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beef from kualoa ranch

I cook them just like any other beef. It just tastes so much better. We like to buy beef tongue, which is smaller than the hormone-induced beef tongue and it is really delicious; boil until soft, clean and rub with spices, then grill or broil.

Apr 02, 2014
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beef from kualoa ranch

If the cows are not confined in small stalls and fed kibbles, and they are roaming free and grass fed, they are considered free range. Can also find some beef in selected farmers markets. They taste much better than supermarket bought and not as fatty.

Apr 02, 2014
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Recipe ideas for picky husband?

Oh how I wish I was married to my husband (now deceased) with simple taste.... instead he had such exotic and fine taste in food !!! Was not easy to prepare meals, for sure... especially when we had company.

Apr 01, 2014
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Recipe ideas for picky husband?

Meatloaf? With glazed carrots and garlic mash potato should be good for picky eaters.

Apr 01, 2014
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KAN ZAMAN Restaurant

Interesting...couscous with potato? Never heard that one before....

Apr 01, 2014
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Your favorite (non-smelly) one pot/one dish recipes?

One trick for a nice homey smell is to boil sliced apple with lots of cinnamon; boil gently and let the steam waft. Do this trick about the open house time.

Apr 01, 2014
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KAN ZAMAN Restaurant

Is it like gyros -- typical mid-eastern sandwich? Then the sauce should be tajiki sauce, I suppose.

Mar 28, 2014
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King George Hotel [Union Square, San Francisco]

Will be in San Francisco week of April 1. Any suggestion on good restaurants around King George Hotel ? Thanks for help.

Mar 28, 2014
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KAN ZAMAN Restaurant

Walking around Chinatown, I saw this new (?) restaurant on Nuuanu Street. Cuisine is Moroccan and Lebanese. Any of you CH-ers tried this place? Might be interesting. Got good reviews in Yelp.

Mar 28, 2014
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HONGKONG STYLE NOODLES

I am dying for the Hong Kong noodles used to serve at the Mini Garden in Chinatown. Especially the steamed noodle with oyster sauce. Any idea where I might find similar noodle house?

Mar 19, 2014
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Mochi au gratin at Shokudo

Oops... my bad...typo! Mocha is mixture of coffee and cocoa.

Mar 15, 2014
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Mochi au gratin at Shokudo

The only mocha product I would eat is mocha ice cream. I have not tried mocha au gratin as yet...maybe need to experience it before trying to make it at home.

Mar 15, 2014
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To Salt overnight, or not...

Yes, to me, lamb is too gamey. Hence the garlic and spices in my roast. But if you like gamey meats, then reduce the garlic and the spices. It is all a matter of taste.

Mar 14, 2014
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To Salt overnight, or not...

The cornflour crisps the outer part of the roast, hence the high heat for 10 minutes. If it dries too soon, cover the roast with foil. I do the system when roasting other meats e.g. turkey, beef, or roasting chicken. Of course the degree of roasting is different with every roast.

Mar 14, 2014
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To Salt overnight, or not...

My fav leg of lamb recipe is to marinate in spices without the salt Just before roasting, I would place slices of garlic in the small incisions throughout the surface. After that, I would sprinkle corn flour all over. Then salt and pepper it. Roast in high heat 400 - 425 deg. for 10 minutes, then lower to 350 for the rest of the time. This has received raves everytime make it.

Mar 14, 2014
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Ethnic and other affordable eating options near the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu

I vote for Ala Moana Shopping Center for variety of ethnic food; not the best, but OK for introduction. Next time you visit Hawaii, spend at least one month to really enjoy all the ethnic foods of Hawaii.

Mar 14, 2014
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Sunday lunch in Ewa?

Glad you made your aunt happy.... that's what counts...:)

Mar 11, 2014
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Theatre District'

Any interesting Indonesian or Malaysian restaurant in the SF Theatre District area where I will be staying?

Mar 09, 2014
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Hawaiian pizza in Hawaii/kauai

Brick Oven Pizza has smoked ham and pineapple on the menu.

Mar 08, 2014
roro808 in Hawaii

Sunday lunch in Ewa?

What sort of food, price and/or ambience you have in mind?

Mar 08, 2014
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Sunday lunch in Ewa?

There are several restaurants in the Ewa Shopping Center, brunch at the Prince Golf Course or to Kapolei area.

Mar 08, 2014
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Kona coffee variability

Seems like it ... the darker the roast, the more you hide the real inferior coffee taste. You won't find dark roast on the special Luwak Coffee, would you? The best coffee ever!

Mar 07, 2014
roro808 in Hawaii

Oahu good eats for family of 8

In addition - in Ko Olina Resort area:

Aulani Hotel - several restaurants and shacks on the beach. Also several restaurants in the village shopping center... Hawaiian/local barbeque, Monkey Pod, Just tacos. In some of the time share resorts (Beach Villas at Ko Olina etc) they have beach restaurants open for public as well. Many choices if you stay at this side of Oahu.

Mar 02, 2014
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Oahu good eats for family of 8

Kapolei Town (past two years):

Thai Lao - Thai food
Le Nonne - Italian/Tuscany cuisine
El Mariachi - Mexican
Ruby's Restaurant
Brick Oven Pizza
Chun Wah Kam - Chinese take out/buffet
Denny's
Down to Earth - organic take outs
Kua aina - burger house
Aloha Salad
Panda Chinese take out
...and several Japanese noodle houses in Kapolei

These to name a few...

Mar 02, 2014
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Google Map

It is many and covers all island -- hard to pinpoint. What particular area are you interested in? What sort of cuisine?

Mar 02, 2014
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Hake

I bet it would be good cooked in spices such vindaloo... or any other curry style

Feb 28, 2014
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Baking in a copper fish poacher

I would play it safe by not using your nice fish poacher. No knead bread really needs high heat ... Maybe try to form shorter baguette and use your cast iron pan?

Feb 28, 2014
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How do you tell when liver is done?

Lots and lots of onions! First, make sure you cut the gristle and score the outer side of the sliced liver so it won't curl. Dipt in dry four, salt and lots of pepper. Fry in butter + olive oil mixture, and not overcook. After it's done, dot a little more butter and sauté some mushrooms -- pour some wine and there you have it. Scatter some chopped parsley if you have some.

Feb 28, 2014
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What the heck do I do with smoked oysters?!

Oyster omelet is good... mix with chopped green onion. If the size gross you out, cut it into small pieces. Also for a zing, add chopped fresh chilli pepper... and it's yummy!

Feb 28, 2014
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Spices to stock up on

Buying bulk is OK as long as it is whole seeds...can last for a very long time. I have coriander seed/clove/s/cumin/ crdamom pods that I have kept for over three years and still OK when I toast and grind them.

Feb 25, 2014
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