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quirky personal home food combinations....

Aloha, tripeler... I have found real wasabi out here in Hilo, on the big island of Hawaii. Kilauea market on Kilauea avenue... (Kilauea is the name of the main active volcano on Hawaii.

Hilo is a multicultural blessing with Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Balinese, Indonesian, Portuguese and Hawaiian roots, influences and hybridizations.

Suisan is an old school fish market right on Hilo bay, east side of the island, with a fish auction in the mornings--the fish brought in fresh. Ahi, skipjack, mahi mahi, ono, etc... its a 10 minute walk from my apartment.

Nov 10, 2012
enanochow in General Topics

quirky personal home food combinations....

Real Wasabi and chipotle peppers mixed with sour cream used as a dip for chips! Watchout! Also real wasabi and chipotle peppers mixed in mayo for a seared ahi tuna sandwich...

Oh yeah

Nov 09, 2012
enanochow in General Topics

Attack of the Anti-Meat Crusaders!

@ MandalayVA:

Hunters and gatherers, contrary to popular belief, as far as meat and fat goes, did not eat "lots of it," the majority of the time. Many animal species that are suitable for eating were/are patchy--meaning they were spread out often in different niches, and often over large distances. The tracking and hunting of animals are/were labor intensive, and often H&Gs went long periods of time eating only seeds, nuts, berries, grubs, tubers, grubs, and other low quality foods (low quality in terms of total caloric and nutritional benefits.) Highly desirable foods, that are higher quality are usually more labor and hunting intensive, and often also more variable in abundance, and often being a limited resource. Looking at our ancestors' dentition, from pre-Homo to Homo species, there is definitely a decrease in tooth size from previous ancestors due to relying less (or not at all) on barks, leaves, and grasses. The dentition suggests a greater reliance on fruits, and some meat with the presence of small canines, but definitely not the size or type of canines seen in carnivores.

Concurrently, from an evolutionary psychology perspective the fact that fat, sugar, and protein were relatively scarce in ancestral H&G environments is suggested as having created an environmental pressure in which certain psycho-biological features developed in humans to "crave" or actively desire them.

This explains some people's over-indulgence of these when they are very easily available in today's consumer marketplace.

Jan 21, 2010
enanochow in Features

What do we have in the Northwest that you can't get in other parts of the US?

Here in Oregon you can get Yumm Sauce (from Yumm Cafe!) locally at stores. Not sure about Washington, Idaho, etc... Although you CAN get it online as well...

Dec 02, 2009
enanochow in Pacific Northwest

Food that makes you particularly sad?

I would add, also, salsa with black pepper...

Dec 01, 2009
enanochow in General Topics

Food that makes you particularly sad?

Even worse was the way the cooks killed them at a restaurant I was a server at years ago, and the evil way they would show this method off to freak out the servers: put the live lobster on the cutting board and with a chef's knife slowly cut them in half from head to tail. The poor things were still moving after getting halved... way inhumane!

Dec 01, 2009
enanochow in General Topics

Food that makes you particularly sad?

Similar to adding wasabi to your sushi. In Japan, you will get your butt kicked by the chef if he/she catches you doing that. Ask for it hotter when you order it so the chef adds a dab more wasabi than usual...

Dec 01, 2009
enanochow in General Topics

Chorizo crawl - Pork salivary glands, lymph nodes & fat (cheeks)

I'm also on this side of things, with Sharuf and Fujisaka. The ingredients, texture, stringy white things... all crispy and somewhat caramelized mixed into eggs, scrambled, is great on hot tortillas de maize. Add some Tamazula or salsa Valentina, and it's perfect. Eat two or three of these tacos and you're set on a saturday or sunday morning...

Nov 17, 2009
enanochow in General Topics

What to eat with cottage cheese?

Cottage cheese with fresh cracked pepper then topped with tahini, for you peple that like c.c with peanut butter. Try this on toasted sesame seed bagel. Top off the tahini with cayenne pepper. Perhaps try a couple slices of banana to the mix. Get creative!

Oct 12, 2009
enanochow in General Topics