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SPRINGFIELD, MO, just moved here...

Tom, that is not BBQ! BBQ is SLOW-smoked meat, typically a larger cut such as whole briskets, pork shoulders, hams, turkeys, chickens, etc. Pork steaks cook more quickly on the grill. Grilling and BBQ-ing are not the same thing! There's a relative newcomer to the BBQ scene in Springfield: Whole Hog at Campbell & Sunshine. YUM. They are the best and have the trophies to prove it. Their pulled pork and brisket are excellent.

@Greg - "Springfield style" cashew chicken is NOT Chinese food. It's chicken nuggets with gravy. I have yet to find true, GOOD Chinese food in this town and I have been here 7 years. Triple 8's (888) on Kansas north of Sunshine is turning out some decent fare. But, I am still particularly hoping to find some authentic sizzling rice soup. Mr. Yen's makes a version of it in a red sweet/sour broth. Yuck. It wasn't even served very warm. If any Chinese restauranteurs read this, *please* add an authentic (chicken-stock based) version of this dish to your menu. It's sure to be a success. Also, start adding a few veggies to your friend rice. Chicken or shrimp fried rice that ONLY has chicken or shrimp in it is pretty bland stuff! Thanks.

Oct 08, 2010
lriosmo in Great Plains

SPRINGFIELD, MO, just moved here...

Don't know if you're still checking this board. I'm originally from the Chicago area and I REALLY MISS all the great food in Chicago - especially Italian beef sandwiches and a Chinese soup called Sizzling Rice soup that NO ONE in Springfield makes, even with all the so-called Chinese restaurants here. With that said - try Thai Peppers or Thai House for decent Thai food. Century Buffet probably has one of the best Oriental buffets, especially if you like seafood. Mexican Villa is NOT Mexican food... try El Maguey (Glenstone and Chestnut) or Los Portales. Both are acceptable. I agree with the poster who suggested Hawg Wild in Aurora, but that's a long way to go for BBQ at $3/gallon for gas. You might have the ribs or pulled pork at Rib Crib. I make my own pulled pork and brisket these days, and my own Italian beef too. We had good bourbon chicken and burgers at Trolley's downtown. Good luck and welcome to Springfield, home of culinary mediocrity....

Feb 21, 2008
lriosmo in Great Plains

Sizzling Rice Soup recipes [Moved from Greater Asia board]

A recipe has been added. See: "Sizzling Rice Soup by lriosmo "

Dec 27, 2007
lriosmo in Home Cooking

Sizzling Rice Soup

Dec 27, 2007
lriosmo in Recipes