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Indian Best Thali

Me too! Indian Dhaba in Brighton has a combo plate they call a Thali on their menu - I have never been. I wonder if it has curd and pickle and sambar?

Mar 11, 2010
kimma in Greater Boston Area

How to Eat More

I, on the other hand, have never been overly fond of other holidays, like Christmas. Other holidays also revolve on needless consumption with gifts and buying frenzies.

But Thanksgiving...Thanksgiving has some of the best special homemade dishes of the year, served with your favorite friends and family! This article was amusing. Some Thanksgiving dishes I only get once a year and they never taste as good at different times. I try to eat as much as I can, so come August, when I start dreaming of stuffing, yams, parsnips, pie, turkey, ect. I have no regrets. I think people who pick at their food are the ungrateful ones! But that must be because I come from a family of eaters who feel the happiest with full bellies! :)

I always say, "Now Thanksgiving, there is a holiday I can sink my teeth into!"

Nov 21, 2008
kimma in Features

Fourth of July in DC

I'm going to DC for the 4th of July and I was wondering if anybody had good recommendations for festive food. I'm coming from Boston and I don't know what to expect-- are food vendors allowed to roam around and sell hotdogs and lemonade on the 4th- or are those things frowned upon? Can anybody tell me where to get great cheap interesting food for the weekend- and if there is a good Dim Sum place in Chinatown?

May 21, 2008
kimma in Washington DC & Baltimore

Best Dim Sum restaurant in Mpls/St. Paul, MN

I used to be a big fan of My Lee Hoa in Little Canada, but now I live in Boston, and I think the taste of the food in Chinatown is horrible. Boston's Chinatown is the 3rd largest in the US- but I have yet to find a place that has salt and pepper calamari, Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce, good shark's fin dumplings, taro balls, AND awesome chile oil like other dim sum restaurants do (like My Lee Hoa did). Sure, they have all the standards, the sticky rice, the shui mai, ect- but most places in Chinatown in Boston have such a limited fare of my favorites- its hard to get everything I want at one place. The other thing that kills me is that most places (not China Pearl) only have either Tabasco sauce or commercial Sriracha sauce- my dumplings deserve better. As to gratuity- that is my favorite part about dim sum, everywhere I go the tip is included. Another big difference between MN and MA is that in MA, due to the high cost of living, it is expected that everyone tips 20% not 15%- so whenever we go out to eat and there is a 15 or 18% gratuity we always throw down a little extra.

Apr 10, 2008
kimma in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Best Dim Sum restaurant in Mpls/St. Paul, MN

Nooo- say its not true!

Apr 10, 2008
kimma in Minneapolis-St. Paul