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Is Butagumi closed? Other good Tonkatsu

Thank god for that, this thread gave me a real scare!

Mar 25, 2013
davew666 in Japan

Brit looking for real Mexican in ABQ

Thanks for this. I think I will avoid seafood in a landlocked state, especially since I am flying to Seattle afterwards!

Mar 22, 2013
davew666 in Southwest

Brit looking for real Mexican in ABQ

I'm guessing Old Mexican. I would like to eat something that one might actually find in Mexico, rather than an americanised version of it.

Mar 22, 2013
davew666 in Southwest

Brit looking for real Mexican in ABQ

Sounds like the same as here really. Maybe some horrible gluey refried beans too!

Mar 22, 2013
davew666 in Southwest

Brit looking for real Mexican in ABQ

I'm going to be in the ABQ area in May, and wanted to try some "real" Mexican food as it's the closest to Mexico I will be in the foreseable future.

I'm not after tex-mex nachos etc, but the kind of thing we don't get here in the UK. Assuming it really exists as I have been told it does?

Any recommendations?

Mar 17, 2013
davew666 in Southwest

American Wagyu/Kobe beef

That's good, thanks.

Any more?

Sep 16, 2012
davew666 in General Topics

American Wagyu/Kobe beef

Thanks for that, although I am very familiar with the technicalities of Wagyu breeding!

I am really looking for some recommendations of who sells the tastiest Wagyu - regardless of its precise genetic makeup.

Sep 16, 2012
davew666 in General Topics

American Wagyu/Kobe beef

Hi,

I'm trying to do some research on American Wagyu (I'm from the UK) and was looking for the top producers in the US. Are there any particular ranches/farms/butchers that sell what you would consider to be the best?

They could be conventional, organic, grass fed, grain fed - whatever. I'm just looking for the best.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Sep 15, 2012
davew666 in General Topics

Buying Japanese Whiskies (To Take Home) + Visiting Distilleries

This is quite good - there's an English audio guide for the tour too as they do it in Japanese only.

Aug 06, 2012
davew666 in Japan

Lameloise: Lunch vs Dinner

i couldn't say, I only went for the first time about 2 years ago (or maybe 3?)

May 19, 2012
davew666 in France

Lameloise: Lunch vs Dinner

The restaurant changed hands a few years ago, I can only imagine it was after you went.

The service is one of the reasons I love it so much - by far the least 3* of any 3* I've been to (in France at any rate). The first time I went it was because it was the only place we could find that would let us in wearing shorts; something Troisgros is certainly not happy with.

May 16, 2012
davew666 in France

Lameloise: Lunch vs Dinner

I think so, although as I rarely eat cheese in restaurants I couldn't swear on it.

May 15, 2012
davew666 in France

Lameloise: Lunch vs Dinner

Lameloise is superb. I have only been for lunch (although have supper booked in a couple of weeks). The lunch menu is good value, but only if you want what it has on it!

May 15, 2012
davew666 in France

Tempura Restaurant and sushi restaurant

i went to Yokota a couple of years ago (in the old location). It was superb

Apr 07, 2012
davew666 in Japan

Hidden Barcelona Sushi Find- OMG AMAZING

Just eaten here.

Overall good, certainly high quality fish. The only two problems I had were that I prefer a bit more seasoning on my rice, and he grated some lime zest over the top of some of the nigiri, which somewhat overwhelms subtle sushi.

I did have a couple of bits of toro though, which were ENORMOUS. We are talking double sized nigiri. It was also proper o-toro, none of this chu-toro nonsense! It had some sort of drizzled sauce on the top, which I must admit was very good. Certainly the best toro I have eaten in europe.

Apr 06, 2012
davew666 in Spain/Portugal

Tea Horse

Yup, it's pretty good if youre into that sort of stuff. some very tasty, others more "interesting"! Good value too

Mar 19, 2012
davew666 in U.K./Ireland

St John Bread and Wine...lunch or dinner?

there's no specific difference between them

Feb 04, 2012
davew666 in U.K./Ireland

Sapporo food blogs and or restaurant review sites?

great, i'm glad you enjoyed it so much!

Jan 22, 2012
davew666 in Japan

L.A. 'Hound reports back: Aronia de Takazawa, Tokyo [LONG REVIEW WITH PHOTOS]

I quite agree that chefs are always looking to cook outside the simple categories. That applies here, and it why it is not French cuisine. If you said "French inspired" cuisine, then we would be in agreement.

Jan 07, 2012
davew666 in Japan

L.A. 'Hound reports back: Aronia de Takazawa, Tokyo [LONG REVIEW WITH PHOTOS]

yes, we did also have the hot tea

Jan 04, 2012
davew666 in Japan

L.A. 'Hound reports back: Aronia de Takazawa, Tokyo [LONG REVIEW WITH PHOTOS]

i had a cold tea with the meal, I think it might have come in a bottle, but I can't quite remember.

Jan 01, 2012
davew666 in Japan

L.A. 'Hound reports back: Aronia de Takazawa, Tokyo [LONG REVIEW WITH PHOTOS]

If I remember correctly, the tea was Y1000 per glass when I went - at least that is what they charged me

Dec 31, 2011
davew666 in Japan

Sapporo food blogs and or restaurant review sites?

don't forget to let us know what you thought of it!

Dec 30, 2011
davew666 in Japan

Sapporo food blogs and or restaurant review sites?

is it not normally minced chicken?

fujitori is on the road between S4W6 and S4W5, http://g.co/maps/3ekh8 , right in the centre (ふじとり)

Dec 29, 2011
davew666 in Japan

Sapporo food blogs and or restaurant review sites?

Wow, I'm very glad that someone else enjoyed this place as much as me. I only found it completely by accident on the first night I was in Sapporo several years ago, but make a point of going back every time I'm there.

I think I have had most of the different parts of chicken they offer - can't say I am a big fan of gizzard in Japan, they like it crunchy, and I like it soft! The tsukune is outstanding, I only had it because I asked for a recommendation and that is what came back.

Have you ever had better yakitori elsewhere - if so, please let me know so I can try it out!?

Dec 28, 2011
davew666 in Japan

L.A. 'Hound reports back: Aronia de Takazawa, Tokyo [LONG REVIEW WITH PHOTOS]

I do not know of any restaurants in France which serve food like you will find at AdeT. Assuming this is correct, how could it possibly be a "french" restaurant if it is one of a kind?

The chef may well use french cuisine as inspiration, but so do countless other chefs all over the western (and eastern) hemispheres.

If I had to classify the cooking here I would probably call it Modern European. I don't believe it can fit into a specific country's cuisine as the style is too new to have a home, if indeed it ever does.

Dec 28, 2011
davew666 in Japan

L.A. 'Hound reports back: Aronia de Takazawa, Tokyo [LONG REVIEW WITH PHOTOS]

more like 10 seats

Dec 27, 2011
davew666 in Japan

L.A. 'Hound reports back: Aronia de Takazawa, Tokyo [LONG REVIEW WITH PHOTOS]

They may use some french ingredients, but that certainly does not make it French cuisine. I go to France several times a year (I only live 50 miles away) and I have never seen anything remotely like Aronia there!

Dec 27, 2011
davew666 in Japan

L.A. 'Hound reports back: Aronia de Takazawa, Tokyo [LONG REVIEW WITH PHOTOS]

it is certainly not french IMO

Dec 22, 2011
davew666 in Japan

L.A. 'Hound reports back: Aronia de Takazawa, Tokyo [LONG REVIEW WITH PHOTOS]

16,20 or 24k depending on 7,9 or 11 courses (beginning of 2011 prices)

Dec 21, 2011
davew666 in Japan