It’s a fitting backdrop for chef Moses Wendel’s cuisine: each dish possessing a Moroccan soul but taken to a stylish level with ample French influence.We were given a few moments to review their menu before it was spirited away and the tasting menu experience began.The oldest dim sum restaurant in Chinatown, dating to 1920, is Nom Wah Tea Parlor on Doyers Street.In the modest, diner-like room, we sip chrysanthemum tea and nibble steamed shrimp and snow pea leaf dumplings, the shrimp lightly crisp and the dough tender.Everything from pre-Columbian fetishes and sculptures to Renaissance-era fountains imported from Italy are included in its hallway galleries.At the heart of the ship an elegant sculpture by Luciano Vistosi, inspired by the myriad of moods and colors of a kaleidoscope, greets visitors in a soaring three-story atrium.When Young bites into an egg roll, she admits she’s never eaten one before. “It’s a Chinese-American invention.” This version is truer to its name than most though, as the chicken and vegetables are rolled in an eggy crepe and then battered and fried.
Tokyo is a sensation: Walk out of Shinjuku Station some evening and into a neon canyon peopled with shoppers, professionals, and gawkers. See the temples at Asakusa; the gardens of the Imperial Palace; or the Meiji Shrine.We were first presented with a lentil soup, featuring a perfectly hard-cooked egg.I powered through the overly exuberant cilantro and enjoyed the soup; it was well spiced, but tame.My idea of a perfect date would be sharing a ban I am an easy going person and simple, I am honest and I do not like being cheated. I will always try to find someone who can make my day, hopefully soon. JAPANESE SIGHTS & HONG KONG LIGHTS - Fly, Cruise & Stay package includes: - Return economy class airfares with a full service carrier from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne or Adelaide to Tokyo, return from Hong Kong - Transfer from Airport to Hotel - 2 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Tokyo - Transfer from Hotel to Port - 28 night cruise aboard ms Volendam ex ex Yokohama to Hong Kong - BONUS* Two bottles wine per cabin - BONUS* Pinnicle Grill lunch for Two (Specialty dining experience) - BONUS* Caneletto Dinner for Two (Specialty dining experience) - All shipboard main meals (excluding specialty restaurants) - All port/govt.