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3 days in Singapore - any upscale must-try restaurants?

pardon my ignorance.

Jul 08, 2011
golfess in China & Southeast Asia

3 days in Singapore - any upscale must-try restaurants?

I heard there are lots of new and exciting places that opened up in Singapore recently. Any must try upscale restaurants apart from the usual Andre, Iggys, Gunther's, Les Amis?

Jul 07, 2011
golfess in China & Southeast Asia

Help! Need yummy food recs in Barcelona, Seville, Granada and Marrakesh - any suggestions welcome!

that's great thanks!

Sep 16, 2010
golfess in Europe

Help! Need yummy food recs in Barcelona, Seville, Granada and Marrakesh - any suggestions welcome!

I will be travelling to Barcelona, Seville, Granada and Marrakesh end of the month. Any food suggestions are welcome!

Sep 15, 2010
golfess in Europe

Best Chocolate Cake Place in HK

For your reference, these are my top 3 places to get really yummy dark rich chocolate cakes (not in order):
Awfully Chocolate
La Maison Du chocolat
Debauve et Gallais

Jan 04, 2010
golfess in China & Southeast Asia

Any good recommendations in 'little italy'?

Thanks for the recommendation Uncle Yubai! Just to let you know I visited Fioravante over the weekend. Ordered antipasti, pizzas, pastas, mussels in white wine etc. Great authentic Italian food indeed! The setting is very casual with a huge video screen playing old Italian movies from the 50s. Service is lacking but who cares when the food is so great and cheap.
Have you tried Loggia next door?

Aug 03, 2009
golfess in Japan

Any good recommendations in 'little italy'?

Thanks! is it hard to get seats? do they take reservations?

Jul 15, 2009
golfess in Japan

Any good recommendations in 'little italy'?

I will be in Tokyo end of this month and heard that there's a 'little italy' near Shiodome. Anyone has any good recommendations for an authentic italian joint there?

Jul 14, 2009
golfess in Japan

Has anyone tried Shatin 18?

I will be attending a big group dinner there this week. I hope my hosts will order duck...

Jun 13, 2009
golfess in China & Southeast Asia

My HK plan: please advise

no problem, glad to be of help.

i was referring to abalone mushroom. which is just mushroom. this is a cold dish served at fu sing. i like it but your dislike of room temp / cold food might put your off.

as for abalone itself - if you end up at a seafood restaurant, you can try some small fresh abalone steamed with soy sauce. not cheap cheap but won't break the bank. texture is a bit chewy, but if done right, not rubbery at all.

dried abalone (slow cooked always) can be very expensive and my humble opinion is that you don't have to try it, as it seems like you've got a lot on your plate already. taste and texture is a lot more flavourful because the abalone absorbs all the goodness from the ham / chicken etc etc that accompanies the cooking process.

Joy Hing is located very close to Fu Sing. You can buy a take-out char siu rice there if you want.

Enjoy!

May 27, 2009
golfess in China & Southeast Asia

My HK plan: please advise

Medgirl: totally agree with skylineR33 on FuSing = kill two birds with one stone. It's a great place for dim sum and char siu. The "abalone mushroom" is nice too but you may not like cold dishes.... Joy Hing is a rat hole and not a comfy experience, you may not want that on a 3-day visit.

May 27, 2009
golfess in China & Southeast Asia

Inexpensive restaurants in Hong Kong?

Assuming HK$ 50 here.

Lots of great cheap places. E.g. Cantonese wonton noodles will fit your constraint but fill your tummy. The wonton joints on Wellington Street should be able to satisfy you.

Chiu Chow style fish ball, beef brisket and noodles at "Chiu Hing" are decent as well, they have several locations in Wanchai. They are a bit msg heavy, FYI just in case.

May 27, 2009
golfess in China & Southeast Asia

Best sushi in Hong Kong?

I asked Kyubei's Imada-san about expansion before and he said he would never do that because of quality control concerns. Qube is actually the closest I reckon that one can get in terms of an authentic Ginza-esque sushi experience in HK. I haven't had dinner there but I liked the emphasis of white fish at lunch.

Sorry to spoil the party, but I think Kenjo, Shota etc. etc. all offer the freshest fish but they never have the refinement and ambience demanded by a top notch sushi-ya. I always feel I'm being served "piles o' sashimi"; bigger does not always mean better, but sadly the HK market wants this. On one occasion at Kenjo, I was also most unimpressed when the Chinese chef scolded the junior apprentice while serving customers, not what one expects when shelling out top bucks.

May 27, 2009
golfess in China & Southeast Asia

Any authentic Brazilian Feijoada in Tokyo?

Finally visited Saci about a week ago. The feijoada however I think can be better as there were only beans and gravy I saw in it. Maybe the pork was all melted in there because it's a stew? I am not sure. There's not much trimmings except for the small patch of kale on top of the Japanese rice. The brazilian national dish in the end tasted more like a Japanese bean/curry rice. I can't really say I am disappointed for the ambiance and drinks were great with Samba music and dancing all night long. Heard that there's another Brazilian restaurant called 'Tropicana' which I will probably check out next time I am in Tokyo.

Apr 13, 2009
golfess in Japan

Any authentic Brazilian Feijoada in Tokyo?

Most likely will check it out towards the end of the month. Will let you know how it turns out. :)

Mar 17, 2009
golfess in Japan

Any authentic Brazilian Feijoada in Tokyo?

Thanks! Heard about Saci Perere from my cousin as well. The owner used to live in Sao Paulo for a long time so should be safer bet on authenticity.

Mar 13, 2009
golfess in Japan

Is Feijoda available in HK?

Oh that's great! :)

Mar 13, 2009
golfess in China & Southeast Asia

Is Feijoda available in HK?

Thanks FourSeasons and Klyeoah, but both restaurants seemed to be serving BBQ only...

Mar 12, 2009
golfess in China & Southeast Asia

Is Feijoda available in HK?

Thanks! That's a closer option! Where in Singapore are those Brazilian joints hiding?

Mar 12, 2009
golfess in China & Southeast Asia

Any authentic Brazilian Feijoada in Tokyo?

Thanks for the tip! :)

Mar 12, 2009
golfess in Japan

Any authentic Brazilian Feijoada in Tokyo?

Has anyone come across any Brazilian restaurant in Tokyo that serves authentic feijoada?

Mar 12, 2009
golfess in Japan

Is Feijoda available in HK?

Soak beans overnight in large container. Next morning, cook beans for 4-5 hours at low heat. Place ham hocks, chorizo, ribs and Canadian bacon in deep pan with plenty of water and bring to a boil. Change water and bring to a new boil, repeating the procedure at least three times to tenderize cured meats and remove excess fat. ...
Step number 1 is already giving me a headache.

Mar 11, 2009
golfess in China & Southeast Asia

What to order in Ming Court?

If so, wonder why this touristy restaurant was awarded a Michelin star...

Mar 11, 2009
golfess in China & Southeast Asia

What to order in Ming Court?

I will be attending a group dinner (15 ppl) at the end of this month at Ming Court 明阁. Since it will be my first visit there, is there any must try dishes I should order?

Mar 10, 2009
golfess in China & Southeast Asia

Is Feijoda available in HK?

Thanks so much for asking. My feijoada chase seems so far away as my only Brazilian friend is living in London. I've been asking around as well and found that my closest bet in finding authentic feijoada is actually in Tokyo!

Mar 10, 2009
golfess in China & Southeast Asia

Is Feijoda available in HK?

Thanks for your suggestion. But I think澳門茶餐廳is a far cry from anything Brazilian. I am looking for authentic Brazilian feijoada completa accompanied by rice, collard greens, farofa etc.

Mar 05, 2009
golfess in China & Southeast Asia

Is Feijoda available in HK?

I've been craving for some feijoda for a while and I even wrote to the Brasilian HK Association asking for recommendations. But all they can give me is a tourist trap in Venetian Macau - FOGO SAMBA. Are there really no places in HK that serves good Brazilian food?

Mar 04, 2009
golfess in China & Southeast Asia

Decent bars in Hong Kong -- Do they exist?

If you are looking for a skilled Japanese bartender in HK, you should try this place out.

b.a.r. Executive Bar - 27/F Bartlock Centre, 3 Yiu Wat Street T: 2893 2080

Blog review:
http://pastanrice.blogspot.com/2008/1...

Mar 04, 2009
golfess in China & Southeast Asia