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German-style Döner Kebab Experiment--tips?

You could get ahold of various kinds of offal and make some serious Organ Döner Kebabs. Make sure all of your customers sign little cards for it that they carry in their wallets.

about 10 hours ago
Tripeler in General Topics

Best chocolate truffles on the current scene in LA ????????????????? (no mail order, no see's, no godiva)

Rainey,
Great post. I have found that a whole lot of commercial truffles are made with hydrogenated vegetable oil. So it is basically "Crisco" that gives them their creamy texture. Making truffles is not difficult, and certainly worth the effort.

about 13 hours ago
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

Has Target discontinued Giada's pasta sauces?

I have heard that employment at Walmart is like being in a particularly bad part of the military.

about 13 hours ago
Tripeler in Chains

Alphy's?

I am always impressed when someone sings Alfie. It has to be one of the most difficult songs to sing because of the immense jumps in the melody.

about 13 hours ago
Tripeler in Chains

PUMPKIN MANIA creep

It could be made with High Fructose Cane Sugar (HFCS)!

1 day ago
Tripeler in General Topics

What can I do with whole milk powder?

Years ago I would mix whole milk powder with peanut butter and add a bit of honey to make it more pliable. It was basically a high-nutrition fudge that would keep me going on long cycling trips. To the basic mixture you can add chocolate chips or pieces. Lots of calcium, protein, carbs and calories!

Surprisingly, it tastes pretty good.

1 day ago
Tripeler in General Topics

Alphy's?

What's it all about, Alphy's?

1 day ago
Tripeler in Chains

McDonalds Pickles/Gherkins. Tastes good or not?

Generally that is true, but they don't taste anywhere near as good as the Krakus dill pickles I get in a big jar from Poland.

1 day ago
Tripeler in Chains

Enchiladas Suisse

Wouldn't they be called Enchiladas Suizas?

1 day ago
Tripeler in San Diego

Thai and Holy Basil

Easier than five years ago, but still difficult to find. There are some Asian food shops in the Ueno area that are the best places to look. Oddly enough, good fresh cilantro is spotty, but when it is ON, it is huge and healthy.

1 day ago
Tripeler in San Diego

Ipsedixit Was Right--Visit To New Port Seafood Beverly Hills

Ipsedixit Was Right -- why is this not news?

I seem to agree with Ipse on every little thing...

1 day ago
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

Kitakata: New Ramen in OC

Kitakata Ramen in Japan is popular and highly regarded. It originates in Fukushima prefecture in Northern Japan.

1 day ago
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

COliver,
They likely added the sushi bar to bring in more money. The tab for a sushi dinner far exceeds that of a Chinese dinner. (This wouldn't be the place in Rocklin, right?)

Chances are the Chinese people running that place are new immigrants and are not familiar with the ways in which Chinese food is normally mutated to suit white people...

Sep 19, 2014
Tripeler in General Topics

Salt and Straw

Imagining Uni Affogato just stops everything...

Sep 19, 2014
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

Does anyone remember King Cotton [San Rafael] or The Hippo [San Francisco] ?

I wonder if the Liberationburger was available in a Symbionese version...

black burgers and other limited-edition and novelty items at fast-food establishments

There was a comedy group called Black Mayonnaise several years back. This could have been their chance.

Sep 19, 2014
Tripeler in Japan

Thai and Holy Basil

I think I did that one just after lunch.
I live in Tokyo.
The miracle of time zones.

Sep 19, 2014
Tripeler in San Diego

black burgers and other limited-edition and novelty items at fast-food establishments

Looks like oil tar sands.... yum!!!

Sep 19, 2014
Tripeler in Japan

What is with the smell at Subway??

The olives are cured and the jalapeños are pickled, so you shouldn't expect them to be fresh.

Sep 19, 2014
Tripeler in Chains

What is with the smell at Subway??

I guess you have never gone to Japan because in the many Subway shops there you cannot sense any smell at all.

Sep 19, 2014
Tripeler in Chains

the HAMLET has reopened

To be or not to be...

That is always Kevin's dilemma on threads about Hamlet.

Sep 17, 2014
Tripeler in Los Angeles Area

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

There are certain kinds of Korean noodles made of potato starch that very closely mimic the texture of shark fin. I think the smarter restaurant operators are now using that instead in "faux shark fin soup."

Sep 17, 2014
Tripeler in General Topics

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

There are places that sell the empty containers for use as interior decoration items, for holding pens and other stationery items. You are right, they are a very superior container. I saw a woman once who had two very tiny wax cartons rigged up as earrings. Certainly an iconic image connected to Chinese food, as are fortune cookies.

Sep 17, 2014
Tripeler in General Topics
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Food Porn - add to the list

Zalbar,
GREAT looking ribs there. I am certain they tasted as good as they looked.

Sep 17, 2014
Tripeler in General Topics

Thai and Holy Basil

For Holy Basil, I think it depends on how bad the insect infestation has been.

Sep 17, 2014
Tripeler in San Diego

San Diego CLOSED Restaurants: Thread Four (2014 edition)

Looking at the website, they really out to just call it "Crashed" since the concept is essentially early 2000s.

Besides, "Crushed" gives every impression of wine.

Sep 17, 2014
Tripeler in San Diego

Guiltiest Guilty Pleasures

Yes, Butter Delivery Vehicle is one point, but the major point of mashed potatoes to me is to function as a Gravy Dike when properly constructed.

Signs of a NOT Authentic Chinese Restaurant

From what I have read, fortune cookies were invented by a Japanese-American in San Francisco. Certainly they are as iconic as those wax cartons with wire handles that contain take-out food.

Sep 16, 2014
Tripeler in General Topics

How The Coffee Shop Has Ruined Customer Service

A friend of mine in college was a waitress in a coffee shop and she called it the Burn-O-Matic.

Sep 16, 2014
Tripeler in Not About Food

Shokuyoku no Aki -- Delicious Autumn

You know, that's a great story, Uncle Yabai. Sounds better to my ears than the latest instalment on Michelin Star Tokyo. Some really good sake would have been a nice addition, no?

Sep 15, 2014
Tripeler in Japan