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Shortest Chinese Restaurant Menu in the San Gabriel Valley

Why not just read Chandavkl's blog?

http://chandavkl.blogspot.com/?m=1

The man is busy enough as it is keeping up with all the restaurant hopscotching in the US.

about 15 hours ago
ipsedixit in Los Angeles Area

Do you have a favorite fruit juice?

By the way, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that the peach pulp was reserved, chilled, and then served over ice cream.

Win. Win.

about 15 hours ago
ipsedixit in General Topics

Lambs Club or?

Ai Fiori

about 16 hours ago
ipsedixit in Manhattan

Do you have a favorite fruit juice?

I admit.

I much prefer to chew than drink my fruit.

Nor have I ever been a big fan of OJ, or apple juice.

That said, today I had peach juice.

Juice. Not nectar, mind you.

Homemade, of course.

Took a handful of (over)ripe peaches from the yard, pureed and then strained through a noodle strainer widget for a couple of hours (sort of like cold brewed coffee, if you will).

Drip, drip. And then voila! A glass of pure peach juice.

If all juice was this good, I might donate all my teeth to science.

about 16 hours ago
ipsedixit in General Topics

serving seared tuna

Will the fish go bad sitting on the counter for an hour after being seared?
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No.

about 16 hours ago
ipsedixit in Home Cooking

Good for a group in the Gaslamp?

Unfortunately these are not adventurous eaters. (One has already warned, "I'm not going anyplace where I can't eat a fork.")
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Eat a fork?? I'd say that's pretty adventurous.

But, as to your question, aren't all restaurants in the Gaslamp geared for groups?

about 17 hours ago
ipsedixit in San Diego

Pre-Theater Lunch Saturday 10/4

Second the rec for The Marshal, esp. the "DLT" if one were to veer towards a sandwich selection.

about 17 hours ago
ipsedixit in Manhattan

Shortest Chinese Restaurant Menu in the San Gabriel Valley

That's not the restaurant's name.

And now that you've mentioned it, I can't even recall ever seeing a "name" for that restaurant. But it certainly isn't "99 Ranch".

about 17 hours ago
ipsedixit in Los Angeles Area

Chicken Papa in Industry

You could sort of just camp out at the 2nd floor of the Focus Plaza.

Them restaurants flip flop like fish out of water.

about 17 hours ago
ipsedixit in Los Angeles Area

Shortest Chinese Restaurant Menu in the San Gabriel Valley

Well, if food court restaurants count, then I think the noodle place in the Ranch 99 adjacent food-court in Arcadia beats it by 3 menu items.

about 17 hours ago
ipsedixit in Los Angeles Area

Salt and Straw

Not Mother Moo, or McConnell.

Although the latter might not be properly considered "artisan" by some.

Brunch near the Belasco Theater?

Ootoya or Ai Fiori.

1 day ago
ipsedixit in Manhattan

Salt and Straw

The key distinction are the large chunks of real ingredients in the ice cream. This isn't just "flavored" ice cream. For example, the apple one had large sections that felt like the inside of an apple pie--gooey apple deliciousness.
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This is my issue with S&S.

I like ice cream to be "denture-safe food" -- not something I have to chew.

Chiang mai sausage from local butcher

Most people skewer, grill, and serve with a dipping sauce.

Personally, I really like them in a hot dog bun, topped with some kimchi. But that's just me.

1 day ago
ipsedixit in Home Cooking

ISO Pecan Pie or Tart

For the latter, try Big Sugar Bakeshop or Taart Pan.

http://www.bigsugarbakeshop.com/index...

http://taartpan.wordpress.com/

Balvanera (LES)

Been to the city in Argentina a few times, but never the restaurant in NYC.

Do you like Buenos Aires?

1 day ago
ipsedixit in Manhattan

Sam Woo expanding to Rosemead, and other openings

Think eWorld, not iTunes.

And Newton, rather than the iPhone.

Perhaps even the Mac III ...

Sorry but I can't think of a converse analog as misbegotten as the III.

Sep 15, 2014
ipsedixit in Los Angeles Area

Sam Woo expanding to Rosemead, and other openings

While none of the "Sam Woo's" are technically related, this one is like the adopted child.

So I wouldn't go with hopes of replicating BBQ from other Sam Woo's.

Sep 15, 2014
ipsedixit in Los Angeles Area

Desperately looking for a private/semi private room for 80th birthday party

The private wine cellar at L'Artusi would work.

Sep 15, 2014
ipsedixit in Manhattan

Help needed with clumping seasoning

Wrap in a towel, toss in clothes dryer.

Sep 15, 2014
ipsedixit in General Topics

Sam Woo expanding to Rosemead, and other openings

This Sam Woo serves breakfast.

As in scrambled eggs breakfast. With toast.

Sep 15, 2014
ipsedixit in Los Angeles Area

Chicken Papa in Industry

All my mooncakes have been spoken for. Even the ones from the Jurassic era.

So, here you go.

Sep 15, 2014
ipsedixit in Los Angeles Area

Balvanera (LES)

Good to hear.

Tell SO he owes *you* one!

Sep 15, 2014
ipsedixit in Manhattan

DTLA hounds - need advice, morning DTLA run

JiST Cafe.

Sep 15, 2014
ipsedixit in Los Angeles Area

Great Outdoor Breakfast in Beach Areas: South Bay, MDR, SM, Malibu

Geoffrey's.

Or perhaps Saddle Peak Lodge if just being outdoors in a Malibu adjacent community (i.e. Calabassas) without the beach and water is ok.

Chicken Papa in Industry

And, so what?

Do you want a ... gold star? Or something.

Sep 15, 2014
ipsedixit in Los Angeles Area

Game changer? Newport Seafood -> Beverly HIlls

They're not there to impress you.

They're there to make money.

#KungPaoChicken

Quiche: Anything Close To Amandine?

Huh?

Sep 14, 2014
ipsedixit in Los Angeles Area

How The Coffee Shop Has Ruined Customer Service

I hated the "old days".

Beijing Pop Kebab -- new nothern Chinese restaurant at 122 Mulberry

We've had late-night takeout from BPKR, and oddly enough their non-kebab dishes are actually more noteworthy than the stuff on sticks.

Sour cabbage fried rice, cold sesame noodles, and the duck tongue were quite good. And any dish with peanuts is good for some reason.

It's a nice alternative, because man cannot live on Vivi Bubble Tea alone. Caffeine and sugar only takes you so far, and certainly not to midnight.

Sep 14, 2014
ipsedixit in Manhattan
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