Woman-Friendly Eats We Discovered in 2008
TWO FOR ONE IN NEW
YORK CITY -- writes Denise in New York,
USA -- I think that this is probably one of the best meal
deals in New York City. Look out for the Dallas
BBQ Restaurants and take advantage of their Early
Bird Special (look for it on the bottom right of their placemat
menu.) If you are seated before 5:30 or 6:30 PM in most of it's
locations, for approximately $9.99 you get two complete meals. A
meal is comprised of a delicious cup of chicken soup, and then half
a chicken with baked potato, rice, or french fries plus a piece
of corn bread. The ambience is pretty loud and noisy, (lots of groups
and families) but it is a great deal and quite filling for those
on a budget. There are several locations all over the city. Check
their website at: dallasbbqnyc.com
Now you can splurge on theatre tickets and still be able to have
a reasonable dinner out, too.
YOU MUST TRY MODERN
FILIPINO CUISINE IN MANILLA -- writes Patricia
in Makati City, Manilla -- I want other JourneyWomen to
know about Sentro
(at Greenbelt 3) for modern Filipino cuisine. I highly recommend
the corned beef sinigang which is a soup very similar to Thailand's
tom yum gung. The broth is tamarind-flavored. Sinigang may be made
with fish, shrimps, beef or pork. In Sentro's case, they use fresh
corned beef. Their sizzling tofu is also excellent. Address: 2nd
Level, Ayala Center, Makati City, Manilla. Tel. 757-3940 to 41 P.S.
There are lots of high end shopping malls in Ayala Center so this
is a nice meal stop when you're shopping.
LOVE THIS RESTAURANT IN HONOLULU, HAWAII -- writes
Liz in Honolulu, Hawaii -- I don't know if you are familiar
with Chef Anthony Bourdain (Les Halles in NYC & DC, Travel Chanel's
"No Reservations" protagonist). He was here last fall
and discovered some of my local holes in the wall. The most favoured
of all is Side Street Inn located
at 1225 Hopaka Street. This is the place where all the top flight
chefs in Honolulu meet and eat after work. Decor and description?
It's a glorified cafeteria/ sports bar meets family friendly best
of the best food for moderate to low cost. Everything is served
pupu style (family style appetizers) from 1700-closing. I suggest
the BarBQ baby back ribs, pesto crusted ahi. I also suggest reservations
for four people or more. It gets so busy here. Tel: 808/591-0253.
TESTING LOCAL CUISINE
IN SALVADOR, BRAZIL -- writes Eve from Salvador
in Bahia -- It's always difficult to come into a new town
and not know which restaurants are going to be reliable. A friend
in Salvador told me that I must try the fresh fish stew (moqueca)
in a restaurant called Uauá
in the district called Pelourinho. The restaurant located on the
second floor at Rue Gregoria De Matos 36 is made up of several rooms
above street–level. They serve typical Bahian cuisine, the
food is excellent and the service impeccable. As appetizers to the
stew we ordered soft grilled white cheese drizzled with molasses.
Then the stew (white fish and shrimp) arrived served over rice.
Oh my goodness the tastes were absolutely terrific. The generous
portions were more than ample -- one bowl served three of us. I
recommend this spot very highly!
FOOD IN HALIFAX, CANADA -- writes Shawna
in Halifax, Canada -- Hi to everybody reading this Journeywoman
Newsletter. This is my travel tip contribution for 2008. I want
to mention my favourite Japanese restaurant in my city. It’s
a little place called 'Milamodo'
in Rockingham Ridge. They are a little bit outside of the downtown
core but definitely worth the extra work to get there. My favourite
dish is their Spider Maki (soft shell crab). It is fabulous! Please
check their website for all the other information you might need.
FAST INDIAN FOOD IN
SOHO, NY -- writes Nedra in New York City
-- Thanks for a great publication, Evelyn. If you're looking for
Indian food in NYC, I just found a super spot in SoHo that I'd like
to share with you and other Journeywoman readers. Lahore
is a little 'hole in the wall' eatery where the cab drivers and
policemen stop in for great food at ridiculously cheap prices (really
nice guys behind the counter preparing the food, too). Lahore is
located on Crosby, just below Houston on the west side of the street.
Enjoy their $1 yummy samosas, chai tea and $5 plates of food. Really
good. Really reasonable!
Bonus tip for Budapest,
are one of the best things about Budapest. I divide them into
two kinds. (#1) The kind that you want to be invited to by rich
friends. In this category I especially like Le
Legradi Antique (V. Barczy Istvan utca 3-5, Ph:
266-4993, you enter through a luxury antique shop). (#2) The second
kind, for when you want to enjoy authentic cuisine surrounded
by colorful locals who will enjoy teaching you a word or two in
Hungarian. This is Kisbudagyongye
(Small Pearl of Buda) located at III. Kenyeres utca 34. Ph: 368-6402.
Both the décor and the food here are delightful.
Yolanta Barnes, USA