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Ramen Lab in Nolita

interesting, seems to be getting mixed reviews....i really need to try its like 3 blocks from my place

about 3 hours ago
Lau in Manhattan

Any NY dim sum close to HK DTF ?

i dont know about that, i ate at the costa mesa DTF recently and i did not think the quality of the XLB were all that different than taipei

about 3 hours ago
Lau in Manhattan

Kiin Thai Eatery

thanks for saving me a trip to this place, i was going to try it, but ill wait to see if someone figures out something good to order there

about 3 hours ago
Lau in Manhattan

where to find pomfret?

Anyone know where to find decent quality pomfret? i want to make a teochew steamed pomfret, but i need to find a decent quality pomfret

about 3 hours ago
Lau in Manhattan

Excellent lunch today at Haldi in Curry Hill -- Hemant Mathur's new Kolkata-themed restaurant

no its not, bengal is in the eastern part of india that borders bangladesh, it was actually part of pakistan at one point even though it far and shares no border with pakistan. well i guess it is north though

about 3 hours ago
Lau in Manhattan

[Singapore] "Lor Mee" Face-off - Chinatown Complex Food Centre versus Hong Lim Food Centre

Old airport road: we went to the following:
- Nam sing: http://www.lauhound.com/nam-sing-hokk...
- Toa Payoh Rojak: http://www.lauhound.com/toa-payoh-roj...
- Lao Fu Zi: http://www.lauhound.com/lao-fu-zi-fri...
- Hua Kee: http://www.lauhound.com/hua-kee-houga...
- Geylong Lor 20: http://www.lauhound.com/geylang-lor-2...

Hong Lim: we went to a kway chap place (i was kind of cravin kway chap) and i another place. I was very full by the time we got to hong lim. I didn't go to heng kee or ah heng that time although ive been to both before and they're probably one of the best hawkers ive been to in singapore. the bak chang place at hong lim is amazing too, maybe the best ive ever had

Lee Tong Kee: i know that the ipoh hor fun isnt the real deal although i find it reasonably tasty. i did really like the chicken though at the place, it was really good
http://www.lauhound.com/lee-tong-kee-...

about 5 hours ago
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

[Singapore] "Lor Mee" Face-off - Chinatown Complex Food Centre versus Hong Lim Food Centre

haha we did a crazy food tour...ate like 4-5 places at old airport road, 2-3 places at hong lim and ipoh hor fun and chicken at lee tong kee. it might've been the most food ive ever eaten in that amount of time, needless to say i didn't eat for the rest of the day

about 12 hours ago
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

In-N-Out Burger in HK?

i highly doubt there will be a permanent store, in-n-out is still family owned and the family has intentionally kept the brand only in the western US to make sure they can maintain quality despite huge demand for it everywhere in the US

about 14 hours ago
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Shi Jia Gua Bao 石家割包 – Outstanding Gua Bao at Tong Hua Night Market

thanks!

ah i forgot we chatted about this, i like them alot too

my favorite dumpling place in NY chinatown also serves them, so eat them somewhat regularly although they're not as good as the ones at shi jia
http://www.lauhound.com/fu-zhou-cuisi...

about 14 hours ago
Lau in China & Southeast Asia
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Wan Chai Seafood in Flushing - Excellent

i think i know what ure talking about and i believe ive seen it here although ill keep an eye out for it specifically

about 14 hours ago
Lau in Outer Boroughs

[Singapore] "Lor Mee" Face-off - Chinatown Complex Food Centre versus Hong Lim Food Centre

yah it had a huge line the entire time i was there and i was at the hawker center for a while bc i ate at like 4 or 5 different places with fourseasons

i shouldve tried it

about 14 hours ago
Lau in China & Southeast Asia
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Shi Jia Gua Bao 石家割包 – Outstanding Gua Bao at Tong Hua Night Market

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Shi Jia Gua Bao is a small restaurant specializing in gua bao. It’s located just off the main strip of the Tong Hua night market (Linjiang Street night market). Tong Hua is not as famous as Shilin, but it’s one of my favorite night markets and located in Da’an, which happens to be one of my favorite neighborhoods in Taipei. The night market has great food, it’s not as much of a crowded mess as places like Shilin and there are tons of great small restaurants in the area right around the night market.

Fuzhou Style Fish Balls (Fu Zhou Yu Wan Tang
)These were Fuzhou style fish balls, which have pork filling. The fish balls were good quality and had a nice texture; I’m pretty sure they were homemade based on their texture. The pork filling was flavorful and good. The clear soup was light and tasted good with white pepper. 8/10

Meat Buns (Xiao Rou Bao)
These were steamed fluffy white buns with pork filling similar to a dumpling. The bun was fluffy and light while the pork filling was flavorful and delicious. These were excellent. 8.5/10

Taiwanese Hamburger (Gua Bao)
Gua bao is a Taiwanese street food that is steamed white bun stuffed with stewed pork belly, ground peanut, cilantro, suan cai (pickled vegetable) and a brown sugary powder. The version here was outstanding. The bun was fluffy, the pork belly was tender and flavorful as you could really taste the five spice and star anise and the condiments were all great. This is probably one of the best gua bao I’ve had. 9/10

This is a great place and definitely worth checking out when you to go Tong Hua night market.

about 16 hours ago
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Wan Chai Seafood in Flushing - Excellent

liang's in NY closed down

which specific dried fish skin are you talking about?

1 day ago
Lau in Outer Boroughs

[Singapore] "Lor Mee" Face-off - Chinatown Complex Food Centre versus Hong Lim Food Centre

you ever tried the one at old airport road? it had the longest line the whole time i was there, longer than any other place in the whole center

Wan Chai Seafood in Flushing - Excellent

yah thats the bo luc lac from newport seafood. that exists in NY at the viet restaurants, i usually get it either pho vietnam 87 or nam son. its a similar preparation to newport seafood, its not quite as good, but its still pretty good. in fact its the only reason i go to either restaurant really

1 day ago
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Wan Chai Seafood in Flushing - Excellent

they don't have the shandong beef roll in NY

Chandavkl - when you say "french cut filet mignon", exactly what dish are your talking about? like the bo luc lac at newport seafood? (if so then yes they do have that here)

i have not seen the imitation shark fin with egg white, but i also haven't looked for it and i wouldn't be surprised if a place like imperial palace, wan chai or lake pavilion had it as a special

1 day ago
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Singapore and Malaysia – Part 1/5- Singapore Report

yah thats the one!

Wan Chai Seafood in Flushing - Excellent

sounds great, look forward to trying

1 day ago
Lau in Outer Boroughs

Lin Dong Fang Niu Rou Mian 林東芳牛肉麵 – Amazing Beef Noodle Soup In Taipei

ah i see...those def aren't bad place to be eating

Mar 30, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Singapore and Malaysia – Part 1/5- Singapore Report

next time im in singapore / malaysia, we'll split a fish head

actually in KL there was this chinese place in that chinese area behind the ritz carlton (i can't remember the name maybe jalan imbi?), it specialized in fish head and i wanted to go but i ran out of time. i think there may have been another branch somewhere too...do you know which place im talking about?

Mar 26, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Lin Dong Fang Niu Rou Mian 林東芳牛肉麵 – Amazing Beef Noodle Soup In Taipei

how come?

Mar 26, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Singapore and Malaysia – Part 1/5- Singapore Report

the cheek is the best part! when i was a kid we used to fight over the cheek haha (i always won)

Mar 26, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia
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Consistently good food in Chinatown?

sun hing lung is good...im going to write it up soon

Mar 25, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

Consistently good food in Chinatown?

Mar 25, 2015
Lau in Manhattan

Lin Dong Fang Niu Rou Mian 林東芳牛肉麵 – Amazing Beef Noodle Soup In Taipei

damn that looks good, the broth looks pretty medicinal (very murky) and that hua gan looks ridiculous. i want to try this place

that place is quite a rat hole haha

Mar 25, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Lin Dong Fang Niu Rou Mian 林東芳牛肉麵 – Amazing Beef Noodle Soup In Taipei

LA has quite alot of niu rou mian places although its been a while since ive been to most of them.

i tend to eat alot of pho in little saigon when im homne bc little saigon is 10-15 min drive from where im from in CA. the pho is really good and better on a relative basis. actually similar in style to qing dun niu rou mian

Mar 25, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Lin Dong Fang Niu Rou Mian 林東芳牛肉麵 – Amazing Beef Noodle Soup In Taipei

there's alot more asia posts coming, i just started

Mar 25, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Lin Dong Fang Niu Rou Mian 林東芳牛肉麵 – Amazing Beef Noodle Soup In Taipei

i would eat here alot if i lived in taiwan

Mar 25, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Lin Dong Fang Niu Rou Mian 林東芳牛肉麵 – Amazing Beef Noodle Soup In Taipei

there are many types of beef noodle soups. as FattyDumplin pointed out read the part about the two most common types in Taiwan, this is neither of those. This is actually the style that is served in lanzhou in mainland china (and probably other places in china), so its not some new invention per se, just less common in taiwan

Mar 25, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia

Lin Dong Fang Niu Rou Mian 林東芳牛肉麵 – Amazing Beef Noodle Soup In Taipei

haha ive never really searched out niu rou mian in norcal although i'll bet if you search around you can find something decent.

that said, norcal chinese food is better than NYC chinese food although thats a blanket statement and the breadth of norcal chinese food is a bit more limited than LA or NY in my experience

Mar 25, 2015
Lau in China & Southeast Asia