Monday, November 09, 2009

Food for Thought: Restaurant Gasthof zur Post, St Gilgen

The family-run hotel and restaurant opened its doors to its first guests in 1330.  At that time it served as a coaching inn.  On inspection, you will find that its foundation and certain portion of its facade dating back to the medieval period are still intact.

Over the years Gasthof zur Post has hosted many famous personalities. In August 1784 the wedding of Mozart's sister Anna Maria, nicknamed 'Nannerl', took place there.  Today, the restaurant offers a rich selection of delicious regional and Austrian specialities, traditional fare and seasonal delicacies. The freshly caught fish from Lake Wolfgang is especially popular. In fact, all ingredients are from the Salzkammergut region thus ensuring freshness.

The waitress recommended trout which was caught that very morning from Lake St Gilgen, only a stone's throw from the hotel.  Darling wife had it poached in Austrian white wine with leeks and other fresh garden greens.

Poached Trout in White Wine

The reason darling wife chose a poached fish dish was because we know that poaching is healthy and more importantly, it brings out the character of delicately flavoured fish such as trout.
 
The chef managed to poach the fish at precisely the right temperature and timing, rendering its meat extremely fine and smooth.  The court boillon is white wine base with herbs and fresh vegetables.  Deviating from the general rule of poaching, the chef used the poaching liquid as the consomme for the dish.  The lightness of the fish dish is well balanced by the robust flavour of its side dish - wasabi mashed potato garnished with chives. The pungent wasabi perfectly complements the slightly sweet tasting potato.  It is not a traditional Japanese dish but a Japanese fusion creation.

Wasabi Mashed Potato
     
I chose Wiener Schnitzel for my main course.  This dish is made up of thin slices of veal coated in breadcrumbs and deep-fried to a dark golden brown colour.  No one can say he has been to Austria without eating this dish which has become part of Viennese or Austrian culture.  It is found on the menu of almost every restaurant in the country.  But not everyone does it with veal; many have, regrettably, substituted pork for veal.

Zur Post has stuck with tradition and used veal.  The Wiener schnitzel arrived piping hot which is how it should be served.  All it took was one bite, and I was convinced that was the best Wiener schnitzel I had ever eaten anywhere in Austria or the world, for that matter.  While the coating was crispy, the veal on the inside was moist and tender.

Wiener Schnitzel

The main dish was served with a potato salad dressed with a rich creamy sauce and sided by a generous heap of lovely lamb's lettuce.  Native to temperate continental Europe and best plucked in spring, this salad leaf is not easily available outside of Europe and even more uncommonly found in Asia and Singapore. I was extremely delighted to have the chance to enjoy the sweet and nutty flavour of this rare salad leaf which I was told, is very expensive because of its delicate and perishable nature.

Potato Salad with Lamb's Lettuce
     
The meal at Restaurnt Gasthof zur Post was one of the best culinary experiences we had during this trip.  I have given a very high 9.5 ranking for food quality and added it to my list of favourite restaurants around the world. 

Restaurant Gasthof zur Post
8 Mozartplatz
St Gilgen, Austria

Ambiance: 9
Service: 7.5
Food: 9.5
Pricing: $$$$
Recommended dishes: Poached Trout in white wine; Wiener Schnitzel, Grilled Sole

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My Favourite Eating Places (Singapore)

  • Asian Dessert - Hai Sing Ah Balling, #02-59 Chinatown Complex, Blk 335 Smith Street
  • Asian Dessert - Mei Heong Yuen, 65-67 Temple Street, Chinatown
  • Asian Dessert - Ye Lai Xiang Hot & Cold Cheng Tng, Stall 31 Bedok Corner Food Centre
  • Bak Kut Teh - Sin Heng Claypot Bak Kut Teh, 439 Joo Chiat Road (next to Community Club)
  • Biryani - Bismillah Biryani, 50 Dunlop Street, Little India
  • Biryani - Famous Islamic Restaurant, 795 North Bridge Road
  • Biryani - Taj, 214 South Bridge Road
  • Bread - Chin Mee Chin Confectionery, 204 East Coast Road (catty corner to Holy Family Church)
  • Bread - Sen Yen Original Charcoal Toast, 24 Sin Ming Road #01-01 Stall 3
  • Burmese - Inle Myanmar Restaurant, #B1-07A Peninsula Plaza
  • Cakes - Cafe Brunetti, 163 Tanglin Road, #01-35 Tanglin Mall
  • Cakes - Chin Mee Chin Confectionery, 204 East Coast Road
  • Cakes - The Patissier, 18 Ann Siang Road, #01-01
  • Cantonese - Hai Tien Lo, 37th Floor, Pan Pacific Hotel
  • Cantonese - Hillman Restaurant, 135 Kitchener Road
  • Cantonese - Hua Ting Restaurant, Orchard Hotel, Orchard Road
  • Cantonese - Jade @ The Fullerton, Groundfloor, Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square
  • Cantonese - Lai Wah Restaurant, Blk 44 #01-1436 Bendemeer Road
  • Cantonese - Lei Garden, #01-24 Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street
  • Cantonese - Majestic Restaurant, New Majestic Hotel, 31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road
  • Cantonese - Moi Lum Cantonese Restaurant, 4 Murray Street
  • Cantonese - Spring Court, 52-56 Upper Cross Street
  • Cantonese - Teahouse - The Asian Kitchen, #B1-15 Raffles City Shopping Centre
  • Cantonese - Tung Lok Signatures, #02-80 The Central
  • Cantonese - Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant, Carlton Hotel, Bras Basah Road
  • Cantonese - Wing Seong Fatty's Restaurant, #01-31 Burlington Square (facing OG)
  • Char Kway Teow - Apollo Fresh Cockle Fried Kway Teow, #01-174 Marine Parade Food Centre
  • Char Kway Teow - Eng Ji Char Kway Teow, #04-45 Beauty World Plaza Food Centre
  • Char Kway Teow - Hill Street Fried Kway Teow, Blk 16 Bedok South Road #01-187
  • Char Kway Teow - Meng Kee Char Kway Teow, Blk 22 Havelock Road. #01-669 Wei Xuan Eating House
  • Char Kway Teow - No 18 Zion Road Fried Kway Teow, Stall 17 Zion Riverside Food Centre
  • Chocolates - Prestat, 252 North Bridge Road, #01-39A Raffles City
  • Chocolates - Teuscher of Switzerland, 390 Orchard Road, #01-07A Palais Renaissance
  • Claypot Rice - Lian He Ben Ji Claypot Rice, 335 Smith Street, #02-199 Chinatown Complex
  • Continental - Absinthe Restaurant Francais, 72 Boat Quay
  • Continental - Au Jardin Les Amis, 1 Cluny Road, EJH Corner House, Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Continental - Bonta Italian Restaurant & Bar, 207 River Valley Road, #01-61 UE Square River Wing
  • Continental - Dolce Vita, Poolside, 5th Floor, Mandarin Oriental Singapore
  • Continental - DOMVS, Sheraton Towers, Scott Road
  • Continental - Enoteca LÓperetta, 78 Boat Quay
  • Continental - Iggy's, 581 Orchard Road, Level 3, The Hilton Hotel
  • Continental - Oso Ristorante, 46 Bukit Pasoh Road
  • Continental - Pasta Brava, 11 Craig Road, off Tanjong Pagar Road
  • Continental - PS Cafe, 390 Orchard Road, Level 2, Palais Renaissance
  • Continental - Saint Pierre 1 Fullerton Road, #02-02B One Fullerton
  • Cze Char - Lorong 9 Beef Kway Teow, 237 Geylang Road Lorong 9
  • Cze Char - Orchid Live Seafood, 1 Bah Soon Pah Road
  • Cze Char - Sin Huat Seafood Restaurant, 659/661 Geylang Road near Lorong 35
  • Cze Char - Yuet Loy Hong Kong Cooked Food, #02-151 Chinatown Complex
  • Epok Epok - Epok Epok Central, Block 4A Eunos Crescent, #01-09
  • Eurasian - Quentin's the Eurasian Restaurant, 139 Ceylon Road, Groundfloor, Eurasian Community House
  • Fried Carrot Cake - Bukit Merah View Carrot Cake, Blk 115 Bukit Merah View #01-279
  • Fried Carrot Cake - Fu Ming Food Stall, Blk 85 Redhill Lane #01-49 Redhill Food Centre
  • Fried Carrot Cake - Ke Shuan Xing Fried Carrot Cake, #01-104 North Bridge Road Market & Hawker Center
  • Fried Hokkien Mee - Come Daily Fried Hokkien Mee, #02-27, Blk 127 Toa Payoh Lorong 1
  • Fried Hokkien Mee - Original Serangoon Fried Hokkien Mee, 566 Serangoon Road
  • Fried Hokkien Mee - Singapore Fried Hokkien Mee, #01-32 Whampoa Drive Food Centre, Blk 90 Whampoa Drive
  • Glutinous Rice - Ah Lo Cooked Food, 335 Smith Street, #02-003 Chinatown Complex
  • Hainanese Chicken Rice - Nam Kee Chicken Rice & Restaurant, 201 Upper Thomson Road
  • Hainanese Chicken Rice - Tian Yuan Hainanese Chicken Rice, #02-162 Chinatown Complex (may not be in operations)
  • Hainanese Chicken Rice - Yet Con Hainanese Chicken Rice, 25 Purvis Street
  • Hakka - Moi Kong Hakka Restaurant, 22 Murray Street
  • Herbal Cuisine - Imperial Herbal Restaurant, Four Points by Sheraton, Level 2 382 Havelock Road, Singapore 169629
  • Hokkien - Bee Heong Palace Restaurant, 132-134 Telok Ayer Street
  • Hokkien - Beng Thin Hoon Kee Restaurant, #05-02 OCBC Centre
  • Ice Cream - Haagen Daz, 21 Lorong Mambong #01-07
  • Ice Cream - The Daily Scoop, #01-04 Clementi Arcade, 41 Sunset Way
  • Ice Cream - Udders Ice Cream, 155 Thomson Road (Goldhill Centre)
  • Indian (North) - Moti Mahal Restaurant, 18 Murray Street
  • Indian (North) - Mumtaz Mahal Restaurant, 14 Scotts Road, #05-22/23 Far East Plaza
  • Indian (North) - Punjab Grill, 2 Bayfront Avenue, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands B1-01A, Singapore 018972
  • Indian (North) - Rang Mahal, Pan Pacific Hotel, 7 Raffles Boulevard
  • Indian (North) - Shahi Maharani, 252 North Bridge Road, #03-21B Fairmont Singapore
  • Indian (South) - Karu's Indian Banana Leaf Restaurant, 896 Dunearn Road, #05-01 Sime Darby Centre
  • Indian (South) - Shami Banana Leaf Delights Restaurant, 349 Sembawang Road (opposite Khatib Camp)
  • Indian Snacks - Gina's Vadai, 237 East Coast Road
  • Indonesian - Ayam Penyet President, 304 Orchard Road #03-36/37 Lucky Plaza
  • Indonesian - Che' Rose Nasi Padang, Blk 128 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 #01-523 Toa Payoh View
  • Indonesian - Kintamani Indonesian Restaurant, 3rd Floor Furama Riverfront Hotel, Havelock Road
  • Indonesian - Lee's Kitchen (formerly House of Sundanese) 865 Mountbatten Road, #01-41 Katong Shopping Centre
  • Indonesian - Sabar Menanti, 48/50 Kandahar Street (Kg Glam)
  • Indonesian - Sinar Pagi, 13 Circular Road or #01-353 Geylang Serai Temporary Market
  • Indonesian - Warong M Nasir, 69 Killiney Road
  • Japanese - Fat Cow, 1 Orchard Boulevard #01-01/02 Camden Medical Centre Singapore 248649
  • Japanese - Fukuichi, 111 Somerset Road TripleOne Somerset #02-11/12 Singapore 238164
  • Japanese - Hide Yamamoto, L2-05 Casino Level 2, Marina Bay Sands
  • Japanese - Kinki, 70 Collyer Quay #02-02 Customs House, Singapore 049323
  • Japanese - Kuriya Dining, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-28 Great World City
  • Japanese - Mikuni, Level 3 The Fairmont Singapore
  • Japanese - Nanbantei, #05-132 Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road
  • Japanese - Nara Japanese Restaurant, 167 Goldhill Centre
  • Japanese - Shimbashi Soba, #B1-41 The Paragon
  • Japanese - Tatsuya Japanese Restaurant, 22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel
  • Japanese - Tonkichi, #07-06 Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road
  • Japanese - Zento Singapore-Contemporary Japanese Cuisine,18B Dempsey Road Singapore 249677
  • Lontong - 29 Delights #01-29 Blk 29 Bendemeer Food Centre
  • Lontong - Asam Tree Cafe, Bakery & Restaurant, Blk 712 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 #01-4056
  • Lontong - Lontong Mee Siam, Block 40A Commonwealth Avenue #01-496
  • Lontong Goreng - Jesswan Kitchen, 665 Buffalo Road #01-252 Tekka Center
  • Lor Mee - Soon Heng Food Delights, #02-20 Tanjong Pagar Market & Food Centre
  • Lor Mee - Tiong Bahru Lor Mee, Blk 155 Bt Batok St 11
  • Mee Rebus - Hajah Hamifah Satay Stall, Blk 58 New Upper Changi Road #01-217
  • Mee Rebus - Rubiah Malay Food, 887 Bukit Timah Road
  • Nasi Melayu - Hjh Maimunah (Kg Glam), 11/15 Jalan Pisang
  • Nepalese - Gorkha Grill, 21 Smith Street
  • Ngoh Hiang Prawn Fritter - Beach Road Prawn Noodle House, 370/372 East Coast Road
  • Ngoh Hiang Prawn Fritter - Lao Zhong Zhong, 29 Tai Thong Crescent (347858)
  • Ngoh Hiang Prawn Fritter - Weng Seng Cooked Food, Block 724 Ang Mo Kio Food Center, #01-20
  • Peranakan - House of Peranakan, 103 Frankel Avenue, Singapore 458225
  • Peranakan - Princess Terrace Cafe, Copthorne King's Hotel, 403 Havelock Road
  • Peranakan - True Blue Cuisine, 47/49 Armenian Street (next to The Substation and Peranakan Museum)
  • Prawn Mee - Beach Road Prawn Noodles (East Coast), 370 East Coast Road
  • Prawn Mee - Blanco Court Prawn Mee, #01-01 243 Beach Road, Singapore 189754
  • Roasted Meat - Dian Xiao Er Herbal Roasted Duck, 1 Harbourfront Walk #02-138/9 VivoCity
  • Roasted Meat - Fu Shi Traditional Roasted, 320 Shunfu Road, #02-25 Shunfu Mart & Food Center
  • Roasted Meat - Kay Lee Roast Meat, 125 Upper Paya Lebar Road
  • Roasted Meat - New Rong Ge Liang Hong Kong Roast, Block 269B Queen Street #01-235
  • Rojak - Balestier Road Hoover Rojak, Whampoa Drive Market & Hawker Centre #01-06 Block 90 Whampoa Drive
  • Rojak - Kah Ping Ri Ye Xiang, Old Airport Road Food Center, Block 51 Old Airport Road
  • Rojak - Lau Hong Ser Rojak, #02-14 Dunman Food Centre
  • Satay - Shi Xiang Satay, #02-079 Chinatown Complex
  • Satay - Toa Payoh Satay, Old Airport Road Food Center, #01-78, Blk 51 Old Airport Road
  • Seafood - Crab Party, 100 Yio Chu Kang Road
  • Seafood - Hua Yu Wee Seafood Restaurant, 462 Upper East Coast Road
  • Seafood - No Signboard Restaurant, 414 Geylang Road. Singapore 389392
  • Seafood - Orchid Live Seafood, 1 Bah Soon Pah Road (off Sembawang Road)
  • Singapore Fare - Straits Kitchen, Lobby Level, Grand Hyatt Singapore
  • Steam Boat - Golden Mile Thien Kee Steamboat, Golden Mile Tower #B1-20, 6001 Beach Road
  • Tea Culture - Tea Bone Zen Mind, 38A Seah Street
  • Teochew - Ban Seng Teochew Seafood Restaurant, 20 Upper Circular Road, #B1-44/45 The Riverwalk
  • Teochew - Hung Kang Teochew Restaurant, 28 North Canal Road, #01-01 Poh Heng Building
  • Teochew - Liang Kee Teochew Restaurant, 737 Havelock Road
  • Teochew - Yuan Xing Chaozhou Restaurant (formerly Guan Hin), #01-01 Blk 34 Whampoa West
  • Teochew Fish Head Steamboat - Tian Wai Tian, 1383 Serangoon Road
  • Teochew Fish Head Steamboat - Xin Heng Feng Guo Tiao Stall, #01-15 Whampoa Drive Market & Food Centre, Block 91 Whampoa Drive
  • Teochew Meatball - Teochew Handmade Sotong & Meatball Soup, Stall 83 Maxwell Road Food Center
  • Teochew Meatball - Toa Payoh Lorong 5 Minced Meat Noodle, Blk 75 Lorong 5 Toa Payoh, #01-328
  • Teochew Porridge - Beach Road Teochew Porridge, Food Park, Groundfloor, Blk 43 Cambridge Road
  • Thai - Nakhon Kitchen, Block 212 Hougang Street 21 #01-341
  • Thai - Thai Lily Restaurant, Block 107 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh #01-268
  • Vegetarian - Grand Court Vegetarian, 20 Trengganu Street #03-01
  • Vegetarian - Kwan Im Vegetarian Restaurant, 190 Waterloo Street, South East Asia Hotel
  • Vegetarian - Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant, #02-00 Quality Hotel Marlow, 201 Balestier Road
  • Wonton Mee - Eng's Noodle House, 287 Tanjong Katong Road
  • Wonton Mee - Nam Seng (Old National Library) Noodle House, #01-01 Far East Square, 25 China Street
  • Wonton Mee - Wanton Noodle Shop, Mui Thiang Kee Eating House, Blk 34 Cassia Crescent, Singapore 390034
  • Yong Tau Foo - Hup Chong @ Blk 116 Toa Payoh Lorong 2 (outside Braddell MRT Station)
  • Yong Tau Foo - Lao Huang @ 861 North Bridge Rd #01-108 North Bridge Road Food Center
  • Yong Tau Foo - Xiu Ji Ikan Bilis Yong Tau Foo, #02-88 Chinatown Complex

My Favourite Eating Places (Thailand)

  • Chinese (Teochew): Hua Seng Hong Teochew Restaurant, 371-373 Yaowarat Road, Chinatown, Bangkok
  • Chinese (Teochew): Nguan Lee, 101/25-26 Soi Langsuan (corner of Sarasin Road)
  • French: The Boathouse Wine & Grill, Mom Tri's Boathouse Hotel, Kata Beach, Phuket
  • German: Bei Otto, 1 Sukhumvit Soi 20, Bangkok
  • International: The FoodLoft, 7th Floor, Central Chidlom, 1027 Ploenchit Road, Bangkok
  • Japanese: Oishi Grand Buffet, 2nd Floor, Discovery Centre, 989 Rama 1 Road, Bangkok
  • Mediterranean: Crepes & Co, 18/1 Sukhumvit Soi 12, Bangkok
  • Seafood: Kuang Sea Foods, 107/13 Soi Rangnam, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai
  • Seafood: Lek & Rut, Yaowaraj Road corner with Phadung Dao Rd, Chinatown,
  • Seafood: Somboon, 169/7-11 Suriwongse Road (across from Peugeot Building), Bangkok
  • Seafood: T&K Seafood, 49-51 Soi Phadung Dao (Chinatown)
  • Street Food: Beef Noodle - Lee Nguan, 7312 Saliratthawiphak Road (near Saphan Kwai junction)
  • Street Food: Beef Noodle - Racha Neua Toon, Sukhumvit 103, Udom Suk Soi 25, Phra Khanong
  • Street Food: Boat Noodle Soup - GwayThiew Boat, Pan Road off Silom Road, Bangkok
  • Street Food: Chicken Wing Noodle - Guaythiew Pik Gai Sai Nampung, 392/20 Sukhumvit Soi 20 (Sainampueng)
  • Street Food: Claypot Crab or Prawn Glass Noodles - Somsak Pu Ob, Thanon Charoen Rat Soi 1, (outside Wattana Leather Centre)
  • Street Food: Cooked Food - Khao Gaeng Rattana, Nang Loeng Market,Nakhorn Sawan Road, Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok
  • Street Food: Cooked Food - Khao Tom 3/1, Yaowarat Road corner of Charoen Krung and Soi Plaeng Nam
  • Street Food: Crab Omelet - Jay Fai, 327 Mahachai Road (ridiculously expensive but worth it)
  • Street Food: Duck Noodle - Sorroongroj Duck Noodle, Nang Loeng Market, Nakhorn Sawan Road, Rattanakosin Island, Bangkok
  • Street Food: Duck Noodle - Thong Lor Pochana, Soi Thong Lor (Sukhumvit 55) opp Thong Lo Police Station
  • Street Food: Fishball Noodle - Guay Thiew Pla, Soi Phraya Singhaseni off Rama IV Road
  • Street Food: Fried Chicken - Soi Polo Fried Chicken, 137/1-2 Soi Polo off Wireless Road, Bangkok
  • Street Food: Ihsan Food - Isan Rod Ded Restaurant, 3/5-6 Rangnam Road (opp King Power)
  • Street Food: Ihsan Food - Som Tam Boo Baa Restaurant, 25/48 Thanon Charan Sanitwong, Bang Khun Non
  • Street Food: Mango Sticky Rice - 38 Best Bangkok Mango Sticky Rice, Sukhumvit Soi 38
  • Street Food: Mango Sticky Rice - Kao Neeo Korpanich, 431-433 Tanao Road, Saochingcha
  • Street Food: Meatball Noodle - Tien Song Ped Yang, 188 Dinsor Road (Opp Bangkok City Hall), Saochingcha
  • Street Food: Meatball Noodle Soup - Saew, 1093 Sukhumvit Road (between Soi 55 & 57)
  • Street Food: Pad Thai - Pad Thai Fire Look, Sukhumvit Soi 38 (right hand side on entering the soi)
  • Street Food: Pork Noodle Soup with Salted Vegetable - right hand side of Sukhumvit Soi 38
  • Street Food: Salt Grilled Fish - Unnamed roadside stall between Central World Plaza and Platinum Shopping Mall
  • Street Food: Thai Dessert - Nam Kaeng Sai Khun Muk, left hand side of Sukhumvit Soi 38 entering from Sukhumvit Road
  • Street Food: Thai Donut - Pa Tong Ko Sawoy, 540 Tanao Road, opposite Bangkok Bank
  • Street Food: Thai Ice Cream - Nattaporn Ice Cream, 94 Thanon Phraeng Huton, Phranakorn
  • Street Food: Tom Yam Prawn Noodle - P'Aor Restaurant, 68/51 Soi Petchaburi 5 (in an alley between Soi 5 & 7)
  • Street Food: Wonton Noodle - Sukhumvit Soi 38, opposite to Pad Thai Fire Look
  • Swiss: Chesa Swiss Cuisine, 5 Sukhumvit Soi 20, Bangkok
  • Tea Culture: Hundred Children Coffee & Tea Corner and Inspired Chinese Furniture, 326/1-3 Sukhumvit Road Soi 14 (near Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit)
  • Thai Chinese: Je Ngor, 58 Maha Set Road, Sipraya, Bangrak.
  • Thai Chinese: Sornthong, 2829-31 Rama 4 Road, Khlong-Toei
  • Thai Chinese: Suda, 6-6/1 Sukhumvit Soi 14 (behind Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit), Bangkok
  • Thai Fusion: Blue Elephant Culinary Institute & Restaurant, 233 South Sathorn Road (opp Surasak Station), Bangkok
  • Thai: Baan Khanitha & Galllery, 69 South Sathorn Rd. Sathorn, Bangkok
  • Thai: Baan Khun Mae, 458/7-8 Siam Square Soi 8, Bangkok
  • Thai: Ban Chiang Restaurant, 14 Soi Sri Vieng, Bangkok
  • Thai: Basil, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, 250 Sukhumvit Road (Asoke Skytrain Station), Bangkok
  • Thai: Benjarong, Dusit Thani Hotel, 946 Rama IV Road, Bangkok
  • Thai: Bua Restaurant, 1 Soi Convent, Bangkok
  • Thai: Casuarina Hut, Dusit Laguna Resort & Hotel, Bangtao Beach, Phuket
  • Thai: Jao Khun Ou (Once Upon A Time), 32 Petchburi Soi 17, Pratunam, Bangkok
  • Thai: Rim Fang Floating Restaurant, Tha Nam Non 235/2 Mu 4 Pracharat Road, (near Nonthaburi Pier), Nonthaburi
  • Thai: Spice Market, Four Seasons Hotel, 155 Rajdamri Road, Bangkok
  • Thai: Sukhotai, Camp Davis, 88/5 Sukhumvit Soi 24, Bangkok
  • Thai: Taling Pling, 25 Suphang Alley (off Sukhumvit Road)
  • Thai: Thai on 4, Amari Watergate Hotel, 847 Petchburi Road, Bangkok
  • Thai: Thanying, 10 Pramuan Road (off Silom Road), Bangkok
  • Thai: Tongue Thai, 18-20 Soi 38 Charoenkrung (opp Oriental Plaza Shopping Centre), Bangkok
  • Vietnamese: Le Dalat Indochine, 47/1 Sukhumvit Soi 23, Bangkok
  • Vietnamese: Thang Long, 82/5 Soi Lang Suan, Bangkok

My Favourite Eating Places (Outside Singapore & Thailand)

  • Alaska, Skagway: Olivia's Restaurant, 7th & Broadway, 655 Broadway
  • Australia, Adelaide: Central Market, Grote Street, Adelaide
  • Australia, Hobart: Drunken Admiral, 17-19 Old Wharf, Hobart, Tasmania
  • Australia, Hobart: Mozart on Collins, 121 Collins Street, Hobart, Tasmania
  • Australia, Hobart: Zum Cafe, 27 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania
  • Australia, Melbourne: Dragon Boat Restaurant, 203 Little Bourke St, Chinatown, Melbourne
  • Australia, Melbourne: Flower Drum, 17 Market Lane, Chinatown Melbourne
  • Australia, Melbourne: Grossi Florentino, 80 Bourke Street
  • Australia, Melbourne: Hopetoun Tearooms, 282 Collins Street, Block Arcade
  • Australia, Melbourne: King of Kings, 209 Russell Street
  • Australia, Melbourne: Lazar's Charcoal Grill, 87 Johnston Street, Fitzroy
  • Australia, Melbourne: Mekong, 241 Swanston Street
  • Australia, Perth: David Jones Foodhall, Groundfloor, 622 Hay Street Mall
  • Australia, Perth: Golden Century Seafood Chinese Restaurant, 191 James Street, Northbridge
  • Australia, Perth: Kailis Fish Market Cafe Waterfront, 46 Mews Rd Fremantle
  • Australia, Perth: Kalao World Cuisine, 171 James St Northbridge
  • Australia, Perth: Saigon Cafe, 101 James Street, Northbridge
  • Australia, Perth: Taka Japanese Cuisine, 152 Barrack Street
  • Australia, Sydney: BBQ Kitchen, 308 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, NSW 2067
  • Australia, Sydney: Bills Cafe by Bill Granger, 433 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst
  • Australia, Sydney: Chat Thai Thaitown, 20 Campbell Street, Haymarket
  • Australia, Sydney: Doyle's on the Beach, 11 Marine Parade, Watsons Bay, NSW
  • Australia, Sydney: East Ocean Restaurant, 421 Sussex Street, East Ocean Arcade, Haymarket, Sydney, NSW
  • Australia, Sydney: Emperor's Garden Restaurant, 96-100 Hay Street, Haymarket
  • Australia, Sydney: Marigold Restaurant, Levels 4 & 5, 683-689 George Street
  • Australia, Sydney: Pancakes on the Rocks, 4 Hickson Road, The Rocks
  • Australia, Sydney: Saigon Queen, 137 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
  • Australia, Sydney: The Wharf Restaurant, End of Pier 4, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
  • Austria, Innsbruck: China-Restaurant Canton, MariaThereseinstrasse 37, Aldstadt
  • Austria, Korneuberg: Gasthaus Zum alten Zollhaus familie Barenth, 2100 Korneuburg, Bahnhofplatz 2
  • Austria, Mondsee: Konditorei Frauenschuh, Marktplatz 8, Mondsee
  • Austria, Rattenberg: Gasthaus Kanzler Biener Restaurant Cafe Bar, 46 Sudtirolerstrasse, Rattenberg
  • Austria, Salzburg: Cafe Tomaselli, Makartplatz, Old Town
  • Austria, Salzburg: Nagano, Griesgasse 19, Old Town
  • Austria, Salzburg: Restaurant Zum Eulenspiegel, A-5020 Hagenauer Platz 2, Old Town
  • Austria, St Gilgen: Restaurant Gasthof Zur Post, 8 Mozartplatz, St Gilgen
  • Austria, Vienna: Cafe Central, Herrengasse 14, 1010 Wien
  • Austria, Vienna: Cafe Hawelka, Dorotheergasse 6, 1010 Wien
  • Austria, Vienna: Cafe Sacher, Hotel Sacher, Philharmonikerstrasse 4, 1010 Wien
  • Austria, Vienna: Ege Iskender Kebab Cafe, Naschmarkt, Wienzeile, Wien
  • Austria, Vienna: K&K Hofzuckerbackerei Demel, Kohlmarkt 14, 1010 Wien
  • Austria, Vienna: Nordsee, Karntnerstrasse 25, 1010 Wien
  • Austria, Vienna: Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant, Getreidemarkt 7, Wien 1060
  • Canada, Banff: Beavertails,120 Banff Avenue
  • Canada, Banff: Sushi Bistro, 208 Caribou St
  • Canada, Lake Louise: Lakeview Lounge, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta
  • Canada, Vancouver: Maxim's Bakery, 257 Keefer St, Chinatown
  • Canada, Vancouver: Old Sphagetti Factory,53 Water Street, Gastown
  • Canada, Victoria: J & J Noodle House,1012 Fort St
  • Canada, Victoria: Pho Boi, 765 Fort St. (btwn Douglas and Blanshard St.),
  • Canada, Victoria: The Dining Room Restaurant, Butchart Gardens, 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood Bay, BC
  • Czech Republic, Prague: Cafe No 1, 28 Rijna 9, Mustek, Praha 2
  • Czech Republic, Prague: Francouzska Restaurant, Municipal House, Republic Square 5, Old Town, Praha 1
  • Czech Republic, Prague: Restaurace Stare Casy, U Machtu, Rytirska 411/4, Praha 1
  • Czech Republic, Prague: The SushiBar, Zborovská 49 Mala Strana, Praha 5
  • France, Paris: Le Relais de L'isle, 37 rue Saint Louis en I'Ile
  • France, Paris: Louise Cafe, 8 rue Croix des Petits Champs
  • France, Paris: Taillevent (3 Michelin Stars), 15 rue Lamennais
  • Germany, Berlin: Joe's Restaurant un Wirtshaus, Theodor-Heuss-Platz 10, D-14052 Berlin
  • Germany, Berlin: Restaurant Babami, Zimmerstrasse 23 (near Checkpoint Charlie)
  • Germany, Berlin: Vietnam Restaurant, Georgenstrasse 25 (outside Friedrichstrasse Bahnhof)
  • Germany, Constance: Comturey-Keller, Harbour, Insel Mainau, 78465
  • Germany, Frankfurt: Schwazer Stern, Romerberg 6, 60311 Frankfurt am Main
  • Germany, Mainz: Backerei Mayer, Gaustrasse 21, 55116 Mainz
  • Germany, Mainz: Heinrichs-Die Wirtschaft, Martinstrasse 10, 55116 Mainz
  • Greece, Athens: Furin Kazan, Apollonos 2, Syntagma
  • Greece, Kalambaka: Restaurant Meteora, Townhall Square, Kalambaka 24320-22316
  • Greece, Santorini: Mama Thira, Clifftop, Firostefani
  • Hungary, Budapest: Cafe Hungaria aka Cafe New York, Groundfloor, Palais New York, Budapest
  • Italy, Assisi: La Lanterna Ristorante Pizzeria, Via S. Rufino, 39, 06081 Assisi
  • Italy, Bolzano: Panifico Franziskaner Backerei, Via Museo 10, Bolzano
  • Italy, Bolzano: Restaurant Magdalenerhof, 48 Via Rencio, Bolzano
  • Italy, Burano: Quarta Generazione Ristorante, Via Galuppi Baldassarre, 359, 30142 Venezia
  • Italy, Florence: Cafe Bellini, Piazza Pitti, 6/a Firenze
  • Italy, Florence: Caffe Mokarico, Via Vacchereccia, 3, 50122 Firenze
  • Italy, Florence: Gucci Caffe, Via Europa, 9, The Mall, 50066 Leccio
  • Italy, Florence: Gusto Leo, Via del Proconsolo, 8/10r, 50122 Firenze
  • Italy, Florence: Trattoria Mario, Via Rosina 2r (enter the tiny alley beside Trattoria Za Za)
  • Italy, Rome: C'era una Volta il Caffè, Via Tiburtina, 234, 00185 Roma
  • Italy, Rome: Hosteria Cannavota, Piazza di S. Giovanni in Laterano, 20 (opposite Basilica of St John Lateran)
  • Italy, Rome: Iris Bar, Via Giovanni Battista Morgagni, 30L, 00161 Roma
  • Italy, Verona: Brek, Piazza Bra 20, Verona
  • Japan, Asahikawa, Hokkaido: Sapporo Hanihonke, Aeon Mall Asahikawa Station 4th Floor, 7-2-5 Myashitadori
  • Japan, Furano: Fukuzushi Furano, Asahimachi 1-24, Furano-shi, Hokkaido
  • Japan, Gotenba: Boulanger Bec Fin, Kwashimata 651, Gotenba, Shizuoka Prefecture
  • Japan, Hakone: Dai Masa Restaurant, 63 Hakone, 箱根町 Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa-ken 250-0521
  • Japan, Kawaguchiko: Syokudo and Teishoku Restaurant, 401-0301 Yamanashi-ken, Kawaguchiko
  • Japan, Kiso-machi: Chanotatsunoya, Kiso-chō Nakahata 6026-1, Tel: +81 264-22-3113
  • Japan, Kushiro: Kushiro Washo Market,13-25 Kuroganecho, Kushiro 085-0018, Hokkaido
  • Japan, Takayama: Unatei Restaurant, Gifu Prefecture, Takayama City Okuhida Onsenkyo 723 (Shin Hirayu Onsen)
  • Japan, Tokyo: Dim Joy, Japan, 〒104-8212 Tokyo, Chuo, Ginza, 4 Chome−6−16, 銀座三越11F Located in: Mitsukoshi Ginza store
  • Japan, Tokyo: Sahifa Kebab & Biryani, Roppongi 4-11-8
  • Japan, Tokyo: Sesto Senso Ginza Mitsukoshi, 11th Floor, 4-6-16 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Malaysia, Ipoh: Foh San Dim Sum Restaurant, 51 Jalan Leong Sin Nam
  • Malaysia, Ipoh: Purple Cane Tea Art Centre, Jalan Dato Tahwil Azar, Taman Jubilee
  • Malaysia, Ipoh: Pusing Public Seafood Restaurant, Jalan Laxamana, Kampung Jawa
  • Malaysia, Ipoh: Restaurant Lou Wong Tauge Ayam Kuetiau, 49 Jalan Yau Tet Shin
  • Malaysia, Melaka: Kafe Bulldog Flavours of Nyonya Restaurant, 145 Jalan Bendahara (Opp Bayview Hotel)
  • Malaysia, Melaka: Restoran Laksamana Hakka Zhan, 76 Jalan Laksamana 5, Taman Kota Laksamana
  • Malaysia, Melaka: Teo Soon Loong Chan Teochew Restoran, 42-44 Jalan KPKS 1, Kompleks Perniagaan Kota Syahbandar, 75200 Melaka (near New Lagoon Restaurant)
  • Malaysia, Penang: De Tai Tong Restoran, 45 Lebuh Cintra, Chinatown, Georgetown
  • Malaysia, Penang: Restoran Sun Yoon Kee, 35 Lebuh Cintra, Chinatown, Georgetown
  • Malaysia, Penang: Toh Soon Cafe, Lebuh Campbell, Chinatown
  • Nepal, Kathmandu: Vesper Cafe, Pulchowk, Lalitpur
  • Norway, Bergen: Yang Tse Kiang Restaurant, Torgallmenningen 8, Bergen
  • Norway, Geiranger: Brasserie Posten, 6216 Geiranger
  • Norway, Henningsvaer: Fiskekrogen, Dreyersgt 29, Henningsvaer, Foloten Islands
  • Norway, Oslo: SoMot Vietnamese, Helgesens Gate 16, Grünerløkka
  • Norway, Svolvaer: Kringla Bakeri & Konditori,Torget 21 (right off the main square)
  • Poland, Krakow: Chopskie Jadlo, Grodzka 9, 31-000 Krakow
  • Poland, Poznan: Ask Bar, Glogowska 71, 60-101 Poznan
  • Poland, Poznan: Radhe Vega, Glogowska 86, 60-101 Poznan
  • Poland, Poznan: Restauracja Zindo, Kramarska 15, 61-765 Poznan
  • Poland, Warsaw: Bar Kawowy Murzynek, Ul Nowomiejska 1/3, Warsaw 00-271
  • Poland, Warsaw: Manekin, Marszalkowska 140, Warsaw 00-061
  • Poland, Warsaw: Restauracja Zapiecek, Swietojanska 13
  • Poland, Warsaw: Rusalka Milk Bar, Florianska 14, 00-001 Warsaw
  • Poland, Warsaw: Salto, Wilcza 73, 00-001 Warsaw
  • Poland, Warsaw: Shabby Chic Coffee & Wine Bar, Piwna 20/26 Warsaw 00-001
  • Poland, Wroclaw: Bola Dosse, Swidnicka 9, 11-400 Wroclaw
  • Poland, Wroclaw: Michiko Sushi Roll, Odrzanska 1, 11-400 Wroclaw
  • Poland, Zakopane: Czarny Staw, Krupowski 2, 34-500 Zakopane
  • Spain, Barcelona: Cerveceria Catalana, 236 Calle Mallorca, Barcelona, Catalonia
  • Spain, Barcelona: Escriba, La Rambla, Barcelona, Catalonia
  • Spain, Barcelona: Forn del Pi, Ferran 10 Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, Catalonia
  • Spain, Barcelona: Gelateria Italiana Giuseppe, Barcelona, Catalonia
  • Spain, Barcelona: La Cuineta Restaurant Especialitats Catalanes, Pietat 12, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Catalonia
  • Spain, Barcelona: Mercat de la Boqueria, La Rambla, Barcelona, Catalonia
  • Spain, Barcelona: Pastisseria La Colmena Bomboneria, Barcelona, Catalonia
  • Spain, Sitges: La Oca, Parellades 41, Sitges, Catalonia
  • Sweden, Stockholm: Restaurang Sallys, Vasterlangatan 52, Gamle Stan
  • Sweden, Stockholm: Shogun, Tyska Brinken 36, Gamle Stan
  • Sweden, Stockholm: Solliden Restaurant, Skansen Open-air Museum, Djurgarden.
  • Turkey, Istanbul: Amedros Cafe & Restaurant,Divanyolu Cad. Hoca Rüstem Sok. No 7, Sultanahmet
  • Turkey, Istanbul: Boukoleon Ayasofya Fish Restaurant, Küçük Ayasofya Mahallesi Mustafa Pasa Sokak No 45/1, Sultanahmet
  • Turkey, Istanbul: Tarihi Sultanahmet Koftecisi Selim Usta, Divan Yolu (ordu) Caddesi 12; near Sultanahmet tram station.
  • USA, Las Vegas: MGM Grand Buffet, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South
  • USA, New York City: Big Wong King, 67 Mott Street (between Bayard and Canal), Manhattan
  • USA, New York City: Ciao Bella Italian Ice Cream, Food Concourse, Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan
  • USA, New York City: DB Bistro Moderne, 55 West 44th Street, Manhattan
  • USA, New York City: Europa Cafe, 3 Times Square @ 43rd and 7th Avenue, Manhattan
  • USA, New York City: Europa Cafe, 787 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan
  • USA, New York City: Hoy Wong, 81 Mott Street (between Bayard and Canal Street)
  • USA, New York City: Restaurant Bouley, corner Duane & Hudson, TriBeCa, Manhattan
  • USA, New York City: SBarro, 1606 Broadway, Times Square, Manhattan
  • USA, New York City: Yum Thai Cuisine, 44th Street, Manhattan
  • USA, San Francisco: Alaskan crab, Roadside Stall, Fisherman's Wharf
  • USA, San Francisco: Dojima-Ann, 219 O'Farrell Street, Union Square
  • USA, San Francisco: Swan Oyster Depot, 1517 Polk Street, Nob Hill
  • USA, San Francisco: Yabbies Coastal Kitchen, 2237 Polk Street, Russian Hill