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Use of White Potatoes in Traditional East Asian Cooking?

Yes, I would always enjoy a vegetarian "Curry Soup" at Buddha's Delight in Boston/Brookline which contained chunks of white potatoes, yams, onions, gluten, vermicelli style noodles, coconut milk and curry powder. Warm, spicy, filling... I see that other versions with chicken are on the web.

Sep 23, 2011
Emyth in General Topics

Please share your favorite chocolate cake recipe!

- In my family it was McCall's "Perfect Chocolate Cake"... Made for the first time by me as a teenager for my mom's birthday and served up at Mrs. Kay's Toll House restaurant after the family dinner...

3 layers, Vanilla whipped cream between, and Chocolate Mint Cream Cheese frosting over top...

If you follow the explicit directions, it is a fabulous cake. If you just mix and dump into a glass pan, it is a great chocolate cake for a picnic.

It is a classic McCall's recipe... They used it to advertize their cookbook in the magazine. I kept the recipe in my wallet for years!

Mar 05, 2010
Emyth in Home Cooking

Pad Thai Differences Boston vs. LA

FWIW, In Boston I have had two types/styles of Vegetable Pad Thai: Standard and Rustic/Village style... The standard has tofu, eggs, scallions, peanuts, oil, slight sweetness and some steamed green and yellow vegetables... The Village style had an orangish somewhat hot/spicy sauce and a greater variety of large cut vegetable, including carrots. I don't know if this is the difference or not... Oh, yes, I forgot the bean sprouts! Looking at various recipes for "Vegetarian Pad Thai" I see they often have Tamarind and Red Pepper sauce... That is NOT part of a standard Boston Pad Thai as far as I've seen in the past 20 years. Only that one restaurant with the Village Pad Thai was the sauce "orange"...

Feb 20, 2010
Emyth in Los Angeles Area