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PRISON CUSINE ... What is a typical menu?

You guys are destroying my vision of prison as a retirement option!

1 day ago
kagemusha49 in General Topics
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WHICH FISH SAUCE? Different ones for different purposes? Oyster sauce, too.

I haven't done a taste comparison but it just seems to me that they would have similar effects on food.

Jul 24, 2014
kagemusha49 in General Topics

WHICH FISH SAUCE? Different ones for different purposes? Oyster sauce, too.

You should also consider Worcestershire sauce - it's made from anchovies

Jul 24, 2014
kagemusha49 in General Topics

US online source for Indian yellow chilli powder

Do you mean yellow curry powder?

Jul 23, 2014
kagemusha49 in General Topics

Early or late options

All of these are regular hours.
Lunch special at Milos in the Cosmopolitan is $23 each. Steak special with wine at Charley Palmer Steak in Mandalay Bay is under $50 each.

Jul 22, 2014
kagemusha49 in Las Vegas

Railway Dininig. Ever experience it ?

No Strelnikov (Pavel Antipov) in his weaponized train. I have to say that there were stretches of the journey that looked very desolate.

Jul 22, 2014
kagemusha49 in General Topics

Railway Dininig. Ever experience it ?

Well, we didn't have hay and there was a regular crapper but the rest of the deal - sealed car, giant water heater - was right our of Dr Zhivago

Jul 21, 2014
kagemusha49 in General Topics
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Vegas Strip Dinner for Guys

Charley Palmer Steak in Mandalay Bay has a very nice steak special dinner with wine for under $50

Jul 21, 2014
kagemusha49 in Las Vegas
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Best cheap tea?

You want cheap? Go to an Indian/Pakistani grocery and look for Assam tea. Really strong tea that you can stand a spoon up in. They are also likely to stock fairly good brands of tea like Red Rose or Yorkshire Gold. You are unlikely to find Twinings cheaply anywhere. Beware the awful US Liptons - no comparison with UK Liptons.

Jul 21, 2014
kagemusha49 in General Topics

Railway Dininig. Ever experience it ?

In 1993 I was chaperoning a group of students on an overnight train trip from St Petersburg to Moscow. Since they were adults and obnoxious I decided they didn't need me. Like in Dr Zhivago, the carriages were all separately sealed and had a giant water heater in one corner. I got chatting to the two guards and telling stories. I bought some overpriced medals from them and then they brought out a bottle of "Stolichnaya" to celebrate. This "Stoly" tasted like yesterday's potatoes but we drank the whole bottle. Had a terrible hangover the next day. Not exactly the Orient Express but a memorable journey nevertheless.

Jul 21, 2014
kagemusha49 in General Topics
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Nine Days in Glasgow

The University Cafe has deep fried Mars bars. Unlike scotch eggs the deep fried Mars bar is a scottish iinvention

Jul 21, 2014
kagemusha49 in U.K./Ireland

White Pinot Noir

So you're not a fan of white burgundy? Not even Montrachet?

Jul 21, 2014
kagemusha49 in Wine

Bulging sealed pico de gallo

Experiments with botulism?

Jul 21, 2014
kagemusha49 in General Topics
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salty restaurant food in the US compared to europe?

Salty? No. Sugary? Yes

Jul 20, 2014
kagemusha49 in General Topics

Is it true that deep frying in bare cast iron is bad?

I would think that heat retention would be a negative when deep frying. If you start seeing blue smoke, you want the temperature to drop quickly.
I was also thinking that all that time and effort to "season" your ci pans would be academic once you fill up and deep fry in oil.
I'd also think that ci is more likely to shed iron and other stuff into the oil - or at least catalyze unwanted reactions.
Finally, I just think that deep frying is just one of those fairly simple things that you don't need fancy pans for - just keep an eye on the temperature &/or smoke.

Jul 18, 2014
kagemusha49 in Cookware

Is it true that deep frying in bare cast iron is bad?

I'm not sure why anyone would want to do deep frying in a cast iron container.

Jul 18, 2014
kagemusha49 in Cookware

Commercial table salt contains sugar? Makes no sense to me.

I'm not sure what they mean by a stabilizing agent. Sugar is a reducing agent and. possibly, is there to be preferentially oxidized by odd stuff like ozone which, conceivably, could attack the potassium iodide and release the iodine. I'm a bit rusty on my chemistry.

Jul 17, 2014
kagemusha49 in General Topics

UK Government strikes deal for weaker wine in pubs

Leave my Chateau Thames Embankment alone!

Jul 16, 2014
kagemusha49 in Wine

What is the best cookware to use for cancer prevention?

I think you understandably feel helpless and are desperate to do something to help your son. The best things for you to do are:
1) Surround him with love
2) Give him good nutrition
3) Make sure he gets plenty of play/exercise
4) Make sure your doctors communicate clearly and unambiguously regarding his care and therapy
....
99) Unless the doctors have fingered an environmental cause, cookware is the least of your problems. Your issue is treatment and recovery not possible future causes.

Jul 16, 2014
kagemusha49 in Cookware

Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen and Bar

I christen thee Donkey Hotay! (Assuming you're going to take a tilt at the donkey sauce)

Jul 15, 2014
kagemusha49 in Las Vegas

What Is the National Dish of New Mexico?

or Christmas

Jul 15, 2014
kagemusha49 in Southwest

For those who love offals, which are your favorite?

Not sure of the order
Any kind of liver (calf, lamb, lobster, monkfish, chicken - anything except pufferfish or polar bear)
Kidney (especially in steak and kidney pudding)
Sweetbreads
Also up for bloody stuff like black pudding and partial to tripe and pork intestines in viet or chinese dishes

Jul 14, 2014
kagemusha49 in General Topics

Great Mexican (Indian, Ethiopian) anywhere close to I-15?

Baja Fresh is a chain that is surprisingly good (try the fish tacos) and the North Las Vegas location is right next to I-15

Jul 13, 2014
kagemusha49 in Las Vegas

where to buy vintage silverplate

My wife just sold an old set of silverware on ebay. Your assumptions about deception are incorrect and ebay can void deceptive transactions

Jul 13, 2014
kagemusha49 in Cookware

Raku vs Yusho

I got back from Las Vegas 3 weeks ago. I fully intended to go to Yusho but I stuck my head in the door, looked around, glanced at the menu and decided to go to Raku instead. The place and the menu look uninteresting, whereas at Raku you can get a skewer of kobe beef liver or a half order of tofu for about $4 each. Yusho is a casino restaurant and the markup there alone makes going to Raku instead worthwhile

Jul 10, 2014
kagemusha49 in Las Vegas

Dinner for foodie w/ non-foodie friends

Serrano is a regular pit stop for me. I've not noticed problems with food or service

Jul 10, 2014
kagemusha49 in Las Vegas

Dinner for foodie w/ non-foodie friends

Lotus of Siam definitely qualifies as casual. The buffet at Wicked Spoon also works as casual and may well satisfy both foodie and more prosaic needs. Milos works for lunch. Julian Serrano and Jaleo both have foodie tapas cred.

Jul 09, 2014
kagemusha49 in Las Vegas

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

You are welcome to them

Jul 09, 2014
kagemusha49 in General Topics

Dinner for foodie w/ non-foodie friends

The steak special at Charlie Palmer steak (Mandalay Bay) should keep everyone happy. Likewise Lotus of Siam might work.

Jul 09, 2014
kagemusha49 in Las Vegas

Famous Regional Food you find embarrassing or disgusting?

Barbecued baloney is popular in Oklahoma - beats me why. Also, deep fried pickles - yecch!

Jul 09, 2014
kagemusha49 in General Topics