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Sevilla

Thank you.

Jun 06, 2012
bourgogneboy in Spain/Portugal

Sevilla

Going to Sevilla in early July. Any advice as to nice places at which to dine?

Also, thinking of spending a few days either at Cadiz or Tarifa. Any suggestions for good hotels?

Thanks!

Jun 05, 2012
bourgogneboy in Spain/Portugal

Diver XO

Yes, the Amex Centurion Service worked for me too. When I asked them to book (and it was just a couple of weeks before I went to Madrid), they said it was fully booked. However, when I was in Madrid, Amex called and said a table had become available.

However, my wife and I were not as impressed with DiverXO as we were with Sergi Arola Gastro. I think we were less impressed because some of the things they do at DiverXO are actually quite common to Asian palates (we are Chinese).

Jun 05, 2012
bourgogneboy in Spain/Portugal

Buying Japanese Knives in HK

You can find the very famous (but expensive) Global knives in Pan Handler in Prince's Building, Central.

Sep 22, 2008
bourgogneboy in China & Southeast Asia

HK foodie trip in October

I would also very strongly recommend Sang Kee in Johnston Road for very traditional Cantonese food and seafood. They are so popular that they have 2 seatings every evening. There are some dishes which your husband can have - the deep fried egg plant is very good as is the choi sum with preserved vegetables.

Sep 22, 2008
bourgogneboy in China & Southeast Asia

HK foodie trip in October

I agree with Peech. I love Maks because I love their noodles. If you're going there, you must try the Sui Gao in addition to the wontons - I personally think the sui gao is better than the wontons although it's usually the wontons which get the good reviews. Wing Wah's noodles are no where nearly as good as Mak's.

I don't like the wonton noodles at Ho Hung Kee.I am told the stir fried stuff is actually better there.

Xiao Nan Guo used to be a favourite but like Peech, I have struck it off my list. For Shanghainese, I now prefer Liu's Pavilion. If you can get a local friend who is a member to take you - go to the Kiangsu Chekiang Association.

If you want authentic Chinese food, Hutong is the wrong place to go. authentic

Sep 22, 2008
bourgogneboy in China & Southeast Asia