Monday, November 2, 2009

The World's Best Food

With Turkey Day looming just a few weeks away, no recipe this week. (I know, I know, it's a huge disappointment to so many of you) - but hey, there's still baseball to watch.

But to keep you informed, here's a list of where to find the world's best foods. From The Guardian, via kottke, of course. So if you've saved any room after Thanksgiving and you've got some travel dollars set aside, get busy. The article contains descriptions of these great culinary finds and strangely, missing number 6).
  1. Best place to eat Oysters - Strangfor Lough, Northern Ireland (Cuan Oysters, Sketrick Island, Killinchy, Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland, 02897 541461)
  2. Best place to eat: Aubergines - Ta Kioupa, Athens (Dinokratous & An, Polemou 22, Kolonaki, 11521 Athens, 0030 210 7400150)
  3. Best place to eat Hamburgers - Little Owl, New York (90 Bedford St, New York, 001 212 741 4695)
  4. Best place to eat Zabaglione - La Cinzianelle (Via Lago, 26 Corgeno, Italy 0039 0 331 946 337)
  5. Best place to eat Pho - Pho 24 (5 Nguyen Thiep Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (and other locations). 0084 88226278)
  6. Best place to eat Macaroons - Laduree, Paris (16 rue Royale, 75008 Paris, 0033 01 42 60 21 79)
  7. Best place to eat Roast Chicken - L'Ami Louis, Paris (32 rue du Vertbois, 3e, 3rd arrondissement, Paris, 0033 1 48 87 77 48)
  8. Best place to drink Milkshakes - Fosselman's, Los Angeles (1824 W Main Street, Alhambra, Los Angeles, 001 626 282 6533)
  9. Best place to eat Texas barbecue - Snow's, Texas (516 Main Street, Lexington, Texas, 001 979 773 4640, Saturday only)
  10. Best place to eat Steak - El Carpicho, Jimenez de Jamuz, Spain (Paraje de las Bodegas, s/n, Jimenez de Jamuz, near León, Spain, 0034 987 664224)
  11. Best place to eat Fish and chips - The Wee Chippy, Fife, Scotland (4 Shore Street, Anstruther, Fife, 01333 310106)
  12. Best place to eat Strawberry tart - Restaurant de Bacon, Antibes, France (688 Boulevard de Bacon, 06160 Cap D'Antibes, France, 0033 4 93 61 50 02)
  13. Best place to eat Pastrami on rye - Katz's Deli, New York (205 E Houston Street at Ludlow Street, New York, 001 212 254 2246)
  14. Best place to eat Custard tart - Antiga Confeitaria de Belem, Lisbon (Rua de Belém, 84-92, Belém, Lisbon, 00351 21 363 7423)
  15. Best place to eat Leg of beef - Le Louchebem, Paris (31 rue Berger, Angle 10, rue des Prouvaires, Paris, 0033 1 42 33 12 99)
  16. Best place to drink Tomato juice - Happy Girl Kitchen, California (Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market, One Ferry Building, San Francisco, 001 831 750 9579)
  17. Best place to eat Italian slow food - Coco Lezzone, Florence (Via del Parioncino 26, Florence, Italy, 0039 05 52 87 17 8)
  18. Best place to eat Nordic food - Olo, Helsinki (Kasarmikatu 44, 00130 Helsinki, Finland. 00358 9 665 565)
  19. Best place to buy Olive oil - Turkish embassy electrical supplies, London (76 Compton Street, London EC1, 020 7251 4721) and Manni (Monte Amiata, Seggiano, Italy, 0039 069 7274787)
  20. Best place to eat Tacos - El Pastorcito, Mexico City (4503 Lorenzo Boturini Street, 24 de Abril, Mexico City, Mexico, 0051 55 5764 1185)
  21. Best place to eat Peking Duck - Quanjude, Beijing (Hepingmen Dajie, Xuanwu District, Beijing, China, 0086 10 6552 3745)
  22. Best place to eat Pork belly - Gramercy Tavern, New York (42 East 20th Street, New York, New York, 001 212 477 0777)
  23. Best place to eat Vegetarian Indian - Sagar Ratna, Delhi (18 Defence Colony Market, New Delhi, 110024, Delhi, India, 0091 11 24 33 36 58)
  24. Best place to eat Sushi - Daiwa sushi, Tokyo (Building 6, Chuo-ichiba, 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 0081 3 3547 6807)
  25. Best place to eat Filipino cuisine - Lighthouse Restaurant, Cebu, Philippines (Gaisano Country Mall, Banilad, Cebu city, Philippines, 0063 32 231 2478)
  26. Best place to eat California cuisine - Chez Panisse, Berkeley, California (the article notes, "it is quite simply the best restaurant in the world. Superb.") (1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California, 001 510 548 5525)
  27. Best place to eat Algerian food - Restaurant Gnaoua, Algiers (Cite Sahraoui, les Deux Bassins, Ben Aknoun, Algiers, Algeria)
  28. Best place to eat Classic French cuisine - Close des Gourmets, Paris (16 Avenue Rapp, Paris, 0033 1 45 51 75 61)
  29. Best place to eat Tapas - Cal Pep, Barcelona (Plaça de les Olles 8, Barcelona, 0034 93 31 07 961)
  30. Best place to eat Pizza - Frank Pepe Pizzeria, New Haven, Connecticut (157 Wooster Street, New Haven, Connecticut, 001 203 865 5762) AND Pizzeria La Sorrentina, Via Domenico Pirozzi 37, Fratta Maggiore, Italy, 0039 338 3248615
  31. Best place to eat Thai curry - Krua Apsorn, Bangkok (503-505 Sam San Road, Dusit, Bangkok, Thailand 0066 2 24 18 52 8)
  32. Best place to eat Simple French food - Le Vin et L'Assiette, Besancon, France (97 rue Battant, Besançon, France, 0033 3 81 81 48 18)
  33. Best place to eat Ice cream - Corrado Costanzo, Noto, Sicily (Via Silvio Spaventa 7, Noto, Sicily, 0039 931 835 243)
  34. Best place to eat Kebabs - Bade Miya, Mumbai (Tulloch Road, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai, India)
  35. Best place to eat Ravioli - Babbo, New York (110 Waverly Place, New York, 001 212 777 0303)
  36. Best place to eat Prawns - Casa Bigote, Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain (Restaurante Casa Bigote, Bajo de Guia, 10, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Cádiz, Andalucía, 0034 956 36 26 96/956 36 32 42)
  37. Best place to eat Currywurst - Konnopke's Imbiss, Berlin (Schönhauser Allee 44a, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, 0049 30 442 7765)
  38. Best place to eat Ham - Casas, Aracena, Spain (Calle Colmenetas 41, Aracena, Huelva, Spain, 0034 959/128044)
  39. Best place to eat Chocolate cake - Pierre Herme, Paris 972, rue Bonaparte, Paris, 0033 01 43 54 47 77)
  40. Best place to eat Fried potatoes - Bomba Bar Cova Fumada, Barcelona (No 56 Carrer del Baluard, Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain, 0034 93 221 4061)
  41. Best place to eat Octopus - Tholos, Symi, Greece (Gialos, Symi 85600, Islands, Greece, 0030 22460 72033)
  42. Best place to eat Bouillabaisse - Restaurant de Bacon, Antibes, France (688 Boulevard de Bacon, 06160 Cap D'Antibes, France, 0033 4 93 61 50 02) (that's two on the list from here!)
  43. Best place to eat Steak and kidney pie - The Hinds Head, Bray (High Street, Bray, Berkshire, 01628 626151)
  44. Best place to eat Pasta - Trattoria Caprini, Verona, Italy (9 Via Paolo Zanotti, Torbe di Negrar di Volpolicella, Verona, Italy, 0039 0457500511)
  45. Best place to eat Ceviche - Sankuay, Lima, Peru (Garcia Leon 114 (between block 3 and 4 of Av Canada), Santa Catalina, La Victoria, Lima, Peru, 0011 51 1 470 6217)
  46. Best place to eat Suckling pig - Montimar, Estellencs, Mallorca (Plaça Constitució 7, 07192 Estellencs, Mallorca, 0034 971 618 576)
  47. Best place to eat Curry - Karim's, Delhi (Jama Masjid, Gala Kababian, Old Delhi, India, 0091 11 2326 9880)
  48. Best place to eat Dim sum - Luk Yu Tea House, Hong Kong (24-26 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, 00852 2523 5464)
  49. Best place to eat Ramen - Ramen Jiro, Tokyo (2-14-11 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan)

3 comments:

C in DC said...

I'm pretty certain the P in DC would argue that this is THE place to get tarts (#14)

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(Scroll for English language translations on the History page.)

Brave Astronaut said...

C - I am sure there is room for negotiation on the list. It was one man's opinion.

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