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Peking duck in North York

Thanks so much, Tatai!

about 9 hours ago
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

near Carnegie Hall

It's also good for group dinners when there's a mix of plain eaters and somewhat more adventurous eaters. The grilled octopus was good on my last visit.

1 day ago
prima in Manhattan

Peking duck in North York

I don't know, since I haven't been to Peking Man.

A fair number of online reviews of Peking Man seem to be negative, but their duck also was ranked as Grant Van Gameren's favourite Peking Duck in a Post City list from 2013.

http://www.postcity.com/Post-City-Mag...

I'll report back if we try Peking Man.

If anyone has dined at Peking Man lately, are there any other dishes you'd recommend (besides the duck) to round out our meal? Thanks for any comments.

What's for Dinner #352: the pre-Daylight Savings Time 2015 Edition

I'm going to make a Romanian pork meatball soup for the first time tonight, Ciorba De Perisoare :http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes... , and probably some Swiss Chard and a salad.

What's for Dinner #351: the Wishing & Hoping Edition [through Mar 2, 2015]

Good to be back in the kitchen after a several days of not cooking.
Tonight's dinner was poultry spice rubbed roasted BISO thighs, and bastardized aloo baingan (started roasting chopped/salted/drained eggplant in ovenproof dish while preparing onion/spices/potato in a saucepan on the stovetop, then added the potato mixture to the eggplant roasting in the oven, stirring occcasionally, until potato was fully cooked.)

Friday Night in Lent ideas...

Lol. Champ is a mashed potato dish from Northern Ireland- mashed potatoes, butter, milk, green onions, salt and pepper. ;)

Mar 02, 2015
prima in Home Cooking

Congee Queen - 1st timer

I liked all the dishes we ordered this weekend. Looking forward to trying some of your recs, Juno.

I did have Congee Queen flagged for its hot and sour, but we were a table of 5, each choosing one dish to share, and congee was already one of the dishes, so my choice was the spice and pepper salt (aka salt and pepper) squid.

Mar 02, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Friday Night in Lent ideas...

Trinidadian doubles might be another idea.

Mar 02, 2015
prima in Home Cooking

Peking duck in North York

Thank you!

Mar 02, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Peking duck in North York

Thanks erly.

Mar 02, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Peking duck in North York

Thanks T. I didn't realize Paradise was connected to Dynasty.
I hope to try Kwan soon.

Mar 02, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Peking duck in North York

Thanks, Snarf.

Mar 02, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Congee Queen - 1st timer

I don't know. I'm not a big fan of congee, so I've only tried a half dozen versions, but there are dozens of different congees so I'd think some are less subtle/bland than others. The one we ordered at Congee Queen tasted like it was made with broth and ginger, in addition to the add-ins. I was curious which dishes szw likes, because I like having a greatest hits list before visiting a restaurant with a huge menu.

Mar 02, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Congee Queen - 1st timer

I don't know. I'm not a big fan of congee, so I've only tried a half dozen versions. I was curious which specific dishes szw likes, because I like having a greatest hits list before visiting a restaurant with a huge menu.

Mar 02, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Congee Queen - 1st timer

Which dishes are your favourites?

Mar 02, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

near Carnegie Hall

I loved the food at Molyvos in the late 90s, but I wasn't impressed by my meal at Molyvos in 2012, but perhaps it was an off night.

Mar 02, 2015
prima in Manhattan

near Carnegie Hall

I loved the food at Molyvos in the late 90s, but I wasn't impressed by my dinner at Molyvos in 2012. Perhaps it was an off night. Of course, it's quite possible Molyvos has improved since 2012.

Benoit isn't too far away.

Mar 02, 2015
prima in Manhattan

Peking duck in North York

Thanks Sadistick.

Is it BBQ duck or Peking Duck that you pick up? Do they send you home with pancakes to go with the duck?
I'm more interested in a casual, dine-in, 2 course Peking duck experience, but maybe BBQ duck at the Centrepoint Congee Queen will be a better option for relatively inexpensive dine-in duck if we're not driving north of Steeles.

Mar 02, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Nonalcoholic Mojitos

Nonalcoholic Dark & Stormy

ginger beer

orange blossom water lemonade

mango lassi

elderflower cordial with sparkling water

Turkish apple tea (doesn't contain tea)

Mar 02, 2015
prima in General Topics

Congee Queen - 1st timer

Went to the Congee Queen at Centerpoint Mall last night, and my friends ordered some dishes I hadn't seen mentioned on the Board- the Empress fried rice with eel, roe and crab (which was an interesting change from more typical fried rice), and the rice noodles with shrimp and egg sauce (E15). We also ordered the salt and pepper squid, beef with oyster sauce, congee (not sure which one, but it included egg and various meats), and some gai lan with garlic sauce.

Mar 02, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Peking duck in North York

Besides Peking Man at Leslie and Sheppard, what other restaurants serve Peking Duck in North York? Are there any restaurants on Yonge between Sheppard and Steeles serving Peking Duck?

Mar 02, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Wishing for Midtown Diners for breakfast

I like the Balthazar sticky bun available at the Dean & DeLuca Cafe.

Feb 26, 2015
prima in Manhattan
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Great soups...high end to low end

Delicious carrot ginger and coconut milk at the Museum Tavern, as their Daily Kettle (soup of the day). $8.

Feb 26, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

a very specific Paris food search

Oh, good to know. Thanks.

Feb 25, 2015
prima in France

salads, 2015

That sounds delicious.

Feb 25, 2015
prima in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

We've all hit the Pyrex ceiling

It's even more narrow than Euro-centric bias. It's Franco-centric bias.

a very specific Paris food search

Re: roasted chicken
I was curious. I realize chickens from Bresse are prized (but have not read about people visiting Bresse for the roasted chicken), and that there are many lists of good places for roasted chicken in Paris. Which cities/regions outside of Paris are known for their roasted chicken? I realize it's a common dish, but I was wondering if some regions are known for better roasted chicken.

Feb 25, 2015
prima in France

Please help figure out foodie destinations in France (take 2)!

There wasn't much in terms of fine dining when I stayed in Rennes (I tend to keep my meals under 50 Euros anyhow, so I don't have much experience with fine dining in Brittany or anywhere else), but the crepes and galettes are fantastic. It's a little off the typical tourist track. I'd go closer to the coast for Brittany's best seafood.

Feb 25, 2015
prima in France

We've all hit the Pyrex ceiling

I'd think some ancient Egyptians would have figured out how to properly cook chicken, perhaps while Escoffier's ancestors were out hunting wild game and gathering berries.

Feb 25, 2015
prima in General Topics

Wishing for Midtown Diners for breakfast

Depends on how much you walk, I guess. ;) . OP is there for a week, just giving some options.

I'll add my walking time estimates.

Feb 24, 2015
prima in Manhattan
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