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Singapore Moon Cake festival.

Thanks.
Good insight to making a selection. Will probably do a moon cake hopping in various hotels like Goodwood and bring back a box or two of our favorite choice for our foodie friends in Canada!

Aug 28, 2015
towkay in China & Southeast Asia

Singapore Moon Cake festival.

Would appreciate comments for your favourite moon cake in Singapore.
There are so many offerings including durian flavoured, but prefer the traditional with/without egg yoke.
Have been out of touch with local scenes, and most bewildering. Just happened to be in town during the season.
Much appreciated. Thank you.

Aug 27, 2015
towkay in China & Southeast Asia

3 Michelin stars fusion in Sapporo Picchu or Moliere,

Thanks. Will get the hotel to call/reserve.
Just wondering whether it is more usual for restaurant reservations in Japan by phone rather than email?

Aug 03, 2015
towkay in Japan

3 Michelin stars fusion in Sapporo Picchu or Moliere,

Thanks. I'll get the hotel to do the booking as I don't speak the language.

Aug 02, 2015
towkay in Japan

3 Michelin stars fusion in Sapporo Picchu or Moliere,

Problem is we both will have language difficulty!

Aug 02, 2015
towkay in Japan

3 Michelin stars fusion in Sapporo Picchu or Moliere,

Great!
However how did you get to make reservation, as they do not have an email address in their website?

Aug 02, 2015
towkay in Japan

3 Michelin stars fusion in Sapporo Picchu or Moliere,

Thanks Uncle. It'll be interesting take on Italian/Japanese fusion.
If it is as interesting as Peruvian/Japanese like in Osaka Restaurant, Santiago, or Pakta/Barcelona, we look forward to Picchu!
Wonder whether they'll have uni pasta on their menu?

Aug 01, 2015
towkay in Japan

3 Michelin stars fusion in Sapporo Picchu or Moliere,

Deciding on dining on 3 Michelin stars in Sapporo.. Picchu or Moliere.
We have only one meal to choose from.
The other is at Sushizen Main restaurant.
Trying to get reservations in English is challenging.
Any comments would be very much appreciated.

Jul 31, 2015
towkay in Japan

Roysen

So sorry to learn of it.

Jul 31, 2015
towkay in Japan

Hokkaido suggestions

How did you enjoy Moilere? I tried making reservation online with them, without response.
Perhaps I should try other restaurant.
We have reservation at Sushi Zen main restaurant. Did you enjoy Sushizen Honten?

Jul 31, 2015
towkay in Japan

Eatery around Convent Garden

Had dinner at Sticks n Susji.Better the Sticks than the Sushi. It is an interesting fusion of Danish and Japanese. The rice can be improved. The service is speedy and friendly and a good choice for a budget meal pre performance theatre in Covent Garden. Thanks.

Sep 15, 2014
towkay in U.K./Ireland

Eatery around Convent Garden

Sticks n Sushi seems interesting fusion of Scandinavian n sushi and have made a reservation.
Will post after our dinner.
Thanks,

Sep 15, 2014
towkay in U.K./Ireland

Eatery around Convent Garden

Yes sorry spelling error on iPhone!

Sep 15, 2014
towkay in U.K./Ireland

Eatery around Convent Garden

Any recommendation for restaurants around the Convent Garden would be much appreciated.

Sep 15, 2014
towkay in U.K./Ireland

Granville Island - Restaurants

Had their rotisserie chicken. It was OK. Their lamb is MUCH better.

Aug 15, 2014
towkay in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Granville Island - Restaurants

Got lucky with a last minute reservation at Farmer's Apprentice.It was a month long attempt, for a couple next to us, to get dinner reservation & they are locals!
As the name suggests, their food plating have room for improvement, and if so, rename to Farmer's GOURMET, perhaps!
Having gotten that out of the way, the food and tasting experience is extraordinary.
The chef, a qualified trained engineer , produces some of the best ever taste sensation,incorporating local products.
Menu changes daily.
Read island scallops with a blend of corn sauce , Pork cheek with slivers of apples. How about ice cream dessert with cherry tomatoes.
The dishes were meant to be shared, tapas style, so we were able to try more.
It really is very good value for a relatively inexpensive dinner.
Oops, now the reservation will be even longer. Sorry locals.

Aug 15, 2014
towkay in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Granville Island - Restaurants

I should have phrased the question better.
e.g.some winery produces better white than their red, and to narrow it further, to their different grape varietals.
The Osake Sparkling is one that I would like to try,as I have not tasted a sparkling sake before, but from the description of Osake Junmai Ginjo Genshu, it would be a better choice for those oysters from Lobsterman.
What the heck, we will get one of each (if available), as they are only 375ml each.
As you can guess,I am a novice in sake, but enthusiastic!

Granville Island - Restaurants

We certainly will search for that 'nice green mound' and enjoy our bounty, including sake in ceramic cup.
Thanks.

Aug 08, 2014
towkay in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Granville Island - Restaurants

Looking forward to their tasting program at Artisan Sakemaker.
Great recommendation.
Is there any sake from them that stands out!

Aug 08, 2014
towkay in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Granville Island - Restaurants

I hope the weather will co-operate when we get to Vancouver next week, and will be at Granville Island with GO FISH ( fish and chips) and Oyama duck, sausage, local cheese, and micro brewery sitting on the bench. Million dollar meal!

We will go as far as the wide net will cast for that food experience, and really appreciate the comments and suggestions.

Thank you grayelf and waylman for taking the time to share your experience, including places to avoid.

Aug 07, 2014
towkay in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Granville Island - Restaurants

Any suggestion for nice restaurants in the Granville Island area or nearby walking distance. Opened to hole-in-the-wall or fancy dining.

Aug 06, 2014
towkay in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Barcelona/Girona/San Sebastian Dining Report

Good to know .
Thanks

Jul 13, 2014
towkay in Spain/Portugal

Barcelona/Girona/San Sebastian Dining Report

We have a lunch reservation at El Cellar de Can Roca in September,2014. It is a 11 month reservation, after several month's attempt. Hope we will not be disappointed with all that effort!
Do they have a choice of tasting menu? How long will it take and do you remember the cost?

Jul 13, 2014
towkay in Spain/Portugal

Barcelona & vicinity for Iberico pork restaurants.

Thanks Erica for a most informative post, which will be useful in our September trip, and the search for great Iberico pig dishes, jamon de bellota, including arroz negro and paella especially in Valencia.
Are there any particular shellfish to look into ?

Jul 11, 2014
towkay in Spain/Portugal

Barcelona & vicinity for Iberico pork restaurants.

I had pork loin last, but notice that there are many restaurants serving" suckling pig", which definitely would be on my priority list. But I am not sure whether being "suckling pig" would mean being fed with acorn, because that is one of the claim of Iberico pigs.
What pork dish would you recommend?

Jul 10, 2014
towkay in Spain/Portugal

Barcelona & vicinity for Iberico pork restaurants.

We had such an outstanding pork dish in Madrid, and looking for same in BCN, or anywhere in that area.
They are Iberico pigs, and looking for a great restaurant serving pork dishes.
Any comments on La Forquilla or Pork in BCN are much appreciated.

Jul 10, 2014
towkay in Spain/Portugal

Critique my list & need some help for Barcelona, San Sebastian, Rioja, Madrid

Mugaritz or Arzak. Had been to both. It is a hard decision. There is the Arzak tradition started by Juan Mari and together with his daughter, Elena, who is now in her own right.
Mugaritz is more avant garde. In fact Andonis Luis Aduriz was in T.O. a couple of years ago with his film, Mugaritz BSO at the AGO. He was hosted around by David Lee/Nota Bene. So he is into film as well.
In any case, if you are staying Hotel de Londres, Arzak is very much closer than Mugaritz.
You may want to consider arranged transportation to Mugaritz from SS,especially after dinner. It is WAY out in the country.
Stayed also in Marques de Rascal. It is in the middle of a vast vineyard. A miniature take on Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
If you are there for dinner, you will miss the architecture at night.
The breakfast there is amazing. You get to slice your own iberico ham!
The dinner in the hotel is pleasant considering there is nothing else around for miles.
BTW we have reservation at El Cellar Can Roca Sept.17, after a few months of futile attempt with their 11 month booking period!

May 15, 2014
towkay in Spain/Portugal

Help needed for 2013 Christmas lunch/dinner - restaurants closed.

Sorry but Mila is definitely not opened for Christmas Day . Called directly to Mila to inquire TWICE.
What a bummer !
Thanks anyways.

Dec 10, 2013
towkay in New Orleans

Piemonte Restaurants

Thanks for sharing a great blog.
Makes me want to return urgently for missing out on Antica Corona Reale for white truffles on every dish!

Dec 09, 2013
towkay in Italy

Help needed for 2013 Christmas lunch/dinner - restaurants closed.

We tried calling directly to Mila, but they will not be opened for either Christmas day or Christmas eve. Otherwise we would have gone there.
Thanks anyways.

Dec 07, 2013
towkay in New Orleans