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Do You Like Crabs? San Francisco Restaurant Review

This weekend was a long weekend. It was Memorial Day weekend. We wanted to have something notable, because it was 3-day-weekend. As any other weekends, we went to 24 hour fitness for exercise in the morning. We took a 2 classes of exercise in our fitness club, Boot Camp and Dance for 2 hours, sweat some. We came home from exercise, took shower, relaxed, then call the restaurant for reservation.

This restaurant is “Tanh Long”, in Sunset, San Francisco. We have known this restaurant famous for Crabs. Since we both love crabs, we decided to go to this restaurant.

“Tanh Long” is the sister restaurant of a restaurant in downtown San Francisco, “Crustacean”. “Crustacean” is high-class, business setting, and relatively expensive restaurant. My office colleagues took us to “Crustacean”. The master chef of Crustacean told us about the sister restaurant “Tanh Long”, which is more family oriented type restaurant with almost same menu as Crustacean.

Their recommendation is same as ours, which is “Garlic Roasted Whole Crab”. They have a different style of crab cooking from what San Franciscans are familiar with. Crabs were simply boiled in seawater in Fisherman’s Wharf restaurants. This restaurant roasts whole crab with lots of garlic and oils.

It is so different and tastes superb. That is why people keep coming despite it was highest priced item on the menu. The location of this restaurant is on the corner between Judah and 47th street, downtown San Francisco. Outside does not appear to be an excellent restaurant, but inside is elegant and clean. This was original restaurant of these 2 successful sister restaurants in San Francisco, opened by a Vietnamese Gentleman. My memory of dining in Vietnam does not tell me anything similar served in Vietnam. It may be Vietnamese food made in San Francisco. Benihana style BBQ is not exactly made in Japan, made in New York, instead.

“Roast Crab”, “Tiger Prawn”, and “Garlic Noodle” were our selection on that day. Eating this crab, or any crab, you cannot do anything other than keep eating until you finish the crab, since your hands and fingers will be full of oil, garlic, meats, and shells. You cannot even pick up silvers or wine glasses. We spend there for two and half hours. It was long dinner, with not so much conversation. We do not need much conversation for enjoying delicious foods. Japanese sales people suggest that you would select a crab restaurant if you need to dine with a difficult customer. Your difficult customer will be quiet during dinner, because he was busy eating the crab. How true it is!

“Thanh Long” restaurant is located on the corner of Judah and 47th Street. “Crustacean” location is Polk and California. You can search them in Internet by their names and location; “Thanh Long, San Francisco” and “Crestacean, San Francisco”.

How to Find a Good Restaurant in Sydney

Sydney offers foodies a huge variety of choice and the opportunity to dine on just about any type of cuisine from every continent. When choosing a restaurant in Sydney it is important to decide which location will suit you, whether you prefer an eatery in the CBD (Central Business District) or are more partial to the suburbs. Sydney’s CBD is home to a huge selection of dining options, from waterside pubs to wine bars, gourmet restaurants and food markets. Diners are spoilt for choice with a great range of CBD restaurants and eateries that will suit every budget.

Choosing a suburb to dine out in Sydney will depend on your location and how willing you are to commute. If you are looking for a wide selection of restaurants, the suburb of Leichhardt is sure to please as it offers several quality establishments and a great number of charming Italian eateries. Newtown is also a popular destination and is renowned for its numerous restaurants serving Thai, Indian, Vietnamese and just about everything else you can think of. Surry Hills, Crow’s Nest and Darlinghurst are also thriving dining hubs, so if you are looking for potential dining locations, all of these offer a great selection of places to visit.

Sydney offers an absolute smorgasbord of dining options and anyone looking for a restaurant serving Asian, Italian, European, fusion or almost any type of cosmopolitan food will easily find a restaurant that will whet their appetite. Decide what you are in the mood for and choose a restaurant that will offer you the best possible dining experience. Local cuisine is also readily available and roo burgers and outback style food is on offer all around Sydney.

Sydney offers such a diverse range of culinary choices and visitors and locals can dine out on authentic dishes from around the world. Asian food is a particular favourite and there are several markets that sell traditional Asian dishes, as well as other freshly made local and international cuisine. The internet is a fantastic place to research your restaurant options, as in addition to the eatery’s website, diners’ reviews are often listed online. Decide what type of food you desire and select your restaurant accordingly.

One of the most important aspects of choosing the perfect place to dine is to establish if it will suit your budget. This is especially important if you are a holidaymaker or using a foreign currency. Determine whether you are searching for a cheaper option or if you are prepared to pay premium rates for a gourmet dining experience.

Once you have settled on a budget, make use of a popular online search engine and browse through the options available. Many restaurants, bistros and wine bars display their menus and prices online, allowing you to see if your chosen eatery is affordable.

The internet is a very valuable resource when choosing a good restaurant, as reviews, pricing and a full menu are readily available. Make use of this resource to help you select your preferred establishment and enjoy a sumptuous meal in an environment of your choosing.