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Some of my fav low-carb meals these days, in all price ranges

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Some of my fav low-carb meals these days, in all price ranges

Simon | Sep 13, 2012 12:14 PM

As i'm still fighting to lose the extra weight i gained a couple years ago living in Shanghai (soup dumpling breakfasts) and Paris (fresh bread w/ lunch and dinner), i've been reducing my carbs a bit more than usual these days -- not extreme measures, just less than normal...i know some other veteran hounds are dining similarly, so here are a few of my current fav restaurants/meals along those lines...

-- Coppelia: all kinds of options here...flounder ceviche (which does have some orange juice and bits of sweet potato in it)...kale salad w/ a side of grilled shrimp...pernil (roast pork, and i substitute the above mentioned kale salad for the yucca)...one of my fav places, and shockingly reasonably priced (the pernil is literally about a pound of lean(ish) roast pork and costs 17 bucks -- the leftovers made a full second meal)...

-- Txikito...octopus carpaccio...fairy eggplant...white asparagus...lamb meatballs (which i think have a tiny bit of rice in them)...

-- Ed's Lobster Bar...tuna tartar (i order it without mayo added, and w/ the garnish of zucchini slices raw instead of breaded&fried)...i sometimes get a double-order...

-- Balthazar: eponymous salad...oysters...cold prawns...

-- Yunnan Kitchen: cold eggplant...lamb meatballs...tofu skin salad...make sure to ask for the array of hot sauces...

-- Ten Bells...crab avocado salad...wild boar sausage...

-- Cafe China: cold bitter melon...cold cucumber...fragrant fish filet...you can ask for the kung pao chicken and the mapo tofu to be made w/o sugar, though this is only partially successful some of the time...

-- sushi bar at Brushstroke: the all-sashimi omakase...the Atkins Meal of the Titans: 150 bucks of some of the finest raw fish in town: it's almost like an all-you-can-eat sashimi dream...i had it last night and today i think i am now part shark...

New suggestions welcome :)

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