Senoji Trobele

 

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Senoji Trobele, a restaurant known for its authentic Lithuanian cuisine, serves traditional Lithuanian favorites such as cold borscht, potato pancakes, and Cepelinai. The rustic decor and furniture paired with the staff’s folk outfits created an authentic atmosphere. There is also a lovely patio and the staff was friendly.

I had a borscht soup followed by a chicken breast stuffed with cheese and apple pie.

The borscht soup had a hint of smoky flavor with a touch of tang. It was a comforting soup with well-balanced flavors. The chicken breast was juicy and tender, but in my opinion, the taste was a little muted. The Lithuanian apple pie is more like a cake. The texture was soft and spongy and not too sweet, which paired nicely with the ice cream.

 

Borscht soup €5

Chicken breast stuffed with cheese and broccoli served with steamed asparagus, potatoes, and white wine sauce €12

Apple pie €5

Senoji Trobele

Website: https://senojitrobele.lt/en/

Opening hours: 

Monday to Friday    11:00 a.m. – 23:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday  12:00 p.m. – 23:00 p.m.

Telephone: +370 609 99002

Address: Naugarduko g. 36, Vilnius

Georg Ots Spa hotel restaurant

The Georg Ots Spa Hotel (GOSPA) is located a stone’s throw away from the Kuressaare castle. The restaurant serves spa cuisine with fresh and locally grown ingredients in a spacious contemporary setting overlooking the harbor and castle.

The menu at GOSPA is simple yet delicious. The dishes are characteristic of the island. Vegan and vegetarian dishes are available, including gluten-free.

I ordered vegan vegetable soup and a lamb pasta. I was served fresh bread with Saaremaa butter while I was waiting for the food. I love the big glass windows. It was a beautiful day, and I was mesmerized by the view outside.

The pasta was beautifully cooked in a rich and smooth sauce. The soup was a brightly colored delight with different hues of red, yellow, green, white, and brown. It was not only a healthy and hearty but also delicious with bright acidity.

 

Vegan Ramen: Seasonal vegetables in vegetable broth  €9
(carrots, roasted bell pepper and zucchini, parsley, snap pea, champignon, marinated red and yellow pepper, sprouts)

Lamb bolognese €12
(Casarecca pasta, Muhu minced lamb, Saaremaa smoked bacon, Rautsi Farm’s carrots, onion, garlic, basil, tomato sauce, parmesan)
Georg Ots Spa hotel
Opening hours:
Sun-Thu 12:00 p.m. – 22:00 p.m.
Fri – Sat 12:00 p.m.  – 23.00 p.m.
Breakfast
Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Sat-Sun 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Telephone: + 372 45 50 000
Address: Georg Ots Spa hotel ,Tori 2, Kuressaare, 93810, Saaremaa

Khua Kling Pak Sod – Southern Thai cuisine

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Khua Kling Pak Sod is a family-owned restaurant specializing in authentic Southern Thai cuisine. This restaurant comes highly recommended by one of my favorite YouTubers- Marion Grasby, a Thai-Australian cook.

One difference between Southern and Northern Thai cuisine is that the spices and herbs are more prominent in Southern dishes.

I ordered a spicy and sour soup with sea bass, stir-fried lump crab meat, and stir fry morning glory with shrimp paste.

The tanginess makes this soup very appetizing. The sea bass was fresh, and there was a fair amount of herb in the broth. The herbs eaten on its own is quite pungent, but it gives the soup a lovely aroma.

The stir-fried crab meat was my favorite dish. The herbs and chili did not overpower the natural flavors and sweetness of the crab meat.  A great accompaniment with rice.

A great place to try Southern Thai cuisine.

Tom Yum Pla Grapong 280 baht

Nua Pu Pad Cha  580 baht

Pak Boong Pad Kapi 180 baht

Khua Kling Pak Sod

Websitehttp://www.khuaklingpaksod.com/

Opening hours: Open Daily

Lunch 11:00 a.m. – 14:30 p.m.

Dinner 17:30 p.m. – 21:30 p.m.

Telephone: 02- 185-3977

Address: 21, 32 Soi Sukhumvit 23, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok

Samurai ramen

Samurai ramen serves pork and fish broth ramen as well as Tokyo style ramen (ramen served in chicken broth). They also offer sushi, and a variety of stir fry noodles. All the noodles are handmade.

One interesting thing that caught my attention on the menu was the hot sushi. I have not heard of hot sushi until I came here. It is basically deep-fried sushi. To indulge my curiosity, I got the rabbit crunch, which consists of crabsticks, cucumber, and Philadelphia cream cheese. Deep frying the sushi, in my opinion, did not alter the taste too much. It adds warmth to the dish, and the crunchy crust gives it extra texture. I absolutely loved it! It should be available everywhere – who does not enjoy deep-fried food!

For the ramen, I ordered the red samurai ramen, which is noodles in a spicy pork broth topped with egg, baby corn, pork slices, asparagus, and scallions. The bright red color of the broth gives the impression that the soup is quite spicy, but on the contrary. The heat level was mild. The ramen broth was flavorful and heartwarming.

 

Red samurai ramen € 8.90

Rabbit crunch € 3.49

 

Samurai Ramen

Website: https://samurairamen.lt/

Opening hours:

Sunday to Thursday 11:30 a.m – 21:00 p.m

Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 22:00 p.m.

Telephone: +370 630 73822

Address: H. Manto g. 1, Klaipėda 92127, Lithuania

10 tiltų cafe

10 tiltų cafe is located in the heart of the Old Town. It is a cozy, spacious, and stylish cafe with artistic decor. There is no menu per se, you order from what you see on the menu board and display case.  It is just drinks, cakes, and sandwiches.

The coffee and cake were excellent. It’s a lovely place to chill and hang out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 tiltų cafe

Website: https://www.facebook.com/10tiltukavine/

Opening hours: 

Telephone: +370 698 80216

Address: Turgaus g. 19 Klaipeda, Lithuania 91249

Thong Smith Siamese Boat Noodles

Thong Smith is well-known for its authentic boat noodles. Boat noodles is one of Thailand’s famous noodles dishes served in a thick aromatic broth. I stumbled upon this restaurant as I was looking for a place to have dinner at the EmQuartier mall.

At Thong Smith, one can choose between pork, beef, and chicken boat noodles with the option of 3 different noodles – original rice noodles, vermicelli, and egg noodles. For those who prefer non-spicy, the chicken boat noodles are served in a clear soup. One can also choose your preferred level of spiciness.

The restaurant’s menu is attractive, with enticing pictures of each dish well presented, and the prices of the food were reasonable.

I love spicy food, so I ordered the beef boat noodles topped with beef slices and beef balls with the heat level – medium (quite spicy). The broth was thick with a great balance of flavors- tangy, sweet, spicy, and savory.

The wontons were fried to a crispy golden brown perfection. Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Scrumptious!

The pandan noodles with coconut milk is very similar to a dessert back home  (Malaysia) called Cendol, which is one of my favorite Malaysian desserts. I was overjoyed when I saw this on the menu. It was the perfect dessert to soothe the tongue after the spicy bowl of noodles.

Roselle juice 69THB

Crispy pork and shrimp wontons 100THB

Beef boat noodles with beef slices and beef balls 149THB

Pandan noodles with coconut milk 79THB

Thong Smith Siamese Boat Noodles

Opening hours: Daily 10:00 a.m – 22:00 p.m

Telephone: 02-003-6226

Address: Seventh floor of the Helix Building at EmQuartier

 

Višta puode

“Vista puode” means chicken in the pot.”  The owner of the restaurant serves food that he enjoyed during his childhood days. The restaurant is separated into three areas but connected by one kitchen. Svetainė (the living room) serves breakfast, Traktierius (the tavern) serves lunch and snacks, and Restoranas (the restaurant) is a space dedicated for special occasions and dinners.

I dined in the living room as the tavern was full during lunch. The place had an inviting, bright, and rustic interior with interesting decorations.

The table mat has the history of the name of the restaurant and some local food, so you can have a read while waiting for the food.

I had just arrived in Kaunas, and it was quite a cold day. The soup was perfect, it tasted like grandmother’s homemade chicken soup. The chicken cutlet was tender and juicy, and the potato puree was very flavorful.

Other than the slow service, the food was delicious. This is a restaurant worth checking out if you are in the area.

Lemonade €2.90

Slow-cooked chicken broth €2.50

Chicken cutlet with soft cheese served with potato puree €6. 40

 

Višta puode

Website: https://xn--vitapuode-m3b.lt/

Opening hours: Daily 8:00 a.m. – 23:00 p.m.

Telephone: +370 693 63777

Address: S. Daukanto g. 23, Kaunas

 

Rataskaevu 16

Rataskaevu 16 (named after the street) is a restaurant housed in a historic building. I love the rustic feel of the interior. The historical tavern brick wall and wooden floor and furniture yet with a modern touch.

As I was waiting for my food, there was a constant flow of people entering the restaurant. Many had to be turned away, but the waitress recommended similar restaurants nearby; some even made reservations for that evening when they couldn’t get a table for lunch. I highly recommend making a reservation.

The waiters are young, friendly, and bubbly, especially the guy that served me. I ordered a strawberry raspberry lemonade, elk mushroom soup, and buckwheat noodles.

The bread was warm and soft, with a slight crust on the outer edges, not sour like the traditional dark rye bread but mildly sweet. It was the softest dark rye bread I’ve had, and I dare say the best restaurant served rye bread in the Baltics. I could just have bread for lunch.

The strawberry raspberry lemonade was like a fruity virgin mojito.

The Elk mushroom soup was rich and packed with umami. Absolutely divine! The texture of the elk meat is grainy and the taste of the meat is a cross between pork and beef.

Buckwheat noodles was a refreshing dish with fresh salad greens and a light pumpkin puree with rye shavings.

After I paid, I told the waiter that the food was delicious and that I understand why the restaurant is so popular not only amongst locals but also tourists. I don’t usually have the habit of giving tips, but I was so pleased with the entire dining experience, I had to tip!

I recommend this restaurant not just for the warm and friendly service but also for the excellent quality food.

 

Rataskaevu 16

Website: http://rataskaevu16.ee/en/

Opening hours:

  • Mon-Thu 12.00-23.00, Fri-Sat 12.00-24.00, Sun 12.00-23.00

Telephone: +372 642 4025

Address: Rataskaevu 16, 10123 Tallinn, Estonia

Amiso Korean Restaurant

 

Amiso is a Korean BBQ restaurant located on the 5th floor of the Polaris building in Myeongdong. The place is spacious with an outdoor seating area. The restaurant not only serves Korean BBQ but also traditional dishes such as Bibimbap, Ginseng chicken soup, and a variety of stews. The waitress who served us spoke very little English but could speak Chinese. Luckily, my family and I could speak Chinese so we could order with ease.

My family and I ordered dolsot bibimbap (bibimbap served in a hot stone bowl), Doenjang-jjigae (soybean paste stew), and Sundubu-jjigae (soft tofu stew). As customary at all Korean restaurants, we were served several side dishes before our main meal. They were all delicious!

The main dishes we ordered were all good but not spectacular.

dolsot bibimbap 12,000 won (10 USD)

soft tofu stew 12,000 won

soybean paste stew 12,000 won

 

Amiso

Telephone: +82 2-756-3317

Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. – 22:00 p.m Daily

Address: 25 Myeongdong 4-gil, Myeongdong 2(i)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea