Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Hizen-Ya Unadon Speciality Shop 肥前屋@Taiwan ★★★

Best Unagi in Taipei. Fresh unagi that is never frozen. Authentic chef from JapanAbout 30-45 minute waiting in line, but it's all well worth it. Their non-unagi dishes, such as Assorted Sashimi, Tempura, & Fried Oyster, were good too. We visited this restaurant twice in one trip. That's how heavenly good it is.

Eel Rice Bowl - small 250 NTD ($7.50 USD)

Grilled Squid 90 NTD ($2.50 USD)

Assorted Sashimi 200 NTD ($6 USD)

Eel Liver Skewer 20 NTD ($0.60 USD)

Shrimp Tempura w/ Assorted Vegetables 200 NTD ($6 USD)

Wait in Line... Rain or Shine

肥前屋 Hizen-Ya Unadon Speciality Shop
臺灣台北市中山北路一段121巷13號
No. 13, Lane 121, Section 1, Zhongshan N Rd, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 104
+886 2 25628701

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Vida Rica Bar@Macau ★★★

Impressive Festive High Tea at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Macau. Delicious food, fantastic presentation, and amazing view. Food was more than enough. Festive High Tea is offered around the Christmas season, served between 3-6pm. MOP 438 (USD $55) for 2 people.


Pine Leaf Smoked Tasmania Salmon
picked red onion, smoked caviar, poppy seed beef root bread & saffron garlic aioli

Welcome Refresher (on dry ice)
homemade mandarin orange sorbet

Welcome Refresher
homemade mandarin orange sorbet



Wagyu Beef Finger Sandwich
fire grilled wagyu beef tatami with crepe mushroom, foie gras pate spread & onion bread

Pork and Orange Pastry
Grilled Panini Sandwich with Roasted Turkey Ham

Pork and Orange Pastry
oven baked pork and candied orange roll w/ butter puff pastry

Grilled Panini Sandwich with Roasted Turkey Ham
provence herb bread, gruyere cheese, cranberry compote & pickled red cabbage

Homemade Raisin & Smoked Bacon Scones
served with clotted cream, raspberry jam & orange passion jam

Hazelnut Financier w/ Milk Chocolate Chantilly Cream

Jasmine Tea

Coupons from hotel stay to use at restaurant

Fantastic View of Macau

Vida Rica at Mandarin Oriental, Macau
Avenida Dr Sun Yat Sen, NAPE, Macau, China
853-88058918
www.mandarinoriental.com/macau/fine-dining/vida-rica-bar/

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Club 33@Disneyland ★★★

An Enchanting Night at Club 33 Le Grand Salon after its Renovation. Walt Disney's exclusive secret private club. Definitely an once-in-a-lifetime experience. Exceptional quality of French & American cuisine with great service. Appetizers, Lamp Chop, and Cocktail Drinks were fantastic. Also the only place inside Disneyland Park that serves alcohol. Club 33 reservations are for members only, and they now only allow reservations up to 3 days in advance. Five Course Experience $105/ Six Course Experience $120.

Amuse Bouche: Fried Potato

First Course: "Lobster Rockefeller"
with crispy oysters and lemon hollandaise

First Course: Salmon Carpaccio "Lafayette"
with southern oranges, purple watercress and lime crème 


Third Course: Grilled Diver Scallop and Gulf Shrimp
with cheesy grits and buttery shrimp nage

Forth Course: Creole Mustard Crusted Rack of Lamb
with summer corn succotash

Dessert Course: Hazelnut Bavarian Cream Velvet
with autumn pears and cranberry relish

Club 33 Old Entrance

Club 33 New Entrance

The Door Bell that Leads to the Magic

Club 33 Merchandise Display

Grand Staircase to the Restaurant after the Gate Entrance

Elegant Silverware

Club 33 Bread Plate

Special Butter for Bread

French 75 $11.25
spirit works gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and brut champagne

Hurricane $11
ballast point three sheets rum, myers's original dark rum, fresh lime juice, passion fruit juice, and grenadine

Plate Presentation

Second Course: Warm Apple and Kale Salad
with candied pecans, bacon vinaigrette, and biscuit croutons

Second Course: Harvest Squash Soup
with Southern Greens, Andouille, Pecans and Crème Fraiche

Third Course: Butter Poached Lobster
with braised leeks and minted english pea purèe

Cucumber Sorbet
for cleansing your taste buds

Cheese Course
diligently selected trip or artisanal cheeses with orange blossom honey comb

Camomile Tea $10

Dessert Course: Autumn Pumpkin Crème Brulee
with candied persimmons and spiced short bread
Complimentary Milk Chocolate, Candy, and Dark Chocolate


Club 33 Pen & Check

Club 33 Packaging

Photo with Club 33 Chef Justin

Pathway to the Bar for Members Only

Ornate Faucet in the Ladies' Restroom

View of Fantasmic Show from Restaurant Balcony
mostly blocked by trees

Club 33
Disneyland
1313 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92802
714-300-7747 (Club 33 members only)
www.disneylandclub33.com (unofficial Club 33 fan site)