After being married to my American husband for many years, as well as visiting the US numerous times, both as a cabin crew and holidaying & visiting the inlaws over the years, I'm starting to really appreciate some American cooking. So far my favourites are ; New England lobster roll, NY style pizza (Grimaldi in Brooklyn is my fav!), Maryland style steamed and spicy blue crabs, some Tex Mex dishes that I had while in the South West of the US, also some southern cookings such as fried green tomatoes, different styles of BBQ (I kinda like the Carolina style BBQ better), jambalaya (is that from the South or more of a Cajun thing?) etc. My question is with millions of American expat living overseas, as well as traveling Americans, how come one does not encounter fabulous American restaurants outside of the US (aside from McD, KFC, Pizza Hut, TGIF type of franchises)? For my husband, when he wants some American comfort food, he has to make them himself, or visit one of his American friends here in S'pore. It's very difficult to find authentic and wonderful American restaurants outside of the US. I can find a great French or Italian restaurant (even specific regional Italian cooking!) in various parts of Asia, but that's not really the case when I have a N.England lobster roll or Maryland blue crabs craving. Is there any American restaurants that you can recommend in either Europe, Australia, or Asia that I could try during my layover? I'm going to LHR and it would be wonderful if I could get a recommendation for a really good American restaurant (independant restaurant, not a chain) in London. Thanks!
[Edited 2007-06-20 23:18:12]