Welcome to the Travel Insider. This blog is designed to share our experiences in traveling, eating and living.
On this blog you will find a variety of travel related things:
- Restaurant Reviews
- Location Reviews
- Trip Recommendations
- Day-by-Day Itineraries of Trips
For cuisine, I adopt the general 0-20 French rating system, with these descriptions:
16-20: Exception. A phenomenal experience; artistic; a top restaurant in the country.
12-16: Very Good; always consistent high quality; hard to achieve.
8-12: Good and consistent; many restaurants score here.
5-8: Fair; not great, but edible. Can return again and again without shame.
0-5: Not our type of place to eat at, we try to avoid at all costs.
I rate the cost as:
$$$$: Expect to pay $50+ for one’s meal.
$$$: Expect to pay $20 – $50 for one’s meal.
$$: Expect to pay $10 – $20 for one’s meal.
$: Expect to pay under $10 for one’s meal.
*this excludes any drinks, appetizers, tip and etc.
This also uses the general 0-20 French rating system, with these descriptions:
16-20: Not only does this look authentic, it is authentic.
12-16: Well done and well thought out.
8-12: Clean and well decorated, but might be trite and random store (or “air space”) decor or basic ethnic decorations.
5-8: Basic and simple.
0-5: Dirty and unkempt.