We love food.
Well, to be more precise, we love good but simple food. We're not the type to go all out and dine somewhere fancy or try to snag up the latest food trend (because that will die out - eventually). We love food that are perfected in its simplicity, something like, a really good egg sandwich.
We definitely are adventurous eaters and we love traveling for food. 2017 was an interesting year especially with the wedding towards the latter. There were times where we held back but nonetheless, we didn't deprive ourselves from what we love most - FOOD.
The following is a list of my best eats of 2017 (I'm sure the husby will agree also *halo*).
There was a number of stuff in Hong Kong that was amazing. One of them being this AYCE place on like the 8th floor of a building, Daimanki Japanese Restaurant - hard to find but definitely worth your time trying. The quality was beyond my expectation and the presentation was beautiful. The best part was the sashimi, but they also had cooked food like grilled prawns, lamp chops, seafood and endless amounts of desserts and drinks - alcoholic drinks.
Yup, fresh out of the oven-morning breakfast-fluffy and pillowy bun. The HK-ers love their butter with these buns but just on its own is phenomenal. I just want to roll around in them and eat my way through the pillowy-ness. This bakery definitely has one of the absolute best pineapple bun ever.
So unhealthy but so satisfying. The crunchiness on the outside and the juicy interior makes for a deadly combo, add on some sweet sauce and mustard, it's a quick street food that's a staple in HK. We find ourselves returning to Delicious Food stall for other goodies like stinky tofu and fish paste soup.
The omakase we had at Sushi Ishikawa was an experience. The husby and I went to a number of omakases before but this one topped it. The quality and hospitality was top knotch. Each piece of sushi was more superb than the last (how is that possible?!). This particular piece of o-toro (fatty tuna) with caviar and gold flakes stole the show for that night. Yea, I'm kind of pretty easy to impress.
|Fried Clam Strips|
The husby used to live in Maine for about 2 years and whenever I was there, I had to have their fried clams. Ever since, it was hard to find anything close to being good in NYC. Cape House proved that wrong. We were so happy to finally have found a seafood house that fries really good seafood. Crispy, light and airy but you don't get cheated with the clam meats. Heaven!
Never would I thought I would have the best grilled pork ever in Chania, Crete (a Greek island!). It was tender, moist with the right thickness. I will always long for it at Pork to Beef Wild, the sandwiches there were great too. We somehow stumbled to this place after bottles and bottles of wine, best drunk food ever although I'm not going to admit I was drunk...
The husby and I were on a free walking tour in Athens, Greece. Our group was lucky enough to taste a little homestyle cooking - fresh from the oven. Similar to lasagna in which it has pasta, meat sauce and bechamel sauce (the only different ingredient). It tasted comforting and home-y, it was a great treat. It also made me very determined to try and recreate this dish back in the states since the husby loved it a lot.
There goes my best eats of 2017. Now you see what I mean about how we like food in its simplicity. I hope 2018 will hold more best eats as there aren't any restrictions to our diet!
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