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NG-BMT food stand - Hong Kong Market

Wow, I was way off......I was looking for a trailer "stand" and I ended up driving into the alley behind Hong Kong market. I thought "slowcooked must be smokin something." But then I asked the Tatsuya kitchen smokers out back and they steered my right.

I've always like Vietnamese people, but this lady has permanent smile lines - very sweet and genuine. I ordered the grilled pork based on the recommendations here and on her recommendation. I love the mixture of the mayo and the sauce over the grilled pork. The vegetables were fresh, and the jalapenos were nice and hot. The baguette was perfectly crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle.

Also, Pho Van is the place that I called Pho Cong Ly.

about 2 hours ago
rudeboy in Austin

Some places known for their chicken wings

I just place my order into the breasts, like the old Jack in the Box.

about 10 hours ago
rudeboy in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

Somewhere on here, there's a Round Rock thread.

EDIT http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9235...

about 13 hours ago
rudeboy in Austin

RIP VIII

Oh, you know that I don't give a shit.

about 13 hours ago
rudeboy in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

This is true - I order the fried avocado. As good as Z-Tejas, but a lot less expensive. Check your email.

about 13 hours ago
rudeboy in Austin

NG-BMT food stand - Hong Kong Market

I really liked the depth of flavor of the broth at Pho Cong Ly, but I've only been there one time and it was a while back. I think that I had Bo Bun Hue. It's right next to Din Ho.

I don't know if they had Bahn Mi, or if they'd let you, but it would be nice to grab a Bahn Mi outside, then bring it in with a friend and share both. Probably not!

about 13 hours ago
rudeboy in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

Frankly (sorry amysue), I would recommend plenty of local places over Trudy's or Chuy's. Chuy's can be fun, but I brought and English tourist there one time and he described it as "gruel." If one does go to chuys, at least sub the rice and beans if you can. Push their limits!

But if you are here long enough to have a night to spare, obviously you could do one of those. I agree that Trudy's is better, but there's a Chuy's on north Lamar that would be a mid-way point. Just please, please don't go to Cafe Serrano.

about 15 hours ago
rudeboy in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

I'd just note - don't compromise! For example, I've been out twice in the last month (once in CA and once here) with people who had never had thai before. In both cases, they let me choose the menu and were blown away.

about 15 hours ago
rudeboy in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

I'd say that North Lamar is our most regional approximation of what the OP was requesting, being somewhat pan-asian. I wouldn't make it a destination over all of the other fine recommendations above.

about 15 hours ago
rudeboy in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

Ooh, I haven't been to the ramen place. Sounds good on a "cold" day like this. (coolaugustmoon, it's freakng 48 degrees here - we're freezin!.)

about 15 hours ago
rudeboy in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

I will say that the mushroom appetizer at County Line is superb. No BBQ.

about 15 hours ago
rudeboy in Austin

So, I'm a Boston 'hound, our board here created some "best/must try/authentic" threads...

Word of warning - I live right near Ginny's and Chicken sh*t bingo has almost gotten out of control. It is hard to get inside, and even harder to dance. I saw a tour bus out there recently. I like crowds, though, and I've seen the chicken and we won the contest once.....so I just hang out in the lot.

Now that Woodrow's has opened, parking is a nightmare! It's easier to park near a #3 and jump the bus; the stop is only a block away.....

about 15 hours ago
rudeboy in Austin
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What Austin really needs

Too cold to hit up Melvin's today?

about 15 hours ago
rudeboy in Austin

RIP VIII

Rptrane, I had to look at my keyboard to see how close the t is to the p. Not that close!

about 16 hours ago
rudeboy in Austin

Need help with restaurants in Austin, TX for Bachelorette weekend!

Friday - Manuel's is two blocks away if you get there early there's no wait.

Esther Follies is fun; there's a lot of political and some local humor.

Sat Brunch - Moonshine

Sat Dinner - plenty of choices, I think that Congress and La Condesa were mentioned. Others can help better in this category....I really enjoyed La Condesa.

Sunday - Mekong River delivers; it's decent to pretty good.

Monday - Taco Shack (counter service) is around the corner. La Cafe Crepe is another option.

1 day ago
rudeboy in Austin

RIP VIII

I can't stand the new format, with the pages and all.....haven't figured out just find the latest posts. But thank you!

1 day ago
rudeboy in Austin
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RIP VIII

Wasn't trying to be snarky, but when I drive past the on at Airport and I35, there is always a long line.

1 day ago
rudeboy in Austin

Chowhound Staff: Which of you have voluntarily chosen to no longer collapse previously read posts?

Well, I've been away for a while, just returning to discover the pagination. I'm a little bummed (but I'm not going to gripe). It was easier to use the thread of consciousness method with a wheel mouse where the wheel is set (in control panel) to page down , rather than 3 lines. I'm talking desktop, because the mobile drives me bonkers, but I've only tried a couple of times.

1 day ago
rudeboy in Site Talk
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RIP VIII

Yeah, one can yawn a lot while waiting in those lines!

1 day ago
rudeboy in Austin

Two SF folks headed to Austin for 48 hours: Where should we eat?

If you are really into food history regarding texmex, go to El Patio on Guadalupe. It's all old school. The waiters still wear jackets.

Dec 03, 2014
rudeboy in Austin
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Carrots

I've become disenchanted with HEB carrots, as they taste tasteless and watery. Where are the carrots of my youth, the ones pulled straight from the garden?

(I've been MIA for a while for various reasons.)

Dec 02, 2014
rudeboy in Austin

Hard Hat XII

Well sqwertz, that might be what's happening for Highland Mall. I believe that there's going to be a whole ring of that type of building around the perimeter of the mall (esp along Airport).

http://impactnews.com/austin-metro/ce...

Dec 01, 2014
rudeboy in Austin

The Great Burnet Road Chocolate War!!!

If anyone goes, stop two doors down into Say Hi and buy some Thai groceries. My friend owns the place - he's 80. You won't find another place like that in Austin. Cash only but things are cheap.

I did see Kelly's and have been wanting to try it. I did not realize that it was a candy shop as well. Maybe I'll bring my kids there, and then stop at Say Hi.

I thought that when Mi Victoria closed down, that was a sure sign that things were changing on that block. Mi Victoria seemed to do a brisk business. I miss that meat case mostly.

Dec 01, 2014
rudeboy in Austin
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Hard Hat XII

That whole strip of Airport is supposed to be some sort of enterprise zone.

Dec 01, 2014
rudeboy in Austin

Hard Hat XII

Since it was around the corner, I plumbed my whole house from Austin Plumbing Supply (when it was a real plumbing store, before they they converted into a showroom).

Peeked into Taco Flats a couple of weeks ago before I left town. Looks pretty cool inside -I'll have to check it out.

Dec 01, 2014
rudeboy in Austin

Boneless skinless chicken breasts in slow cooker?

Hey, swear to god, I saw flava, adorned with clock in a Red Lobster some 20 years ago. True story! It was the day after the Public Enemy concert here (which I attended).

Nov 01, 2014
rudeboy in Home Cooking

Boneless skinless chicken breasts in slow cooker?

Just strain and skim - reduces 90% of the fat, but retains all the flava flav.

Oct 31, 2014
rudeboy in Home Cooking

Boneless skinless chicken breasts in slow cooker?

I have one final thought to add. When adding chicken breasts to dark roux gumbo, sometimes they will disintegrate entirely into shreds. And it is kind of like crab. I'm talking about a 14 hour gumbo.

Oct 31, 2014
rudeboy in Home Cooking

Top Notch - Just an FYI

Sure because the next thing you know, your pants are around your ankles!

I did not encounter hairylegs, though, because I thought that, if I asked, I might suffer the same fate.

Oct 31, 2014
rudeboy in Austin

BBQ between San Antonio and Austin Airport

The Salt Lick at ABIA is cooked with gas. I'd just go to lockhart, specifically Smitty's, and get to the airport so you aren't worried about the flight. Make sure to get pickles and onions.

But people do love Black's brisket, too. I'd say pick only one and call ahead. Here's Smitty's number:

(512) 398-9344

Oct 31, 2014
rudeboy in Austin