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King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

Very anxious to try this one. You definitely get some feedback.

Aug 14, 2015
buttdrunk in Home Cooking

Korean bbq in OC?

+1

Jul 15, 2015
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Sorry, but another inquiry about Korean BBQ

Larry, KangHoDongBaekJeong is my favorite. The wait is long but last time we had a group of 10, they took reservations and we got straight in at the time allotted. The minimum was a party of 8. Maybe you can confirm since it was a while back.

There's only so much meat you can eat, right? I would argue that a large beef combo shared among 4 people is good enough at "BaekJeong" (what my wife and I call it for short). You can go to AYCE places and the price will be just a little bit less.

BaekJeong is also better for newbies since the staff cooks all the stuff for you and changes out the grill tops when necessary. AYCE places rarely do this and I find the service suffers as well.

Conclusion: BaekJeong for better quality meat and better service for just a tad bit more.

Jul 15, 2015
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

Yes. Close but no cigar. I'm going to tinker on my own for a while and when I give up or hit the recipe, I'll just disappear into obscurity.

Jan 29, 2015
buttdrunk in Home Cooking

King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

I just followed the one posted above and tried all the others. If you taste King Taco sauce side-by-side to any of them, they miss pretty badly. However, there are some really good ones that were posted. They're just not KT.

That being said, my reply above was a note about redmeat's final version. I let it sit and I think it lacks the heat and also lacks that little something at end....

The mystery continues.

Jan 28, 2015
buttdrunk in Home Cooking

King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

Been following this post for years and trying the different recipes. This one is pretty close but again, as it is with all the other recipes, there is a key ingredient missing.

I made this today and tasted side-by-side with King Tacos sauce. There is a key acidic element that is missing that has a tinge of fruit.

However, I will let it sit for 24 hours as you say and see if that helps.

Thank you so much for the effort and the recap of redmeat's recipe!

Jan 21, 2015
buttdrunk in Home Cooking

Grand Central Market Bang Bang

What the hell is "Bang Bang"?

Oct 28, 2014
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

50th Birthday Dinner Near Ellicott City

Thank you! Appreciate the advice and no, French isn't too adventurous. Baltimore and DC are definitely within consideration.

50th Birthday Dinner Near Ellicott City

Fellow Chowhounders,

I have a brother that lives out your way (I'm an LA Chowhound) and he's turning the big 50. What's a great restaurant for him to celebrate with his 2 kids (1 with special needs) and his wife?

My budget is $300 for this family. Would appreciate any help in locating a restaurant near Ellicott City, MD that you all approve of. He'll appreciate mainline food...In other words, nothing too adventurous.

Thanks again fellow foodies!

Poke @ OC Costco (Tustin, The District)

I have friends in the South Bay that have bought poke at the Costco - Torrance.

Aug 11, 2014
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Poke @ OC Costco (Tustin, The District)

I like to eat it with some warm rice and toasted seaweed.

Should Orange County have their own board?

I'm in favor of it. It would be nice to see a restaurant review, want to go, and find out it is on the far other end of the galaxy.

Aug 08, 2014
buttdrunk in Site Talk

Guidance needed for week-long LA visit

Curbside service? Good to know!

Aug 06, 2014
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Crossroads Kitchen - Pasta Bolognese

I haven't been to the Factory Kitchen but just looked at some pictures via Yelp! Looks amazing. Yet another eatery that calls for my attention. Thank you!

Aug 03, 2014
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Crossroads Kitchen - Pasta Bolognese

Thank you! I don't know what they use for a meat substitute and I'm not one to critique the finer points Bolognese sauce. It was just so good and I am now determined to discover other eateries in Los Angeles/Orange County with great pasta regardless if they have meat or not. I'm just not a white sauce guy so that's my only limitation.

Aug 03, 2014
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Crossroads Kitchen - Pasta Bolognese

I'm not a vegan/vegetarian but I would go to Crossroads Kitchen again in a heartbeat. Tasting menu was really good.

The one question I had for the my fellow Chowhounders was if any of you have had the pasta bolognese here, is there another place that you would recommend that has as good or if not a better pasta dish? I'm talking a wide flat pasta with tomato-based sauce.

I thought the Crossroads' version was best since I went to Italy (imho). The texture and consistency of the pasta was just amazing and the sauce was great as well.

Thanks for your opinions!

Aug 02, 2014
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

NYC/LA pastrami battle - the three kings

I've been to Langer's, Katz, Carnegie, Stage, and Wexler's. In my opinion, the #19 at Langer's is by far the best. For the comments that say the pastrami is mediocre from Langer's, I disagree. It was tasty and tender. Wexler's was amazingly most and tasty and beat out all the rest, but the bread was lacking and the slaw was meh.

Langer's
Katz
Wexler's
Carnegie
Stage

In order of my preference. Your mileage may vary.

Jul 07, 2014
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Sea Harbour vs. Elite

I'll look it up and give it a shot! Thx!

Feb 26, 2013
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Sea Harbour vs. Elite

Interesting. It was crazy at Elite and half empty when I went to Sea Harbour. I thought I was in the wrong place and had to confirm online that I went to the right restaurant.

I'm definitely not an expert on dim sum, but I can say that there was more shrimp in the shumai and the rice wrapping on the har gow was amazing.

Thanks for the opinion. I think I'm confirming in my head that these places have a huge variance in customer service. Maybe because I'm a non-Catonese speaker.

Feb 24, 2013
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Sea Harbour vs. Elite

Here's the deal. After reading about which dim sum is the best in LA, I decided to go with what LA Weekly ranked as #1 Sea Harbour and #2 Elite.

I first went to Elite. Had the shumai, har gow and bbq pork bun, shark fin dumplings and vegetable dumplings. Also had the egg tart

The servers were amazingly rude and literally threw things on our table. Also had them charge me tea for my 3 year old. What?!

Then I went to Sea Harbour and ordered the same items. The servers were really polite and helpful. However, the place is more expensive than Elite.

Verdict: Elite is hands-down better than Sea Harbour in terms of food freshness and taste. It isn't even a contest. I hate this fact since the folks at Elite are such ****. The egg tart and har gow were stand outs. Craving them already.

Question to my fellow Chowhounders: Does the food quality vary drastically at these places and I encountered the 1 standard deviation for Sea Harbour?

Feb 24, 2013
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

North Orange County - Food Bermuda Triangle - Need Restaurant Recs

Mas Islamic was my dinner tonight. Very good stuff. Going back soon to eat the rest of the menu

Feb 11, 2013
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

North Orange County - Food Bermuda Triangle - Need Restaurant Recs

Ate at Early Bird Sunday morning and it was fab..

Feb 11, 2013
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

North Orange County - Food Bermuda Triangle - Need Restaurant Recs

Thanks! I used to work in Orange so have been to Jagerhaus on a couple of occasions and they are quite good. The others, I'll have to try. Most excellent!

Feb 09, 2013
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

North Orange County - Food Bermuda Triangle - Need Restaurant Recs

Much appreciated! I've feel like a kid in a candy store at the moment. Will have to eat my way through all these recommendations!

Feb 09, 2013
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

North Orange County - Food Bermuda Triangle - Need Restaurant Recs

I didn't know that there was a Little Arabia. I think this might be first on my itinerary.

Namastey is right next to my favorite Korean place called Honey Pig. My buddies are constantly telling me that it is better than the one in Koreatown.

Feb 06, 2013
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

North Orange County - Food Bermuda Triangle - Need Restaurant Recs

You rock! Thank you so much. I've been using Yelp! but that is hit and miss (mostly miss) and should have thought of Chowhound first. Excited to try these places out!

Feb 06, 2013
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

North Orange County - Food Bermuda Triangle - Need Restaurant Recs

I live in Fullerton and miss being in West LA and Downtown for good food. Can anybody give me your top 10 food places in North OC?

Feb 06, 2013
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

Up to my neck in demi-glace

Awesome. Just plain awesome!

Jan 23, 2013
buttdrunk in Home Cooking

For my Koreatown Chowhounders, which grocery chain has the best meat selections?

I think the galbi at Zion is best

Nov 15, 2012
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area

15th Anniversary Dinner - Restaurant Recommendations Please - $100/pp budget

Live in Fullerton and would prefer North OC but most recommendations will probably be South OC. That's ok. Please no sushi, Mediterranean or Indian food.

Much appreciated!

Sep 26, 2012
buttdrunk in Los Angeles Area