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Where can I buy salty ( or even better-double salted) black licorice?

GREAT! Will check these out.

Oct 14, 2013
jnredsie in San Francisco Bay Area

Where can I buy salty ( or even better-double salted) black licorice?

Have only found at one or two SF candy stores but not a very good selection. Any suggestions?

Oct 14, 2013
jnredsie in San Francisco Bay Area

Louie's California Chinese Cuisine

VERY kind of you. Thanks.

Jan 26, 2011
jnredsie in San Francisco Bay Area

Louie's California Chinese Cuisine

Do we need to make reservations for this? I will be coming with two others. Look forward to seeing you. it's been a looong time.
Thanks, Janice N.

Jan 26, 2011
jnredsie in San Francisco Bay Area

Top 10 Tastes 2009

Help..I'm drooling here for the prawns and scrambled eggies but can't find any Fountain Garden restaurant listed in sf????????????

Jan 24, 2010
jnredsie in San Francisco Bay Area

Chowhound Report - Miss SaiGon

Good point! I totally forgot that our server remembered every dish w/o writing it down. OBVIOUSLY he has a better memory than I do;-)

Oct 11, 2009
jnredsie in San Francisco Bay Area

Chowhound Report - Miss SaiGon

Seven hungry chowhounds showed up at Miss SaiGon ( yup, for some reason they use a Capital "G") for lunch today. $17 pp later we left pleasantly stuffed, after a pleasant meal in pleasant surroundings...that being said, for me, it was a pleasant, unmemorable lunch that I wouldn't rush back for....except for the Bun cha ha Noi: Grilled ground pork, pork shoulder served with lettuce( for some reason they were VERY generous with the pork but skimped on the lettuce so not enough for wraps) vermicelli noodles, seasoned fish sauce dip, and herbs. Both the pork sausage and shoulder were tender and oozing flavor--totally delish.
( this succulent dish was picked by our fearless leader, Melanie Wong...natch.)

Other dishes we tried were:

1. Goi du du bo: Green papaya salad w/ beef jerky and peanuts

2. Chicken salad with cabbage

3. Banh Xeo: Vietnamese pancake with shrimp and pork

4.Com Tay Cam:Crunchy rice combo seafood pot

5. Bo Bit Tet: Grilled steak in wine sauce

6. Bo luc lad dac biet: shakend beef

7. Garlic noodles

I'll let the others weigh in on their faves.

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Miss Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant
100 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Oct 09, 2009
jnredsie in San Francisco Bay Area

Vietnamese Building Blocks

New French/Vietnamese Budget Gem
Jasmine Provincial Vietnamese Restaurant
neighborhood: Mt. Baker
2822 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
(at Mc Clellan St)
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 722-3225
www.seattlejasminerestaurant.com

What a find! I'm a culinary journalist from California, and recently I was visiting Seattle on business. Driving in from the airport, I took a wrong turn and passed by this little strip mall on MLK and saw the jazzy Jasmine sign. Since I was famished I stopped in for a "bite". Why this place isn't packing them in must be because they are still new. Never had I had such fresh, delicious, exquisitely prepared Vietnamese food that would have been a steal at twice the price.
Standouts were:

*Grilled pork/shrimp salad rolls

*Chicken Wings with Bean Curd don't read all that great, but they arrived perfectly fried without a hint of grease and slathered in an excellent sticky sweet-n-sour sauce. So delish that I ordered an extra bowl of rice to sop up the remaining sauce bits.

* BonBon Salad- A gorgeous presentation and the first time I've tasted fresh BonBon, a unique vegetable imported from Vietnam.

The Huge bowl of Dill/tamarind fish soup was light and delicately seasoned , and while I enjoyed the reading the selections of exotic healing teas, healthy smoothies, mocktails, I'm happy they also serve wine,beer and sake. I'm definitely making it my Go-To stop on the way back to the airport...although to wade through the very extensive menu, I might have to schedule a few more trips out!

p.s. The table next to me was picking pieces off of a "centerpiece" of whole braised fish, that looked really tempting.

Mar 24, 2008
jnredsie in Features

New French/Vietnamese Budget Gem

Jasmine Provincial Vietnamese Restaurant
neighborhood: Mt. Baker
2822 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
(at Mc Clellan St)
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 722-3225
www.seattlejasminerestaurant.com

What a find! I'm a culinary journalist from California, and recently I was visiting Seattle on business. Driving in from the airport, I took a wrong turn and passed by this little strip mall on MLK and saw the jazzy Jasmine sign. Since I was famished I stopped in for a "bite". Why this place isn't packing them in must be because they are still new. Never had I had such fresh, delicious, exquisitely prepared Vietnamese food that would have been a steal at twice the price.
Standouts were:

*Grilled pork/shrimp salad rolls

*Chicken Wings with Bean Curd don't read all that great, but they arrived perfectly fried without a hint of grease and slathered in an excellent sticky sweet-n-sour sauce. So delish that I ordered an extra bowl of rice to sop up the remaining sauce bits.

* BonBon Salad- A gorgeous presentation and the first time I've tasted fresh BonBon, a unique vegetable imported from Vietnam.

The Huge bowl of Dill/tamarind fish soup was light and delicately seasoned , and while I enjoyed the reading the selections of exotic healing teas, healthy smoothies, mocktails, I'm happy they also serve wine,beer and sake. I'm definitely making it my Go-To stop on the way back to the airport...although to wade through the very extensive menu, I might have to schedule a few more trips out!

p.s. The table next to me was picking pieces off of a "centerpiece" of whole braised fish, that looked really tempting.

Mar 23, 2008
jnredsie in Pacific Northwest