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Suggestions for cold, asian style, noodles?

No, the ones available daily. The tea egg provides protein.

Jun 28, 2014
saria in Greater Boston Area

Suggestions for cold, asian style, noodles?

I have an addiction to Gene's cold noodles. Mild chili vinaigrette, some vegetables, and a tea egg. Delicious!

Jun 28, 2014
saria in Greater Boston Area

Valrhona Caraibe. Where can I get it?

Whole Foods usually carries Caraibe and Manjari.

Jun 22, 2014
saria in Manhattan

Dinner in Astoria

BZ Grill for pork gyros.
Artopolis
Pye Boat Noodle seems to be garnering very positive attention.

Jun 12, 2014
saria in Outer Boroughs

Vinh Sun Closed?

Quic Pic really does have the best BBQ. And I tried pretty much all the places in the area (by Hei La Moon, by Best Little, the hole in the wall close to Taiwan Cafe).
The only thing I liked about Vinh Sun was their vegetable choice. I like napa cabbage, but prefer crisp bitter greens. Oh and I thought their wontons were pretty nice.
Chinatown Cafe has the best crispy pork by a wide margin, though, but it's not close to the other restaurants.

Jun 11, 2014
saria in Greater Boston Area

Best Korean BBQ in Queens

Mapo for beef.
Ham Ji Bach for pork belly. Han Joo is good, too.
Kang Ho Dong for a place where both are really good.

Jun 11, 2014
saria in Outer Boroughs

Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong – Finally Good Korean BBQ In NY

Yeah, but I wasn't ordering the beef, so I really couldn't do anything about it. :) I definitely want to try the unmarinated beef!

May 17, 2014
saria in Outer Boroughs

Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong – Finally Good Korean BBQ In NY

I wish we could have had enough people to try the rib-eye and brisket, but with just three of us we got the small pork set and one got the marinated short ribs.
Overall it was really good and the meat was very high quality.
I have to say I still like Mapo's galbi better. It's a little less sweet and the meat is thicker.
The pork was really good, but Ham Ji Bach still has my favorite pork belly. I want to try Hanjoo sometime!
I loved the scallions and sprouts and couldn't get enough of them! I also really loved the grilled mushrooms and sweet potato they put on, which got nicely flavored by pork fat.

May 16, 2014
saria in Outer Boroughs

a tale of two dumplings

Oh yeah, they're very different from the Sichuan style. Speaking of, where can I get good Sichuan ones? I was disappointed with Chengdu Heaven's wontons.

Apr 12, 2014
saria in Outer Boroughs

a tale of two dumplings

Taiwan Cafe in Boston doesn't have very good soup dumplings. It's Dumpling Cafe. And I do think they're better than what I've had here.

Apr 12, 2014
saria in Outer Boroughs

help with grade 00 flour...manhattan selling?

Panna cotta is made with heavy cream. Go to Whole Foods, Food Emporium, or the farmers' market to pick up cream that is not UHT.

Apr 11, 2014
saria in Manhattan

a tale of two dumplings

It's strange, but the first time I had those wontons at White Bear I found them bland. Then I bought some frozen and eating them plain and also with my own chili oil I marveled at how delicious and flavorful, but clean-tasting they are, and those lovely skins. Then I had them at the restaurant again, and bland once again, though hotter than the first time.

Apr 11, 2014
saria in Outer Boroughs

Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong – Finally Good Korean BBQ In NY

Yeah, the samgyupsal at Ham ji Bach is really good. I tried to warn a friend to not bother with the beef and it was pretty subpar.

Apr 10, 2014
saria in Outer Boroughs

Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong – Finally Good Korean BBQ In NY

I was wondering the same thing. Mapo is really good and I don't see how one can say the quality of their meat isn't good.
I will be checking this place out, though.

Apr 10, 2014
saria in Outer Boroughs

Flushing Dim Sum: Menus instead of carts

I don't recall dried shrimp in hers, but oyster sauce is another problem.

Mar 26, 2014
saria in Outer Boroughs

Eim Khao Mun Kai: A Hainanese Chicken Rice specialist sets up shop in Elmhurst

I tried it out today and agree with Polecat's assessment, unfortunately. The chicken could stand to be more tender and the spicy sauce and rice were the best part. I was disappointed that the sweet soy was just straight bottled sweet soy (to my tastebuds) as it was really, really sweet, versus the not nearly as sweet, mildly tangy sweetened soy sauce I love with this dish (along with ginger sauce and chili sauce).

Mar 22, 2014
saria in Outer Boroughs

Any place in Queens to get pink (curing) salt?

I was hoping I could find it, but no luck, so it'll have to be online (or Kalustyan's).

Mar 06, 2014
saria in Outer Boroughs

Any place in Queens to get pink (curing) salt?

I imagine a place like Euro Market and others might have it, but since I've never looked for it I wondered if anybody knows for certain. Thanks!

Mar 03, 2014
saria in Outer Boroughs

In search of vegetable dumplings in Flushing

Great, thanks!

Feb 03, 2014
saria in Outer Boroughs

In search of vegetable dumplings in Flushing

Best North doesn't have just vegetable (no meat) as far as I know. I stopped by yesterday and didn't see any listed.

Feb 03, 2014
saria in Outer Boroughs

In search of vegetable dumplings in Flushing

I love pork-filled dumplings as much as anyone, but I also really enjoy egg, leek, and vermicelli-filled dumplings. Lately I've asked in a few places that list vegetable dumplings in Flushing if I can buy some only to be told they don't actually have them. Is there anyone making them or any other type of vegetable dumplings (I still fondly remember Savor Fusion's mustard green-filled dumplings)?

Feb 02, 2014
saria in Outer Boroughs

Has anyone been to My Sweet Home Cuisine in Flushing?

I can't seem to find anything on it except a few Yelp reviews. Wondering if that's because it's not very good.
Also does anyone have recommendations for good rice cakes? I've been craving them and wondering who has some with good wok hay, not overcooked to the point of softness.

Jan 22, 2014
saria in Outer Boroughs

Where can I buy double cream in Manhattan?

Heavy cream ranges from 36-40%.
Ronnybrook's heavy cream is 40%. As are other heavy creams available at Whole Foods (they vary depending on which one you go to). Just check the fat per serving. 40% cream will have 6 grams of fat per serving.
Also Costco sells 40% cream.

Jan 15, 2014
saria in Manhattan

Aji Dulce/Caribean Market in Forest Hills/Elmhurst

Trade Fair always has them. So do many small grocery stores around Queens where there is any sort of Hispanic population.

Jan 12, 2014
saria in Outer Boroughs

Pozole in Queens

I've had it at Nixtamal and it was great. They do white posole.

Dec 08, 2013
saria in Outer Boroughs

New in Flushing: Old Chengdu on Prince Street

I was underwhelmed, too. The green beans were underseasoned, cucumbers lacked necessary acid. Double-cooked pork belly was good, but I haven't ever had any that was bad and this wasn't better than some of my favorite versions.

Nov 02, 2013
saria in Outer Boroughs

Coastal Colombian Food

Pandebono can be found in any Colombian bakery. There are many throughout Queens.
They're also very easy to make at home, as are the other dishes.

Nov 01, 2013
saria in Outer Boroughs

Thanksgiving Turkeys

Reservations for turkeys were already being taken two weeks ago. I don't know if the specific breed, but there were two farms offering fresh turkeys that day and there are probably a couple more.

Oct 28, 2013
saria in Manhattan

Where to buy fresh mackerel in 5 boroughs

I always see it at the Union Square farmers' market. Saw it today from Pura Vida vendor.

Oct 25, 2013
saria in Manhattan

Vietnamese in Dorchester?

In terms of banh mi, Banh mi Ba Le is the best overall. That fried chicken banh mi they have is amazing and I never thought I'd say that about a sandwich with chicken as the filling. There's a wallop of Maggi sauce in there that I love.
However, Chau Bakery has BY FAR the best bread of any place in Dorchester. It's airy and light and flaky, buttery in flavor. So good! The bread is so far superior to any of the other places that it kind of ruined the Ba Le banh mi for me. If only you could get Ba Le's fillings inside Chau Bakery's baguettes. I mean you could, but then you don't get the mayo and Maggi on the bread, which definitely lessens the sandwich.

Oct 08, 2013
saria in Greater Boston Area