19 Jan
2015

Taiwan iPhone Prepaid Sim Card – Android Prepaid Sim Card

Posted by Foodnut.com, January 19th, 2015

iPhone 5s gold

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

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19 Jan
2015

Din Tai Fung, Taipei 101, Taiwan

Posted by Foodnut.com, January 19th, 2015

Din Tai Fung Taipei 101 exterior decor

Warning: The best Xiao Long Bao was spotted here!

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12 Jan
2015

Din Tai Fung, Arcadia, CA

Posted by Foodnut.com, January 12th, 2015

Din Tai Fung Arcadia exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Din Tai Fung is a popular Xiao Long Bao (small bamboo steamer bun in Chinese) – Shanghai Steamed dumpling restaurant with locations in Bellevue, Los Angeles, Taipei, Japan, China, Singapore, and several other countries. We have dined at the location in Shanghai’s touristy Xintiandi, Bellevue, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The Los Angeles location is in Arcadia with Yelp reviews unfortunately indicating it is a step down from the ones abroad, although some say it is better than the original in Taiwan. Glendale, CA also has a location with Truffle dumplings. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Jan
2015

Kang Hodong Baekjeong, Los Angeles

Posted by Foodnut.com, January 5th, 2015

Baekjeong Los Angeles exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Baekjeong (butcher in Korean) is a extremely popular Korean restaurant run a flamboyant former wrestler, Kang Ho Dong. (There is a huge cardboard cutout picture of him by the front door) The Yelp reviews (4.5 stars) were excellent for this Seoul-based chain, and the place has gotten a lot of press. (L.A. Times calls it Korean BBQ at its basic best) L.A. is home to a huge Korea town with food far superior than the San Francisco Bay Area. We make an effort to have at least one Korean meal during our Southern California trips. Read the rest of this entry »

29 Dec
2014

Tamarine Restaurant Review, Palo Alto

Posted by Foodnut.com, December 29th, 2014

Tamarine Palo Alto Exterior Decor

Tamarine is a popular Vietnamese contemporary restaurant in downtown Palo Alto on busy University Avenue. They focus on small plates and serve food family style. Tamarine features light, but flavor-intensive culinary delicacies of Vietnam. This place is similar to Slanted Door or Xanh in Mountain View. We find the food pretty accessible with many items for mainstream palates. The owners family runs the traditional Vietnamese restaurant Vung Tau in San Jose. Our last visit was in the end of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

22 Dec
2014

Shanghai Dumpling Shop Restaurant Review, Millbrae

Posted by Foodnut.com, December 22nd, 2014

Shanghai Dumpling Shop Millbrae Exterior

Shanghai Dumpling Shop is a popular Shanghainese Chinese restaurant in Millbrae’s Broadway shopping district. While they have all the ‘standard’ Chinese restaurant dishes, they are specifically known for dishes from Shanghai, including dumplings even though the staff can be heard belting out Cantonese Chinese. Our last visit was in the November 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

15 Dec
2014

Farallon Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, December 15th, 2014

Farallon San Francisco interior decor

Why did we dine here? – Farallon is an upscale seafood restaurant in San Francisco’s Union Square district. We were celebrating a special occasion and had not eaten here in years. This restaurant supports organic farming and sustainable fishing practices. Our last visit was in November 2014.

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8 Dec
2014

Crystal Jade Jiang Nan Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, December 8th, 2014

crystal jade san francisco exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Crystal Jade is a brand new Chinese restaurant in San Francisco’s Embarcadero 4. They spent $14 million dollars renovating the former Harbor Village location.  (Ah the old days..) The illustrious LVMH Group (Louis Vuitton et al) owns this restaurant group now. This restaurant group has locations all over Asia. We have previously been to the location at the Hong Kong airport and IFC, so we are familiar with their offerings in other countries. Expectations were high given their quality and the ridiculous amount of money they spent.

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1 Dec
2014

Elite Restaurant Review, Monterey Park, CA

Posted by Foodnut.com, December 1st, 2014

Elite Monterey Park exterior decor

Elite Seafood Restaurant is one of top Chinese restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley, according to several different sources. This restaurant serves dim sum during lunch, and traditional Cantonese dishes at dinner time. Read the rest of this entry »

24 Nov
2014

Espetus Churrascaria Restaurant Review

Posted by Foodnut.com, November 24th, 2014

Espetus Churrascaria Exterior

Espetus Churrascaria is a Brazilian steakhouse serving Rodizio style food. They focus on meats straight from the fire brought to your table, continuously through the meal! You can stop the meat parade by flipping the table card to red. They have a salad and hot plate bar with lots of different options including asparagus, bean salad, eggplant, rice, beans, cod, and much more. Do not eat too much of this stuff otherwise you wonder have room for all the meat. Vegetarians should stay away.
Espetus Churrascaria has locations in San Francisco and San Mateo. We tried the brand new San Mateo location for dinner. It is all you can eat, with lunch going for $25.95 with 7 meat options, $37.95 on weekends. Dinner is $54.95 with 14 meat options. Kids are 50% off. Our last visit was in the Summer of 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

17 Nov
2014

Animal Restaurant Review, Los Angeles

Posted by Foodnut.com, November 17th, 2014

Animal Los Angeles exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Animal Restaurant is a popular place in trendy Los Angeles. The award winning chef owns several restaurants. This particular one focuses on meaty dishes, at extremely reasonable prices. We had to give it a try and were not disappointed.

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10 Nov
2014

Hong Kong Lounge 2 Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, November 10th, 2014

Hong Kong Lounge 2 San Francisco Exterior

Hong Kong Lounge 2 is a small Chinese Restaurant located in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond district. The owner Annie Ho no longer owns the original Hong Kong Lounge. They opened in 2012 and serve dim sum at lunch time and are quite busy. We were nearby, had never tried them, and were looking for decent Chinese food at lunch time.

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