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Nippon Grill & Seafood Buffet- brandnew place

Me and a friend had lunch at this brand-new place that just opened yesterday. It is located on 935 Riverdale Street in West Springfield. I would say, hurry and try this place as long as it is that good- since its grand opening was a few days ago, they are really trying hard. They are offering a deal that is really hard to believe: we paid $7.59 per person and "lunched" on unlimited various chinese dishes, salads and fried foods, including prime rib (pretty good), frog legs (delicious), snow crab (the best I ever had), cold mussels and shrimp (fresh), sushi (good-especially the white fish), and roast. It just felt like they were giving food away for free. Unheard-of bargain!! Drinks are not included in this all you can eat buffet price. I don't think they will be able to maintain this quality at this price for a long time. (we also had coupons which brought the price down even lower). There also was a big choice of desserts but we didn't try them .

Apr 17, 2013
mimi222 in Southern New England

Best Dishes 2012

Haandi (28th and lexington)-beef hoof soup w/bones
Mi Tio on Queens Boulevard- Sweetbread grill with chimichurri
Hakkasan-Pipa duck

Feb 04, 2013
mimi222 in Manhattan

Amazing 66 -- new in Chinatown

I see..makes sense. I love your reviews but I'm always worried I miss out on some info if things are posted in the wrong thread ...

Jan 31, 2013
mimi222 in Manhattan

Amazing 66 -- new in Chinatown

Lau, your suggestions are highly appreciated, I think you should post this in the right places- the danny ng thread and the sing kee thread. or open new ones if they don't exist.

Jan 30, 2013
mimi222 in Manhattan

whole roast duck in flushing

the roast duck is the only thing I had there and its good. I wanna try the walnut shrimp, its supposed to be good. its made with fried condensed milk, and the cost is $23 which is a lot I think but I def. want to try it soon.

May 23, 2012
mimi222 in Outer Boroughs

whole roast duck in flushing

I get roast duck delivered all the time from mei shin lin on 40th street, they specialize in duck. Half a duck is $15 there.

May 22, 2012
mimi222 in Outer Boroughs

I Love A Parrillada-Mi Tio

I love the sweetbread .it is so addicting

May 03, 2012
mimi222 in Outer Boroughs

Bakery in Forest Hills Vicinity?

If you are already expanding your area to Maspeth, why don't you go across the bridge to green point. I love the polish bakeries there such as Northern bakery.

Mar 29, 2012
mimi222 in Outer Boroughs

ALDI German Discount Supermarket in Rego Park?

I think aldi deserves better reviews. I was thrilled to find this store when I recently moved to the Rego Park area. I grew up in Germany and the store looks the exact same way , and reminds me of home. I think the only downside to shopping at aldis is the lack of personnel and bags, but I don't think the quality is bad. In europe aldi uses brand-name products and puts cheap packaging on them in order to sell them cheaper, it should work the same way here as well. I already stocked up on milk, cheese, meat, produce, and snacks at aldis, and like everything. I guess the way the store looks, turns people off, but its really worth going there.

Mar 29, 2012
mimi222 in Outer Boroughs

Where can I buy heart+lung in hartford, ct or springfield, ma area?

thanks! They sell heart ! they referred me to a processing facility for the lung.

May 06, 2011
mimi222 in Southern New England

Where can I buy heart+lung in hartford, ct or springfield, ma area?

thanks ! will look into this. I guess I'll ask Hispanic and Asian grocery stores where they get them from

May 06, 2011
mimi222 in Southern New England

Where can I buy heart+lung in hartford, ct or springfield, ma area?

thanks. I called them they don't sell them and they think that lungs aren't being sold anywhere but at slaughterhouses. any other suggestions ?!

May 06, 2011
mimi222 in Southern New England

Where can I buy heart+lung in hartford, ct or springfield, ma area?

I want to make a German dish containing heart and lung. Does anyone know a butcher close to the mass/ct border that sells those?

May 05, 2011
mimi222 in Southern New England

What else should I eat at Szechuan Gourmet tomorrow?

Based on the reviews, I ordered the double cooked sliced pork belly with leeks and chili the other day (for $13). It was just ok. The meat tasted a little dry, like a sliced-up pork chop and the dish was a little oily. With that said, I'd like to order more there next time, and try some of the mapo tofu and vegetables that are recommended here. The place was packed so it was obvious that a lot of people love it.

Mar 03, 2011
mimi222 in Manhattan

New (Old?) Yeah Shanghai Deluxe

I went last night , we didn't order much just one order of tong po pork belly and a winter melon soup, and shredded beef with garlic. Everything was very good, the pork belly was delicious and soft and a generous portion. I definitely want to return for the pork shoulder, a casserole, and the chrysanthemum fish looked great on the neighbor's table. Service was very friendly and we were surprised how low the bill came out-definitely will be back.

Feb 24, 2011
mimi222 in Manhattan

Tongue with horseradish- who has the recipe?

thanks.I made it according to the polish recipe and some other ones that I found and it was delicious. I used pork tongue which was harder to peel than beef so I left most of the skin on.I mixed the soup the tongue was cooked in with heavy cream,buillion cubes, pepper, fresh horseradish, lemon juice, parsley, onion and garlic. I placed the sliced tongue and sauce in an ovenproof dish and baked it for half an hour. It was very soft and tasty. I added some extra horseradish at the end and sprinkled it over the dish.

Feb 14, 2011
mimi222 in Home Cooking

Real Italian Food Vs. American Italian Food

American Italian is basically fast food that is inspired by Italian cooking . The source of inspiration is limited to things like the use of basil and oregano, the tomato and cheese combination, use of pasta, seafood, wine based sauces ... anything that immigrants introduced to Americans, who loved it enough to make those elements stick around . Real Italian food is defined by a overall higher quality, more diversity (not every pasta dish has to have cheese and tomato ,or even a sauce on top of it), more complicated cooking methods, and the presence of the history of the dish, which adds up to its character( which varies depending on region-and is completely different from the history of immigrant food). Apart from that, foods are being used differently in the US(pasta is not a main course in Italy, for example).I think overall, it is difficult to define the difference between the two because they don't have much in common. A good way to understand real Italian cooking is to buy a good cook book in Europe-(not in the US!- the chances that is is somehow influenced by immigrant cooking are very high!), and just read through it to get a feel for its character which is surprisingly different from italian American food.

Feb 07, 2011
mimi222 in General Topics

Tongue with horseradish- who has the recipe?

Does anyone have an authentic recipe for the Eastern European / Polish dish called tongue in horseradish sauce or "Ozór wołowy w sosie chrzanowym"? Can I use pork tongue or does it have to be beef? thanks!

Feb 07, 2011
mimi222 in Home Cooking

cheap lunch for mom and 4 teens near times square

Dallas BBQ on Times Square. You can get half a chicken and ribs with cornbread and fries for 12$. It's pretty good too.

Jan 13, 2011
mimi222 in Manhattan

Sarge's beats out Katz's

I like Sarge's just as much as Katz's. Their fatty pastrami and tongue are delicious, juicy and melt in your mouth. The meat over cabbage platters are great, I love the way they prepare the cabbage. I think the chopped liver is better at Katz's though. I love the fact they are open 24 hrs.

Jan 05, 2011
mimi222 in Manhattan

Where can I buy authentic german sausages (bratwurst, bockwurst, weisswurst)?

they do but I recognized a lot of the meats and cheeses, meaning they have similar products in Poland I suppose. Very fresh and great prices.

Jan 03, 2011
mimi222 in Manhattan

John's of 12th Street or Patsy's?

Went to Patsy's on 56th for lunch. Elegant, stuffy but impressive atmosphere . nice attentive waiter. overpriced but good food, stuffed shells were very small but tasty. chicken cesar salad was excellent but expensive at $24. I would take my parents there because of the old new york-ish atmosphere but otherwise wouldn't return. oh, and they had no lasagna on the menu.

Jan 03, 2011
mimi222 in Manhattan

Rub BBQ

I went to rub on a sunday night with boyfriend. It was lively, but not overcrowded. I ordered the burnt ends (not the dinner) because I don't eat carbs, so wanted to avoid the sides. He had the 2 meat platter with pulled pork, chicken, baked beans and potato salad. We both thought that the pulled pork and chicken were nothing great. The chicken is actually better at Dallas BBQ-juicer and tastier. Rub's chicken was a little dry and bland. The pulled pork came as a really small portion and he said the best thing about it was the sauce they serve. Due to the portion size the whole meal was overprized. However, we both agreed that the baked beans were absolutely delicious-smokey and rich tasting. My order, the burnt ends blew me away- amazingly smokey, soft, juicy.. I would definitely return just for the burnt ends!! however I would order by the pound again (like I did) and not the dinner version because it is a better deal that way if you're not so big on sides. Boyfriend said he'd rather go to Dallas BBQ for better value on everything we had.

Jan 03, 2011
mimi222 in Manhattan

Romanian? restaurant in Enfield CT?

Silvia's is great. It's in Enfield. They serve Eastern European food and it is delicious, authentic and the portions are very generous. A little pricey but the atmosphere is warm and comfy too and the Romanian wine is great so it is worth it. Sometimes the place looks like it is closed but they will cook for you, just go in anyway.

Nov 29, 2010
mimi222 in Southern New England

New to Fairfield, CT from Manhattan - your favorite restaurants?

Tawa in stamford for authentic Indian food is very good

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Tawa
211 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06901

Oct 14, 2010
mimi222 in Southern New England

German Restaurants in CT?

There's a good one in Bethel, and West Springfield Mass. has a good one, the Hofbraeuhaus. Its a very short ride from the border of Connecticut.

Oct 14, 2010
mimi222 in Southern New England

Silvia's Restaurant Enfield. CT

I have been there, and yes she is very sweet person. The food is good but it depends a little bit on what youre ordering . A little on the pricey side but the right dish is worth it. Good European wines. Any meat/stew/ sausage dish is recommended, great salads and sides.I have been back and will be back.

Oct 14, 2010
mimi222 in Southern New England

New Green Bo - not bad, but doesn't live up to hype

I had the regular pork dumplings and the vegetable dumplings. I loved the filling of both but the dough was kind of thick and chewy. So only the fried dumplings are recommended there?

Oct 14, 2010
mimi222 in Manhattan

Where can I buy authentic german sausages (bratwurst, bockwurst, weisswurst)?

I heard the Biergarten by the Standard hotel in the meatpacking district has yummy sausages, I don't know how authentic though. Stay away from the German meat stand/ deli inside Grand Central market. I bought several sausages there and most of them were old, meaning sold beyond their selling date. My go- to place is Warsaw in Stamford, ct off Washington Blvd. All of their meats are delicious.

Oct 07, 2010
mimi222 in Manhattan

Amazing 66 -- new in Chinatown

I went to Amazing66 yesterday. I had the pork belly with pickled veggies which was absolutely delicious . I also had the winter melon soup which was clean tasting and light but a little bland. I took it home and warmed it up with lots of soy sauce and extra egg in it. I will definitely go back to try the casseroles.

Oct 05, 2010
mimi222 in Manhattan