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Carrollton is getting a 99 Ranch Market

Thanks, Neil. I'd love to get some of those little white coconuts if their available. Andrew Zimmern almost had an orgasm after drinking the coconut water contained in them.

Btw, I love everything I've ever eaten at Si Lom. It's certainly not as authentic as Bambu which excel's in the Isaan style of cooking. But for "mainstream" Thai cooking, Si Lom is every bit as good as Royal Thai or Bangkok City.

Apr 17, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth

Good salad to precede clam linguine

I've always preceded my clam linguine with a savory Caesar Salad.

Apr 16, 2014
twinwillow in Home Cooking
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Carrollton is getting a 99 Ranch Market

LH, do you know if Hiep Thai stocks the small (Isaan) white coconuts that Andrew Zimmern raved about on the show he did from Thailand?

Apr 16, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth

Carrollton is getting a 99 Ranch Market

A big second for Si Lom.

Apr 16, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth
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BROTH: Searching for flavor

I'm eager to hear what you have to say about your meal at First Chinese BBQ. Be sure you go to the original location at the N/E corner of Polk and Greenville Ave. in Richardson. Ask for Mae to serve you. Tell her you were referred by one of the men who eat lunch there every Thursday at the large round table. Enjoy!

Apr 15, 2014
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BROTH: Searching for flavor

I know you'll have no trouble at all buying just the broth used for their won-ton soup at First Chinese BBQ.
Just tell the serving lady you want to order "soup broth" only for takeout. Tell her just how big a container(s) you want.
I would also suggest you order a bowl of shrimp won-ton soup to eat there just so there will be no surprises. If you're alone, just have them package the leftovers to take home.
You should enjoy their roast duck as well while you're there. It's the best you'll ever get.

http://www.firstchinesebbq.com/

Apr 15, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth
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BROTH: Searching for flavor

I've been to the Hong Kong market to buy lobsters and sometimes I'll go to the Asian market down the strip from Jeng Chi after eating there. However, I don't usually shop at those larger Asian markets primarily because I live too far away in the Uptown area close to downtown Dallas.
But from what I have gathered on these pages, 99 Ranch Market is THE Asian market to shop at.

Apr 15, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth
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BROTH: Searching for flavor

In addition to my above comment, I wanted to also suggest some of the Hispanic supermarkets in Dallas such as Fiesta and El Ranchito, etc. for meat bones. Great selections at much lower cost than Rudolf's. And, I would imagine the larger Asian markets such as 99 Ranch Market, etc. would also have the meat bones you're looking for as well at very low prices.

Apr 14, 2014
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BROTH: Searching for flavor

First Chinese BBQ in Richardson makes a delicious, very deeply flavored broth using pig neck bones. Among other uses, this broth is used primarily for their great, shrimp won-ton soup.
Arguably, the best in town.

Apr 14, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Best Carnitas in DFW

I like the Carnitas tacos at El Tizoncito. Three locations in Dallas.
Also good at El Come Tacos.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/el-tizoncito-dallas-4
http://www.yelp.com/biz/come-taco-dal...

Apr 10, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth

All things Goat

I like El Come because the tacos are very good and, They are only 1/2 mile from my house.

The "Campuchano" (brisket/chorizo) taco for $1.50 is my favorite. But, I do believe one should only eat there during lunch and dinner hours for the best quality.

Apr 10, 2014
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Tomato Powder

Penzey's is located in the same shopping center as India Palace caddy corner across the parking lot from them at the S/W corner of Preston Road and LBJ I-365.

Apr 09, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth

All things Goat

A big second for El Come Taco! Remember, they're closed Mondays.

Apr 09, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Ritter Sport

Trader Joe's has a large selection of Ritter Sport.

Apr 07, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth

All things Goat

Second Elaine's Kitchen. Genuine Jamaican cooking in Dallas, mon.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/elaines-kitch...

Apr 06, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth

Fried Catfish

Their brisket is insanely good!

Apr 06, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth

Fried Catfish

At Slow Bone ~ 3 pieces, 2 sides, 2 golf ball sized house made hushpuppies ~ $13.99.

Apr 06, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth

turkey burger

I second grinding your own. If not, I would try the turkey burger at Liberty Burger.

No meat grinder? Use your food processor.
Just go easy so you don't turn the turkey into pate'

http://givemelibertyburger.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Liberty-Burger-Forest-Lane-Menu.pdf
http://givemelibertyburger.com/

Apr 05, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth

Fried Catfish

No batter! They're dusted in seasoned cornmeal as they should be.

Check out a new picture of their catfish fillets at the top of their current Facebook page.....
https://www.facebook.com/TheSlowBone

Apr 05, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth

Fried Catfish

Had the Friday special fried catfish at The Slow Bone today. Absolutely, the very best fried catfish I've ever had, anywhere! The only drawback is, they're doing it Fridays lunch only.
But Jack told me he's planning to be open for dinner on Fridays starting soon. Including the catfish, they'll be serving chicken fried steak, pork chops, and other Texas comfort foods.
https://www.facebook.com/TheSlowBone

Apr 04, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth

Innovative in Dallas--April 5-7

Regarding Blind Butcher, I'm hearing it's better for drinking than for eating.

Apr 03, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth

Pig Roast

After the Hawaiians, folks from the Philippines, Cuba, and Puerto Rico are well known for roasting whole pigs.
Now all you have to do is find a market that specializes in food for the above named cultures and ask if they know anyone who could do what you need.

Good luck. I hope you can pull it off.

Apr 03, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth

Innovative in Dallas--April 5-7

Apr 02, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth

Innovative in Dallas--April 5-7

Second Belly & Trumpet.

The OP might also enjoy the gastro pub,
Meddlesome Moth.
http://www.mothinthe.net/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/meddlesome-mo...

Apr 02, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth

Final Four Casual Eats

Second Mama's Daughter's Diner.

I also like the Original Market Diner. Also close to the OP's hotel.
http://originalmarketdiner.com/Home.html
http://www.yelp.com/biz/original-mark...

Mar 31, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth

Final Four Casual Eats

Mar 31, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth

Restaurants near Anatole Hilton in Dallas

Mar 29, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth

Best breakfast in Dallas- Fort Worth

In Ft. Worth try Ol' South Pancake House.
http://www.olsouthpancakehouse.com/

In Dallas try Crossroad's Diner.
http://www.crossroads-diner.com/

Mar 28, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth

3 days in DeSoto

I've never been to DeSoto but hopefully you'll find these links helpful.
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g55736-DeSoto_Texas.html
http://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=resta...

Mar 27, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth

Must go in Fort Worth Texas ??? (Best steak, best BBQ, your favorites)

As I live 30 miles east in Dallas, I'm not as familiar with the Ft. Worth dining scene as much as others who I know will provide you with some worthwhile tips. However that said, I would highly recommend Nonna Tata.
As an ex-New Yawka, I know you get great Italian food in NY. But Nonna Tata is a true "hole in the wall" serving great HOME STYLE Italian specialties all made in house. Including their delicious home made pastas. Another plus is, they're BYOB. Downside? Cash only!

http://www.google.com/search?client=s...

Mar 25, 2014
twinwillow in Dallas - Fort Worth