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With 'Jor Lun Yau Lay' , my search for HK's Best Won Ton Noodles is over....at least for now!! and the verdict is....????

Thank you, Charles! I can work with this!

Sep 04, 2013
bcthompsn in China & Southeast Asia

With 'Jor Lun Yau Lay' , my search for HK's Best Won Ton Noodles is over....at least for now!! and the verdict is....????

Thank you for your quick response, Charles. I have been visiting HK since 1999 but only started living here this year. So I finally have the opportunity to do some real exploring. Many favorites stores and restaurants that I enjoyed between 1999 and 2009 are now gone because of the high rents. Your posts help one to keep track of the changes.
I have lived in Kwai Chung for several weeks and am now living in Mei Foo. I am sure there are great won ton noodle restaurants in these more traditional places, but all the menus are in Chinese and I do not speak enough Cantonese to make up for that. If you can recommend a site with Chinese characters for the various noodle combinations, that will greatly help!

Sep 02, 2013
bcthompsn in China & Southeast Asia

With 'Jor Lun Yau Lay' , my search for HK's Best Won Ton Noodles is over....at least for now!! and the verdict is....????

I just checked the Bamboo Room on Chow and it says it is closed. What are the locations to the other recommended restaurants? I'm new in HK.

Sep 01, 2013
bcthompsn in China & Southeast Asia

How Long Can You Keep Foods Before They Go Bad?

I have some cans of clams with the "best by" date of 11/2011. Someone told me that canned fish lasts for years. Still nervous about trying these clams. How long do canned goods last in general? How long for fish? Shellfish?

Mar 09, 2013
bcthompsn in Features

Tagus copper egg cooker

I think the first one is the cutest, too.

Jul 06, 2012
bcthompsn in Cookware

Tagus copper egg cooker

Yes, Breadchick, yours is exactly like mine. But mine must have been bought decades ago. My mother-in-law (age 93) was downsizing 8 years ago and told me to take it home. I am downsizing now and asked her where it came from. She thinks it was her aunt's, who died close to 40 years ago. But she wasn't sure about the owner. That's why I was trying to find out when they were made. If they aren't that old, then her aunt didn't own it. Despite my downsizing and moving to HK, the egg-cooker stays in storage, but I'd love to find out just how one uses the burner underneath. With all those holes, how would the fluid stay in?

Jul 06, 2012
bcthompsn in Cookware

Tagus copper egg cooker

Yes, you can see through it end-to-end and with all the holes around the sides, it beats me how any fluid could stay in there.

Jul 05, 2012
bcthompsn in Cookware

Tagus copper egg cooker

Thank you! I will try steamed eggs!

Jul 05, 2012
bcthompsn in Cookware

Tagus copper egg cooker

Dear Kaleokahu,
Thank you for your comments and suggestions and also for the bit of background on Tagus copper ware, which is the only thing I have read so far on the Internet. Perhaps history about the company is only in Portuguese, but I have not found a website for the company. I'm wondering if it still exists or if it is under another name.
You are correct, there is no wick with the little burner. I appreciate the ideas as to where to find them and using a washer.
However, I'm still a bit confused because the hole for the wick goes all the way through the burner. In this photo, you see the large hole on one side. The other side of the burner is exactly the same. I'm not sure how I would keep the fuel in the burner. I will probably use a Sterno can as suggested above.
I will be careful about setting anything on fire. I don't have a B&B but would not want to scare any family members.. I'll have to experiment with it on my own, first.
With much appreciation!

Jul 04, 2012
bcthompsn in Cookware

Tagus copper egg cooker

Dear Chemicalkinetics, Thank you very much for the links and also the suggestion about putting boiling water in first. It could take forever, otherwise.
I'm wondering if steaming eggs makes them taste better.

Jul 04, 2012
bcthompsn in Cookware

Tagus copper egg cooker

Dear Ferret, Thank you for your suggestions. I'm still not sure how to use the cute little burner. If I ever actually use it for cooking eggs, I will start with a sterno first.

Jul 04, 2012
bcthompsn in Cookware

Tagus copper egg cooker

My egg cooker seems to be complete. It has the insert for the eggs and a little thing with a handle that sits below. I have no idea what to put into it to heat the cooker. I've looked over the internet for information but all that pops up are sites where Tagus copper is sold (e-bay, etc) There are a few of these egg cookers though they seem to have pieces missing. I'm hoping someone has answers to these questions.
1. On the selling sites, the egg cooker is called "vintage." When were they made?
2. How does one use it? What is put into the little item that sits on the bottom?
Thank you for any information.

Jul 02, 2012
bcthompsn in Cookware