Happy Holidays, and Happy Eating!
Bazaar meats very good meal. Salads are definitely the weakest portion of the meal. Stick to the tapas and steaks
Vegas? I ate there a few weeks ago. Mostly agree though I thought tapas>steaks
Yup Vegas. If it was in LA it wouldn’t be in my top restaurants but fun to visit, kinda of a weird corporate bro party vibe though that I didn’t love but that’s Vegas I guess.
Is the Yemeni place in Westwood new? I couldn’t find any discussion of it here (and don’t recall seeing it before).
Per this, yes:
House Of Mandi Bringing Yemeni Food To Westwood
It caused quite a stir when I reported that New York’s noodle expert Dun Huang was moving into the former El Pollo Loco space at 1081 Gayley in Westwood Village. For whatever reason, that never happened. Now the address appears to be getting a new tenant. Signs are already up announcing the arrival of House of Mandi. House of Mandi has a location in Anaheim and specializes in Yemeni food.
And here’s the menu for the Anaheim location.
Short trip to Toronto and Montréal. Is there a better city in North America for Cantonese food? Doesn’t seem like it.
Following are a few of the highlights:
Markham — Skyview Fusion Cuisine
Boiled Pig Trotter and Egg Ginger in Sweet Vinegar
Contender in Toronto’s Heftiest Har Gow arms race
Scarborough — May Yan Seafood
(aka Maple Yip 2.0)
Razor Clams in Black Bean Sauce
Goose Web, Pea Greens, Shitake Mushroom
Lamb Hotpot with Dried Tofu, Fungus, Water Chestnut
Montreal — Day Trip
Oysters at Joe Beef
I would say Vancouver but I haven’t been to Toronto in many moons
Toronto and Vancouver/Richmond are definitely the best even though I never eaten in either places. Just second and third hand talk from HK’ers.
Where would the SF Bay Area rank? Third place?
NYC, or SGV, 4th/5th?
Damn you didn’t mess around with that Montreal trip!
How did you like the Montreal style bagels?
Schwartz vs Katz vs Langers how would rank?
having grown up in the greater toronto area, markham/scarborough chinese food is way way way better than bay area. Vancouver (Richmond) is comparable to GTA.
I hope you got more than just oysters at joe beef, haha. Next time you should try Mckiernan or Larry’s/Lawrence!
Probably going to get flamed here but Langer’s>Schwartz’s>Katz’s
We did. Wish I could say it lived up to the legend but they seem to be running on autopilot now. Oysters were fantastic, though.
yep, fully checked out over there. Next time go to Foxy in Griffintown.
Personally: Schwartz’s > Langer’s (have not had Katz’s)
Sadly a day it not nearly enough time in Montreal
im from montreal and though slightly biased
Schwartz’s/ Lester’s/ > Katz>Langers