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

OH!! Those would yummy on a stick!!

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May 22, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

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

You know a good way to eat soft shell crab? On a SKEWER.

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

It's BBQ time! SKEWERS!

Kababs, Yakitori, El Pastor, Rotisseries!

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

My Orchids do better in my office, I think it's because they turn the air conditioning off during the weekend so it get a good swing of temperatures.

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May 21, 2015
Dommy in Chains

Who makes your favorite naan?

Yep! Went back not that long ago and the Chili Naan was still my favorite thing ever! :D

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May 20, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Who makes your favorite naan?

My favorite indian entree of theirs is the Chana Marsala. Again, better than most takeout....

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May 20, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Help w/ Pot

Yep! That was us on mother's day. My hard to please mother loved it. :)

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

Yes! The bacon flavor was not quite what I expected. Less smokey, more lardy. But it did grow on me too!

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May 12, 2015
Dommy in Chains

Orleans and York DTLA!

Yeah, I always practice a tight hold and keep the wrapper on when eating at the park. My previous Ballpark favorite sandwich was the God Mother, that was way more messy than O&Y's Sandwiches.

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Orleans and York DTLA!

Last year during the close of Dodger Season, I happily made a trip to Orleans and York's original location for a Gumbo Mumbo sandwich. It was the perfect thing to wash down with an overpriced Stadium beer. I had recently found out that they were planning to open a DTLA location and I mused that if they opened by next season, they'd their location would be set.

Well they finally opened the location, a little past opening day, but the hit is indeed here. There was reported lines out the door and today I had P. bring me a couple of sandwiches to compare.

When he asked what I wanted, I asked for grilled shrimp, which I thought would last the train trip home (The new location is near the Pershing Square, Grand Central Market exit). He decided to take the risk and he also got the fried shrimp.

The verdict... GREAT. The flavors were spot on. The bread was still wonderful. The crack sauce (Which they have now named Sami Sauce, but if you ask for crack sauce, they know what it is) is just as good.

Surprisingly the Fried Shrimp held up pretty well! They just know how to construct a sandwich, the spread on the bottom, a good cushion of not soggy lettuce to perch the shrimp up the bread also was quite crisp. This is exactly why I fell in love with this place. Not only is a great value, but they really put thought and care in developing and preparing the sandwich.

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

The Grilled Shrimp was a new sandwich to me. Just like in the fried version, the number of shrimp were plentiful and cooked perfectly. This sandwich did sog up on the trip because it actually comes pre-drizzled with crack sauce. All in all though, it held together wonderfully and was way too easy to inhale.

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

With many more games to come, I'm happy to report this location is indeed worthy of the original.

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Shake Shack is coming

The main problem isn't the bun actually... is that they wrap all their burgers even if you are eating in house, by the time you get and unwrapped it steams. :PP

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Apr 23, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Tacolandia 2015 Announced: June 6, 2015 3-8 PM

Wonderful!!! Ricky has actually attended Tacolandia as an attendee in the past and we've been egging him on to join. :DD

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Apr 21, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Apr 11, 2015
Dommy in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015 [OLD]

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)

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Apr 11, 2015
Dommy in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015 [OLD]

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.

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Apr 10, 2015
Dommy in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015 [OLD]

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

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Apr 10, 2015
Dommy in Chains

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

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

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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.

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Apr 01, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

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

LOVED it with tea.

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Apr 01, 2015
Dommy in Chains

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

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.

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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. :(

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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...

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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.

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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. :)

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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)

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