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2 handled lightweight pot (small)

Where can I get ~2 quart size pot?

Apr 03, 2014
csh123 in Cookware

Sustainable Sushi?

no I don't go there. Anyway there is a place called "tataki" in san francisco I saw in a video.

Mar 13, 2014
csh123 in Los Angeles Area

Exile Kiss Blog

I think it was a woman. Maybe she ran out of money???

Mar 09, 2014
csh123 in Los Angeles Area

Sustainable Sushi?

Does anyone know where (restaurant or market) with this kind of fish menu? Or uses replacements.

Mar 09, 2014
csh123 in Los Angeles Area

What restaurant do you really really really miss that is now closed ?????

in Westwood/UCLA area, there was a sushi bar (conveyer belt) on the "2nd floor" near entrance to UCLA, and another near Denny's which had good service.

BTW, why do you guys think these places close? Financial or other reason? Madame Wu's owner said business was good for 1st 10 years then slowed.

Mar 06, 2014
csh123 in Los Angeles Area

Does anyone else hate Bay Cities (venice)?

There is an old post about how great this is so I think I need a counter-post.
I ate there before 1990 &even then it wasn't great. Was crowded (inside& outside), and building looks ugly (inside& outside).
The 2 negative posts described this correctly, I think. The "bread" they are talking about, is not great, like Subway. Someone said machine made.
To answer that person's post, there is a lot better stuff. (both quantity& quality) It would have to be really extraordinary to make it worth the wait& decor.

Feb 16, 2014
csh123 in Los Angeles Area

Proof bakery- where?

I used a google search& was wrong place. Does anyone know address? Not in Atwater Village I think.

Feb 16, 2014
csh123 in Los Angeles Area

mexican food on pch/malibu area

you didn't mention you want quality. (either price or quality) I think there is a mexican near the macdonalds, etc? there is del taco(?) near pch gas station near (? Vons?) fitness center temescal?

Feb 15, 2014
csh123 in Los Angeles Area

What restaurant do you really really really miss that is now closed ?????

Where exactly was this located? On Wilshire, or in westwood? Do you remember what was unique about the pizza?

Feb 15, 2014
csh123 in Los Angeles Area

mexican food on pch/malibu area

I know, there is one in malibu shopping center. I think not cheap, forgot price, but cheaper than surrounding restaurants. If you want "cheap," u can fast food restaurants. nr Starbucks

Feb 15, 2014
csh123 in Los Angeles Area

Bulk Spices

how do you transfer the spices?

Jan 25, 2014
csh123 in Los Angeles Area

knife to cut fresh/soft bagel

I have (plastic) bagel holder. They say it makes cuttting more difficult. That might be my probl

Jan 25, 2014
csh123 in Cookware

Wagyu and Sushi Dinners, Yokohama to Tokyo

followed chowhound recommendations for kobe style beef (around $100US)& tempura (value)& they weren't good.
Sometimes the hotel gets commission for recommendations& the concierge probably doesn't eat at these hi end restaurants.

You said you're doing business there; you can ask people living there where to eat.

Jan 24, 2014
csh123 in Japan

Honing Steel

What is difference between smooth&coarse, ceramic/non-ceramic?
Do you use these for japanese, german, and serratted knives?

Jan 16, 2014
csh123 in Cookware

Mexican joint right next door to Sushi Zo on National. anyone been ?

I'm not an authority on M food, I don't remember details, its OK, fast-food feel

Jan 16, 2014
csh123 in Los Angeles Area

Buying Medium-hi quality Shabu-shabu meat in L.A?

I can get at Nijiya, but is there other place to get medium or hii-quality beef? What is this "cut" of meat called?

Jan 15, 2014
csh123 in Los Angeles Area

decanting? (wine newbie)

What is purpose of decanting, versus just letting wine sit in the glass to expose to oxygen? Wikipedia says
"...oenologist Émile Peynaud claiming that the prolonged exposure to oxygen actually diffuses and dissipates more aroma compounds than it stimulates, in contrast to the effects of the smaller scale exposure and immediate release that swirling the wine in a drinker's glass has.[1] In addition it has been reported that the process of decanting over a period of a few hours does not have the effect of softening tannins"

Jan 15, 2014
csh123 in Wine

US lawyer arrested in undercover fine wine sting

What do you mean?

Jan 15, 2014
csh123 in Wine

Lefty needs a knife!

How do you tell if knife is made for left or right-handed? Is there a label?

Jan 15, 2014
csh123 in Cookware

Dan Dan men, not too spicy

thanks. Maybe Sichuan liang mian (cold noodle) is what I ordered before. How do you pronounce it?

Jan 15, 2014
csh123 in Los Angeles Area

knife to cut fresh/soft bagel

Is serratted sharpenable?
I read only outer or inner edge is sharpenable.

Jan 15, 2014
csh123 in Cookware

knife to cut fresh/soft bagel

German serrated bread knife is not cutting too well. What should I get? Japanese? ceramic? I think "soft" bagel is "different" from hard bread.

Jan 14, 2014
csh123 in Cookware

That chinese restaurant is now open in the CC mall (calling the chinese food gurus)

Is walk-in OK or need reservation-crowded? No dim sum? This reminds me there might have been Chinese restaurant here long time ago?

Jan 13, 2014
csh123 in Los Angeles Area

That chinese restaurant is now open in the CC mall (calling the chinese food gurus)

CC refers to century city, or culver city? Located near which store/floor?

Jan 13, 2014
csh123 in Los Angeles Area

Any Clifton's Cafeteria Reopening News?

wow "The Clinton family's five generations[6] as California restaurateurs began when David Harrison Clinton came to Los Angeles from Missouri in 1888"
maybe this is the oldest

Jan 12, 2014
csh123 in Los Angeles Area

Dan Dan men, not too spicy

I'm looking for not too spicy, served cold. maybe even sweet tasting, like sesame miso dressing.
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The restaurant I liked closed down a long time ago.

Jan 12, 2014
csh123 in Los Angeles Area

Any Clifton's Cafeteria Reopening News?

are owners same family since 1904??

Jan 12, 2014
csh123 in Los Angeles Area

Spumoni brentwood closed?

Does anyone know what happened?

May 12, 2013
csh123 in Los Angeles Area

no kobe beef from Japan? [moved from Los Angeles board]

I believe stores don't sell it here anymore. Why? There is Kobe beef raised in America, but it&Wagyu is not the same marbelization, is it? What's the top replacent beef for Japanese cuisine these days,&where can I get it?

Jan 10, 2013
csh123 in General Topics

best ice cream- cappuccino flavor

OK now only ice cream recommendations, no $6 gelato for me. ($5 coffee is OK but)

Jul 16, 2012
csh123 in Los Angeles Area