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Sacramento Dim Sum Update

There is a small Chinese market on 11th and U street (approximately) I used to go to in college in the early 1970s. In the back there is a small kitchen making dim sum for takeout. It is quite good and surprisingly cheap. In recent years I have discovered it is still there. I usually get BBQ Pork Bow (baked), Haa Gow (shrimp dumplings) and Radish Cake (lo bak goh). They also have long fried crullers (called You Tell). Worth a look for...but no dining space. Still surprisingly cheap.

Mar 25, 2015
Tripeler in California

Has anyone tried Quilmes?

I have had Quilmes in Tokyo and was far from impressed. It is imported and sold by Hanamasa, a chain of meat retailers who also have a lot of imported food. Slightly cheaper than ordinary Japanese beer, it was fairly priced, but seemed like a 2nd rate copy of a typical international lager.

Mar 20, 2015
Tripeler in Beer

Master List of Beers Owned/Destroyed by Anheuser Busch/InBev

I have heard that the wedge of lime helps keep flies from getting into the bottle.

Mar 11, 2015
Tripeler in Beer
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6 a.m. bars in L.A . What's left ?

That's fine, too. In order to get unemployment, you need to work first to pay into it. Good luck getting your next job.

Georgian wine

The Beatles were right when they sang that "Georgia is always on my-my-my-my-mind."

There was a terrific Georgian restaurant in Tokyo about five years ago, run by two men from Georgia. Great red wines. About a year or two later, the place disappeared without a trace.

Mar 07, 2015
Tripeler in Wine

6 a.m. bars in L.A . What's left ?

I don't know emglow either, but from what I have read of his posts he seems like a nice and interesting guy. Certainly someone who works for a living...

Mar 07, 2015
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

Fermented Bean Curd

I live in Tokyo and natto is part of our regular diet. We usually have it twice a week, once with breakfast and the other time in fried rice. WSG, I am not surprised that you eat it regularly.

Mar 07, 2015
Tripeler in General Topics

Parochial Question: Condensed Milk Squeeze Bottle

The squeeze containers of sweetened condensed milk are the norm in Japan, where one of the most common uses is to squeeze over strawberries, which are often picked unripe and need the sweetness that the condensed milk provides.

Tepito in Shimokitazawa -- Good Mexican food?

I think the years you lived in San Francisco certainly count for something as far as knowledge of Mexican food. But it is the entirety of Tokyo Food Page (bento.com) that reflects best on you.

Feb 25, 2015
Tripeler in Japan

Tepito in Shimokitazawa -- Good Mexican food?

Thanks Robb. Despite all the opinions out there, I trust yours the most. Later I found the review on TFP -- Did you write it?

Feb 23, 2015
Tripeler in Japan

Tepito in Shimokitazawa -- Good Mexican food?

A friend just ate at a Mexican restaurant in Shimokitazawa called "Tepito" (or El Tepito?) and said it was pretty good. Has anyone eaten there?

What are your favorite Mexican food places in Tokyo?

Feb 22, 2015
Tripeler in Japan

If you're not Catholic and in SoCal trying to find something worthwhile hearing others talk about what they have to give up during Lent

It costs about the same in Japan.

Feb 22, 2015
Tripeler in Chains

When did noodles become pasta?

Pour in a little draft beer, then...

Feb 22, 2015
Tripeler in General Topics

Visiting San Diego - Not to miss suggestions please!

A friend of mine from high school owned TBOC in its heyday and just sold it a few years ago. He had developed several interesting techniques to keep the oysters very clean tasting. At one time he was working on a special frame to make the oysters heart-shaped for Valentine's day, but they ended up being too expensive to produce.

Feb 20, 2015
Tripeler in San Diego

Arossa in Shibuya?

I used to live in the general area, and about six or seven years ago had some really good meals at Arossa. I haven't been back, but never heard of anyone having a bad experience there. Could be worth a try if they are still in business.

Feb 19, 2015
Tripeler in Japan

Mission Impossible ? Good Japanese in the Mission District . [San Francisco]

I have heard that Mama Ji's has a very good selection of Belgian beer. I will be in SF from mid-March and look forward to trying it.

Desperate Budweiser add screams "we are cheap beer"

"Is smelling one's beer snotty and elitist?"

Excellent point, Josh. When I think about how someone could drink their beer and NOT smell it, all I can imagine is people holding their breath...

Feb 17, 2015
Tripeler in Beer
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23 Reasons Chicken Thighs Have a Leg Up on White Meat

This is a tremendously interesting and useful article, and it's great to have it appear.
I have seen articles by Susannah Chen before, and have found them to be well-written also.

Feb 13, 2015
Tripeler in Features

San Francisco Tofu Maker Agrees To Stop Operating Unsanitary Facility

"fong kee" -- good one, SeƱor Soup. Two points!

Food Jokes

This one reminds me of "Sorry, my karma ran over your dogma."

Feb 04, 2015
Tripeler in Not About Food

Bud's Super Bowl Anti Craft Beer Commercial

...not to mention Victory Hop Devil.
A truly great hop-forward beer.

Feb 04, 2015
Tripeler in Beer
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KFC Crosses the Line

That's because you are still a little pig, kobuta. Once you get to be a Big Pig, then the sky is the limit for how much fat you can have before your arteries scream out in protest.

Jan 31, 2015
Tripeler in Chains

What Was Your Superbowl Beer?

I just had a bottle of this for the first time in a long while, and believe it is excellent because of the superb melding of all kinds of hop flavors and aromas. SN did a particularly great job with this beer. It would be my choice for a hop-lover's session ale.

Jan 28, 2015
Tripeler in Beer

do they have any good belgium dark beers

Yes, it was the Stella reference, but also the lack of typical references to Belgian styles, such as "dubbel" and other language that would normally point me toward dark Belgian ales.

Jan 20, 2015
Tripeler in Beer

Armchair Food Travel in Japan

Also in Hokkaido is Lake Saroma, which I believe is part freshwater and part saltwater. The oysters from there are fabulous -- I've had the one-year oysters, which are very small, and superbly delicious.

Thank you, Steve, for mentioning this. Overall, I have found the documentaries on NHK to have really great camerawork.

Jan 18, 2015
Tripeler in Japan
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do they have any good belgium dark beers

I have a feeling that the OP wants to find dark lagers, and in Belgium there really aren't any. My favorite dark Belgian beers are expensive. Rochefort 10 is superb, and I call it the "Chocolate Brownie of Beers". On the dry side, Straffe Hendrik makes a very interesting beer they call a Quadruple, which is dark and 11% and has an amazing complexity.

Jan 18, 2015
Tripeler in Beer
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Are crispy eggs a culinary no no?

Tastesgood -- that's EGGXACTLY how I like my fried eggs. Nothing better!
If the yolk is good, though, I don't need any butter on the toast.

Jan 16, 2015
Tripeler in General Topics

No pork for you! - Chipotle pulls pork from many stores

Let's wait and see what Fox News says about it...

Jan 16, 2015
Tripeler in Chains

Where to Eat in the Sacramento Area--Specifically Woodland, CA???

+1 for The Waterboy in Sacramento.

Jan 16, 2015
Tripeler in California

Kirin to reimburse misled consumers

Too bad, because Kirin makes a series of beers in Japan called Grand Kirin and they are very, very good versions of commercial lagers.

http://www.kirin.co.jp/products/beer/...

Jan 16, 2015
Tripeler in Beer