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    Bai Wei: Exactly What I Was After

    by johngayton Written Oct 29, 2013

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    Between trains at Antwerpen Central on a cold rainy October lunchtime I wanted something warming and substantial, but not expensive. With the city's Chinatown just across the square I reckoned a meaty noodle soup would do the trick.

    Bai Wei's extensive, but simple, menu looked good to me.

    The restaurant itself is as simple as the menu, but for those of us who can read between the lines there's a lot of subtle little touches which impressed me and I was especially impressed by the spotless functionality of the open kitchen.

    This isn't a fancy Chinese restaurant with a dozen chefs cooking up feasts from a menu 10 pages long for hundreds of people. It's a guy making his own noodles in front of you and cooking them fresh to order, with a little back-up from the (out-of-sight) main kitchen.

    I found the service perfect. The manager/owner was more than welcoming as he subtly checked that I was OK with chopsticks. The waitress was smilingly gorgeous and superbly efficient.

    I had the "Red-stewed Duck" with the wet noodles. Absolutely delicious! Half-a-duck, roasted aromatically with soy and spice to accompany a well-flavoured broth brimming with the freshest of fresh noodles. The broth did need a touch of the table condiments, the soy and chilli, but that's how it's designed to be eaten - so that you can adjust for your personal taste. The crispy-skinned duck was succulent and having been cooked and then chopped on the bone made it a finger-licking finish after my clumsy chopsticking.

    I cook professionally and I know food - this was GOOD. I also noted that despite being relatively quiet (cold, rainy October) the other dozen or so customers were all Oriental including the family of six at the table next to me whose conversation flitted so wonderfully between Chinese, Dutch and French.

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    Panos: Breakfast If Staying At Billard Palace Hotel

    by johngayton Written Oct 27, 2013

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    Panos is a Belgian chain of fast food bakeries with outlets at main train stations and around the various towns and cities. On this trip I stayed at the Billard Palace Hotel, on the square beside the main train station. With it being literally an overnighter, but with no rush the following morning, I asked at the hotel about breakfast.

    They didn't have their own breakfast facility but instead offered me a voucher for the local branch of Panos, which was on the corner, about 50 metres away. This offered an eat-in or take-away selection of: hot drink; fruit juice, savoury roll, croissant and sweet pastry for 5 euros which turned out to be excellent value-for-money.

    The eat-in restaurant is fairly basic formica-topped tables and plastic chairs but immaculately clean and if you get a window seat has great views over the Astrid Square.

    Nothing fancy, just good travelling rations if not expecting to eat again until that evening.

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    Braboke: On the Grote Mrkt

    by Roadquill Written Aug 8, 2013

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    I was looking for a restaurant in the old town, avoided some of the touristy streets, and found a nice view opposit the City Hall. Braboke isn't a fancy place, but it is comfortable. I found an outside table and ordered a bucket of mussles in a cream garlic sauce and a bottle of wine.

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    La Tarantella: Nice Italian restaurant

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 15, 2013

    La Tarentella is an Italian restaurant. The place has a very small terrace in font (1 table), a front round, a covered court and a back room. The food is great; service might be slow, so take your time here.

    Business hours:
    Mo: Closed
    Tu-Fr: Noon - 3PM; 6PM - 11PM
    Sa-Su: 6PM - 11PM

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    't Waagstuk: Great location at the Waagplein square

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 15, 2013

    't Waagstuk Is a great local pub in a typical setting at the Waagplain square. There is a terrace on the square. There are at least 100 beers available and offcourse there's Geuze, Kriek and Trappist.

    Business hours:
    Mo-Th: 10AM - 2AM
    Fr: 10AM - 4AM
    Sa: 2PM - 4AM
    Su: 2PM - 2AM

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    De Duifkes: Local Theater café

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jul 15, 2013

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    De Duifkes is a very original brown Antwerp café close to the Bourla theater. Owner Martine rules her business in her way! Enjoy the Sunday animal market from the terrace or have some artistic conversations inside.

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    Sushi!: Eat In Or Take Away

    by johngayton Written Apr 26, 2013

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    This is one of those "conveyor belt" sushi places but none the worse for that. Service is friendly, meet-and-greet style as you are directed to one of the communal tables and then your drinks order is taken and off you go. The chef at his work station deftly puts together an excellent variety of different pieces which are then loaded onto plates, coloured according to price, which then whizz around the room, like a toy train set, on the belt.

    I had a mini-VT meet here with Kirsty (KShezz), along with her partner Add, both of whom are keen sushi fans, and a very pleasant early evening repast was thoroughly enjoyed. The sushi was fresh-tasting with both spicy and subtle options and with the colour-coding what you pay depends on what you eat.

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    Fiskebar & Østersbar: FISH!

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 21, 2012

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    The Fiskebar & Østersbar at the Marnixplaats looks tempting. The place has an inviting look for no thrills seafood lovers.

    Count on a main course for around € 25.00.

    Business hours:
    Fiskebar: Daily Noon - 11PM
    Oysterbar:
    Mo-Th: 6PM - Midnight
    Fr-Su: Noon - Midnight

    Favorite Dish: FISH!

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    Willy Vanilly: Ice Cream

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 19, 2012

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    Willy Vanilly is a small Ice Cream shop with a counter to the street.

    I was at Willy's at arare moment: the temperature was around 35 deg C! So, I had no hesitation to order ice cream.

    Business hours:
    Mo: Closed
    Tu-Sa: 11AM 8PM
    Su: 2PM - 8PM

    Favorite Dish: Lemon ice cream

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    BOCADERO: Relax at the Schelde river

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 17, 2012

    BOCADERO is a bar at a piece of artificial at the Schelde river. It is parly housed in a former warehouse at the Antwerp harbour.

    There's live DJ music.

    Great for Summer parties.

    Open in the Summer Season from May through Spetmeber from 11AM.

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    FOGOS: Brazilian Food

    by pieter_jan_v Written Dec 17, 2012

    FOGOS is a Brazilian Churrascaria with great food. The side dishes are self service from a buffet and the main meat are being served at your seat from spears directly from the grill.
    The later in the evening the better the meat and fish is served.

    Business hours:
    Mo-Tu: Closed
    We-Fr: 6PM - 10PM
    Sa: 5:30PM - 10PM
    Su: 5:30PM - 9PM

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    Frituur Eethuis Astrid De Laet: Real Belgium fast food

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 16, 2012

    Frituur Eethuis De Laet offers great FRIETEN (French fries) and its speciality BROODJE SMOS (special sanswich). Actual this is abutcher shop, but you have taste one of the sandwiches, like the Smos Preparé.

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    Panos: Fresh Sandwiches

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Dec 9, 2012

    Panos is a chain of bakery/sandwich shops.
    The shops are located at:
    -Abdijstraat 20
    -Nationalestraat 84
    -Anselmostraat 30
    -Lange Lozanastraat 28
    -Van Wesenbekestraat 1
    -Eiermarkt 1A
    -Meir 60
    -Pelikaanstraat 3 (inside the Cental Station)

    Favorite Dish: Sandwich (or soup)

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    Kelly's Irish Bar: Best Burgers

    by mickeyboy07 Written Sep 12, 2012

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    Located just a few minutes from Central Station and the Diamond district is Kelly's Irish Bar,a very large pub with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and tables.Live music on friday and saturday nights plus lots of sporting events shown on large screens and a good menu serving food all day.Can be a little expensive though and although i did enjoy my meal i really dont believe it was worth the money at €12.

    Favorite Dish: I had Kelly's cheese burger which with fries and salad,i was very nice and filling.

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    Corsendonk: Perfect Panini

    by mickeyboy07 Written Sep 10, 2012

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    Located right in front of the Cathedral of Our Lady,this quirky little restaurant/bar is ideal for a quick bit when exploring the city.A good variety of food and beverages on the menu at reasonable prices for a restaurant in this central location.Friendly and efficient staff and great outdoor seating make this a good stop for lunch.

    Favorite Dish: I had a chicken and cheese Panini on soft Italian bread and a large blonde beer.Very Good.

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