While hiding out from the Northern California cold this afternoon (look, I’m a wussy when it comes to the cold… even when it’s only 50 degrees), I mournfully recalled to my lunch companion about the cold night in Taipei when The BF and I ducked into a Japanese restaurant serving DIY yakitori. There sizzling on top of hot coals were the most amazing slices of beef tongue we’ve ever had. Sounds like eating and making out at the same time? Well, MORE FOR ME! Months later, I still regret not picking up a business card knowing that if I were to head back to Taipei, the chances of locating that restaurant was slim to nil. I can’t even remember how we got to that street, or what street it was on for that matter.
One good thing about keeping this travel blog is that I record all the details of my travel that I’d normally forget. Since I’m also a very food driven traveler, here’s my list of the great travel eats in 2009.
1. Portuguese Egg Tarts at Margaret’s Cafe y Nata’s in Macau
Edificio Kam Loi, Macau, China 853 2871 0032
2. X-small sweetwater oysters at Hog Island Oyster Farm at Point Reyes, CA
20215, Highway 1, in Marshall, CA. 49 miles north of San Francisco, 10 miles north of Point Reyes Station and 23 miles south of Bodega Bay
3. Cerviche and Lechon at Astrid y Gaston, Lima, Peru
Cantuarias 175, Miraflores, Lima, Peru 242-5387 – 243-2574
4. Peking Duck in Peking Garden, Hong Kong
3 Salisbury Rd., 3rd fl. (Canton Rd.) Hong Kong, China. Ph: 2735-8211
5. Cajun shrimps at Boiling Crab at Alhambra, CA
742 West Valley Boulevard, Alhambra, CA – (626) 576-9368
6. French breakfast at Macrina Bakery and Cafe in Seattle, CA
2408 1st Ave, Seattle – (206) 448-4089
7. Uni at Koiso Sushi Kihei, HI
2395 S Kihei Rd Ste 113, Kihei, Maui, HI 96753-8635. Tel: (808) 875-8258
8. The Office Burger at Father’s Office, Los Angeles, CA
3229 Helms Avenue, Los Angeles – (310) 736-2224
I hope 2010 will be just as filling as 2009!