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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.
Thanks!

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Prima Taste
1701 Lundy Ave Ste 100, San Jose, CA 95131

Sep 18, 2010
fayewolf in San Francisco Bay Area

Restaurant.com 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?

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Sumiya
2634 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051

Sep 11, 2010
fayewolf in San Francisco Bay Area

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.

Jul 14, 2010
fayewolf in San Francisco Bay Area

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!

Thanks!

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

Jul 14, 2010
fayewolf in San Francisco Bay Area

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.
Shibuya,
shinjuku
Asakusa
Harajuku/omotesando/aoyama

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!!

Jul 02, 2008
fayewolf in San Francisco Bay Area

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!

Mar 10, 2007
fayewolf in San Francisco Bay Area

$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?

Feb 19, 2007
fayewolf in San Francisco Bay Area

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. :(

Dec 29, 2006
fayewolf in San Francisco Bay Area