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Best Knife Skills Class?

Has anyone tried the Sur La Table Knife Skills class? they are all pricey so I want to see if anyone out there has taken one.

Aug 04, 2012
AussieGirl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Mamak Malasian Restaurant in Chinatown

I went tonight and LOVED it!! Had a char kuey teow, singapore laksa, belachan kangkung, hainanese chicken rice. The only thing that i thought was a bit of a let down was the roti in the roti chanai. it was a bit chewy tonight. i was curious about the mee siam. the ice kacang is just like Malaysia.

Jul 28, 2012
AussieGirl in Houston

Best Knife Skills Class?

Anyone have a recommendation on a great knife skills class in Dallas?

Thanks!

Jul 23, 2012
AussieGirl in Dallas - Fort Worth

3 days of eating in Houston

We used to live in Houston and haven't been back in 10 years. Hugos just opened when we were there & now they just made their 10 year mark. So i'm looking for great restaurant recs again preferably stuff that's exciting and new ie in the past 10 years haha. (Oxheart is out for us)

No chains.

Also any reccs on French bakeries?

Jul 23, 2012
AussieGirl in Houston

Malaysian or Singapore Food in Houston?

Thank you! I've been to Straits but in other cities and it caters more to Anglos and has fab cocktails. But I'm interested in the food.

I'll try the suggestions on this list.

Thank you!

Jul 23, 2012
AussieGirl in Houston

Malaysian or Singapore Food in Houston?

Hey Chowhounders
Any recommendations on great authentic Malaysian or Singaporean food.

Jul 22, 2012
AussieGirl in Houston

Catering Recommendations for Dallas

I love Andrew Ormsby Catering on Ross.

Does anyone have a sushi catering suggestion?

Jan 05, 2011
AussieGirl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Sushi Caterer

Thanks I'll call them and see. If anyone's got a Dallas recommendation, please let me know!

Jan 05, 2011
AussieGirl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Sushi Caterer

Anyone know of a reasonably priced sushi guy who will come to yr house and make sushi for parties?

Thanks!

Jan 04, 2011
AussieGirl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where can I buy Magic Pop rice cakes in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area?

Centra market is the only place i've seen it

Jan 04, 2011
AussieGirl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Lucia Now Open

i can't wait to go to this!

Dec 10, 2010
AussieGirl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Artizone - online community of artisans

Have you guys heard of Artizone? What a great idea! i hope that more companies will join them. I was so excited i blogged about them.

www.artizone.com

Dec 07, 2010
AussieGirl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Malaysian / Nyonya Style Cuisine

looks fantastic. it's very near Lion City too so they have some close competition there.

After Penang shut down in Frisco we had a hard time finding good Malaysian food. Sure we could drive up to Secret Recipe but the food was never as good when the owner wasn't cooking so it was hit or miss.

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Secret Recipe
1404 W Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75010

Dec 07, 2010
AussieGirl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Soup Dumplings

If you mean Xiao long bao with the soup inside the dumplings - it's a toss up btw Royal China and Yao Fuzi. JS Chen has terrible food - we went for dim sum and it was awful. My problem with Jeng Chi sometimes is that the meat sometimes doesn't taste as fresh as it should be.

The dumpling bar is great at Royal china but aside from the hand pulled noodles and dumplings at Royal china we don't really eat anything else there. Everything else seems pretty much like your usual american chinese food.

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Royal China Restaurant
201 Preston Royal Shopping Ctr, Dallas, TX 75230

Jeng Chi Restaurant
400 N Greenville Ave Ste 19, Richardson, TX 75081

Dec 07, 2010
AussieGirl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where to buy fresh fish/seafood in Key Largo

Can anyone recommend where we can buy fresh seafood to cook @ home? We have such a fab view from the place we are renting, we'd like to take advantage of it.

Thanks!
cheryl

Oct 17, 2010
AussieGirl in Florida

Heading from Panama City Airport towards Apalachicola - lunch recc on the way?

What's a good lunch recommendation on the way from PanamaCity airport to Apalachicola? We will eat anything as long as it is good & fresh.

Also is there a publix nearby that i can stock up on some items like fresh fruits? if there are any gourmet supermarkets on the way - DO TELL!!!

Aussie Girl www.ittybittyfoodies.com

Aug 14, 2010
AussieGirl in Florida

Back in St George Island & Apalachicola

We were here last year around the same time. Has there been any changes? New 'must try' restaurants. We're staying in a house and can cook ourselves if there are any new fresh fish markets etc.

Last time we tried:
The Owl
Cafe Con leche
Verandas (is that the one with the wine shop adjoining it?)
Indian Pass raw oyster bar

Aug 14, 2010
AussieGirl in Florida

Reccs near Phoenician Resort and also close to night life/live music?

Bunch of girls staying @ The Phoenician over the weekend. Would love some offsite recommendations and restaurants also near some night life or live music?

I've noted Noca, F&B & Vincent's. Are they near any live music venues?

what about great Breakfast/Lunch spots?

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Noca
3118 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

May 20, 2010
AussieGirl in Phoenix

St George Island/Apalachicola - personal chef reccomendation?

Thanks so much! I shall try the recommendations.

Apr 13, 2010
AussieGirl in Florida

St George Island/Apalachicola - personal chef reccomendation?

We're staying in St George Island for a week and was wondering if anyone can recommend a chef to come to our place to prepare dinner for a few days. There's 4 adults and 4 toddlers. Toddlers will eat what we eat - so no kid's stuff like hot dogs/hamburgers.

Any reccs would be great!

Thanks!
Cheryl

Apr 11, 2010
AussieGirl in Florida

Samar by Stephan Pyles - Dallas

glad to see that hounders are as passionate abt their furniture as they are about their food.

Oct 29, 2009
AussieGirl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Apalachicola: Need recommendation/dinner/room

Sorry i thought it was a really big house. i guess it's more of a building. with the shops downstairs.

Sep 15, 2009
AussieGirl in Florida

Help - Fresh produce in Apalachicola?

thank you! i found it by accident today but unfortunately it was closed. i think coz of the rain. I did see some of their tomatoes and they looked really good! i must say that all the restos we've been have served us really fresh salads so i'm astonished that there isn't a big variety of fresh stuff at the grocery store

Sep 15, 2009
AussieGirl in Florida

Help - Fresh produce in Apalachicola?

We're staying at St George island at a beach house. Wanted to get some fresh fruits but the produce were pretty limited at Piggly Wiggly and IGA...

Where do people go for a good variety of fresh fruit/vegies. Some of the produce we saw weren't the freshest.

Suggestions appreciated.

Sep 14, 2009
AussieGirl in Florida

Apalachicola: Need recommendation/dinner/room

We got here on Saturday.
the first night we ate at the Blue parrot at St George Island. It was terrible and terribly overpriced. Better options were found at Apalachicola.

Tried the Owl Cafe for lunch. Great food. we loved the victorian house that it was in.

Verandas Bistro was also great. We loved the adjoining wine room where u can purchase and drink wines at retail store prices ($5 corkage but what a bargain!). the wines were truly excellent and varied.

Boss Oyster today - WE WILL BE GOING BACK FOR SURE! the raw oysters were amazing. the best i've tasted. The grouper chowder is a total miss. it was just gummy. The grouper fish and chips were also good. But oh... the oysters.... i can go on abt them.

That Place in Apalach - it was good. But not great. The steamed shrimp were delicious. But the menu is modest as was the wine list but the prices weren't cheap.

I'd like to try my hand at buying some seafood and cooking it at home - any reccs on where we could buy good seafood? We read abt Lynn's seafood. Any comments? Suggestions?

We're here for the rest of the week so if anyone has any great resto reccs - please tell us. We're in St George Island.

Sep 14, 2009
AussieGirl in Florida

anyplace to buy vegemite in d/fw

http://www.aboutaustralia.com/
also stocks them as well as Aussie chocolates, cookies and MEAT PIEs! the sausage rolls are to die for!

Jun 20, 2009
AussieGirl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dallas - Screen Door

you might be disappointed. sorry.

Jun 17, 2008
AussieGirl in Dallas - Fort Worth

Rush Patisserie

i'm confused. so she's not moving? but the logo looked the same in the uptown establ;ishment i thought.

Feb 18, 2008
AussieGirl in Texas

Fun/Trendy Downtown Dallas Dining Option

I wouldn't bother with Iron Cactus either except for drinks. A popular downtown option for Tex Mex is San Miguel's (akard - near Elm. it's just by the Dart rail (akard station) so u can't miss it. If you go after midday, there's always a line.

Scene is great! they have a 3 course prix fixe for only $42 ($38 if you go early).

Also Dallas Fish Market is a good choice. Lurve the modern decor.

I'd also try Charlie Palmer's (main). they have great steaks there and yummy desserts.

Feb 18, 2008
AussieGirl in Texas

Visit to San Antonio - restaurant suggestions? [moved from the Austin board]

I'll be in San Antonio for four days. Any suggestions on good lunch places?

WE've got a car and will do touristy things like Riverwalk/Alamo. We're staying somewhere in teh Northwest near a medical center but am willing to drive for good food.

I've been to Fonda years ago! it was very good.

Feb 18, 2008
AussieGirl in Texas