Yakiniku Great

Yakiniku Great 255 Queen’s Road Central Hong Kong I thought I’ve had the best Yakiniku in places like Yakiniku Hiro in Kyoto, Totoraku in LA, and Tsuruhashi in Fountain Valley.  Yakiniku Great takes the cake by leaps and bounds as the BEST DAMN Japanese BBQ in my experience.  It’s a relatively new restaurant, that is…

Offal BBQ

Area Codes mentioned going to an offal BBQ place a few times.  To be polite, I would smile and give a half hearted “suuuure.”  Secretly, I would hope he would pick up on my lack of enthusiasm or forget about the suggestion altogether.  I’m pretty open to trying more foods than your average person.  I’ll even…

Mapobonga

I do love Korean BBQ and I do love Korean cold noodles, or naengmyun.  Mapobonga serves some of the best of this side by side.  It’s a pretty unassuming joint with no frills and maybe no more than 10-15 tables.  We sat on the ground yet again, which can be uncomfortable even for me after 15…

Wonjo Unyang Bulgogi

After a post breakfast stroll taking in the gray morning mist of Haeundae Beach… …we headed over to Gwangalli Beach where we were treated to a stunning view of the Gwangandaegyo Bridge or “Diamond Bridge.”  The bridge may seem a little underwhelming here, but it is beautiful at nighttime.

Braddah Hutts BBQ

So if you’ve ever been to Maui, you’ve probably done the “Road to Hana” trip.  It actually sounds much more glamorous than what it actually is, which is just a really long and windy drive around the north part of the island.  You’re supposed to get off at various scenic points along the way to…

Franklin BBQ

Franklin BBQ 900 E 11th St Austin, TX 78702 franklinbbq.com Yelp A 5 hour wait to eat food deserves a long entry… Every single “Best of BBQ” TV show or list inevitably includes Franklin BBQ as one of America’s top BBQ joints.  Enough cannot be said of its famed brisket, which is slowly smoked over…

Killen’s BBQ

Killen’s BBQ 3613 E. Broadway Pearland, TX 77581 killensbarbeque.com Yelp When in Rome, do as the Romans.  In Houston, they stand in long lines under the punishing sun, enveloped in the sweltering heat, with a beer in one hand, all for the promise of Killen’s BBQ.  Texas is all about the BBQ.  This line was…

Olympia Provisions

Olympia Provisions 107 SE Washington St. Portland, OR 97214 olympiaprovisions.com Yelp My first visit to Olympia Provisions was 4 years ago, at a time when it was still known as Olympic Provisions (please refer to this link for the utterly ridiculous drama surrounding its name change).  But despite the name change, the place still remains…

Phil’s BBQ

Phil’s BBQ had been on our minds all weekend, considering it was sandwiched just minutes between our hotel and the tennis center.  We were half serious about going here after our dinner at Buona Forchetta to maximize our eating experience with the short time we had in San Diego.  Fortunately, sensibility trumped gluttony and we…

chi SPACCA

The April birthday dinners in my family were pretty good with Orsa & Winston and Sushi Sushi.  September rolled around (yes I’m behind on the blogging!), and it was time to treat Smooth Obturator to something tasty.  Triple T, being the thoughtful wife that she is, made reservations at chi SPACCA knowing the carnivorous glutton…

Incanto

It’s been a while since I’ve dined with Weeners.  The last time was when she still lived in LA and that seems like ages ago.  Now, she is proud to call herself a San Franciscan and has really adapted to the hippy dippy lifestyle of those folks up there and she loves it.  SF is…

The Purple Pig

I can’t express how much I love this place.  My first visit with Ho Bag left an indelible impression on me.  It simply is everything I love in food, flavor that packs a punch, no frills, great ingredients, and a strong focus on charcuterie.  I normally don’t go to a restaurant twice, but I wanted…