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CH borderliner unusable on iPad, just me?

Mobile sites are still often optimized for chrome. Safari acts differently than many other browsers, as does my android internet browser. Often chrome works better on mobile devices as well.

about 16 hours ago
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help to identify a japanese knife

Takahisa

Apr 17, 2014
TeRReT in Cookware

Cookware Board denizens

Crap I am literally all of that

Apr 10, 2014
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A great idea, not!

Agreed, mind the instructions though, do not use with bleach.

Apr 09, 2014
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Japanese household veggies

I eat it diced fine with a green onion on top of silken tofu with a bit of Ginger and ponzu.

Apr 06, 2014
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Asking a restaurant for recipe

Email them if possible rather than call but asking for a recipe is fine. Most restaurants I have worked in would give recipes happily.

Mar 30, 2014
TeRReT in General Topics

WTF is up with the noise level in Toronto restaurants?

Don't worry, all the loud places will close soon. Look at guu for example, well known to be loud, and now they are struggling so much they had to open a second guu and a ramen shop to get more money :(

Mar 25, 2014
TeRReT in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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WTF is up with the noise level in Toronto restaurants?

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Mar 25, 2014
TeRReT in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

WTF is up with the noise level in Toronto restaurants?

I get your complaint, but your constant complaining about "art students" is rather offensive. There is no need to assign a label. Just say you don't like the current trends in restaurant, your mentioning art students in the majority of your posts doesn't add anything.

Mar 25, 2014
TeRReT in Ontario (inc. Toronto)
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CH borderliner unusable on iPad, just me?

I would try other browsers other than safari. Many sites are optimized for chrome so I would give it a try before Firefox, that or opera might help a little.

Mar 18, 2014
TeRReT in Site Talk

How do you feel about dogs in the grocery cart?

I would rather the dog be in the grocery store then locked inside the car. Even with windows cracked in the summer many pets die as a result of being left in the car. Ideally they should be left at home, but I am still happier seeing them anywhere then locked in a car.

The sanitation of it doesn't bother me, there are more human to human contaminations that I will get from the cart then canine to human contaminations.

Mar 17, 2014
TeRReT in Not About Food
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Registry Question: Knives

Agree with everyone else. When I went to culinary school the set they suggested was the pro s and I own probably 7 different knives of that series. All could get sharp and had decent edge retention and performed great at school and for my first couple years in the restaurant. After about 5 years I graduated from those knives to different ones now.

They are a good beginner set and will last a long time but if you want to start a level higher something like the tojiro set would be great.

Mar 11, 2014
TeRReT in Cookware

Restaurant health ratings and price

Depends on the violations. I don't know new York but the city I used to work had crazy violations that could cause grief. I worked in an immaculate restaurant and we got dinged because the garbage bin out back didn't close completely, there was a 3cm gap. Had we taken one bag of garbage out and put it beside the bin we wouldn't have lost points. Sometime the inspectors just want to find problems.

I suspect the restaurant in question has a clean enough kitchen I would not be concerned. I also suspect sous vide is responsible for some of the problems.

Mar 06, 2014
TeRReT in General Topics
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Please help me identify this knife

Well in this case the knife definitely says Sakai Takayuki but they do also sell under the brand togiharu so his initial investigation was also correct. Not sure about Korin but there are nine companies /bladesmiths selling under the Takayuki name, so anything is possible.

Mar 02, 2014
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Please help me identify this knife

I was mistaken. There is more than one way to read kanji and the most popular for that is kosuke but in this case it's actually Takayuki.

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/tahada....

Mar 02, 2014
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Please help me identify this knife

If you are willing to go to Osaka I found the knife for $80. I will be in Sakai tomorrow so will try to find out more info.

Mar 01, 2014
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Butter & Soy Sauce?

It wasn't until I moved to Japan I discovered this combo. Haven't had it on rice yet but sauteed mushrooms in butter with a but of soy is great.

Mar 01, 2014
TeRReT in Home Cooking
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Please recommend a rice cooker

Standard three are zojirushi, tiger and Panasonic though most Japanese brands are fine, my in-laws have a Mitsubishi which works well enough. I use a Panasonic with good results but got it for free otherwise I would have bought a zojirushi

Feb 28, 2014
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Please help me identify this knife

it says sakai kosuke、though I can't find anything about that knife

Sakai is a region near Osaka, Kosuke is a first name and is different than Konosuke though a Kosuke works at Konosuke in Sakai, so could be him, I will be going to Konsuke to see Kosuke on Monday so I will see if any of his knives have that kanji.

Feb 28, 2014
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Left handedness in kitchen

if opening fridge door is a left/right handed problem just get a Japanese fridge. The sharp has solved that problem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvkQwi...

Feb 25, 2014
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Are you afraid of tofu?

At one time doctors drilled holes in your head to cure migraines, they aren't infallible. Asia has survived on excess soy just fine. But I understand soy is the new fear these days.

Feb 24, 2014
TeRReT in Home Cooking

Are you afraid of tofu?

For shirataki I treat them like soba and have in a cold mentsuyu sauce with some Ginger and/or wasabi. If you don't have mentsuyu you can use half soy sauce, half mirin and a little dashi.

I would even use ponzu and Ginger in a pinch. I would likely leave them cool and just rinse them.

Feb 24, 2014
TeRReT in Home Cooking

Left handedness in kitchen

In addition to the blade differences the handles can be different. I have a knife with a D shaped handle which is clearlynfor right handed people but since I pinch grip anyways it's not a dealbreaker.

Feb 23, 2014
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Cook on Sunday - eat all week?

Japanese curry or stew can last 3 days and can be used with whatever grain or gluten free noodle you want. Nabe lasts us at least two dinners and can add eggs and gluten free noodles to change it up the second day

Feb 20, 2014
TeRReT in Home Cooking

I'm thinking of starting a food blog should I do it !?????

Go for it, I am starting one. I am mostly doing it for friends and Family to see what I am eating since I live in a different country. Also for fellow Expats living in the area.

For now I will be using a smart phone camera, picture quality won't be my primary purpose.

Feb 19, 2014
TeRReT in Not About Food

Questions about storing meat in single-serve portions?

If it weren't for the fiber I'd suggest natto, though it might be difficult to stomach as well. It is incredibly nutritious, but a serving contains 5g of fiber, but maybe half portions or a spoonful a day would work. It can be an acquired taste though.

Feb 17, 2014
TeRReT in Home Cooking

Did anyone get any awesome chocolates for Valentines Day?

For the most part pretty good. Unfortunately each time I have one I have to share with my wife so I only get a small taste. (Here women buy chocolate for men on Valentine's day)

The chocolate is good quality and most of the fillings are enjoyable.

Feb 17, 2014
TeRReT in General Topics

Did anyone get any awesome chocolates for Valentines Day?

Yes I got some chocolates that were out of this world.

Feb 16, 2014
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MODS - WAKE UP!

It's a free internet forum with volunteer mods who are mostly based in a couple time zones. The spam was posted in a completely different time zone. The mods are human and need to sleep. They responded fast enough, there is no need to panic. The posts can't infiltrate your computer or bank. They were obviously spam, just don't click on the links and ignore them.

Feb 11, 2014
TeRReT in Site Talk

Japanese Food Products

No precautions whatsoever, eat Japanese food products daily.

Do avoid Chinese produce though.

Feb 04, 2014
TeRReT in General Topics