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How America’s First 3 Star Michelin Sushi Chef Serves His Fish



Rarely does chef Masa Takayama of Manhattan sushi shrine Masa allow cameras into his restaurant. But Eater’s Kat Odell scored a seat at his bar to taste through America’s best omakase.

Like Madonna, chef Masa Takayama is a mononmyous character known by fans simply as “Masa,” also the name of his eponymous restaurant in New York’s Time Warner Center. And after three decades of cutting fish and helping to shape (and refine) America’s sushi culture, it’s a moniker well-deserved.

At Masa, the show is sushi, and it’s one that has received countless accolades for Chef’s near-perfect, and extremely pricey fish. Actually, Masa is the single most expensive restaurant in the country and one that replicates, in many ways, a classic Japanese omakase experience. While dishes many not always be entirely traditional, the service, energy and overall thought behind the meal is totally Japanese.

On very few occasions does chef Masa allow cameras into his restaurant and, in fact, he’s notorious for his no photography policy. Regardless, Eater’s Kat Odell scored a prime seat to experience the best sushi in this country.

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“‘I’m not a snob,’ says renowned Japanese chef Masayoshi Takayama of his decision to never eat sushi in New York City, unless it comes from his own kitchens. ‘Just, the thing is my ingredients. I don’t think they have equals.””

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The $120 Philly Cheesesteak That’s Actually Worth It



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Meat expert Nick Solares seeks out Philadelphia’s most expensive cheesesteak at Stephen Starr’s Barclay Prime. This sandwich is made of wagyu beef, foie gras, truffle cheese whiz, and is even served with a bottle of champagne.

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Mark Canlis presents Canlis restaurant in Seattle



Partner Mark Canlis presents Canlis restaurant in Seattle, United States.
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Peru Travel: How Expensive is LIMA? (Capital of Peru)



I walk around Lima, Peru and show how much things cost. NOTE: Not the best choice of restaurants, I realize! I had limited time in Lima. But hopefully it gets the general idea across.
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Spiral Buffet: The Most Amazing Buffet I’ve Ever Seen! (Manila Day 4)



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On Day 4 in Manila, Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Manila invited us to go to their Spiral Sunday brunch / lunch buffet. Since I had already heard about it from others, many of whom said it was the best and grandest buffet in the Philippines, and maybe in Asia, I was pretty excited to have the chance to try it out.

We arrived right as the sunday lunch buffet started, right at 12 noon, and we first met the manager who showed us around the buffet, and explained the philosophy of the buffet. At Spiral Buffet in Manila they have 21 different food ateliers, which is French means artisan workstations – so at the buffet they mean different types of cuisine and stalls. So there are basically 21 different types of cuisine to choose from, French, Indian, Filipino, Thai, and a full cheese room, and fresh cold Japanese section as well. As soon as we sat down, we were poured a glass of champagne to begin with. There are two different prices for the sunday brunch buffet – you can either go with unlimited alcoholic beverages (champagne and wine) or you can go without alcohol. If you’re interested in drinking, the former option is a great option.

I had no clue where to start eating, so I just went with the food that was the closest to our table – the cold Japanese atelier – including a full tuna sitting and waiting to be sliced by the piece. After my plate of sushi and sashimi and caviar, I then had a plate of Filipino food including crocodile adobo and the infamous balut – a fertilized boiled egg – all of which were pretty good. I then had a plate of Indian food, French food, and some Japanese hot food too.

What I really liked about Spiral Buffet at Sofitel Manila is that even though it was so incredibly grand and so extensive, the food was cooked in small batches, so it wouldn’t sit too long before being finished off. This way, the food remained fresh, and hot, and though it was a buffet, the quality was truly top notch. I haven’t been to too many hotel buffets in my life, but this was easily one of the best buffets I’ve ever seen or eaten at.

Spiral Buffet, Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila
Address: CCP Complex Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Manila, 1300, Philippines
Phone number and contact: (+632) 551-5555 and fbreservations@sofitelmanila.com (reservations on a Sunday for lunch are recommended)
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Prices: 4,092 PHP per person with alcohol, 3,378 PHP per person with no alcohol
How to get there: Spiral Buffet is located Sofitel Philippine Plaza which is at Manila Bay, not far from the Mall of Asia.

Disclosure: We were invited to eat at Spiral Buffet, so didn’t pay for our meal. But everything in this video, and all thoughts are my own.

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MOUTH-NUMBING Sichuan Hot Pot in Taipei, Taiwan (Day 9)



This Sichuan hot pot in Taipei was amazing!
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Day 9 in Taiwan, Ying and I decided to take a relatively easy day by going to a few museums, and doing something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, eat a Sichuan hot pot.

0:26 Miniatures Museum of Taiwan
The first place on our agenda for the day was a quick stop at the Miniatures Museum of Taiwan, a small private museum of models of famous buildings and architectures, especially European and English style. The museum was alright if you like to see models and the models were incredibly well detailed and very well done. Overall, it wasn’t really my style of a museum though, so we just spent a few minutes there and then it was time to eat lunch.

1;39 Old Sichuan Hot Pot – Incredible Meal
After a quick search, I noticed there was a Sichuan hot pot restaurant located just around the block from the Miniature Museum of Taiwan, and so we headed right there as they opened to have a Sichuan hot pot meal experience. The restaurant was very nice and well decorated, a real nice place. I wasn’t sure how expensive it was going to be, but we just decided to go for it and have lunch. Our water didn’t really speak English, so it was a bit of a challenge to order, but luckily they had pictures of the different plates to order, and from there they served everyone the same due of soups for the hot pot. Sichuan hot pot is a bit different from other types of hot pot because of the soup. The soup contained a lot of Sichuan pepper corns, which are little berries that have a numbing effect on the mouth and tongue as you eat them. Along with the boiling broth, we ordered a plate of beef, pork, and a plate of fish and vegetables. My first experience with eating a Sichuan hot pot was amazing, and my mouth stayed numbing and tinging for our entire meal. It for sure made me crave more Sichuan food and I can’t wait to visit Sichuan hopefully in the future. Our Sichuan hot pot meal was a bit on the expensive side, but the quality was fantastic and it was well worth it.

7:30 Confucius Temple
A few days before Ying and I had tried to visit the Confucius Temple, but unfortunately it was closed on the day we went. So since we weren’t too far, we decided to go back to the Confucius Temple. It was very quiet, and we just browsed around for a few minutes.

8:17 Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Our final stop of the day was a visit to the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, a museum showcasing contemporary Taiwanese art. The museum was quite interesting if you enjoy modern art, and for the price it was worth visiting.

Pretty tired and feeling amazing after that Sichuan hot pot, we went back to our hotel and called it a day. It wasn’t a very long Day 9, but it was very good – an amazing meal.

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Video of Northborough, Massachusetts Luxury Estate



– Nestled in the heart of Central Massachusetts, Northborough is known for its ease of access to Boston and Worcester, the area offers convenient access to exclusive shopping, fine dining, tennis and golf clubs and outstanding public and private schools. Nearby are the main routes of 495 and 90, multiple airport choices via Worcester (ORH), Manchester NH (MHT), Providence (PVT) and Logan international (BOS) and the commuter rail stations located in the neighboring towns of Westborough and Southborough.

The sweeping drive takes you up to the beautiful property set on a knoll surrounded by 7.47 acres of meticulously cared for lawns including a putting green, landscaped beds and a small lake fed by streams from a waterfall.

The house is expertly sited to maximize the park like setting with views over the lawns, lake and gazebo with Formal & casual spaces that embrace the outdoors by flowing seamlessly to private courtyards & blue stone terraces for entertaining.

Built by craftsmen in 2002 at a cost of over $9M, the house blends architectural details and modern amenities to create a timeless masterpiece. The exterior of the house is red brick with a dentil edge, ornamental quoins and an octagonal wing. Herringbone red brick pavers lead to the front entryway under a radial archway with a mahogany barrel vaulted ceiling.

The top of the drive is heated and leads to the 4 car heated garage attached to the house.

This home was designed with uncompromising quality & craftsmanship. Intricate finishes include the Iroko hardwood laid into the stunning octagonal entryway floor which opens to the galleried hallway complete with recessed lit coves and open balconies with custom teardrop crystal chandeliers. Handmade rugs and runners compliment the craftsman built staircase with hand carved balusters and handrail.

The striking Octagonal Library and Office with its vaulted ceiling and custom candelabra beautifully captures the morning light. The master craftsman built cabinetry, shelving and paneling hides multiple storage spaces and secret panels. The rolling ladder will get you to the higher bookshelves and there are even specially crafted display shelves for your golf balls!

A sitting Room or Guest Bedroom with large picture windows adorned with custom drapes and crown moldings sits just to the right of the entry. It has its own half bathroom and walk in closet.

Formal Sitting Room

Relax in this serene space with its large picture window with views of the lake. The craftsman built details of this room include the coffered ceiling, painted wood mantelpiece and Iroko hardwood floors.

The gas, glowing ember, remote lit fireplace with its marble surround is complete with arched fireplace doors.

Family Room

Step down to the large light filled family room with vaulted ceilings and clear views of the lake.

Here you will find cherry wood shelving or paneling on all walls including the fireplace. Behind panels you will find secret storage, a wet bar, 2 sub zero drawers, speakers and a remote operated panel over the fireplace that houses the TV.

The gas, glowing ember, remote lit fireplace with its black diamond granite surround is complete with arched fireplace doors.

A stunning custom handmade made recessed carpet completes this warm and inviting room.

Luxury, elegance and practicality are the design for this gourmet custom built kitchen.

The custom cherry cabinets front the appliances and give a warm feel to the large space with its Travertine floor. Features abound including built in beveled glass display cases with lighting, a breakfast bar and to accommodate family life and entertaining and a spacious octagonal shaped eating area overlooking the patio and the landscaped grounds.

Everything the chef needs is here including a granite top desk for recipe writing, ample preparation counter space, a Sub Zero refridgerator and freezer, Two Sub Zero drawers, a Gaggenau dishwasher and ceramic hob, microwave, wine fridge, Thermador warming drawer and built in double ovens and large double sinks.

The kitchen has direct access to an expansive bluestone patio entertaining/ dining space with a grill set into the chimney.

Set to the back of the house, the sumptuous spacious Master Suite with its vaulted octagonal sitting area faces out towards the waterfall and its smaller pond. This retreat features a large bedroom area with a gas remote lit fireplace.

This magnificent, one of a kind residence epitomizes class and style, whether you wish to relax casually or entertain grandly – indoors or out.

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