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Top 10 Most Extreme Restaurants in the World [with videos]

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What do you consider in finding the perfect place to eat?  On top of the list is the sumptuous food that they serve. Others consider affordability.  For some, the location of the restaurants matter. The ambiance is a huge factor too. That is why restaurant owners pay interior designers to provide a well suited setting for their dining place. They choose the best materials in building up their restaurants.  Dishes together with its tableware are served in a very artistic manner.

Some imaginative restaurateurs add some twists to their set up to spice things up a bit. Aside from the awesome interiors you will be amused with how the meals are served or how you should be eating them. Weird food plus themed environment equals unique dining experience.

Opaque, Los Angeles, California


Top Restaurants in 10 of the Best Cities Across the Globe (Part 2)

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We continue our gastronomic journey through 10 great cities and check out the best restaurants that can please our palates. In case you missed the first 5 cities we listed, you can click here to read about the top restaurants we featured.

London

  1. Modern Pantry – This quirky establishment offers one of the best breakfasts in London. Helmed by Anna Hansen, guests will have an enjoyable time picking on their English breakfast or Modern Pantry’s signature omelettes.
  2. Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter House – The English know their oysters well and this is quite evident at Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter House. Get a plate of the oysters and drink Prosecco.
  3. The Restaurant at St. Paul’s – This treasure is just right behind St. Paul’s Cathedral. Sample their treats like salmon with brocolli and their leek puree. Their gingerbread sandwich filled with ice cream is laced with natural honey.

Visit Malaysia’s 30-day Food Haven

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For Muslims, the holy month of Ramadhan marks the beginning of a 30-day fasting period. They abstain from food from sunrise to sundown, and for some this may be quite an arduous task. Nonetheless they persevere, and one advantage is that the locals get to enjoy a tempting variety of food when they attend “pasar Ramadhan” or food markets set up all over the country. These stalls sell mostly local food and other treats at very affordable prices. It is easy to be tempted to buy up everything in sight, so be sure to practice moderation when you purchase food and avoid wastage!


Airport Hotel Highs: When Getting Stuck in an Airport is like Having a Vacation in Itself

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There are times when you get stuck in an airport due to inclement weather or to some disturbance at your destination. When bad luck hounds your plans, these airport hotels might change your perception of your situation.

Melt the Stress Away


Of course it gets stressful once you’re landlocked inside an airport when you were just expecting to be done with the business of getting to where you’re going. But when you’re at the Hong Kong International, there’s no need to worry if you get billeted at the Regal Airport Hotel. Watch the other planes zip by while floating on a pool. You can somebody else rub your back at one of Om Spa’s outdoor cabanas. If your feet are feeling a little overused, try the foot massage and perhaps some manicure and pedicure. If there’s some place where you’d be in a matter of time, just tell the staff and they’ll accommodate the treatments that suit your needs.


Restaurant Spotlight: The French Laundry, Yountville, California

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Owned by renowned chef Thomas Keller, the French Laundry is one of the world’s most exclusive and well-respected restaurants. Specializing in American and French foods, French Laundry’s food is, “to die for”, with critics and diners alike agreeing that the food, as well as the service, is virtually unrivaled. In fact, the French Laundry received the #3 spot on Restaurant Magazine’s 2005 list of the Worlds Top Restaurants, and has recieved countless other rewards from critics all around the world.

The French Laundry

Located in the fairly quaint town of Yountvile, the French Laundry is quite secluded and private. Many fine diners enjoy this change of pace, as most quality restaurants are located in large, densely populated towns. The building itself is also something to be admired. Originally built as a saloon in the early 1900’s, this all-stone building is extremely beautiful, and has not seen any major renovations, so its originality is intact.


Top 7 places to experience the best Italian foods and drinks without being in Italy

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When you think of Italy, you think of great food. Imagine Italy and you see a rustic environment, air filled with flavors, pizza, cheese, pasta, wine… yummy! If you are bored with the Italian restaurant a few blocks away from home or if you are traveling for business or pleasure and craving for Italian food, there are certain places across the globe where your cravings will be answered.

These little Italies come complete with the food factor, authenticity of the cuisines, and really very Italian feel of everything. The ambiance is not just created by interior designers to make a good image of a business but real warmth that you feel when you look for something Italian.

Norton Street in Sydney, Australia


Food Trip: Discovering the flavors of Honolulu

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A Hawaii holiday will expose you to a wide spectrum of great sceneries, culture, and flavors. Hawaii is considered a melting pot due to the different peoples from all over the globe that make up its population. Aside from tons of pictures you will bring home, you will also have a ton of memory because of the gastronomic experience after your Hawaii travel.

This article focuses on the great local finds in Honolulu, Hawaii:

Best seafoods

Hawaii offers the freshest of freshest when it comes to seafoods. Try the poke which is usually made from ahi tuna and can be served either spicy or limu. In case you want your fish cooked, you can go for grilled tuna, steamed onaga, or maybe pan-seared name-we-have-it fish. If you are a sushi lover, Honolulu will be heaven! There are a ton of izakayas and sushi bars in town.


Every Beginner’s Guide to Good Tea: Experts Talk About How It’s Done

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From buying it to slurping it: in this article, tea aficionados teach new recruits how to pick good tea, and to keep everything at a budget. After all, much of it involves knowing what you’re looking at and not just paying good money for popular tea labels.

Tippy Leaves. While you’re shopping for good tea, it’s best to look for tippy leaves. These are young leaves which still have a light brown or gold lining or speck on their surface. These are the tea leaves that have been picked from the top of the plant, opposed to bigger, older leaves which have been picked from the bottom. The younger leaves may be pricier and rarer, but they’re also better tasting.