25 May

Chapeau!, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 25th, 2015

Chapeau San Francisco Exterior Decor

One of our favorite San Francisco restaurants.. Chapeau! is a French Bistro located in the San Francisco Richmond district in the middle of the Clement Street shopping district. At one time, they had two locations, but later wisely consolidated into this one location. Chapeau! SF opened in 1996 and means hat or wow in French. Read the rest of this entry »

18 May

Nihonryori RyuGin, Tokyo

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 18th, 2015

RyuGin Tokyo exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – RyuGin (Inspired by a Zen poem that describes a powerful dragon) is a 3 Michelin Star Japanese restaurant in the Roppongi district of Tokyo. We had planned to dine here about 5 years ago, but the Tsunami got in the way. We finally crossed it off our bucket list.

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13 May

Michael Bauer’s 2015 Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 13th, 2015

We critique the Master’s list.

Dons de la Nature Tokyo Japan wagyu steak serving

Michael Bauer’s 2015 Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants has been published. Available to non subscribers on May 17, 2015.

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11 May

Dons de la Nature, Tokyo

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 11th, 2015

Best Steak in the World?

Dons de la Nature Tokyo Japan Exterior

Why did we dine here? – After Sushi and Ramen, Steak was our next must try food in Japan. They are home to cattle taken to the next level. Legends of beer guzzling, massage cows danced in our minds. We have had A5 grade Wagyu only once before, at 5A5 in San Francisco. We remember it tasting like artery clogging foie gras.

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4 May

Pizzeria Mozza Review, Los Angeles

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 4th, 2015

Pizzeria Mozza Los Angeles exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Pizzeria Mozza is a popular Southern California Italian restaurant with Chef Nancy Silverton in partnership with star chef Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich. We had it on our short list for our recent trip after a great meal previously at Osteria Mozza.

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3 May

Japan iPhone Prepaid Sim Card – Android Prepaid Sim Card

Posted by Foodnut.com, May 3rd, 2015


Be sure to secure your iPhone or Android Smartphone whenever you travel. Precautions will help prevent disaster.

The iPhone or any Android Smartphone is an essential tool when traveling to Japan, Japan for tourists of any country. Google maps, travel guides, language translation, and many other apps are extremely useful. We used them all the time. Using our American AT&T iPhone in Japan was tricky. Most newer Verizon iPhones from the USA work internationally, since they use CDMA technology and include a SIM card slot. Verizon does carry several “World Phones” which work with SIM Cards, check with Verizon to see if you have one of these. We have done the research on our last trip and are sharing the findings with you.

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27 Apr

Lei Garden Guangzhou Dinner, China

Posted by Foodnut.com, April 27th, 2015

Lei Garden Guangzhou

Why did we dine here? – Lei Garden is a top restaurant group with locations in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, and Macau. In late 2014 we had dinner at the Guangzhou location of Lei Garden, based on our local friends re-iteration that even this location serves up great food. Interesting to hear that the Xi Jinping’s crackdown has affected business at this restaurant too. Government officials do not want to be caught near any fancy restaurants any more. This location takes up one floor and is 50% made up of private rooms.

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20 Apr

Dragon Beaux, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, April 20th, 2015

Dragon Beaux San Francisco Exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Dragon Beaux is a new restaurant from the folks who run our favorite Chinese restaurant, Koi Palace.
This location is in the Outer Richmond district and focuses on Dim Sum during lunch and Hot Pot/Cantonese food at dinner. Read the rest of this entry »

13 Apr

8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Shanghai

Posted by Foodnut.com, April 13th, 2015

Incredible Italian in Shanghai

8 1 2 otto e mezzo bombana Shanghai exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – 8 1/2 Otto e Mezzo Bombana is the sister restaurant to their Hong Kong location. They have been awarded 3 Michelin Stars in Hong Kong. We were getting sick of several weeks of Chinese food during our Asia trip and decided it was time for something different. Being huge fans of Italian food, we went for the number one bet. Read the rest of this entry »

6 Apr

Zi Yat Heen, Macau

Posted by Foodnut.com, April 6th, 2015

Why did we dine here? – Zi Yat Heen is the Chinese restaurant at the Four Seasons Macau. We were staying in the hotel and saw that this restaurant had two Michelin stars, making it a no brainer to eat here. We knew nothing about the restaurant, so off we go on another dim sum adventure. Prior to this, we were in Taiwan, so we missed traditional high end Cantonese fare.

Zi Yat Heen Macau interior decor

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30 Mar

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

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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