just cannot eat this. :(

May 22, 2011
fayewolf in Chains

Prima Taste Chili Crab Packet(urgent in search of)

Does anyone know where I can find this packet in the bay area. It comes in a box, and they usually sell it at Ranch 99 Foster city, but all out of stock. I need it for this weekend.

Prima Taste
1701 Lundy Ave Ste 100, San Jose, CA 95131 question (use in either Shiok or Sumiya)

Anyone with trouble using the gift certs in these places? Also, I bought the certificates without specifying which restaurants, I'm a bit confused how to use these? Do i have to redeem them for a particular restaurant online first or can I just use these certificates printing them out?

2634 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051

Sushi Sam's-- reservation needed at 5pm?

I do know about hotaru, and I do go there alot. I am taking a friend from out of town, so want to go to a better place.

Sushi Sam's-- reservation needed at 5pm?

Need to get to the airport by 7pm on a friday night, friend wants sushi, does sushi sam need reservation at 5pm? Anywhere else we can go? Sushi will be best but i'm open for other suggestions!


Sushi Sam's
218 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401

Japan street foods or snacks?

Aug 24, 2009
fayewolf in Japan

Suggestions for my one day meal in Tokyo?

I've been to Tokyo many many times, I will only be going there for a short 2 day lay over (really just 1.5 days). My first night arrival will be around 8:30pm, by the time I get to shibuya (where my hotel is) will be 10:30 or so, so late night dinner will be great. I don't know if shibuya has any yata(street food stall?) near the station?

Things that I've tried in Japan that I love: Yakitori in a neighborhood near roppongi, i can't remember the english name, but it's a hole in the wall place. Umenohana (wonderful experience, got private room, so yummy), tonkatsu (one of those must go places, the name escaped me, it's in meguro. Sushi Dai in Tsukiji.
Motsunabe in ebisu.

I also tried Whale, I wasn't too thrilled about eating that, but my Japanese friend took me there as a surprised... long story...

I'm traveling alone, so some nabe places that require minimum 2 order I will not be able to go. Any suggestions?

Since I've been there many times and my limited time, I will only be staying in certain areas for photography/meals/shopping.

Will only venture out to tsukiji if I can get up early, since I've already been there, don't want to waste precious time.
Any suggestions welcome!!

Aug 24, 2009
fayewolf in Japan

Omurice?? Chika is now closed...

I walked by Chika the other day and it's now a pizza joint!? Does anyone know where it moved to?

I love their omurice and I need to find another place that has good omurice!!

Tanto Sunnyvale recommendations?

I decided to give this place a try after all the raves here. I've been to Gochi and really enjoyed it!!

What are some of the exceptional dishes? Please make your recommendation here! Thanks!

$200 to spend, where to go?

My boss gave me a xmas present of $200 to spend with my significant other for dinner. If it goes over, I can pay out of pocket to cover.
I'm thinking of Gary Dankos, any other suggestions?

Late night Korea Restaurant in Santa Clara?

I'm taking my sister in law out to dinner tonight after 9;30pm, which is the best korean place in Santa Clara?
I heard Korea House changed owners... they were our favorite. :(