30 Mar
2015

Best Buffet in the World

Posted by Foodnut.com, March 30th, 2015

We have a soft spot for buffets. Large assortments of food from around the world lets us try items that we would never order.  High end buffets with everything from Prime Rib to Lobster to Foie Gras to Souffles are always on our hit list. Foodnut values quality in addition to quantity, so forget about Hometown Buffet.

Buffets originated in France, where French hosts would set up tables full of food so diners could help themselves during parties. This concept grew and was super sized in Las Vegas.

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24 Mar
2015

Best Xiao Long Bao in San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, March 24th, 2015

We love Xiao Long Bao aka Shanghai Steamed dumplings and have eaten all over the world seeking the best.

Here is our current list for Best Xiao Long Bao in San Francisco and Best Xiao Long Bao in the World.

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23 Mar
2015

MGM Macau Rossio Buffet, Macau

Posted by Foodnut.com, March 23rd, 2015

250lb Wagyu beef roast?

MGM Macau Rossio buffet interior decor

Why did we dine here? – MGM Macau Rossio Buffet is the main buffet at this huge resort in Macau. Macau is China’s Las Vegas, and generates $44 billion in gambling revenue in 2014, compared to $6 billion in Las Vegas. Clearly Macau has become the biggest gambling area around. We stayed here for one night to see how the small country has changed. Read the rest of this entry »

16 Mar
2015

Moonstar Buffet Review, Daly City

Posted by Foodnut.com, March 16th, 2015

Moonstar Daly City_exterior decor

Moonstar is a higher end Asian Buffet in Daly City, a short distance from the Serramonte shopping center, and almost next door to Chinese food Mecca, Koi Palace.  They used to have a location in San Francisco, but it closed years ago. Todai pioneered the idea of charging more and serving sushi, sashimi, etc a couple years back, but Moonstar took the idea to a higher level. Many buffet restaurants have come and gone, like Hokkaido of Foster City, but this place soldiers on. Our last visit was at the March 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

9 Mar
2015

Jia Jia Tang Bao Review, Shanghai

Posted by Foodnut.com, March 9th, 2015

Best xiao long bao in Shanghai?

Jia Jia Tang Bao Shanghai exterior decor

Jia Jia Tang Bao (佳家汤包) is a small but popular Shanghai steamed dumpling or Xiaolongbao shop in Shanghai. Our first visit was in 2010, our last in late 2014. In 4 years, the facade outside has improved, but we swear the interior is exactly the same.

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2 Mar
2015

Fu Chun, Shanghai

Posted by Foodnut.com, March 2nd, 2015

Fu Chun Shanghai exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Fu Chun is well known as one of the most authentic Xiao long Bao restaurants in Shanghai. They have been in existence for many decades. They have many locations around the city, (10 stores, mostly in shopping centers) we chose the one that was the closest to our hotel near People’s Square. Note: this location is slated to close as a new high end shopping center is displacing it. More progress.

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23 Feb
2015

Da Chun, Shanghai

Posted by Foodnut.com, February 23rd, 2015

Da Chun Shanghai exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Da Chun is an old school Sheng jian bao restaurant. We love Yang’s Dumplings (Xiao Yang) and try to eat there everytime we visit Shanghai, but made sure we visit the harbinger of this genre. This restaurant has several locations, yet we chose the Da Shi Jie outpost as it is supposed to be the best.

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23 Feb
2015

Yang’s Dumpling, Shanghai

Posted by Foodnut.com, February 23rd, 2015

Dumplings worth flying across the Pacific Ocean for…

Yangs Dumpling Shanghai exterior decor

Yang’s Dumpling – Chinese name: 小杨生煎馆 or xiao yang sheng jian guan – is a small but popular fried dumpling shop serving pan fried pork bun or Sheng jian bao, a Shanghainese Chinese dish. It was formed in Shanghai in 1994 by Mrs. Yang, who still keeps her recipe secret. They have over 20 locations in Shanghai and are opening another more all the time. We dined at the closest location to our hotel near People’s Square.

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16 Feb
2015

Mitsui Cuisine M, Taipei, Taiwan

Posted by Foodnut.com, February 16th, 2015

Mitsui Cuisine M Taipei Taiwan exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Located in the upscale Xinyi district near Taipei 101, we decided to dine here because our hotel was 2 blocks away and because top quality Japanese in Taiwan has been highlighted by several friends.

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9 Feb
2015

Shihlin Night Market, Taipei Taiwan

Posted by Foodnut.com, February 9th, 2015

Shilin Night Market Taipei entrance

The Shihlin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan is a must visit for food loving travelers. It is obviously located in the Shilin District of Taipei, just a couple blocks from the Jiantan MRT subway station. (Not Shihlin Station) This is the largest and most famous night market in the city and typically starts up around 4pm in the afternoon.

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2 Feb
2015

Shin Yeh 101, Taipei, Taiwan

Posted by Foodnut.com, February 2nd, 2015

Shin Yeh Taipei 101 Taiwan view

Why did we dine here? – Shin Yeh at Taipei 101 is the flagship restaurant for this local restaurant group. This particular Shin Yeh is located on the 85th floor of the Taipei 101 Skyscraper. We were looking for a high end restaurant to celebrate Christmas and settled on this place. Of note, there really aren’t a lot of fine dining Taiwanese restaurants here. Night markets, small local places are all over the place. If you have other suggestions, please leave them in the comments.

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26 Jan
2015

The Progress, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, January 26th, 2015

The Progress San Francisco exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – The Progress is the long awaited follow on to immensely popular State Bird Provisions. Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski have a hard act to expand on, but all foodies are salivating at the thought of this new restaurant. Read the rest of this entry »