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Franco Manca, Brixton, London

Sorry to contraddict all of you.
I'm Italian and my favourite pizza is the one I make...said that, out of Italy there's one place I really LOVE: Pappagone in Stroud Green. Their pizza is amazing.

Jan 12, 2010
MaryUk82 in U.K./Ireland

Help!!! Dumplings!! [London]

Thanks everyone! Can't wait to try Silk road...mmmm do you kow if itàs open for luch?

Nov 25, 2009
MaryUk82 in U.K./Ireland

Help!!! Dumplings!! [London]

Hello everyone...
Iàm not new to this board, although I have to say I read more than posting...sorry!

I need your help!
I have a very serious addiction to Chinese Dumplings....the Jiao zi.
I am Italian although have been living in London for years...still I have never managed to find the dumplings I am used to eat in my favourite Chinese restaurant out of China, which is Hang-Zhou in Rome, by the way!

They do Pork dumplings, spring-rolls with cabbage, carrots and soya sprouts as starters and main courses are usually Kung-Pao chicken, Almond Chicken or Sweet and sour Pork or spicy pork belly....

The kind of Chinese food we have in Italy is just my favourite...and I can't seem to find it in London! Can anyone help with this?
Thanks a lot!

Nov 20, 2009
MaryUk82 in U.K./Ireland

Vi piace il gelato?

May 14, 2009
MaryUk82 in Italy

No good bagels??? [London]

There's an amazing Beagle Bakery at the corner between Blackstock Road and Seven Sisters, just in front of the LIDL.
Go there for the Bagles and for the amazing cakes...

May 13, 2009
MaryUk82 in U.K./Ireland

More specific requests...thanks!

Eh eh...thanks guys...

Thing is, being Italian and living in London, Im looking for a totally different experience!
Something like Katz or Clinton St's pancakes..something I know I won't find anywhere else that easily....if you know what I mean...and no I'm not talking about Swine flu!
That's why Southern food interests me, it impossible to find it in Europe! Same as good Burgers and new england food...
Anyway, still open to tips and suggestions!
ta,

Apr 28, 2009
MaryUk82 in Manhattan

More specific requests...thanks!

Hi guys, thanks again!
So RGR...here are your answers!

4)This is a great question! I'm sorted fro Breakfast...so mainly lunch, really. Buget is $20 each.

5) Don't worry, I understand now...

6&7) I wasn't thinking about going for Greek...but as everyone kept going on about Kefi I though it was worth trying! For my mum's birthday I was looking for somewhere nicer, yes!

Apr 27, 2009
MaryUk82 in Manhattan

More specific requests...thanks!

Hi guys, sorry to be a pain....I've got some specific requests now, hope you can help me...sorry to post again, but I just made my mind on more specific questions...Considering we'll be staying in the financial distric, and that we'll probably be in the shopping areas most of the time, it'0s gonna be hard finding good places to have breakfast\lunch that aren't TOO far from those areas, I guess!

I still need:

1) Soul food: I had the Rack and Soul fried chicken last time, and really liked it, but maybe just cause it's been the only one i've had...so I'm open to suggestions! Sylvia's? Melba's?

3)Breakfast...the usual Clinton will obviously do...but what else? I went to Sarabeth and Good Enough to eat..any other tip? Shopsins, maybe? Something not too hard to be reached from Chambers Street. Something with nice atmosphere and nice food...just like Clinton St, really!

4) Lunch spots mid-town? I went to Korea Town a lot last time...nothing REALLY excited me though..

5) Frozen Yogurt? It's a New York institution, isn't it?

6) Still looking for somewhere cool to celebrate my mum's birthday..

7) is Kefi worth going then?

I promise that should you guys need tips for London\Rome I'll be your...girl!

Mary

Apr 26, 2009
MaryUk82 in Manhattan

The second time it's always better...they say!

Have no clue of what the average price for a nice dinner is there...The most I've spent last time was around $20-25 (drinks not included) so I was thinking...up to $50, maybe?

Apr 24, 2009
MaryUk82 in Manhattan

The second time it's always better...they say!

Oh and Yes, I obviosuly went to Katz. And Otafuku...it took me 3 hours to find it though!

Apr 24, 2009
MaryUk82 in Manhattan

The second time it's always better...they say!

Believe it or not...i'M BACK TO NEW YORK!! Well, I'll be in a couple of weeks!
I had a great time in December....food-wise I've really loved every single meal!!! Your tips have been amazing, so thanks once again...
I'm definitely going back to Clinton St. Baking....their pancakes are unforgettable and so are the Waffles they do in Sarabeth's.
I had an amazing burger at Rare....there was such a massive queue at the Corner Bistro we couldn't get in!!
I went to Yasuda and Yuka...both amazing and to Caltham Sq for Dim Sum, which I liked but maybe it's just too far from our "western" tastes..
I went to Rack and Soul, for Fried Chicken, which was lovely and to so many other places I can't even remember...I had a great lobster in a place in front of the Blue Note...mmm

So, this time I'm looking to "fill the gaps"...any raccomendation? Mexican, Middle-eastern, maybe some decent Soul food...I'm coming with me mum who's a teenager at hearth but
as it's going to be her birthday on the 9th of May I'd also need a special place to take her on that night...I'm not talking about a posh one, just special.
We're staying in the financial district this time...a bit crap, I know, but it's easy to move around in Manhattan at least!
xx
p.s. @kathryn (sorry...it's Twitter's fault..)
I'm definitely up for spending a bit more for my mum's birthday...mind you that we both like cute informal places with nice food...rather than polished, white-gloves places with weird jelly foods and dwarfish-portions!
I want to keep it medium-low key, purely because I've realized that unless you are really up for spending a lot there's not a big difference..NO ITALIAN food...obviously!

Apr 24, 2009
MaryUk82 in Manhattan

First time! Food-lovers tips wanted!

I'll start a new post...you're right!

Apr 24, 2009
MaryUk82 in Manhattan

First time! Food-lovers tips wanted!

Believe it or not...i'M BACK TO NEW YORK!! Well, I'll be in a couple of weeks!
I had a great time in December....food-wise I've really loved every single meal!!! Your tips have been amazing, so thanks once again...
I'm definitely going back to Clinton St. Baking....their pancakes are unforgettable and so are the Waffles they do in Sarabeth's.
I had an amazing burger at Rare....there was such a massive queue at the Corner Bistro we couldn't get in!!
I went to Yasuda and Yuka...both amazing and to Caltham Sq for Dim Sum, which I liked but maybe it's just too far from our "western" tastes..
I went to Rack and Soul, for Fried Chicken, which was lovely and to so many other places I can't even remember...I had a great lobster in a place in front of the Blue Note...mmm

So, this time I'm looking to "fill the gaps"...any raccomendation? Mexican, Middle-eastern, maybe some decent Soul food...I'm coming with me mum who's a teenager at hearth but
as it's going to be her birthday on the 9th of May I'd also need a special place to take her on that night...I'm not talking about a posh one, just special.
We're staying in the financial district this time...a bit crap, I know, but it's easy to move around in Manhattan at least!
xx

Apr 24, 2009
MaryUk82 in Manhattan

Help!!Sushi in London!

Thanks! I'll give Eat Tokyo a try....I can't believe Asakusa is closed from the 24th till the 1st!
Anyway, Yes Asakusa is the best, only problem is I always wanna try new things and I still end up ordering the sames ones all the times---I like them too much!

Any other tip is more than welcome!
P.s. Takoyakies are hard to find...harder to forget! I think the Asakusa ones are great, though!

Dec 23, 2008
MaryUk82 in U.K./Ireland

Help!!Sushi in London!

Asakusa, MY sushi place, is closed for a few days and I need an alternative!
I need another place to take some friends. I love the fact that Asakusa is a REAL Japanese place, but still VERY cheap and with amazing qualities and a great menu (Their takoyakes are amazing!).
Any similar alternative, in terms of food and price?
Ta,
Mary

Dec 23, 2008
MaryUk82 in U.K./Ireland

First time! Food-lovers tips wanted!

Hi guys, me again!
I was wondering....do you think it's betetr to bring cash or just use my credit card? I'm talking in general...but especially food-wise...

Thanks so much again...

Nov 19, 2008
MaryUk82 in Manhattan

First time! Food-lovers tips wanted!

Silencespeak, don't know how to thank you!
I guess I need luck, indeed....I want to write a guide about Rome, London and New York best places but NY seems to be a very tough cookie for someone who doesn't know the city at all!

Nov 18, 2008
MaryUk82 in Manhattan

First time! Food-lovers tips wanted!

Thanks again. Well, I'm looking for many things, actually. And they don't necessary have to be on the UWS, actually, I'm willing to explore the city as much as I can so don't worry about the location as long as it's not too far!

Nov 17, 2008
MaryUk82 in Manhattan

First time! Food-lovers tips wanted!

Ok. No red lobster. I swear on my Cat's soul.

Nov 17, 2008
MaryUk82 in Manhattan

First time! Food-lovers tips wanted!

Thanks so much guys....I'm so confused! I want to go to all these places now!

My budget is...well...the cheapest, the better, really....I'm a young working-girl trying to survive on the minimum wage...:(

Said that as long as it's not TOO expensive I am open to suggestions!

I've been told there are good and cheap Sushi places in NY so that's what I am looking for at the moment...there's an amazing Japanese restaurant in London which is also very cheap but the owner himself told me the sushi in NY it's the best out of Japan! So...

It's me and a friend coming over...do you guys think Flushing's it's worth going? I want to have food-experiences, not just eat....that's why I am glad to know Americans eat more than Burgers and Steaks! Which of the ones you talked about you'd advice to go to?

So, Clinton Bakery is a must, apparently, so is Shake Shack, what about Red Lobster i've heard about?

Which one is closer to the Upper west side between Shorty's .32, Whym, Freeman's, Five Points, Friend of a Farmer and The Smith?

SORRY!I am a total pain...but I'm kinda over-food-exited and I am just worried to come and not try the best places....

Said that I'm 1,70 and I weight less than 50 kgs but I eat like a farmer after a day in the field....so don't worry! I can handle it! :P

Nov 17, 2008
MaryUk82 in Manhattan

First time! Food-lovers tips wanted!

Hi Kat,
thanks for your tips!

Clinton St is on my list, and the Sushi place as well: any other cheap alternatives? Take away maybe?

Burgers....well...I like thick ones and Steaks-wise...anything you think it's worth trying. Yes I'd like to go to REAL American places where they do BBQ stuff as well as fried chicken..

Any other suggestion for cool places that I didn't consider?
Ta!

Nov 16, 2008
MaryUk82 in Manhattan

First time! Food-lovers tips wanted!

Hi everyone,

I'm Italian but I live in London. I'm a food-acoholic, I love trying new places and foods and I write restaurant reviews both in London and in Italy.

I am coming to NY for the first time, and I'm willing to make the best of the gastronomic heaven that it seems to be! I'm stayin in a cheap hotel in the Upper West side and I'm looking for tips on places where I can get good food without spending a fortune (that I don't have, unfortunately)

In particular....

a) Sushi! I am a Sushi-freak, so please help me! I have MY sushi place in London I adore, I'm looking for tips on NY's best cheap sushi places (not so cheap it'll kill me, obviously). Restaurants and take away, both welcome

b) Pancakes! I want to finally have REAL pancakes, blueberry are me favourite...any ideas?

c) American food...like Burgers and steaks....my knowledge goes ad far as Hard Rock here...sorry! I want THE real thing now!

d) Dim-Sum: is china-town good? Any other locations?

e)Mexican food...well, enough said!

f) Cheescake....which is the best place in NY?

And really, anything else I might want to try before I leave...something you consider to be special, cool, worth-going...

thanks so much in advance guys,

Mary

Nov 16, 2008
MaryUk82 in Manhattan