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Best Dim Sum

I just had Dim Sum at King Hua in Alhambra. They are very good. Sure they don't have the carts running around but the menu has excellent photos of all the dishes with good description too. The baked pork buns were fantastic. I have been eating Dim Sum for 40 years and my ex wife was Chinese so I have eaten Chinese food all over LA area and China. This place is one to put on your list.

Jun 22, 2013
N5232P in Los Angeles Area

Brining Kale?

Chelsea Kitchen! Great place, thanks for the dressing reminder, I had forgotten what they used. Can you remember if there was anything else in the slaw other than kale, black beans, keenwa? I added the red bell pepper for some color but they did not have any in theirs.

Becuase I forgot what dressing they use, I tried this one from another kale dish. If you like garlic, you will like this.

May 24, 2012
N5232P in Home Cooking

Brining Kale?

By chance this last weekend I was in Phoenix at a wonderful restaurant where I had kale slaw. It was fantastic. I talked to my waitress for a long time about how the kale was prepared. She confirmed they brined their kale. It was soft and tender and I don't like kale for the most part. I had to try making this.

For this first time I used one bunch of kale,I washed and cut into thin strips. Split the stocks in half and cut them into 2 inch bites. Heat 1 quart of water and add 1/2 cup of Kosher salt and 1/4 cup sugar, Stir to dissolve. Poured the mixture into a large container and add a little more then a quart of ice cubes to chill the water down. Add the kale to the container. Stir well, then weigh the kale down with a small bowl so the kale is submerged. Cover and place in the frig over night.

24 hours later drain the brine off and rise the kale. You will see it is tender and wonderful to eat. It is not salty. The Brine helps break down the cells of the kale in the same way a brine can make tough meat tender. But this takes time. I think the next time I will let it stay in for 48 hours.

I mixed the kale with black beans, red bell pepper, keenwa and a nice dressing. My veggie friends love it.

I hope this helps you.

May 23, 2012
N5232P in Home Cooking