Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin (Honolulu, HI)

I’m not particularly a big fan of tonkatsu but I will eat it. I’m usually indifferent and, if given the opportunity, will normally order something else. But it is Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin’s specialty. In this land known for its love of chicken katsu, this Ginza-based restaurant has set up business in Honolulu. There is also a branch in... Continue Reading →

Dinner at Spiced (Bellevue, WA)

Health Department closure several months ago notwithstanding, there was buzz about the new restaurant that served authentic Szechwan dishes. By authentic, I'm referring to the very liberal dose of Szechwan peppercorns that can leave your mouth numb for hours, a trait that is integral to Szechwan cooking, and to the equally liberal dose of dried red chiles.... Continue Reading →

Dim Sum at Macky’s (Issaquah, WA)

The dim sum here was good but not enough to prefer going to Jade Garden or Top Gun. Selection of dim sum is more limited than other places. Unless you want just the standard stuff (which does come around in a cart), you have to order from a picture menu, things such as turnip cakes... Continue Reading →

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