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MoMo's Menu

I've eaten there once, and I remember seeing a lot of menu items. I remember thinking to myself that unless they have a huge kitchen staff, there's no way they can produce all of those items. Does anyone have the inside scoop on MoMo's? Are they buying frozen stuff and just sprucing it up or what?

Poundcake bread pudding?

any bread pudding base would be good, just make sure you pour it over the poundcake hot so it will be absorbed easier. and don't forget to soak it.

I like Gale Gand's basic recipe:
2 cups half-and-half
2 cups heavy cream
Pinch salt
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
6 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
In a saucepan, heat the half-and-half, cream, salt, and vanilla bean over medium heat, stirring occasionally to make sure the mixture doesn't burn or stick to the bottom of the pan. When the cream mixture reaches a fast simmer (do not let it boil), turn off the heat. Set aside to infuse for 10 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar together. Whisking constantly, gradually add the hot cream mixture. Strain into a large bowl to smooth the mixture and remove the vanilla bean.

Jun 07, 2007
nillabean in Home Cooking

One girl. One Meyer lemon.

make a single serving of meyer lemon curd and slather it on a shortcake.

May 26, 2007
nillabean in Home Cooking


i personally love the chicken, and the gravy that comes with it. doesn't taste like popeye's or kfc...the crust is really crispy but doesn't break into tiny pieces when you bite into it. the burger meat tastes like its seasoned before it's cooked, kinda like a slice of meatloaf with no veggies. i wouldn't do the spaghetti or hot dog...tastes like they put sugar in the sauce, and the hot dog comes dressed with cheese. the ube/buko/melon shakes are good, along with the banana langka pie too. i'm half filipino, but raised american so take what you want from my input!

May 22, 2007
nillabean in Chains

Lyle's Golden Syrup

I read about golden syrup in "Caramel" by Trish Deseine, and I've seen Nigella Lawson use it on the Food Network. What does it taste like and can I find it in the States (preferably California)?

May 22, 2007
nillabean in General Topics

San Francisco Baking Institute...?

a friend of mine went there. she said they have really cool equipment. she loved the program, and i don't know any that are comparable. GO FOR IT! she did say it was pricey but hey don't let that discourage you!

corn syrup free candy?

Is corn syrup better than high fructose corn syrup?

corn syrup free candy?


Dim SUM? First time SF visitor...

Avoid Yank Sing! I went there Saturday, and it was $60 for maybe 6 plates. I had pork buns, shrimp dumplings, BBQ pork, Chinese broccoli, salt and pepper shrimp, and potstickers. Some of the food was cold, and there wasn't very much of it. I don't think it tasted any better than dim sum in the Avenues.

corn syrup free candy?

i know this stuff is in almost everything with a label, but there's got to be a company that makes corn syrup free candy. i'm looking for candy canes/peppermint hard candy. i've already checked out yummy earth, st. claire's, and sweet botanicals. uncle joe's mint balls almost had me but they're more of a caramelized mint. any thoughts?