24 Aug

Tokyo Foodie Restaurant Mini Reviews

Posted by Foodnut.com, August 24th, 2015

Where does a foodie eat in Tokyo?

In the spring of 2015, we visited Japan for the first time in many decades. Our original trip was set many years ago, but the tsunami changed everything. We finally got some time to visit a country that we really wanted to travel to and eat at.

How to use your iPhone in Japan with a prepaid SIM card

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17 Aug

Ristorante Milano, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, August 17th, 2015

Ristorante Milano San Francisco exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Ristorante Milano is a long time neighborhood gem of an Italian restaurant situated on Russian Hill in San Francisco. We had not been here for decades and decided it was time to return and see how their food compared to other Italian restaurants in the City.

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10 Aug

The Chairman Restaurant and Food Truck, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, August 10th, 2015

Chairman Bao Food Truck 1

The Chairman (Formerly Chairman Bao) is a San Francisco food truck that serves Chinese steamed and baked buns with a variety of fillings. These are offshots of Taiwanese Gua bao or bun sandwich. When we were in Taiwan, it was difficult to find this old school dish.  Our only Gua bao was ironically at the ritz Shin Yeh, Taipei 101.

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3 Aug

Napa Rose Restaurant Review, Anaheim

Posted by Foodnut.com, August 3rd, 2015

Napa Rose Anaheim exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Because we went to Disneyland of course! Napa Rose is a nice respite from the hectic theme parks next door. We’ve eaten here before and found the food top notch. The waiter told us that 40% of the patrons live locally and brave the crowds to dine here.

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28 Jul

USA iPhone Prepaid Sim Card – Android Prepaid Sim Card

Posted by Foodnut.com, July 28th, 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 the USA, 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 an international iPhone in USA was tricky. We have done the research on our last trip and are sharing the findings with you.

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27 Jul

Cotogna, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, July 27th, 2015

Cotogna San Francisco exterior decor

Cotogna (meaning ‘quince’ in Italian), offers a seasonally-changing menu featuring spit-roasted or grilled meats and game birds, wood-oven pizzas, house-made pastas, fresh local fish and seafood, salads, salami and cheeses in the warm atmosphere of the restaurant’s refined urban design. This is the sister restaurant to Quince, which is located next door. Our last visit was in the Summer of 2015

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20 Jul

Xiecheng Seafood & Hotpot, Macau

Posted by Foodnut.com, July 20th, 2015

Xiecheng Seafood Hotpot Macau exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Xiecheng Seafood & Hotpot is a popular restaurant in Macau. This restaurant group owns many different restaurants through out Asia including Jinyuexuan. Our friend recommended this restaurant, and we noticed you will not find it in tour books, nor on Trip Advisor. This place is not located on a central street, so you may need a taxi to reach it.

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13 Jul

Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant Review, Rosemead, CA

Posted by Foodnut.com, July 13th, 2015

Sea Harbour Rosemead exterior decor

Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant is one of best Chinese restaurants in Southern California, according to several different sources. Foodnut agrees, it is our goto place when we are in Southern California for the best Dim Sum.

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6 Jul

Ippuku, Berkeley

Posted by Foodnut.com, July 6th, 2015

Ippuku Berkeley interior decor

Why did we dine here? – Ippuku is a Japanese Izakaya style restaurant in downtown Berkeley focused on serving yakitori skewers cooked on robata charcoal grill, soba, ramen, and other dishes in an interesting but narrow dining hall. They have a good selection of sake, shouchu, beer and other spirits. They are located on Center street in a long row of restaurants, a block from UC Berkeley.

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29 Jun

Pabu, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, June 29th, 2015

Pabu San Francisco exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Pabu is a Japanese Izakaya-style restaurant in San Francisco’s Financial District from Michael Mina in partnership with Chef Ken Tominaga.
The chef’s Hana restaurant in a Rohnert Park had garnered a local following including Mina. This is the first Japanese restaurant for Mina. Read the rest of this entry »

21 Jun

Yank Sing, San Francisco

Posted by Foodnut.com, June 21st, 2015

Best xiao long bao steamed dumpings in San Francisco?

Yank Sing San Francisco Exterior Decor

Yank Sing San Francisco interior

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15 Jun

South Sea Fishing Village Restaurant, Guangzhou, China

Posted by Foodnut.com, June 15th, 2015

South Sea Fishing Village Guangzhou China Exterior

We finished up our latest culinary tour of China in the Summer of 2011 at South Sea Fishing Village for lunch. They have  2 locations here. Guangzhou is the origination point for Cantonese Chinese cuisine, making it a must visit for those serious about Chinese food. In late 2014 we returned for dinner. Read the rest of this entry »