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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015

I just bought and am happy to hear the rave. It sounds right up my alley!! :DD

--Dommy!

Apr 13, 2015
Dommy in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015

They do! I love them roasted because they are like baked potato bites!

--Dommy!

Apr 13, 2015
Dommy in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015

I prefer the Israeli feta. It's creamier and less salty. However for when I need feta to have more of an assertive flavor, I choose the greek.

--Dommy!

Apr 11, 2015
Dommy in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015

It's the one in the refrigerated section. There are several different varieties. The come in packages like this:

http://thingsiloveattraderjoes.com/20...

I got the whole plain chicken breast as I use it for salads I make at work (I have a fridge and pantry pretty much to myself).

These are MUCH better than the Just Chicken they sell which is awful. As I noted a bit cheaper and smaller package than their simply roasted chicken. Which is also really good.

http://ornabakes.com/wp-content/uploa...

However, I buy these things only for work lunches. At home, I would roast my own chicken. But I work in a job that I can be pulled into a 'client lunch' at any time, so it's really hard for me to know what days to bring lunch in etc... So I stash this with the rest of the salad fixins' and on those one or two days that I do get to eat lunch in, it's a relatively healthier and cheaper lunch than going to chipotle and much tastier than anything at the cut rate fast food places like Subway.(ick)

--Dommy!

Apr 11, 2015
Dommy in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015

The brine is... BRINE! It's meant to be a preservative. Plus the package it comes in does a pretty good seal. I HAVE had it go bad and essentially the cheese gets a little yellow and slimy.

--Dommy!

Apr 10, 2015
Dommy in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015

I know about the blu cheese dressing!! Not as good as steak houses but still wonderful balanced flavor! I've been eating it all week with my salad of their hearts of romaine chopped up with some of their endive. Then topped with their mini heirloom tomatoes and their grilled chicken breast (I used to buy the simply chicken, but I think I like this better and its a smaller size for me to use through the week)

It's going to a staple in my work pantry for sure! :D

--Dommy!

Apr 10, 2015
Dommy in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015

I loved those pepitas. But my year around thing is the Honey Slivered Almonds. One of my favorite things to top veggies and salads.

--Dommy!

Apr 09, 2015
Dommy in Chains

L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2015 -- FRIED RICE

That would be wonderful!! Although I think my memories might outdate XO sauce as I think it's a relatively new ingredient in Chinese cuisine.

--Dommy!

Apr 01, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015

LOVED it with tea.

--Dommy!

Apr 01, 2015
Dommy in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015

Good to know!! I really liked it and felt the comparison to Russ & Daughters (Which was also mentioned in another one of these posts) was unfair.

--Dommy!

Apr 01, 2015
Dommy in Chains
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L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2015 -- FRIED RICE

Thanks guys Although I'm LOL that both examples you gave are Peruvian and what I had at a kid was from a neighborhood chinese restaurant.

This was before the advent of $0.99 chinese food. When going out to Chinese food was a treat and a FEAST. You had set menus that charged by head and my parents ALWAYS splurged for the one with this rice... Of course I can't recall the restaurant (I don't think it was in Chinatown but maybe closer to DTLA or Mid City?) but maybe now with the cost pressures, this dish would be too LUXURIOUS for just fried rice. :(

--Dommy!

Apr 01, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2015 -- FRIED RICE

First Fried Rice of the Month!! Furaibo Fried Rice with Sausage and Egg.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dommich...

It was really tasty, not too salty. But I just don't think plump Japanese rice makes the best fried rice. Also the one thing I don't like about Non-Chinese fried rice is the lack of the Wok Hay. There was NONE here.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dommich...

--Dommy!

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015 [Old]

Yep. The one in the tube it's even better to do this to because it's a bit grainer and starchier. So it actually gets quite fluffy when you add water to it.

--Dommy!

Apr 01, 2015
Dommy in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015 [Old]

Yep. That is exactly what happens. It's luscious. :)

--Dommy!

Apr 01, 2015
Dommy in Chains

L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2015 -- FRIED RICE

ALRIGHT!! I'm counting on you hounds! Lemme know where to get the best Shrimp Fried Rice. The type with BIG shrimp that are dredged in Egg. I promise to share the pictures when I'm done. thankyou!

--Dommy!

Mar 31, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Bombo report

I would not say that what you saw today was the function of gentrification, it was a weekday and most of who you saw where workers. Yes, now there is more white collar workers, but they were there before, just didn't visit GCM. As it always has, the weekend is when the market is really bustling and you still see lots of the same families that have been coming for generations.

--Dommy!

l.A. Dish of the Month, April 2015 -- Voting

FRIED RICE! Someone must find the perfect Shrimp Fried Rice with BIG shrimp and lots of egg.

--Dommy!

Mar 27, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Whiz - Bang for your Burger Buck

You need the right bread. Most will sog up.

You need the right meat. Not too fatty, not too grissly, not too tough

You need the right balance of condiments. My biggest first blush complaint about Whiz was they didn't see them use enough Whiz. In fact, they used the PERFECT amount for their rolls.

For me in L.A. it's...

So. Phily Experience Truck
Whiz
Boos
Figueroa (Notch down for Fig because they don't have Whiz)

--Dommy!

L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2015 -- Nominations

Aside from being elitist... Costco free samples have been on a Downhill Alert since the great deep fat fryer incident of 2011

--Dommy!

Mar 27, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2015 -- Nominations

FRIED RICE!

Love this idea. Chinese, Korean, Peruvian. And most of all the hopes of finding that fried rice from my childhood, with BIG shrimp and lots of egg.

--Dommy!

Mar 26, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

BIG THANKS TO NOSH FOR MANAGING 'DISH OF THE MONTH'

WooT!

--Dommy!

Mar 26, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area
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L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

Wow. Alligator got dispensation... LOL!!

--Dommy!

Mar 24, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area
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L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

Not to invalidate your submission. Thanks for participating... but wondering... is Gator consider seafood? Again not argumentative... just curious...

--Dommy!

Mar 23, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Is Guisados really that great?

In terms of drinks... they make a WONDERFUL Dirty Horchata. If anything I go there for that.

--Dommy!

Mar 23, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Totally subjective: Little Jewel vs. Orleans and York Po-Boys

Happy to hear it!!! It's a welcome addition to the neighborhood and L.A. if not for the Tasso alone! :DD

--Dommy!

Mar 23, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

It was a double crack sauce day I see... ;)

--Dommy!

visiting LA from SF

Actually you can get some really good suits at the right places in the Fashion district and inexpensive tailoring. Ask P. about his man Clint.

--Dommy!

First Look At Peking Tavern

Gah! We never get there early enough for Happy hour. But it's in our regular rotation now. We start at Kazu Nori for some rolls and then head over to PT for Dumplings, Cucumber Salad and the Beef Noodle Soup. A wonderful night.

--Dommy!

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015 [Old]

That actually sounds exactly like how I do it. Minus the tomato paste. :)

Mar 09, 2015
Dommy in Chains

Whole Foods Brea

Fabulous! My parents live in Diamond Bar and before they opened in Chino Hills we would travel to to TJs in Brea. Now I guess we'll be back to making that circuit! :D

--Dommy!

Mar 09, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area