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Saigonese-Vietnamese-Central Ave-Hartsdale-Has Opened!

do they have a liquor license?

Vietnamese - Central Ave Scarsdale

Has anyone tried the Vietnamese restaurant on Jerome Ave. in the Bronx? It's closer than Spring Valley. I had been to the place across the street from it which was pretty good but closed after this opened up.

Yummy recipe - just have to share. Steamed Korean eggs

I made it for 2 and used low sodium stock instead of water in the egg mixture.
Initially, it takes some attention to make sure the water bath does not boil. The cooking time was accurate -you do have to keep watch to make sure the water does not go above a simmer, but the results were worth it. A custard-like texture with a savory flavor. It went well with spicy, salty, chinese sausages. I think t would be a good foil for other kinds of flavorful foods. It was my first time making it so I could not comment on making it for a larger crowd.

Mar 16, 2012
beefa in Home Cooking

Yummy recipe - just have to share. Steamed Korean eggs

Tried a recipe for Korean steamed eggs. Served it with sauteed chinese sausage and chopped avocado with rice vinegar and a touch of sesame oil.

Mar 16, 2012
beefa in Home Cooking

What would be a good, smoky tasting vegetarian substitute for ham hocks in split pea soup?

Smoked tofu available in asian markets has a nice firm texture, can be shredded or diced and can add lots of smokey flavor.

Mar 16, 2012
beefa in Home Cooking

Has anyone eaten at Bambu in Portchester, NY

I have heard that Bambu has the best Peruvian food in Portchester. Has anyone eaten there? I can't find any reviews.

Lap Cheong (aka Chinese Sausages)

It's a little hard to find, but I look for sausages without MSG. I soak a cup of sticky rice for two hours, place in a bamboo steamer lined with cheesecloth, slice 4 sausages about 1/4 inch thick, lay the slices on the rice and steam for 20 minutes. The fat from the sausage soaks through the rice - very yummy! The recipe is from a cookbook by Ken Hom.

Jan 14, 2011
beefa in Home Cooking

Does anyone know where to buy finger limes in New York?

I just read a review of a restaurant serving finger limes. This was my first time hearing of this exotic fruit and it sounds very cool! Anyone know where to buy or mail order them?

Dec 07, 2010
beefa in Manhattan

How to give beef stew more punch?

tablespoon of anchovie paste or mash up a few anchovies with oil from tin.

Jan 13, 2010
beefa in Home Cooking

Chinese Lily Bulbs

I recently found fresh lily bulbs at my local Asian market. They are crunchy and delicately sweet. I have used them in salads and thrown them into stir fries. Anyone have other uses for them?

Jan 13, 2010
beefa in Home Cooking

Interesting Uses For Won Ton Wrappers

A beautiful first course or side dish - wontons filled with fresh herbs and edible flowers.
From the Kitchen Garden Cookbook:

2 tsp cornstarch
2 tsp cool water
herbs, edible flowers and or micro greens
14 ounces wonton wrappers

Blend cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Using a brush, paint a wonton square with mixture, Arrange herb leaves and or flowers over one triangular half leaving a 1/4 inch border. Fold in half and press firmly to seal. Trim edges with pastry wheel if you like. Cook in boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Serve with melted butter or grated parmesan cheese.

Sep 22, 2008
beefa in Home Cooking

what are your fav flavorings for deviled eggs?

I had a lot of fun putting canned quail eggs (available in asian markets) in my stovetop smoker for about 25 minutes. Cut them in half and top with a dot of wasabi mayonaise.

Aug 22, 2008
beefa in Home Cooking

Stuffed Quail's Eggs

Apr 20, 2008
beefa in Recipes

Chickpea Snack Ideas Needed

I use a recipe from Rozanne Gold's cookbook: 1-2-3 - recipes using only 3 ingredients. Panfry canned chickpeas in walnut oil until crisp on outside and creamy on the inside, dust with dried sage. I use olive oil and mixture of whatever spices are handy.

Apr 08, 2008
beefa in Home Cooking

Overabundance of Lavender (help!)

A traditional sachet for repelling moths in pantries and clothing storage uses dried lavender, rosemary and mint.

Mar 09, 2008
beefa in Home Cooking

Best Places for Ethnic food shopping in Southern Westchester

I love eating different foods from around the world and really enjoy cooking them when I can find a good recipe. My main interests are asian foods of all types - Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, etc., but I love any kind of food!
When I lived in Queens there was an incredible wealth of places to shop - whole neighborhoods with endless food stores of all kinds. Westchester seems to be iimproving somewhat, but I wonder if there are any hidden gems that I don't know about.
My current favorites are:
Golden Village on Central Ave. next to Mrs. Green's
Kam Man in the Westchester Mall in White Plains (by the DMV)
Yaranush on Central Ave for Middle Eastern Specialties
Are there any good Italian specialty stores? How about Mexican, South American and Indian?

Buffalo Turkey Meatballs

Mar 07, 2008
beefa in Recipes