Archive for September, 2009

21 Sep
2009

The Fat Duck Restaurant Review, Bray, UK

Posted by Foodnut.com, September 21st, 2009

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18 Sep
2009

Himawari Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by Foodnut.com, September 18th, 2009

Himawari San Mateo Outside

Himawari is a Japanese Ramen Noodle house located in downtown San Mateo. Every block down here has a Japanese restaurant. Their chief rival, a couple miles away, is the legendary Santa Ramen along with its sister Ramen restaurants. They have a broader menu than Santa Ramen, with Rice Bowls, lots of appetizers, and many ramen options. We came on hot day and noted no air conditioning, just ceiling fans cranked up. Last visit October 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

13 Sep
2009

Taiwan Hotel Imperial Restaurant Review, Beijing, China

Posted by Foodnut.com, September 13th, 2009

Chinese Name: 官府菜

Taiwan Hotel Imperial Restaurant Beijing China Exterior

Taiwan Hotel Imperial Restaurant is situated in the Wangfujing area, a busy downtown district, a block away from a popular shopping street and the Dong Huamen Specialty Food Market. It is situated in the basement of the Taiwan Hotel. This restaurant specializes in the cuisine eaten by royalty, Imperial Chinese Cuisine.

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13 Sep
2009

Nan Men Hot Pot Restaurant Review, Beijing, China

Posted by Foodnut.com, September 13th, 2009

Chinese Name: 南门涮肉

Nan Men Hot Pot Beijing China Exterior

Nan Men Hot Pot is a popular Islamic hot pot restaurant in Beijing, with 8 locations. We ate at the Chaoyang District location that is across the street from Embassy row and a couple blocks from the Silk Market and subway station Guomao. The specialize in individualized ornate blue hot pots used to cook meat, seafood, and vegetables. They like to emphasize the health benefits of particular items and love to show off their ISO certifications.

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13 Sep
2009

Lei Garden Restaurant Review, Beijing, China

Posted by Foodnut.com, September 13th, 2009

Lei Garden Beijing China Exterior

Lei Garden is a Cantonese Chinese restaurant based in Hong Kong, with serveral locations in China and Singapore. We loved their Hong Kong IFC location and had to visit them when in Beijing. They opened in 2006 and are located next to the Regent Hotel, on the 3rd floor right above a Ferrari dealer. They serve dim sum on the weekends and have waiters that understand English. We found the menu lacking some dishes present at their Hong Kong location like squab. There were some dishes missing from the menu that our server alerted us to.

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13 Sep
2009

Ru-Yi Fang Hot Pot Restaurant Review, Taiyuan, China

Posted by Foodnut.com, September 13th, 2009

Chinese name: 如一坊豆捞

Ru Yi Fang Hot Pot Taiyuan China Exterior


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13 Sep
2009

First Quality Shanghai Dumpling Restaurant Review, Beijing, China

Posted by Foodnut.com, September 13th, 2009

First Quality Dumpling Restaurant Beijing China Exterior

Chinese Name: 一品小笼

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12 Sep
2009

No. 16 Courtyard Restaurant Review, Beijing, China

Posted by Foodnut.com, September 12th, 2009

Chinese name: 后海16号美食会所

No 16 Courtyard Restaurant Beijing China Outside

No. 16 Courtyard Restaurant is a quaint little restaurant hidden in the touristy Hutong area most people tour on bike coaches. It is near Shisha Houhai lake, north of the Yundian bridge. The specialize in Imperial Chinese Cuisine, the best of all China. Tiny restaurant with only a couple tables, so reservations are a must. Be warned that tables usually have a minimum food charge. Our large table had a huge 3000RMB minimum. We happened to strolling at lunchtime without a reservation and lucked out in finding a table available. They host many private banquets. Read the rest of this entry »

12 Sep
2009

Jinjiang Palace Chinese Restaurant Review, Taiyuan, China

Posted by Foodnut.com, September 12th, 2009

Chinese name: 锦江苑餐厅

Jinjiang Palace Chinese Restaurant is located in Taiyuan’s 5 star World Trade Hotel, about 400km from Beijing. They focus on traditional Shanghai cuisine.

Jinjiang Palace Chinese Restaurant Taiyuan China Interior

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Jade Garden Beijing China Exterior

Jardin de Jade or Jade Garden Restaurant (Chinese Name: 苏浙汇 – Su Zhe Hui) serves Shanghai cuisine and has locations in Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, and Beijing. They are part of King Mang Jade Garden Group’s high-end restaurant brand and launched in 1999. In the Summer of 2009, we visited the Beijing location for lunch, which was located in the Raycom Info Tech Park that is home to many technology companies. In the Summer of 2010, we had dinner at a Shanghai location near People’s Square, which was located above a Porsche dealership.

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12 Sep
2009

Quan Jude Roast Duck Restaurant Review, Beijing, China

Posted by Foodnut.com, September 12th, 2009

Chinese name: 全聚德烤鸭店

Quan Jude Roast Duck Restaurant Beijing China Exterior

Quan Jude Roast Duck is the oldest Peking Duck restaurant, having been started in 1864 and has many branches. Quanjude together implies perfection, union, and benevolence. The location we ate at, is one of the newest and is located in North-Sanhuan Haidian District of Beijing. We have been told that other locations are not as good. They have over 60 company-owned and franchised restaurants in China, Hong Kong, and Australia. The chain is closely affiliated with the government.

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12 Sep
2009

Restaurant Made in China Restaurant Review, Beijing, China

Posted by Foodnut.com, September 12th, 2009

Made In China Beijing China Exterior

Restaurant Made in China is a Chinese restaurant located in the five star Grand Hyatt hotel in Beijing, China. They focus on Northern Chinese cuisine including Peking Duck and Beggar’s Chicken. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We were worried that this restaurant was a typical tourist trap with mediocre food at high prices but decided to visit for dinner because we were staying in the hotel. No free tea here. You have to pay for it as you do in other places. 15% service charge. We tried to stay with the menu marked specialties.

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