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Dim Sum..............Hard to find, harder to enjoy

Have you been to Singing Bamboo for dim sum there?

1 day ago
TastyChomps in Florida

Good food at Orlando but with restrictions (kids and tight budgets...)??

Cheap and not sushi

Padrino's - Cuban
BBQ - 4 Rivers Smokehouse
Vietnamese - Pho Vinh, Pho 88
Chinese - Chuan Lu Garden

Ricky
www.tastychomps.com

Jun 09, 2014
TastyChomps in Florida

Any Venezuelan (arepa) places in Orlando?

My favorite is Arepas El Cacao, Arepas El Gran Saman, Arepas La Nueva, Q'Kenan , and then Taka Takas,

Jun 09, 2014
TastyChomps in Florida

Recommendation for a restaurant near UCF for a group of 20

Jun 09, 2014
TastyChomps in Florida

Looking for ADULT fun in Orlando, food & bars - no kids!

Great lists by Lou and Sandwich Sister ;)

A good roadside taco stand?
Border Grill just outside of Universal off of Kirkman Road

A bar with a great late-night happy hour?
Cask and Larder

The best cocktails in Downtown Orlando?
Hanson's Shoe Repair - get the password on social media (downtown)
The Pharmacy - near Universal
The Courtesy - downtown

A great mom&pop Italtian joint run by two Brooklyn transplants?
Not really run by mom and pop but Prato and Pepperoncino should do the trick

A good place to get a wrap? Dandelion Communitea Cafe

Fruit smoothie? Skyebird at East end market

Definitely check out the Farmer's Market at Winter Park on Saturday morning if you are in town then, walk along Park Avenue, check out the bakeries, get lunch at Prato, etc etc, check out nearby East End Market too

Favorite local restaurants
Prato, Txokos Basque Kitchen, K Restaurant, The Rusty Spoon, Chuan Lu Garden, Vietnam Cuisine, Sapporo Ramen, 4 Rivers BBQ, Cask and Larder (for their hot nashville chicken and cornbread waffle at brunch), Sushi Pop, Kabooki Sushi, Bull and Bear at Waldorf

Ricky
http://tastychomps.com/

Jun 09, 2014
TastyChomps in Florida
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Authentic Mexican Orlando

try Border Grill off of Conroy / Kirkman

May 12, 2014
TastyChomps in Florida
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What's the best fine dining restaurant in Orlando?

Bull and Bear at the Waldorf Astoria
The Venetian Room
Victoria and Alberts

Ricky
www.tastychomps.com

May 12, 2014
TastyChomps in Florida

Best Crawfish in Orlando....or at least near i-drive.

my favorite for shrimp crab and crawfish is LA Boiling Crab Seafood which is in the Mills 50 district area

The closest is Hot N Juicy Crawfish though

Cheers!

Ricky
www.tastychomps.com

May 12, 2014
TastyChomps in Florida
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Is there ANY 'good' Chinese food between Port St Lucie and Jupiter?

check out Singing Bamboo in West Palm just a little south of Jupiter

May 12, 2014
TastyChomps in Florida

Orlando's best Lunch Food

indeed they do, my family had some today along with their fabulous fried rice today

Mar 26, 2014
TastyChomps in Florida

Tamarind Indian Cuisine now open in East Orlando

Tamarind Indian Cuisine
(407) 237-0920
12309 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32826
http://www.tamarindfl.com/

Mar 25, 2014
TastyChomps in Florida

Tamarind Indian Cuisine now open in East Orlando

Just went yesterday and had a fabulous Indian lunch there (buffet) for $8.95. Came with tandoori chicken, idli rice cakes, chicken 65, goat biryani, and a whole bunch more dishes... definitely worth a try. They are owned by the same people who own Tamarind in Winter Park, Bombay Cafe, and Aashirwad

Sincerely,

Ricky Ly
http://tastychomps.com

Mar 25, 2014
TastyChomps in Florida

Lunch at Downtown Disney in FL?

id go with raglan road

Feb 21, 2014
TastyChomps in Florida

Jupiter, FL & Surrounding Areas Special Restaurants

Feb 21, 2014
TastyChomps in Florida

Orlando Ethnic and American Grocery/Meat/Produce/Spice/Seafood Sources

here
is a
list from orlando sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/featur...

Feb 21, 2014
TastyChomps in Florida

Orlando Ethnic and American Grocery/Meat/Produce/Spice/Seafood Sources

Patel Brothers on Sand Lake and Orange Blossom Trail

Feb 21, 2014
TastyChomps in Florida

Dim Sum in Orlando ??

Golden Lotus, Ming's Bistro, and Lam's Garden are some go to's

Jan 10, 2014
TastyChomps in Florida

Has Anyone been to Tropical Chinese Lately?!

I much prefer Toa Toa restaurant for their dimsum. They're located in Ft Lauderdale near Coral Springs (where there is a larger population of discerning Chinese community) and their chef was trained in Hong Kong. They've been open like 25 years or some ridiculous number like that.

Toa Toa Chinese Restaurant
http://www.toatoachineserestaurant.com/
4145 N.W. 88th Avenue, Sunrise, Florida 33351

Huang Fei Hong spicy peanuts?

it might be overpriced on there. I believe at the asian market they are $1 ...

Ricky
http://tastychomps.com

Chow Worthy Dining on Disney Property

Flying Fish Cafe - Try their Chef's Table - Chef Tim Keating is a James Beard award nominated chef that uses local ingredients...really great stuff
Bull and Bear at Waldorf Astoria at Bonnet Creek (on Disney property kind of) - Really one of the best restaurants I've been to recently, great dishes like roasted colorado lamb with has al rahout spices

Ricky L
http://tastychomps.com

Oct 14, 2013
TastyChomps in Florida

staying at orlando hilton have car willing to travel

Check out The Pharmacy on Sand Lake, it's a speak easy slightly hidden, pretty close by, local food

what type of food do you like?
check this special tasting menu going on this month at the Waldorf Astoria at Bull and Bear that is worth a try if money is not an issue http://tastychomps.com/2013/10/waldor...

Oct 13, 2013
TastyChomps in Florida

MasterChef Season 5 Casting

also he said if you don't know how to cook, the judges can tell and would pretty much be able to kick you out. He also said the palates of the judges were so advanced that for example Graham was able to pick out ingredients from a dish just by tasting it sometimes.

Oct 13, 2013
TastyChomps in Food Media & News

MasterChef Season 5 Casting

Casting is going on right now for season 5 (check http://masterchefcasting.com/MasterCh... for locations near you

)

This past weekend in Orlando, I got the chance to drop by and interview some people at the event and also catch Season 4's Eddie Jackson (former NFL player and Fitchef guy) . He told the contestants some advice and tips like:

1. Be true to yourself – when making dishes, don’t try to go too far outside of your comfort zone as it may come back to hurt you if it ends up tasting like crap.
2. What you see is what you get – the personalities of the contestants on the show was really what they were like (read: Krissi really was a b—-)
3. Bring your repertoire of skills ready – the contestants would often be given a prompt of what they would have to cook and then have to start within 2 minutes and successfully create that dish. There is no real training so be ready for whatever they throw at you. He wishes he had worked more on plating and knew more about desserts (and of course sushi rolls).

The last tip was really surprising to me as I had always thought the contestants would have some sort of guidance or workshop on how to create some of those crazy dishes like chocolate molten lava souffle’ – but they really did have to know how to recreate the dishes on the fly – and it really made me respect the contestants even more knowing that.

Video interviews here:
http://tastychomps.com/2013/10/master...

Anyone here thinking of going to the casting? I noticed a lot of baked stuff at the event, like pastries etc. I suppose it does keep better than other dishes lol

Oct 13, 2013
TastyChomps in Food Media & News

Destination-worthy in Tampa?

The Refinery, SideBerns, all great bets. let us know how it all goes!

Ricky
www.tastychomps.com

Oct 10, 2013
TastyChomps in Florida

When is kimchee too funky?

my friend, who is korean, told me about 3 months is how long it usually lasts before the funk is overwhelming for him

you may have another month

Ricky Ly
www.tastychomps.com

Oct 10, 2013
TastyChomps in Home Cooking

Am I the only one who doesn't like...?

i am not a fan of foie gras - just something that I don't think tastes really good unless done well i suppose. I also don't like abalone at all.

Ricky L
www.tastychomps.com

Oct 07, 2013
TastyChomps in General Topics

Your Favorite Ethnic Dives in DC Area?

Here are some of my favorites

Ethiopian
Dukem

Vietnamese
Four Sisters

Afghani
Kabob Palace

Chinese dim sum
China Garden

Sincerely,

Ricky L
www.TastyChomps.com

What dishes / foods do you NEVER get at restaurants?

anything with chicken breasts

Ricky
www.TastyChomps.com

Oct 03, 2013
TastyChomps in General Topics

Hột Vịt Lộn Xào Me or other preparations of fertilized eggs?

let us know how it goes!

Ricky
www.tastychomps.com

Oct 03, 2013
TastyChomps in Los Angeles Area

Master Chef - Junior Edition Premier 9/27/13

just caught it last night on hulu, really great show thus far...very amazing kids. here's to hoping they don't screw the pooch on this one and overdramatize/realitytv-ize things...

Ricky
www.tastychomps.com

Oct 02, 2013
TastyChomps in Food Media & News