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  • New York City Restaurant Reviews

    Here is a compilation of more casual restaurants, snack places we visited during our June 2016 New York City trip. Our goal was to find good eats at reasonable prices, primarily restaurants…

  • Best Croissants in San Francisco

    We sought to find the Best Croissants in San Francisco. Time to line up bright and early. Ah somebody has to do this right?  Here are the top candidates for your…

  • Xian Famous Foods, New York City

    Why did we dine here? – Shockingly Good! Xian Famous Foods was made famous when Anthony Bourdain featured it on this TV show, No Reservations. The restaurant was recommended to us,…

  • Tartine Bakery, San Francisco

    There always seems to be a line here! Tartine Bakery, San Francisco serves up legendary freshly baked bread every Tuesday through Sunday at 430 PM. After the Tartine Manufactory opened in…

  • Kingdom of Dumpling, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Kingdom of Dumpling is a small Chinese restaurant specializing in dumplings. Being large dumpling fans, we decided to finally give this place a try. There are…

  • Pizzeria Mozza Review, Los Angeles

    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…

  • Jia Jia Tang Bao Review, Shanghai

    Best xiao long bao in Shanghai? 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…

  • Fu Chun, Shanghai

    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.…

  • Da Chun, Shanghai

    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,…

  • Yang’s Dumpling, Shanghai

    Dumplings worth flying across the Pacific Ocean for… 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…

  • Shihlin Night Market, Taipei Taiwan

    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…

  • Hong Kong Lounge 2 Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    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…

  • BurgerMeister Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    BurgerMeister is a local San Francisco Bay Area burger joint with 7 locations, 3 in San Francisco, Alameda, Berkeley, and Daly City. They pride themselves on making great burgers that are…

  • Shanghai Flavor Shop, Sunnyvale

    Shanghai Flavor Shop is an inexpensive restaurant in a second rate strip mall. This diamond in the rough is located in sleepy Sunnyvale, and specializes in Shanghainese Chinese cuisine. This hole…

  • Fentons Creamery, Oakland and Vacaville

    Fenton’s Creamery has been around since 1922 in Oakland. They produce their own ice cream and toppings batch by batch on site. They serve breakfast, sandwiches, burgers, salads, but the main…