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Real Sugar Dr Pepper hiding in plain sight at my grocery store

Gosh, I have always liked the flavour of Dr. Pepper. Never had a diet version, though.

Jul 11, 2015
Tripeler in General Topics

Uyghur Taamliri -- Xinjiang/Kazakh Food comes to the Sunset. [San Francisco]

Fantastically informative and appealing post, Soupçon.

Current restaurant pet peeve

A friend living nearby tried it once, and since then only refers to the place as Bestia-lity. He says if his hearing was less than perfect it would be nothing short of unbearable.

Jul 03, 2015
Tripeler in General Topics

weird food combinations

when I think long and hard about your suggestion, it makes perfect sense.
Next time I have the chance, I will give it a try.

A little dab of Maple syrup is also great on anything with fresh blue cheese.

Jul 03, 2015
Tripeler in General Topics

The Cork & Plough | King City

Thanks for the tip, Melanie. Sounds like a winner!

Jul 03, 2015
Tripeler in California

Tudor's Biscuit World

Depends on whether or not they serve the biscuits with good breakfast sausage and lots of cream gravy. I wonder it that would be WV morning food or not...

Jul 03, 2015
Tripeler in Chains

New high end sushi in SF: "Omakase"

Sebo in Hayes Valley (now closed) used to fly in most of their fish. It was a pretty good sushiya.

Guzman Y Gomez in Harajuku -- highly recommended.

All I can say is try it for yourself. The salsas are good, the main products are good and well constructed, and the fact that it is Australian seems to be irrelevant. I really believe that an American person is behind the entire operation. Very little ground meat, and lots of stewed chunks of meat, much of it pulled. TIFY!

Jul 02, 2015
Tripeler in Japan

Sam Adams is about to be kicked out of the ‘craft beer’ category

Yes, particularly in Japan where it is hyped as the No.1 Craft Beer in the U.S.A.

Jun 27, 2015
Tripeler in Beer

Please explain this green bean casserole thing

Yeah, it was sometime in the 1970s when the finally Got The Shah On The Road...

Jun 26, 2015
Tripeler in General Topics

4 reasons SD's food scene is on fire right now

Yeah...I think Rome is in another place that starts with an I... not Ireland, I don't think...

Jun 26, 2015
Tripeler in San Diego

Tokyo: Shimo or Ebisu? Food tours?

Yukari Sakamoto is not only a very knowledgeable person, she is also very gracious and hospitable. A wonderful person in addition to all of her knowledge. If she is available you will certainly enjoy your visit.

Jun 26, 2015
Tripeler in Japan

Guzman Y Gomez in Harajuku -- highly recommended.

Or if you are trying to create a Mexican impression in Australia, where the chain is from. Actually, I would imagine that Australians are very receptive to somewhat Gringo-ized Mexican food, but GyG's food is very well done, especially in the Japan environment, and the portions are certainly not lacking in meat. I say "Bueno Tucker, Shiela"

Jun 26, 2015
Tripeler in Japan

4 reasons SD's food scene is on fire right now

Berlin? Isn't the city famous for Organ Doner Kebab?

Jun 13, 2015
Tripeler in San Diego

4 reasons SD's food scene is on fire right now

Or maybe a deranged cook loose from Muslin Terrace.

Jun 13, 2015
Tripeler in San Diego

Guzman Y Gomez in Harajuku -- highly recommended.

I finally made it to Guzman Y Gomez on the 2nd floor of La Foret in Harajuku. This place is a winner. Had a small beef burrito, which was loaded with large chunks of stewed beef, and the pulled pork tacos, which were also loaded with lots of stringy pork. Each taco was served with two corn tortillas. There were three salsas at the serving station, and all of them very good. These people certainly know what they are doing. Recommended.

Jun 13, 2015
Tripeler in Japan

New Taco Bell in Shibuya

I finally made it to Guzman Y Gomez on the 2nd floor of La Foret in Harajuku. This place is a winner. Had a small beef burrito, which was loaded with large chunks of stewed beef, and the pulled pork tacos, which were also loaded with lots of stringy pork. There were three salsas at the serving station, and all of them very good. These people certainly know what they are doing. Recommended.

Jun 13, 2015
Tripeler in Japan

Top Leaf (Westwood)

But would that occasional Chicken sub gum have counted as Chinese food?

Jun 06, 2015
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

Yoshinoya’s New Eel Dish to be Its Most Expensive Ever

In the past week, Yoshinoya introduced in Japan a "Veggie Donburi" with 11 different kinds of lightly cooked vegetables over rice. One bowl is said to have half your daily requirement for vegetables. And the photo looks pretty good. I may end up trying it.

May 31, 2015
Tripeler in Chains

Who owns the doggy bag in a host's refrigerator?

Not sure, but you would certainly know if it's a baggy dog.

May 24, 2015
Tripeler in Not About Food

Shun Serrated 6 inch "Ultimate Utility" Knife: why not sold in Japan?

Chowrin,
And how much of Japan's mayo is sold in jars?
Most all is in long, fat squeeze jars and tubes made of flexible plastic.

May 17, 2015
Tripeler in Cookware

What is smoked miso?

HEY-OH! He'll be here all week, folks!

May 15, 2015
Tripeler in General Topics
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Japanese Ramen: Is it a Hype?

"...Help Kitty"

Don't you mean "Hype Kitty?"

May 15, 2015
Tripeler in General Topics

Temple Coffee and Roasterie | Midtown Sacramento

Good friends of mine gave us a bag of Temple coffee beans and they were absolutely superb when brewed. Great complex flavours with a delightful point of acidity at the end. Some of the most expertly roasted coffee I have ever had.

May 13, 2015
Tripeler in California

New Taco Bell in Shibuya

Fonda is about as Real Mexican as it gets in Japan. They are an entirely different category with a price point on another planet. I really, really enjoyed Fonda's mole. Complex, superb, satisfying.

May 13, 2015
Tripeler in Japan

Where to buy baby artichokes?

In the past, I have often seen baby artichokes at Trader Joe's when in season.

First sip of the day

Especially if you're gonna do some prayin'...

May 09, 2015
Tripeler in Not About Food

New Taco Bell in Shibuya

I am more curious about how they manage to get their beans past Japanese consumers. Haven't been yet, but likely it is the same as most other Mexican places in Japan -- and can be declared as a "bean free" zone.

May 09, 2015
Tripeler in Japan

McDonald's Has Revived the Hamburglar Because Nostalgia

Yeah, but in terms of sex I can only think of one expression made using the word "burglar" and it is not particularly savoury.

May 09, 2015
Tripeler in Chains

Bass Ale - The Horror

Don't blame all the Belgians for what InBev has become. There are still scads of small brewers in Belgium that make some fairly righteous brews. DuBuisson and DeDolle come to mind right away. Not to mention the Trappist brewers.

May 09, 2015
Tripeler in Beer