Sunday, February 05, 2006

So sue me

Went with friends to a new Japanese restaurant last night. What a treat! The service was fabulous (a tad slow, but it's a new place so we'll cut them some slack), the decor was faulous but needs some sound proofing, the presentation was flawless and the food delicious.

There's also a new Thai place that's just opened. There's actually quite a nice selection of restaurants here now. When I moved here 25 years ago, you were lucky to get decent Chinese. The variety in the grocery stores has improved immeasurably as well. Sometimes living on an island in the North Atlantic isn't so bad after all.

What are your favourite restaurants and how happy are you with the variety in your area?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

howling badgers! Excellent!

Food round here? Magnificent. Couldn't be anything else. I am well fed, very happy, big bellied etc etc. i.e. how could I criticise my wife's cooking? Without getting my testicles ripped off and served to me for breakfast, that is.

February 5, 2006 at 3:52 p.m.  
Anonymous Alan said...

Well obviously, living in a cosmopolitan city like Edinburgh, you can get every different kind of the world's finest cuisine here.

As long as you don't mind having it coated in batter and deep fried.

February 5, 2006 at 5:57 p.m.  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

Quebec City is well known for it's fine cuisine. Soooo many restaurants here... Too much maybe. But there is this little restaurant just beside my sister's bookstore, in the old part of the city. I know the owner and the chef! It's "cuisine proven├žale". Very very good. Now I'm drooling on my desktop! Damn!

February 5, 2006 at 6:50 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

gw - Yes, aren't they? Nothing as soothing as a badger's howl. Wise word's re SWMBO's cooking but I meant restaurants, dude... that breakfast suggestion is enough to send me over to the vegetarians...

alan - I was in Edinburgh in 1974 but as a teen, didn't get to go to restaurants much. Had excellent haggis at the College of Education in Hamilton (where we stayed), though. The only other time I've eaten it was at a wedding in Canada and it was... not as good.

mp - Have never been to QC but my friend who lives in Ottawa raves about it. Have been to Montreal with her a couple of times. Must blog about that...

February 5, 2006 at 11:18 p.m.  
Blogger Misty said...

I too find the howl of a badger soothing, and pleasing to the ear!

And there are a plethora of great restaurants round here where I am, look!
and that's just within a couple of miles radius :) My favourite though is probably the Wine and Mousaka ( I've been going there for years now, and have never had a bad meal or bad service. If you ever get to Londinium, I'll book a table :)

February 6, 2006 at 7:48 a.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

misty - It's all Greek to me. But fortunately, I love Greek food. Should I ever find myself in fair Londinium, I'll take you up on that offer!

February 6, 2006 at 10:35 a.m.  
Anonymous robotjam said...

Is it just me or does everyone get reminded of Bertie Bassets licorice allsorts when they see sushi ?!?

February 6, 2006 at 11:22 a.m.  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

We're very lucky here. Being a college town, there is a wide variety of restaurants and cusine to choose from. So many good ones, I can't pick just one out as a favorite.

Scads of yummy everywhere!

February 6, 2006 at 11:04 p.m.  
Anonymous ricardipus, salivating said...

Umph. We got great foods here in Toronto, yes we do. Korean, Vietnamese, various varieties of Chinese, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Indian, Pakistani, North African, Ethiopian, Tex-Mex, Caribbean (sp?), etc. etc. etc.

Although... best local Japanese place has - wait for it - are you waiting yet? - c'mon, please wait... -

dreadful service.

Fab. rotating sushi bar, freakin' good Nabe Yaki Udon, Bento boxes, seaweed salad, Dragon Rolls, Rainbow Rolls, Unagi bowl, etc. etc. etc.

Awesome. Slow, but awesome.

[thinks about blowing rest of last paycheque on lunch]

February 6, 2006 at 11:24 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

robotjam - I do now!

mr. faboo - Glad to hear it. We have a university here but we're at the end of the earth so I think it's cancelled out.

r'pus - Funny, I was just thinking about you and wondering when we'd hear from you again. Right about the time you were posting this.

*twilight zone theme*

Maybe it's supposed to be considered a leisurely pace, not bad service.

Mmmm. Vietnamese. I love it. Had a restaurant here but it was crap. I've had good Vietnamese food in Ottawa, though. And want to try all the others. Now there's a plan. Get a job as a restaurant critic. It could work. Until they realized that I would like EVERYTHING...

February 6, 2006 at 11:31 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That sushi looks like poo.

But the chilli sauce is nice. The glow in the dark green paste...

February 7, 2006 at 8:55 a.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

gw - If your poo looks like that, my love, I would suggest you get yourself checked by a medical professional. Pronto!

You mean Wasabi? Me like Wasabi! Especially when you eat a little too much of it and get a Wasabi brain freeze! Woo hoo!

February 7, 2006 at 9:35 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never cut my poo open to get a saggital section. I'm extrapolating from the surface view.

Wasabi. That's the stuff. Spicy! Brains...

February 7, 2006 at 12:12 p.m.  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

Perhaps that can be your homework for the week.

Yes, Spicy Brains, my precious.

February 7, 2006 at 12:36 p.m.  

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