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SF - searching for perfect chinese style crispy skin chicken

deep fried - there are lots on clement but many are mediocre

SF - searching for perfect chinese style crispy skin chicken

In general I'm having a hard time finding a good overall chinese restaurant (ie: i like more than one thing on the menu). Crispy skin chicken in particular has been hard to find, especially outside of Chinatown. Everywhere i've gone, the skin isn't crisp enough and the meat isn't juicy enough. Need recs for the best place to get this - preferably outside chinatown

Chinese sherry/cooking wine

Thanks for the tip, if I can't figure it out, I'll try the sherry or the sake

Feb 19, 2009
bgirl180 in Home Cooking

Chinese sherry/cooking wine

I've seen several recipes that call for chinese sherry or cooking wine. Can someone let me know how I can tell that I'm buying the right one?

Feb 19, 2009
bgirl180 in Home Cooking

tips for cooking live crab

Thanks! I'll definitely try that, hopefully I will work up the nerve to do it again.

Jan 20, 2009
bgirl180 in Home Cooking

tips for cooking live crab

They weren't moving around much in the bag, so I thought I could get them into the pot...I was wrong :/

Jan 20, 2009
bgirl180 in Home Cooking

tips for cooking live crab

I tried to cook live crab for the first time today and it was incredibly traumatizing. I bought two crabs, realized both of them were too big to both fit in my largest pot. Then, one of them got feisty and tried to run away and I had a hard time getting him back in the bag so I could stick him in the fridge. He was making clicking noises & freaking me out!

By the end of it all, I was too traumatized to eat any of it. I kept expecting one of them to move. Any tips for a sqeamish newbie? I've watched my parents cook crab, so I didn't think it would be this awful.

Jan 20, 2009
bgirl180 in Home Cooking

Sonoma County... best eating experience < $30 per person?

I would HIGHLY recommend Taylor's Refresher in Napa. It's on the main drag where all the big, touristy wineries are and you can't miss it - it's a red and white burger shack. BEST sweet potato fries ever. You can get sweet potato fries, a burger, and a milkshake for less than $30.