I occasionally pop into a proper trendy venue, to reacquaint myself with trends.
This Tchoup Shop is nice.
The Soft Shell Crab was so soft and amazingly delicious. An array of Craft (so called that is) Beers on Tap, do a very good job of building one's appetite, so have at least two or three before ordering.
The staff is well endowed with knowledge of the food served, though when I did ask if sugar was included in the Pig Tail dish, she had to ask the cook.
The cook related from the kitchen that "yes" sugars were used in the pig tail's sauce. It did detract from the dish's otherwise splendid taste, but that is just me. It was quite delicious, though would have been better without the sugar, that was not overly used, but apparent.
The atmosphere is very nice, and local feel, very down to earth. Staff, all women, when I was there, were great.
The soft shell crab was quite the balance needed with the meat and the hard bone of the tail, thus bringing some yin阴 to the yang 阳.
50 Wyckoff, corner of Willoughby. Jefferson on L Train, exit from Starr.
I did not like it because of the flavor coming from my order, and what I expect Thai curry to taste like.
Well, she was more forthright than the Mexican waitress at this Mexican bar I used to frequent.....an all mexicans frequented venue, basically....who stated "authentic mexican well....Mama Mexico "
Never went to Mama Mexico. That is mostly white people, or others assimilated to middle class white people culture.
I have heard from several waitresses this 'playground'....but the first voice to state it still echos in my head.
The Mex bar on 2 just below 7th Street, is now closed. It is a homogenized white people ...need I say hipster place. So much for diversity in East Side Tompkin Sq Park area.
So, I love playground due to the flavor.
It is authentic, without the sugar.
I am wondering the Thai counter-part to Mama Mexico.
B or Q to Newkirk
By taking the B or Q to Newkirk, then getting off the train, walk west on the east west road there that is to the south of the station (Newkirk Ave). You will reach Coney Island Ave.
Look across the street, to find Lahori Chilli. Famous, on the corner Nirwkirk and Coney Is....is the falafal.....
Lahori Chilli Restaurant & Sweets - Flatbush
964 Coney Island Ave
I am often influenced by Dadaist writing, and my creative urges of such, leak through on some posts.....
feeling at odds Dante walked into Famous, a week ago, but lack of the common garb of Orthodox
This is 'cut up technique' used by William S. Boroughs.
I cut it out directly from the text above, though not in the random manner that I think it was initially intent on.....
"The cut-up technique is an aleatory literary technique in which a text is cut up and rearranged to create a new text. "
I use this technique in cooking often....especially when with Pakistani and Indian spices, but much other too...the random aspect that is.....cut up out of cabinet stuff and fridge stuff.
food is the main point.
When the food does not please, it is easy to notice other phenomena. When the food is so so good, then rapture takes hold, and even a gangsta' shootout might not be noticed.
...stream of consciousness, anti america....
I googled that, and what came up but references to 'Ulysses' and 'John Steinbeck'.
You may be right, I don't like american style pancakes, Steinbeck, hollywood, pop tarts....
But, wait, I love.....well..... polish ham.....
Boars Head ruined the market for cold cut meats, here in the USA.
At least we can find good contestants for "Best Thai".
Stream of consciousness????
Are you doing one of those 'infomercials'?
I am headed to Staten Island to canvass for the best Thai restaurant...
This dj has the same ideas that I have had.
Italian D.J. Fights to Keep Culinary Traditions
I recently went to Sheng Wang (Dong Fang Lanzhou La Mian (东方兰州拉面).
And if the noodle wars ever erupt, I may be behind their line.
They are at least trying.
With such a location, they can do anything they want, and still turn a profit.
I prefer the ones with old cheap signs. They don't hire in the fashion as these major intersection places do, so the proprietors, or those who are close to them, do the cooking and serving, making it a peasant/agrarian culture as opposed to the modern.
Food is better and atmosphere is very down to earth.
In other places, people love sugar, even in popular Italian restaurants that add it to sauces for pasta.
I have lived in Asia as well as Europe. Aside from the rich chocolate brownies at Starbucks, when extended hours of wake are in demand, there is nothing that could make me feel that sugar in dinner or lunch or breakfast dishes is anything of a virtue.
The sugar history, with cane, is very old in Asia and other places. So, the processing of wheat flour and rice, to color of white. That does nothing but show that processing can lead to ill health.
Its as bad as oil.
I spotted the red ant larvae, but was after curry.
curry, the hottest...
then flat wide noodle to a friend who dined too.
These two Avenues I frequent, and they somewhat parallel each other.
That does not except me from committing the error, and I take full responsibility if anything happens due to this, such as someone wandering for hours up and down Ocean Avenue looking for either venue.
On is west from subways and the other is east.
An error that is a mimic of clinical dyslexia, does occur in non-dyslexic people. That happens when I set tables, western style that is.
Thanks for the correction.
Lahori Chilli, a Pakistani venue offering delights for the tongue of man....and woman and child, at Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, is just across a Hasidic or Orthodox Jewish venue called Famous (see photo below). I walked into Famous, a week ago, but it was not my lack of the common garb of Orthodox or Hasidic Jews that made me feel at odds, it was the absence of a wife, and 3 to 5 children in tow, that made me feel, at odds.
This may be a post as to feeling at odds, yet still feeling hunger, a conclusions for modern eaters.
Anyway, I dare say, across Ocean Ave from Famous, my appetite does gain a satisfaction that no gourmet pizza, tapas, or trendy burger boutique could ever come close to achieving.
This time, as before, only cost 5 dollars, and that is with fresh minutes prior to arriving to table, made bread, and a dish that was half the bean and veggie curry, and a sauce stew like chicken item.
The hot chilli that one can ask for is all that is needed to make the meal an inferno in the regions that Dante may have feared.
Thus said, I shall one day, venture towards the menu of Famous, as the volume of patronage does attest to something, popularity, thus its name, Famous.
that is difficult.
I did like a place that closed, Houston and Bowery. Pulino's.
Since, I shall scout out a Brooklyn venue that is long talked about.
Thin crust, is a must, though for simple on the go, I do like A and L Bensonhurst.
Johnny's & Vinny's is garbage. That is down the block.
It seems bought from the original owners, or even bought several times, yet they keep the old-look about it, and that makes it a lie, for it makes one think that this is a classic place, still with its original Italian owners.
Worst pizza I had ever in brooklyn.
the winner is what the woman stated who waiting tables at a Soho Thai place, where I would partake of their $2 Chang Beer bottles and always forgo food. Playground. She stated this is where to get the Thai food that Thai people eat.
Performative of course, though art....maybe it is craft.
"expression that serves to effect a transaction or that constitutes the performance of the specified act by virtue of its utterance"
acts of eating......and drinking of course.
I canvassed for NYPIRG in Staten Island, in the late 1980s.
My only meal there was being invited into an Italian family home, and having demands to join them for dinner.
The terrain of Staten Island I know is purely residential, and two decades old in my memory.
Oh well, then there are those Thai that I have not met, who would recommend this venue.
I and another who accompanied me to this establishment, who spent sizable chunks of time, in Thailand, did not like the place.
But that is not important. If you like it, that is good. Competition is needed.
I never had a dish (barring dessert, which I rarely eat...in Thailand never), in Thailand that had sugar in it.
Sugar sensitivity comes through even with the most minute portions even from honey.
It is a corruption of the food.
My point is clear I hope.
But if you have no problem with sugar, by all means hunt out Thai restaurants to fortify their dishes with minute to extreme portions of sugar.
If that is so I could recommend some, for sure.
It is not needed in any food, for awesome flavor. I am told at nice places, what ever the type......"there is only salt, other spices, no sugar added."
So, this is just my qualification. No sugar. It is very bad, for taste and the body. It ruins food and makes ones teeth griddy.
You may have others, such as the inclusion of sugar.
In the photo here, one can see a plastic bottle that says "no high fructose" But if one looks at the ingredients, one can see 'sugar' is a prominent feature.
This is very fatuous, to exclude 'high fructose' and make the point to promote that fact, yet add sugar to the item.
I hope my point is clear.
But if you like sugar in your dishes, I can recommend Thai places that fortify their dishes with sugar.
I am judging just on taste.
That is all.
Ayada just seemed cultish in its followers, on line, that is, and that is where I found it.
Most restaurants I find with feet and eyes....and public transport as well.
Some others are from vocalizations that form words, that emanate from an individual human source who is live, in front of me, or to the side, of seated near me.
I rarely use the internet as a source, ever, for years, to find things that are in the build human environment.
I do succumb to paper publications though.
Your suggestion is keen, I think.
Thank you for sharing that.
essence: "the basic, real, and invariable nature of a thing or its significant individual feature or features" -dictionary
I am not a tourist, but can become a colonist in due time.
I will colonize the Thai venue with my entourage of European Gypsies and vanity filled failed celebrity types.
We will dine and if the food does not come to par with what we desire, we will leave, unsatisfied and lodge complaints on social media.
I would use an adjective to name it.
Since I am not accustomed to the language it is best in this way.
Though google image does shed light on this argument.
The one just above this text.
Thank you for the terminologies, and codifications for this and the other dish.
I will take your word for it.
If Zabb is on par with other treasured thai places, I shall be happy.
I need my head to be on fire, and my face with sweat pouring off of it.
With no sugar used in the dishes.
That tends to be a big problem with some of the pseudo Thai places.
Thanks for the recommend.
Every Thai place I have been, in NYC, the waitresses would never eat there, at least from the menu they give non thais that frequent the places.
These waitresses of Thai origins, always discourage me from eating the food at the places they work at, due to my asking "is it authentic here"
They tell me where to go for authentic food....in and around Jackson Heights.
I finally went to the places.
I never heard Ayada mentioned.
They eat at home.....and go to some places in Jackson Heights.
I never knew this, but here it is
撈麵 lao mian
in Cantonese Lo Mein (I think).
So it is different from Chao Mian.
wikipedia has mention of this dish.
here is my Fuzhou style chao mian: