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Beijing Pop Kebab -- new nothern Chinese restaurant at 122 Mulberry

So we went there for lunch today. I was more interested in the snacky things, but my faithful dining companion wanted to try dishes. We had Beijing pickled cabbage (very similar to kimchee), beef curry fried dumplings, fish with soft doufu, lotus root in spicy black bean sauce, and slivered duck with Chinese chives. All quite tasty. I especially liked the dumplings (sheng jian bao style). The restaurant is attractive inside and the service was excellent. A place to go back to soon.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

I haven't gotten an email about any delays...send the damn book already!

1 day ago
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ISO Fancy, elegant plated dessert

It does seem a lot of work, and you'd need a gang to finish it -- doesn't seem it would keep.

2 days ago
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2!

I made RLB's chocolate almond pound cake yesterday morning (yum -- used sour cherries I had preserved in vodka a year or so ago) and madeleines today, because we were almost out. Not pleased with how the Wilton (spray) cake release worked, will go back to butter and flour next time. They stuck. The ridges aren't as pronounced on some of them.

2 days ago
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2!

Mine is actually fairly light-coloured metal.

2 days ago
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

My NM Pastry is nowhere to be seen either.

2 days ago
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ISO Fancy, elegant plated dessert

Not individual but what about that brioche custard tart?

Sep 20, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2!

Try this, not classic but very good. http://www.canadianliving.com/food/qu...

Sep 17, 2014
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Beijing Pop Kebab -- new nothern Chinese restaurant at 122 Mulberry

Northern Chinese, dang it. Oops on the typo.

Sep 14, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2!

Disappointing because they must have been a lot of work.

Sep 14, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Maybe I'll give it a whirl, I have new apples.

Sep 14, 2014
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Beijing Pop Kebab -- new nothern Chinese restaurant at 122 Mulberry

Passed by this place on the way to Shanghai Heping yesterday, in the midst of the San Gennaro madness (we had gotten stuck in the crowd at Canal and Mulberry and headed up Mulberry to get over to Mott...big mistake, it was mobbed). In any case, the menu looks VERY interesting, with various jiaozi (boiled dumplings, lamb with scallion, beef with celery, and pork with leek and shrimp among them); various kebabs spicy or not spicy, lamb, beef, chicken, sausage, "fish tofu", fish balls...); Qingdao-style snacks such as fried dumplings, pan-fried buns with beef curry (me want bad) and with pork, "sauced beef roll cake" and one with beef and chili peppers; Beijing pickled vegetables (spicy and sour cabbage); Beijing-style noodles including zha jiang mian of course and some cold ones; and a couple of "cab [driver]" dishes...plus a range of the usual dishes and some more unusual ones, like sliced lotus root with black bean sauce. Looks well worth trying out. It seems just to have opened and at not a terribly propitious time, since you really have to get through the feast crowds to get there right now. Can't wait to try it.
Sorry I can't give you the Chinese name because it's written in seal characters which I can't read. The Chinese on the menu is in simplified characters.

Sep 14, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Sep 14, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September 2014, part 2!

Since it's just about the 15th and I have a little time on my hands, I thought I'd start part two. I have a yen to bake something today but can't get it together to choose a recipe. Any ideas? And what are you baking these days?

Sep 14, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

I'll have to try them. This is a totally non-sweetened, tangy bread with caraway seed in it.

Sep 11, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

Boo!

Sep 10, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

So, is the cover squeezy, or what?

Sep 10, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

I made George Lang's potato bread from Beard on Bread for the umpteenth time last weekend -- what a swell recipe. I used KA bread flour and the loaves came out enormous. I'm fixing to have a grilled cheese on it for solo dinner tonight (himself teaches Wednesday evenings and forages for himself when he gets home).

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

Mine too (the first one). Is the new book cover squeezy like Plenty (the UK edition of which has b&w drawings on it).

Sep 10, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 2

Son of a gun. I thought they'd still be grown. They're a little tarter than Red Havens but intensely peachy.
Speaking of varieties, I bought an "Angel face" peach at our greenmarket yesterday. It's enormous (like about 6 inch dia). Looking forward to tasting it. The other peaches they had were all quite large.

Sep 07, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

I love that Japanese book. I haven't cooked from it yet bit it's very enjoyable to read.

Sep 07, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Oh ho.

Sep 06, 2014
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What are you baking these days? August 2014 Edition, Part 2

Thanks!

Sep 03, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? August 2014 Edition!

Thank you!

Sep 03, 2014
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What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition! [through Sept 3, 2014]

All best for the procedure and aftermath.

Sep 03, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

Yes. Why this posted here I'll never know.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

The yeast-raised waffles in the Breakfast Book are beyond compare. (I didn't know about the Vongerichten...hmm...)

Sep 03, 2014
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition!

That George Mendes book sounds great.

Sep 03, 2014
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What are you baking these days? September edition, part 1! (2014) [old]

That cake is divine. I would use the recipe for any white cake application.

Sep 03, 2014
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What's for Dinner #323 - The Labor Day Edition! [through Sept 3, 2014]

Mao (not the same character as in the Great Helmsman's name) means cat in Chinese.