Category Archives: Dinner

Dim Sum for dinner, Char Kway Teow for dessert

I only have to wander a block away from my hotel on Cintra street to be in the midst of Chinese shophouses, tailors, and preserved food stores. After attempting to get measured for a bridesmaid dress by a Chinese seamstress, … Continue reading

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Indian street food in Malaysia

I just had the best Indian food I've eaten since….well, since I lived in India. The street food scene in Penang is world famous and my first taste of it definitely lives up to the hype. I had read about … Continue reading

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Enoteca I Terzi, Siena

It is not easy to find a “light” dinner in Siena if you want to sit at a restaurant (rather than grabbing a piece of pizza and sitting on the Campo – something I intend to do very soon) but … Continue reading

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Tuscany, Italy

After spending almost three weeks traveling in Italy, it has been hard to start writing about it – perhaps it was the sheer quantity of delicious meals or maybe it was because the restaurants themselves seemed sort of anonymous – … Continue reading

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Cantinetta Luca

Carmel, California Luca was an unexpected delight.  My husband and I were looking for a casual pizza restaurant on Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend and we wandered into Luca without reservations.  The hosts were extremely friendly and moved a … Continue reading

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the Walrus and the Carpenter

Ballard, Seattle We arrived at the Walrus and the Carpenter at 3:40 pm on a sunny Sunday afternoon and walked down a long hallway to get in line – the doors open at 4 pm and we were far from … Continue reading

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Bisato

Belltown, Seattle Everything on the menu at Bisato sounds and looks like a work of art.  The tapas-style restaurant’s emphasis is on the construction of the dishes, and ingredients are creatively combined and beautifully presented, with each element placed ‘just … Continue reading

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Boat Street Cafe

Downtown, Seattle Boat Street Café feels like a ray of sunshine on a gray Seattle evening. Whimsically and cheerfully decorated, there are vases of big, brightly colored tissue paper flowers around the edges of the restaurant, upside down Chinese paper … Continue reading

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Wa Sushi

West Hollywood, Los Angeles Wa Sushi & Bistro is an unexpected gem.  Set on the second level of a strip mall overlooking 7-11 and a gas station on La Cienega and Holloway, the location is far from picturesque.  Inside is … Continue reading

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Madison Park Conservatory

Madison Park, Seattle Madison Park Conservatory is a food lover’s haven.  Set just off Lake Washington, the restaurant feels like a cozy home overlooking the beach, insulated from rain and wind.  With local art on the whitewashed walls, blues playing … Continue reading

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