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Somalian Restaurants in Minneapolis?

Thanks for your recommendation and correction. Somali it is!

Jul 22, 2009
moriminamimachikko in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Somalian Restaurants in Minneapolis?

I'm visiting Minneapolis this week and am wondering if anyone can recommend a good Somalian restaurant?

Jul 21, 2009
moriminamimachikko in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Japanese Restaurant Specializing in Grilled Eel

I'll be visiting Los Angeles from San Francisco in a week and would love to know if there are any Japanese restaurants specializing in grilled unagi dishes. In Japan I can go to an unagi restaurant that serves all grades of grilled eel served over rice or bento-style. Since there are so many Japanese restaurants in LA, I'm hoping a fellow Chowhound may have found such a place.

Jan 03, 2009
moriminamimachikko in Los Angeles Area

Fried Ipswich or Essex Clams

Thanks for recommending the Clam Box. "Bring a giant appetite" was right! We ordered way too much food: clam chowder, clam roll, lobster roll, clam platter and a clam/scallop/shrimp combo with onion rings. The eight of us wanted to sample lots of items on the menu and the food did not disappoint! Everything was delicious, though afterwards we felt a bit queasy from the oil! The place was pretty empty because of the time of year and we were able to spread out our feast over several tables and enjoy ourselves.

Dec 06, 2008
moriminamimachikko in All New England Archive

Fried Ipswich or Essex Clams

Thanks everyone for recommending the Clam Box in Ipswich. I dined there with my family and we ordered way too many dishes - clam roll, lobster roll, 3-way combo with onion rings, fried clam platter, clam chowder. We couldn't finish everything but the food was excellent!

Dec 06, 2008
moriminamimachikko in All New England Archive

Fried Ipswich or Essex Clams

Thanks for your posts on the Clam Box. Glad to know it is open!! We're going to check it out later this week. Thanks so much! And also thanks for Bob Lobster recommendation. May be able to fit that one in as well!

Nov 24, 2008
moriminamimachikko in All New England Archive

Old-Fashioned Baked Beans

Thanks for recommending Marliave. Do you have their address? Thanks!

Nov 22, 2008
moriminamimachikko in Greater Boston Area

Fried Ipswich or Essex Clams

Thanks for the Clam Box recommendation and the Klam Krawl Trip Report!! I loved the photos. Agree that Essex Seafood was not great. Went there last summer and found the food greasy and the clams tasteless.

Nov 21, 2008
moriminamimachikko in All New England Archive

Old-Fashioned Baked Beans

Where can I dine on old-fashioned baked beans (not out of a can) in the Boston area? Are there restaurants that serve beans slowly cooked in a pot, in either molasses or maple syrup? I'm also looking for places that serve Indian pudding and other traditional New England food. I'm visiting Boston next week and would love your recommendations.

Nov 21, 2008
moriminamimachikko in Greater Boston Area

Fried Ipswich or Essex Clams

Please recommend places to get the tastiest fried clams in or around Ipswich or Essex. I'm going to Massachusetts next week and would love to dine on sweet, succulent clams.

Nov 21, 2008
moriminamimachikko in All New England Archive

Kayenta, Shiprock, Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield

Thanks for the Farmington recommendations, and especially giving specific food items to order. The root beer definitely entices.

Aug 25, 2008
moriminamimachikko in Southwest

Sweets in Paris

What I envision is a scene from an old film, Cousin Cousine, where a couple selects all sorts of delicious pastries at a patisserie and tuck into each and every one of them. Thanks to your suggestions, I will attempt to recreate that scene, even though I'm with a bunch of girlfriends on this trip (husband stays home with the kitty).

Aug 22, 2008
moriminamimachikko in France

Sweets in Paris

I want to indulge in cakes, pastries, tartes, croissants, marron glaces, ice cream and chocolates while in Paris. What are your favorite sweet places (either take out or sit-in)?

Aug 20, 2008
moriminamimachikko in France

Late Night Albuquerque

Thanks for the Frontier recommendations and also for Chama River!

Aug 20, 2008
moriminamimachikko in Southwest

Kayenta, Shiprock, Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield

Thanks for the Goulding's Lodge recommendation!

Aug 19, 2008
moriminamimachikko in Southwest

Late Night Albuquerque

We'll be flying into Albuquerque around 10 pm on a Saturday. What restaurants can you recommend that are open late? Our hotel is in the northern part of Albuquerque and we would like to find someplace to eat on our way there from the airport.

Aug 19, 2008
moriminamimachikko in Southwest

Kayenta, Shiprock, Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield

Thanks for the tip on the flea market. I tracked down an earlier discussion on the flea. Unfortunately we'll be passing by on a Tuesday so doubt it will be happening. Great idea though, to seek tasty foods at fleas - will definitely keep our eyes open for this dining possibility while on the road.

Aug 19, 2008
moriminamimachikko in Southwest

What Happened to Linda's Place?

Last week I went to Linda's Place at 510 Mission in San Francisco and it was gone! They had some of my favorite dishes - roast duck over rice, steam chicken over garlic rice, curry rice specials, delicious pad thai and other noodle dishes...The food was plentiful and delicious, the price was right and the place was packed whenever I went. I assumed they would be there forever. Does anyone know what happened to Linda's? Did they move?

Aug 18, 2008
moriminamimachikko in San Francisco Bay Area

Albuquerque to Flagstaff - Lunch & Dinner Recommendations?

Thanks for your suggestions!

Aug 18, 2008
moriminamimachikko in Southwest

Kayenta, Shiprock, Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield

Thanks for your tips, they're much appreciated.

Aug 18, 2008
moriminamimachikko in Southwest

Kayenta, Shiprock, Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield

I will be passing these towns by car on a long drive. Can you recommend places to eat? I've checked previous posts and food selections in these towns seem bleak. Are there any diners or cafeterias worth checking out? Any unusual "finds?"

Aug 18, 2008
moriminamimachikko in Southwest

Albuquerque to Flagstaff - Lunch & Dinner Recommendations?

We are doing a long day's drive from Albuquerque to Flagstaff, stopping briefly at the Acoma and Zuni reservations. Can you recommend favorite restaurants or diners along the way? What's the best place to stop for lunch? For dinner?

Aug 17, 2008
moriminamimachikko in Southwest

Kobe recs?

Prasantrin, thanks for your map of Sun Plaza. I confirm your notations that No. 37 is Hinadori, 15 is Goncharoff and 61 is Tonkatsu Musashi. In looking at the chart, I also note Kabe no Ana (No.19) which has interesting Japanese-style spaghetti toppings. My favorite is mentaiko (spicy cod roe) and uni-ikura (urchin & salmon roe).

Aug 07, 2008
moriminamimachikko in Japan

Uni Domburi

Thanks for your comments on unidon and the lack of good choices outside of Hokkaido. I think one of my criteria for excellent unidon is not only the size, color and freshness of the uni and the momi nori but the rice underneath. I prefer a lightly vinegared rice rather than plain. The sushi rice brings out the flavor of uni more than regular steamed rice. Do you guys have a preference for plain or vinegared rice?

Jul 13, 2008
moriminamimachikko in Japan

Unique, Weird and Unusual Dining in SF

Two recent favorites in the city for me are Eiji on 317 Sanchez Street serving pretty authentic Japanese food and Yoshi's Jazz Club on 1330 Fillmore that features fusion Japanese (they call it kaiseki but it's not the kaiseki I'm familiar with in Japan). If you go to Eiji, check out the home-made tofu, fresh sashimi and sushi and don't forget to look on their board for seasonal specialties, Outstanding dishes at Yoshi's include seasonal organic vegetables roasted on cedar paper and innovative makizushi such as kimono and sarusa.

Jul 12, 2008
moriminamimachikko in San Francisco Bay Area

Alemany so much more crowded!

I don't mind the crowds at the Alemany market. Parking has been easy for me on Saturday mornings - it just takes a little time to drive up into the parking rows. Once in the rows, there's always plenty of vacant spots. I think the eating places have drawn the crowds here. I love the offerings of sweet corn tamales, pupsas and sopes, among others. Since I don't like traditional breakfast food, I really look forward to munching out at the Alemany market.As for the crowds comment, I've heard complaints from the produce vendors that the recent move to place all the eating places outside the main stalls have actually reduced foot traffic. Indeed the stalls on one of the market have been empty - I hope they're filled by new vendors. I buy most of my food at farmer's markets and Alemany is my first choice because of the lower prices and focus on Asian produce. I spend 1/3 of what I would pay at the Ferry Plaza or Marin Farmer's Markets.

Jul 12, 2008
moriminamimachikko in San Francisco Bay Area

Road Trip in the South

I will be doing a road trip through several Southern States in a couple of weeks and would like recommendations for regional foods and desserts. I will be spending time in Lexington, KY; Charleston, WV; Bluefield, WV; Dublin, VA and then taking Route 81 north towards New York City. And if there are any minor league baseball parks along the way, would you recommend any with great food in or near the park?

Jul 12, 2008
moriminamimachikko in General South Archive

Uni Domburi

Where can I get the best uni domburi? I had a fabulous unidon in Hokkaido but the chances of going there this year are nil. But I will be in Tokyo and Kansai and am hoping you can recommend some good places.

Jul 11, 2008
moriminamimachikko in Japan

Kobe recs?

All 3 - Hinadori, Tonkatsu Musashi and Goncharoff are located in the lower level of Sun Plaza on Center-gai. Center-gai is the main drag in downtown Kobe, near Sannomiya station. Hinadori is a counter-only restaurant - can only seat about 8 people and the yakitori man will turn people away once he runs out of chicken. He is a totally meticulous grillman. Order the yakitori bowl for a scrumptious sampling of grilled chicken parts or order ala carte and get your favorite parts - heart, skin, liver, gizzard, wing, white meat, etc. Tonkatsu Musashi has several branches in Kobe but the best one is in Sun Plaza. And I still stand by the pieces of raw dark chocolate you can get at Goncharoff.

Jul 11, 2008
moriminamimachikko in Japan

Breakfast Place in Bluefield, WVA?

I'll be visiting Bluefield from the West Coast and would like recommendations for a good breakfast place. I'm interested in local specialties.

Jul 10, 2008
moriminamimachikko in General South Archive