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Denmark's Noma retains world's best restaurant title

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None of the top 10 in Tokyo ?!?

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None of the top 10 in Tokyo ?!?

No, otherwise it would have been mentioned in the article; what's your point?

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Any JT readers been to any of these places? Are they really all that?

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"frogs' legs"

They taste like chicken.

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"frogs' legs" "They taste like chicken."

Serrano: Heard that before, but everytime time I've eaten chicken I never thought it tasted like frogs legs. Maybe chicken fingers.

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So how many Michelin stars does this Noma restaurant have?

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This is a title given by the British, you gotta be kiddin me. probably they checked who has the best fries, how cold is the beer and how crispy is the fish and chips. notice that there are no restaurants from France. and Nordic food, common

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Nordic food? Ikea meatballs?

But seriously, would love to try this place. JPY22,000 for the menu, 13,000 extra for wine, so not exactly cheap, but if it is the best...........

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A few more details on the food would have been nice. Perhaps a representative dish from the restaurant? I mean, foraging from the seashore and the forest? Foraging what? Silver bells and cockle shells?

And what are dishes based on perfumes? Tapas with a little Tommy Hilfiger on the side?

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I have spent much time in Denmark and Sweden over the years. Drawing upon substantial experience, I found Nordic cuisine (if you can call it that) rather plebian.

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Expect to pay at Noma. The average cost is about $1000USD, and lasts about 5hrs. Obviously wine is included, and you certainly pay for that too in the cost of the dinner. However, the pairing of the dishes and wine is excellent, but some people argue that from season to season the menu doesn't always live up to final bill.

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best restaurant is too subjective to have any meaning, especially if put forward by some pretentious group of "restaurant experts". There's a mom & pop italian restaurant in my city that serves the best lasagna I've ever had and I can have a meal for under $20.. it's certainly not on that list, but so what

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napolean, "best car" is too subjective to have any meaning, especially if put forward by some pretentious group of "car experts." They say that the top of the list is something like a McLaren F1 or a Koenigsegg. I drive a Honda RSX Type-S. It's a great car, the best I've ever owned and I bought it for $25,000. It's certainly not on that list, but so what.

My point is... yeah, there's lots of great food to be had for very reasonable prices, all over the world. This group of more than 800 international experts (such a large sample tends to rule out subjectivity) isn't judging everyday restaurants, they're ranking the best of the best. Yes, it's nice to eat at the local mom & pop Honda, but wouldn't you like to have a crack at the Koenigsegg?

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Hang on, 800 experts? Did they all go here? If they did, it would explain why there is a waiting list to get in here extending out until July!

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This is a title given by the British, you gotta be kiddin me. probably they checked who has the best fries, how cold is the beer and how crispy is the fish and chips

Really? I always heard the British like their beer warm and the "fish-n-chips" slightly soggy (with a "dash" of vinegar)?

...the Calsberg is in the fridge...

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Congrats to Noma! I don't think I can afford a full-course dinner there, but I'll try an appetizer next time I'm in Copenhagen.

As for the person who had spent all of three weeks or so in Scandinavia and found Nordic food a bit "plebian".... er, no. A bit no-nonsense, yes, but that's a good thing. Besides knowing what you eat and that you get good quality ingredients, you also get a sense of the ingredients' natural flavors. We don't pointlessly dunk the food into batter or sugary stuff, we don't overcomplicate the cooking like certain European countries famous for their food. Scandinavian food is simply some of the best in the world. Norwegian salmon. Danish ham or crisp-fried pork. Swedish herring or smorgasbord... this discussion is over.

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