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Soft Fruit in Paris

Since you are a frequent visitor to Korea, try the Golden Peaches there, miam...

1 day ago
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Hidden Gems Or Cheap Eats In Paris?

Is there a difference between the Lintillac's? Have only been to the rue Rousselet one.

Aug 27, 2015
mikey8811 in France

Picky NYC foodie looking for a well rounded list of restaurant recs

I'd throw in Dinner too.

I have had mixed experience at Harwood Arms - the Scotch egg is undoubtedly good but some menu items are a miss.

The Ledbury is very good but costly. It is also more Mod Oz in style than Brit albeit done with Brit ingredients and the servings are small.

Aug 25, 2015
mikey8811 in U.K./Ireland

Hidden Gems Or Cheap Eats In Paris?

No, not being ironic.

I thought Gorille was smashing value at 25 for 3 courses vs the rest of the meals I had. The limited choices were also more appealing to me than at others where I ordered from the carte instead - not an option at Gorille. I forgot about Pierre Sang but I had more courses there and it cost more. Septime was higher as well when I looked but just. Les Tablettes de JLN was also good value as much mentioned here but came in higher too.

Alas, my compatriot, our much maligned currency has made everything even more costly ;(

Aug 25, 2015
mikey8811 in France

Hidden Gems Or Cheap Eats In Paris?

That's even cheaper than Gare au Gorille's prix fixe lunch which I thought was the deal of the year.

Aug 25, 2015
mikey8811 in France

Recommendation for a favorite bistro in Marais

OK cool.

Aug 25, 2015
mikey8811 in France

Recommendation for a favorite bistro in Marais

OK one for the directionally challenged me - can you walk from Terroir Parisien (I am assuming Bourse) to Chez Denise? I'm asking because I can't picture it...

Aug 25, 2015
mikey8811 in France

Picky Eater in Paris

Good to see that you are back and about. Recovered fully I hope and as good as new?

Aug 21, 2015
mikey8811 in France
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Le Galopin, August 2015

New style of writing with just pics? ;)

Aug 20, 2015
mikey8811 in France

Help me with planning s'il vous plait!

How does tomme blanche taste relative to mature cantal?

Aug 09, 2015
mikey8811 in France

Paris! What a week!

Nice report. Which joint in NYC did you open and chef at?

Aug 04, 2015
mikey8811 in France

French hound coming to Seoul 2 - The return of the bearded one

Hi

Fancy seeing you here. Hope you get some good responses. Am not too familiar with Korea but it looks like you do know your way around.

Have a good one!

Please suggest NOT THIS

You seem to be going around in circles perhaps in anxiety. Take it easy...

Pierre Sang vs. Au Passage for dinner (another Paris in August post)

Your choices are good and seem reasonably diverse. If you hit all of 'em I think you'll have a good time. You don't have a trad bistro type place on your list though but maybe you omitted that intentionally.

Jul 30, 2015
mikey8811 in France

Honk Kong, Chengdu and Shanghai in October

There is a Sheung Wan branch of Fu Sing now? I thought only Wanchai and Causeway Bay.

Honk Kong, Chengdu and Shanghai in October

Yeah you are right - the beef rib at Sun Tung Lok is better. I suggested the oxtail because it is their specialty and is a smaller serve than the char siu. I prefer the roast pork to the char siu.

Honk Kong, Chengdu and Shanghai in October

You have a decent list. I would add Honolulu near Yat Lok and Luk Yu for egg tarts and milk tea as well. Solo dinner at Fu Sing may leave you stretched as to what to order as most dishes are to be shared although some specialties like the ox tail can be done for one.

Paris Restaurants

Pti, which is the best season for foie gras?

Jul 24, 2015
mikey8811 in France

Upcoming Paris trip advice...Neige D'ete, A.T., ES, Pages, Gares aux Gorilles and more?

I notice JF Piege doesn't get much love here, many citing that he is too technical. I met some chefs from Joel Robuchon who think he is tops though. I guess diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks.

Jul 24, 2015
mikey8811 in France

Les Tablettes de Jean-Louis Nomicos

Soup, the link don't work...

Jul 23, 2015
mikey8811 in France

HK 30 hour layover update

You did pretty well. The gai dan chai soft serve looks good - where's it from?

Ice cream

"Whereas in my family you would go out of your way for a dessert or pastry"

What a great family. I totally agree. Will you guys adopt me?

Jul 20, 2015
mikey8811 in France

Ice cream

"I never was an ice-cream kind of guy"

I'm surprised given your sweet pastry tooth ; )

Jul 19, 2015
mikey8811 in France

Ice cream

Allende, what would be a good gelato in Italy? My faves in Rome are Il Gelato di Claudio Torce & Ciampini. How do they compare to Grom? Just wondering.

Jul 19, 2015
mikey8811 in France

Ice cream

OK I'm no Parisian but I liked Constant's ice creams as much as I did the sorbets. From memory, I think the ice creams were better than Berthillon.

Jul 19, 2015
mikey8811 in France

Ice cream

OK double is crazy expensive. Paying for a couple of a scoops at a time is deceptive.

Amorino is a pan European chain right? I've seen 'em in Spain.

I did walk past Le Bac & Grom and they were packed but I thought maybe so because those hoods seemed more buzzing.

Jul 17, 2015
mikey8811 in France

Ice cream

On the last trip, I enjoyed Christian Constant so much I kept going back and didn't bother going anywhere else. I didn't find it crazy expensive. Business there seemed quiet wen I went though. So how much more does it cost compared to the others?

Jul 17, 2015
mikey8811 in France

Les Chouettes, Paris - report

Not Rio Yeti, but we all felt it was a great space that day. You need no validation but it is indeed a great setting and hangout.

Jul 16, 2015
mikey8811 in France

[Hong Kong] CH, please critique my 30 hour layover itinerary. Paging KK

If your hotel is in Wanchai why not go to the Wanchai branch of Lei Garden? It is consistently the best.

Ober-salé - Rio Yeti report

I just read your review of our meal.

Killer shot of the Paris Brest!

You are too fussy - that was a pretty decent Paris Brest by any standards ;)

Happy 14th July ...

Jul 14, 2015
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