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Chinatown Chicken Store

Do they sell ducks too?

Jan 03, 2009
SoylentG in San Francisco Bay Area

Berkeley - Tomate Café – The secret garden (very vegan and dog-friendly)

This place is great if you want to wait 30 minutes for a mediocre sandwich. Overpriced, bland, but I work nearby so I am forced to eat here. There are hundreds of coffee/sandwich places around Berkeley. I would try every single one of those before I try this one if I had the choice.

Aug 15, 2008
SoylentG in San Francisco Bay Area

Best garlic noodles in SF?

Than Long, PPQ and Crustacean are all pretty great.

Personally, I prefer PPQ because it's cheaper and fairly easy to get a table.

I have, however, been wondering how to make these "secret kitchen" style noodles at home. They can't be completely secret since they appear at restaurants all over town (in and out of the crustacean/than long restaurant group.)

Oct 12, 2007
SoylentG in San Francisco Bay Area

I would like to discuss stock.

adding ham to the stock kinda sounds interesting.

Sep 14, 2007
SoylentG in Home Cooking

I would like to discuss stock.

this is also my first post.

hey folks.

Sep 14, 2007
SoylentG in Home Cooking

I would like to discuss stock.

So I try to make my own stock from scratch as often as I can, but I think I may be doing a few things wrong. I have read a million recipes about this but none of them seem to be able to answer the question of how you know when when stock is actually DONE. Is it too thick? is it too thin? There seems to be no solid test along the lines of "the sauce should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon."

any help?

For the record i just followed the "les halles" "recipe" (guidelines?) for veal stock.

Sep 14, 2007
SoylentG in Home Cooking