Kyoto Sushi – Salmon special

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About the meal: The standard version of this combo comes with salmon nigiri and california rolls; thank’s to Tom’s great customer appreciation, I always got this combo with salmon nigiri and spicy salmon rolls. The best in town! The fish is fresh and the sushis are made with love.

About the place:
Tom and his crew are amazing. Every time I go, I feel like I am treated as a guest by a friend. The service is excellent and the food is delicious and affordable. Their Wednesday special is also fabulous! It comes with a fishball (Tom’s invention) so if you want your share, make  sure you arrive early enough at lunch time! By 12:30 they are usually sold-out. All in all, great food, great service, great location. I can only recommend!

-RaspberryCream

 

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Royal Thai / Palais Imperial – Kao pad ta lae

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About the meal:
Fried rice à la Thai, with a mixture of seafood including shrimp, scallops and squid. I love the fact that they are not greedy with their seafood, there is a good amount of it. There’s also a good mixture of the different kinds of seafood in the rice. The rice is full of flavor as well which is great. Finally, I find that their portions are of a reasonable proportion. One disadvantage (not so much for me, as it doesn’t bother me) could be that there are little bit of onions; it could be a problem for those who hate chewing on bits of onions.
This meal is my favorite dish in this restaurant!

About the place:
See post “Royal Thai / Palais Imperial – Sticky rice”.

-RaspberryCream

Royal Thai / Palais Imperial – Shui Mai ~ Crab meat dimsum

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About the meal:
I wasn’t a big fan of this dimsum. I guess it partially has to do with the fact that I’m not very big on crab meat, but I wanted to try something different. I also found that the taste of coriander was very prominent. Last but not least, it was very difficult to pick up, the rice fell apart from the “filling”. I have to say however, that it was very moist and juicy, which is always good! For me, that was a no-go…

About the place:
See post “Royal Thai / Palais Imperial – Sticky rice”.

-RaspberryCream

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Royal Thai / Palais Imperial – Shui Mai ~ Pork and shrimp dimsum

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About the meal:
The dimsum was very juicy and full of flavor. I liked that the combination of meat and seafood was well balanced, one didn’t overtake the other. A decent size too, perfect to share as an appetizer – at least that’s what we did! I would definitely recommend it.
Note: This is one of the many flavours offered, so if you’re looking for seafood, chicken or beef, those were also available.

About the place:
See post “Royal Thai / Palais Imperial – Sticky rice”.

-RaspberryCream

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Royal Thai / Palais Imperial – Sticky rice

Royal Thai / Palais Imperial – Sticky rice

About the meal:
I am not Asian born or of Asian descent, but having lived in Singapore and being surrounded by Asian friends has given me the opportunity to appreciate good and different types of Asian food. The sticky rice here was well made. For those of you who don’t eat pork or require Halaal meat, I guess this is out of bound… Other than the dish having taste, I however found the meat inside a little dry.

About the place:
Nice little place in the Byward market, with friendly staff and a clean interior. The restaurant is spacious and has enough rooms between tables for you to feel comfortable. I’ve only been at lunch hours though, so the conditions might change at night time for dinner…
The service is prompt and you don’t feel harassed by the constant presence of a waiter. On the downside, it might be difficult to get a waiter/waitress’ attention when you are sitting far away from the front desk.

-RaspberryCream

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