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2nd Budda Buddai @ 77 Mulberry Street

My favorite dim sum items are the steamed meat buns and the turnip cakes. I also love the rice rolls but not everyone likes chewy rice stuff (if you like mochi, you'd probably like these). Also, their hot and sour soup and congee.

Aug 25, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

TOMATO SEASONING??

Thanks for the link. The original post was so confusing with no context.

Aug 25, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

2nd Budda Buddai @ 77 Mulberry Street

Just a quick update, I've been there twice now and I'm sold. The whole place feels cleaner and has an A from the Health Dept. Also, they have soup dumplings! Delicious, delicious soup dumplings.

Aug 25, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

TOMATO SEASONING??

I'm not sure what Israelis have to do with it, but IMHO all ketchups are clearly inferior to Heinz. I've tried the "fancy" ones that come in little glass jars that cost more than a huge squeeze bottle and I'd still pick Heinz.

Also, much of the time the heimische products are inferior to their non-heimishe counterparts.

Aug 25, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Does frosting made with margarine and soy milk need to be refigerated

It's more an issue that in the past that a kosher question has been featured on the sidebar of other boards and we get people commenting suggestions that are very much not kosher, sometimes disrespectfully. Lurkers and questions are just fine. Just know that there are a multitude of practices regarding kashrut, so don't assume that all Jews follow the practices we might mention.

Aug 22, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Amsterdam?

All of the kosher groceries I know of are in the suburb of Amstelveen. They also have shuls that I am not well acquainted with but definitely a few options. There are a number of metro stations in the area and those connect throughout Amsterdam and the line in Amstelveen connects to Amsterdam Centraal station, which is near many touristy spots including picking up a canal boat tour, which I highly recommend.

I can't speak to any of the current restaurants, but here is the listing from the local rabbinate: http://www.nik.nl/kosher-restaurants-...

Aug 19, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Summer Shabat meals

Queens cook is correct. It is my experience that a lot of people stop making cholent when the weather warms up.

Aug 14, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Summer Shabat meals

How do you make your fruit soup? I've only ever had it with cream or sour cream base, which I'm guessing you don't use in this case. I'd love to make some but it's too rich and too much lactose for me to use the dairy recipe I know.

Aug 13, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher
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Summer Shabat meals

I know it's against common practice, but I love doing a slowcooker cholent in the summer. Our kitchen/livingroom/diningroom gets too hot with the plata on.

Aug 12, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook

Are those Molly McButter sprinkles pareve or dairy? I remember that butter flavor was pretty good.

Aug 10, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook

I image butter was replacing animal fat in those recipes. I've seen some recipes call for oil, with a bracket from the editor indicating olive. My guess is olive oil wasn't very plentiful. Sunflower oil would probably had been available but I have no idea if it was affordable. Also, unlike animal fat or butter, it doesn't add much flavor. Honestly, I may try some melted butter in my next cholent. With no meat, I can afford to add a bit of tasty fat.

Aug 10, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook

Fair enough, but vinegar is perfectly at home in a modern kitchen. Also, one of the mayo-veggie salads called for segmented lemons, so it makes sense that is part of the original.

Aug 09, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook

I just download an e-copy of it. So far, I am not sure I'd make anything from it, although it is fascinating. Some of the "salads" have enough mayo to make the Eriksen family's 7 layer salad from 'How I Met Your Mother.'

I'm surprised at how many lemons are called for. I didn't think citrus was so plentiful in Vilna, especially in recipes that are familiar to me utilizing vinegar in place of lemon.

There is a recipe for baba ganouj in there that I'd try. I never thought to include vinegar-soaked, stale bread in the mix, but I imagine that it gives the dip better body.

Aug 09, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Is this for real? Kosher Parmigiano Reggiano??

I can't speak to the law in NV, but I can speak to the law in NY. False/inaccurate statements within testimony do not make the entire testimony. It makes the witness/evidence less credible but saying something incorrect is not the same as attempting to mislead.

People writing something incorrect in a blog post doesn't indicate the writer had any bad intentions. It only shows they didn't fact check, misunderstood information they received, relied on someone they shouldn't have or there is also the possibility they made it up.

So, take it with a grain of salt but there is nothing from which one could infer intent.

Aug 09, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher
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Schmerling's "triangle" cheese

I haven't seen it recently, but I can tell you it's definitely not gruyere.

Jul 27, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Corn Dogs: Serious Question

Thank you so much for sharing!

I hope they're as good as I remember from before I was kosher. They were SO GOOD.

Jul 22, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Herring

Made of chocolate.

Jul 18, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Joy of Kosher Magazine

I've received a couple copies in gift bags and wasn't that impressed. They're not bad but nothing I found interesting enough to try or pull out before recycling it.

Jul 16, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Gluten Free Deli Meats

They're not kosher and this thread has been quiet for 3 years.

Jul 11, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Need Manhattan restaurant for small group with 1 vegan colleague

I'd be careful with soups in meat restaurants, as they tend to use meat stocks.

Jul 09, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Need Manhattan restaurant for small group with 1 vegan colleague

I'm going to have to protest Abigail's. Every time I've ended up there, my (vegetarian) dish was incredibly bland and gave the impression that it was a mere afterthought.I felt ripped off on behalf of the person who was paying the bill. Not to mention, Abigail's is not that great of ambiance if the rest of the group is used to eating in non-kosher restaurants.

Jul 09, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Panama ?

I'd try reaching out to the community in Panama City. There's a considerable Syrian community there.

Jul 05, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Restaurants that need updating (Tevere 84, Va Bene, La Marais - in Manhattan) What others?

That sounds amazing and worth a schlep. Too bad they closed before I moved to NYC (if a Chowhound post from April 2003 is accurate).

Jun 25, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Mocha Burger vs. Amsterdam Burger

Glad someone managed to pick that up.

Jun 25, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Mocha Burger vs. Amsterdam Burger

You know very well that no reputable kashrut organization will certify an establishment that does not sell sushi. :-)

Restaurants that need updating (Tevere 84, Va Bene, La Marais - in Manhattan) What others?

Ugh. Yes. Abigael's really needs a makeover.

Jun 23, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher
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Restaurants that need updating (Tevere 84, Va Bene, La Marais - in Manhattan) What others?

I always thought La Marais was doing that on purpose. It wanted to be an upscale place for people who wanted the same familiar things in the same familiar place every time.

Jun 23, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

Elk steaks, roast goose... maybe coming our way

I'm torn on this one. On the one hand, I'm all for expansion of kosher culinary horizons. On the other, I would be dishonest in telling them that I'd buy the meat since my kitchen is dairy.

Jun 16, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher

What oil do you use for vegan / parve borekas

Toasted sesame oil. Not a buttery-flavor but certainly complimentary to your planned fillings.

Jun 10, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher
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Is this for real? Kosher Parmigiano Reggiano??

The E1.5m he spent turning over his farm to be kosher.

Jun 09, 2015
CloggieGirl in Kosher