Dinner at the Original Din Tai Fung

After spending the majority of the afternoon checking out Taipei’s highlights with local guide, Cola, I invited her to have dinner with me at the original location of Din Tai Fung located on Xinyi Road in the Da’an Disctrict. The world-renowned Taiwanese restaurant is famous for their soup dumplings and noodles. Cola mentioned that we…

Maximilians and the Pergamon Museum

It was my final day in Berlin! My previous day was nonstop and pretty damn crazy, so I took it easy the following afternoon. I started off with a hearty lunch at Maximilians where you’ll find Bavarian specialities and ambiance. I had the roast pork served with bread dumplings and sauerkraut. It was huge! I…

Dinner at The Factory Kitchen

After enjoying a Devils win at Staples Center, we looked for a place for dinner. I briefly researched some places near our apartment and The Factory Kitchen looked really good, so off we went! The trattoria-style restaurant in a reclaimed factory space turns out traditional Italian fare and handmade pastas in the heart of Downtown…

Lunch at Katsukura

Japanese cuisine is my absolute favorite! Sushi may top the list, but another Japanese dish I can’t get enough of is tonkatsu (breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet). One of the best of the tonkatsu chains is Kyoto-based Katsukura. I stopped by for lunch one afternoon. There are several locations in Kyoto and I went to the…

Unique Eats: Ichiran Ramen

Besides our fun sushi dinner at Uobei, there was another popular spot I’ve always wanted to try. It was a cool morning with a light drizzle of rain which was perfect weather for ramen. I luckily just noticed Ichiran Ramen in a side alley near our hotel. I went downstairs where there were a couple…

A Michelin Dinner at Tin Lung Heen

My Sunday was going great so far. I enjoyed the Harbourside buffet and views from The Peak. Now, it was time for a fancy night. Usually for my final evening in any town I try to dine at a nice restaurant that offers a tasting menu. I decided to make a reservation at Tin Lung…

Lunch at Central BBQ

After seeing the National Civil Rights Museum, I walked over to Central BBQ nearby for a brief lunch before heading back to my hotel. I heard it was one of the best spots for Memphis-style barbecue. You place your order, take your number, and seat yourself. I sat at the bar. They have some local…

Midnight Tuk Tuk Food Tour

I’m always down for a food tour when visiting a new city. It’s a great way to experience some of the most popular eateries and learn more about the local cuisine and signature dishes. I heard about Bangkok Food Tours and decided to book a tour with them for our second night in Bangkok. They…