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The perfect way to cook jasmine rice

I use a similar method, but use my index finger instead of my thumb. I do have large hands so that might equal things out though.

Flip

Jun 12, 2014
Flip in Home Cooking

Deerfield & Downers Grove

I must second the recommendation of LSC or Katy's. Just to clarify Katy's is in Westmont, just east of DG.

At Katy's you can't go wrong with the beef noodle soup or pan fried sliced pancake

@ LSC I would recommend the boiled beef in spicy sze chuan sauce (It is a little heavy on the garlic) or Tony's 3 chili chicken. LSC's hot and sour soup is a vegetarian version

May 15, 2014
Flip in Chicago Area

What to order on the menu?

Bouchard: great wine list, Grand Marnier souffle must be ordered with entrees and you can't go wrong with one of their specials

May 15, 2014
Flip in Southern New England

Help turning sauce into powder format

If there is enough fat incorporated into the sauce you could use maltodextrin to convert into a powder

Apr 04, 2014
Flip in Home Cooking

Johnny Ad's. Abbot's, or Flanders Fish Market

Johnny Ad's is good for what it is; a shack specializing in fried sea critters. Their hot dogs aren't bad either.

Jul 13, 2010
Flip in Southern New England

Restaurants at Mohegan Sun leave a lot to be desired

In your previous post you made it seem that the casino was running all of the restaurants and the chef's are just attaching their names to them. This is not true in most cases at MS. IIRC, the only restaurant where a chef has "attached" their name is Tuscany. All of the others are run by private companies either run by the namesake chef or at least in partnership with them.

Nov 11, 2009
Flip in Southern New England

Restaurants at Mohegan Sun leave a lot to be desired

With the exception of the buffets, Tuscany and a few other restaurants in the old casino all of the restaurants are privately owned and operated.

Nov 11, 2009
Flip in Southern New England

Old Saybrook, Ct.

FYI - I have been told that Jack's has closed. I haven't gone far enough down main street to confirm, but the information comes from a good source.

Oct 29, 2009
Flip in Southern New England

Curing salt in RI

Go to www.butcherpacker.com I just got a pound of Cure #1 for bacon and pancetta as well as a pound of cure #2 which also contains Nitrates for dry-cured sausages. With shipping the total came to $12.50 and I have enough to do 400 pounds of meat.

Feb 18, 2009
Flip in Southern New England

International Mall in Westmont, IL

Super H is an Asian supermarket chain from the east coast. There is a location in Niles. Sometime this month another location is opening in Naperville at the corner of Ogden and Naperville Rd.

Aug 07, 2007
Flip in Chicago Area

Johnnie's Beef review -- good beef but underwhelmed

Well, I won't disagree with your try one - try both mentality, but I'd forget about Carm's and walk a few blocks west of Al's to the Patio. The Patio's beef is the only one that comes close to my Johnnies cravings. (I am also a very vocal Al's detractor, which you can see if you visit the Beefathon threads)

Jul 27, 2007
Flip in Chicago Area

Sunday Night Wait Time For Pizza?

If there is a wait for a table they generally will offer the ability to pre-order your pie before you sit down. This signifigantly reduces your wait time.

Jul 26, 2007
Flip in Chicago Area

Bridal shower in the western burbs?

After contemplating a number of locations my mother decided on holding the shower for my fiance at Seven Bridges' clubhouse. They have multiple rooms that can accomodate a crowd of almost any size, and the prices are excellent. All of the rooms overlook the golf course.

Jul 05, 2007
Flip in Chicago Area

Fish Tacos? Aurora/Naperville

Thanks for the mention Mugs. Fish tacos are not something very common in the area. You could try El Tesoro in West Chicago on Roosevelt, they specialize in Mariscos, but I don't remember fish tacos on the menu.

The best fish tacos I've found in the area are at Chick's n Salsa near the intersection of Roosevelt and Rt 53 in Glen Ellyn. Although it isn't a quick drive from Rt 59 and I-88 I find that their chicken and fish tacos make the trip worth it.

Flip

May 16, 2007
Flip in Chicago Area

Where to find Nathan's Natural Casing Dogs...

The only place I've found Nathan's natural casing hot dogs is at Woodman's. All of the Nathan's products at Jewel or Dominick's are skinless.

May 07, 2007
Flip in Chicago Area

Need help in the burbs!!!

For Mexican you can't go wrong with Amanacer Tapatio. I'd order off the specials menu rather than just going with tacos or burritos.

Amanacer Tapatio
700 Ruby St
Joliet, IL

Mar 27, 2007
Flip in Chicago Area

Claim Company

They've already opened outside of Yorktown mall on Highland Ave.

Jun 29, 2006
Flip in Chicago Area