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Recent Transplant looking for some benchmarks...

SG | Sep 28, 200512:33 AM


I recently relocated from Philadelphia and am particularly interested in getting opinions about what are considered benchmarks for the following cuisines (price is not a consideration). I included general opinions on places I've tried myself or from referrals:

1) Sushi - tried Kyo-ya last week and thought it was good but not spectacular.

2) Thai - better quality that Philly in general but still far from truly good Thai. Restaurants seems to always add either bamboo shoots or red bell peppers...

3) Dim Sum - Tried HKFL and Seafood Harbor a week apart I prefer the latter.

4) Kaiseki - Kyo-ya, Kyagetsu or others?

5) Chinese Seafood - Where's a good place to try those huge aussie lobsters, santa barbara shrimp, anything I should look out for?

6) Pho - haven't tried any yet

7) Ritz or French Laundry first?

That's all for now, I am really looking forward to the feedback and thanks in advance.

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