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#1 KT1978

Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:43 PM

Best meals I've ever had were:

A beautiful seafood paella cooked by my good friend,

Thai food at some shack in koh Samui in the middle of nowhere.

(give us the recipe or name of the restaurant if you knw it!)

#2 Duck-o-lah

Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:50 PM

I vividly remember a seafood linguine I had at a posh Italian restaurant. I'm not a huge fan of seafood, but it was SO good.

Also a beef (buffalo!) rendang I had at a dodgy looking resaurant in Bali. It was the tastiest meal I've ever eaten Tounge1.gif

#3 Peridot

Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:55 PM

Chicken masala at my sisters wedding!

#4 MangoTango

Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

Oooh so many to choose from! My standout was 3 amazing courses at Pier, Rose Bay, back in 2004.

#5 Mianta

Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

I had an amazing steak drenched in Bernaise sauce and on a bed of very creamy mashed potato at a lovely pub in Wagga wagga, which is in a sand stone buidling.

Also love the food at The Little Snail at Pyrmont, Sydney, particularly their garlic snails and also Diethnes in Sydney for Greek food.

Love the fish and chips at Cabarita Beach, Northern NSW (Stunned Mullet) and a little village also  in Northern NSW by the of Tumbulgum has a fantasic pub bistro and a delightful little cafe called House of Gabriel, the food is amazing!

#6 B0612

Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:57 PM

A seafood linguine. Was extremely fresh and had a beautiful flavour. Was at a seafood restaurant on the foreshore. DH had a steak which he has also ranked one of the best meals he has eaten.

Also a steak in New York. Cooked perfectly and melted in my mouth.

#7 bandbub

Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

mie gorang up in the mountains at a friends place in bali absolutly delish

creamy chicken curry with pineapple in it that my friend makes yum yum

#8 AnnBB

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

We had 5 meals over a three day period in a teeny tiny restaurant in Rocca di Castagnoli in tuscany when we were there is 2006. It was such simple food, done so well. My love affair with spaghetti vongole, florentine steak, pecorino cheese served with honey and chianti came from there. I would give anything to go back there!

#9 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

Fresh lobster straight off the trawler at a motel resaurant in Robe, South Australia. No sauce, no side dishes, just beautiful fresh lobster.

#10 JRA

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:20 PM

Too hard to choose. Some of the top on my list:

- A great sushi meal in San Francisco
- A great sushi meal in Tokyo
- Magic dinner at Loch Torridon
- The ultimate dinner in Champagne region of France, with the extra funny things that happened that means the night will be memorable forever
- An amazing meal in ? in Switzerland, well the champagne berry soup dessert was incredible.

In Aus, probably Nautliis in Port Douglas, the whole deep friend ocean trout

#11 Tarantara

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:21 PM

In terms of meal, full degustation with matching wines at vue de monde 5 or so years ago. Worth every one of the many many cents.

In terms of dish, wild boar stew made by ex-aunt-in-law with boar shot by their friend in Hungary. Incredibly memorable.

#12 bakesgirls

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

Murtabak (roti stuffed with spiced chicken, cabbage, egg and onion) served with chicken curry sauce/gravy. I had it when we were in Singapore. I've found a few places that also do it in Sydney, but nothing compares to the meal I had over there.

#13 kpingitquiet

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:23 PM

Every Monday of the years 2001 and 2002, my boyfriend and I ate at the French Quarter Restaurant in West Hollywood. I swear they stirred crack into their creamy broccoli soup, and sprinkled happy dust into the artichoke dip. I could be having the worst day on earth and our Monday dinner would make me feel like a kid at Christmas.

#14 Flutters

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:25 PM

A veggie risotto in a converted wine cellar in Florence..I would never be able to find the place again & my DH has banned me from ordering risotto when we go out because I still compare it to this one 7 years later & nothing has ever come close

#15 LittleListen

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

Similar to Flutters, mine was a pesto and pasta dish (no flair, no sides) in a tiny restaurant in Italy in the town who claims to have invented pesto. Can't remember the restaurant but the dish will live forever in my memory original.gif

There has never been a pesto dish in my life that even comes close.

#16 Banana Pancakes

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

A ham and pea risotto from a little restaurant in Bowral NSW and a beef ragu from an Italian restaurant in Docklands, Melbourne. Unfortunately I dont remember this restaurants names but it was delicious.

Edited by Banana Pancakes, 16 February 2013 - 03:32 PM.

#17 Lyra

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

and now I am hungry!

#18 cardamom

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:42 PM

QUOTE (Mianta @ 16/02/2013, 03:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I had an amazing steak drenched in Bernaise sauce and on a bed of very creamy mashed potato at a lovely pub in Wagga wagga, which is in a sand stone buidling.

I'm surprised to see Wagga make the list! I'm from the area and it's not generally known for its food  happy.gif

#19 bikingbubs

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

not a meal, but the most delicious salted caramel & peanut butter ice cream sandwich tops my list.  i would eat it for entree, main & dessert when I go back (from a fancy restaurant in adelaide)

#20 zrello

Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:51 PM

An awesome bouillabaisse on the floating restaurant boats at the waterfront in lake entrance in VIC, and a pea and crab risotto at the European on spring street in Melbourne. I've been back since & they've never had I again sad.gif
Also all of the gorgeous food we had in Lebanon, especially at the restaurants up in the mountains, so much food, all fresh, all delicious and all my favourites at once!

#21 Madeline's Mum

Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

We had some ribs in a western themed restaurant in Disneyland LA that were amazing!

Anything at Bay Vista in Brighton le Sands is super tastey.

#22 HRH Countrymel

Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:09 PM

There used to be a restaurant called 'The Hara' in Hobart about 15-20 years ago - my sister her (now) husband and I would eat there every week, ate our way through the menu, then when we had, return the next week and he would have changed the menu!  That happened 3 or four times!

Never a single morsel that wasn't magnificent..

I moved. It closed. All were sad.

I think I'll have to come back after I've thought a bit more... I've had a lot of amazing meals, hard to narrow it down!

I had some cuttlefish in Vietnam that were mindblowing... but there has to be more.

#23 whale-woman

Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:25 PM

A sea food rissotto in Rome. Some antipasto in Venice. Fab gnocci with truffle butter at Yerling Station and last but not least some buns I bought in a market in Kunming. I have no idea what they were, as I was operating purely on point and pay communication, but they were SO good.

#24 TarneeW

Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

There was a Italian restaurant in Botany in Sydney close to where we lived at the time years ago. It was pretty dodgy on the outside but always seemed busy so DH and I went one night. Great atmosphere and setting inside and absolutely beautiful food. We'd eat there or get takeaway 2-3 nights a week until we moved. This was 7 years ago.

Apparently after some changes, the old owners are back and it's just as good (friends went the other night & rang to gloat lol). I'm dying to go back one day....

#25 bosker

Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:37 PM

Stack standard lamb roast hospital food, which was the first full meal I had after DD was born; after 9 months on constant morning (lunch & evening) sickness and 3 months of reflux sick.gif , it was the best meal ever.

Bec & DH

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