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Hungarian food specifically Túró Rudi

Not much in the way of Hungarian specialties here in Boston, but I looked up Túró Rudi and I think you're might indeed find yourself in luck at one of the Russian grocers like Bazaar, especially if you're open to settling for a Russian-style version. They do carry a lot of candies!

Have You Tried Mix-It Sushi Noodle Grill?

I have, and did not care for it at all, but given that OC liked it a lot the chances seem higher that she'd like this place as well.

A Question for the Dragon-Mouths !

Yes, I think there has been slight thread drift and the question originally referred only to dried chiles rather than to Sichuan peppercorns.

Have You Tried Mix-It Sushi Noodle Grill?

Sorry, no! Opinionatedchef did!

Have You Tried Mix-It Sushi Noodle Grill?

Yeah, that name reminds me of Betty's Wok and Noodle. You loved Betty's, so you might very well like this too.

Long shot - custard powder?

Do you mean like Bird's brand? I get it at the Packard's Corner Star. It's on the imported foods aisle with Irish foods.

Search is not working

Oh, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, eatingjoy, I never would have figured any of that out without your instructions!

Now perhaps you can explain to me how to empty an eggshell while leaving it intact.

Jan 23, 2015
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Search is not working

Those are only hits on chow.com, from back when there was Chow.com coverage of the Boston board. There's nothing there from the Chowhound boards, and if I click on "Conversations" (which is to say, Chowhound posts) even though it lists 513 hits, I get no results.

Jan 23, 2015
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Search is not working

Thanks - I've been using the CH search engine for many years, and I consider myself fairly well skilled with it. What I'm trying to communicate here is that the CH search engine is completely nonfunctional for me at the moment. I can enter any search term I like - I get zero results.

Search is not working

Yep, I'm aware of that. I'm looking for a specific post within a recent-ish thread on my home board, and Google is an awkward tool for this particular job. Also, the fact that search is currently completely non-functional seemed worth reporting so that maybe it can be repaired (or at least returned to its usual sub-optimal state.)

Jan 23, 2015
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Search is not working

The search function is completely dead at the moment - I'm getting zero results on any search term I enter (searching the Greater Boston board.) Will go look for what I'm trying to find on Google.

Jan 23, 2015
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Blackbird Donuts?

Weird - what I think of as an old-fashioned doughnut is a plain cake doughnut, definitely NOT iced or glazed, although I agree that the ideal is crisp on the outside (especially around the hole) and tender inside.

Trattoria Toscana's New Chefs

Any details? What did you have?

Dutch food in Boston

You're posting in this thread just to tell a homesick Dutch person that their native food isn't great? Talk about "yucking somebody's yum"!

Dutch food in Boston

Karl's is German, not Dutch. I shopped there fairly recently and perused their grocery items pretty thoroughly - while they do carry some Swedish goods I saw nothing Dutch.

Ethnic breakfasts?

How big is your group? That might make it easier to make recommendations.

Are there any highly recommended vegetarian entrees in the Greater Boston area?

need advice on affordable New England wedding venues

Just for the record, the original poster who was trying to keep their budget below 30K wrote their post in August 2010. This thread gets bumped regularly by others looking for venues, but I'm hoping that andibh is long since married.

Chinese in Lexington 2015

Did you also have the tofu stuffed with shrimp in hot pot, or was that at another outing? You mentioned it elsewhere, but not above, so I'm confused.

Chinese Tea in the 'burbs?

Fair enough - both Upton Teas and Cardullo's fall into that category as well.

Chinese Tea in the 'burbs?

There's a decent selection of MEM teas available at Cardullo's - I generally stick with Upton, but much prefer MEM's peppery masala chai blend and buy it there.

Russo's vs. Whole Foods

Last time I looked, Russo's price for Kewpie was rather high compared to, say, Hong Kong Market. If you have trouble finding it, then yes, you can get it at Russo's, but it's not one of their better deals.

Chinese Tea in the 'burbs?

It's Soluna (as in sun+moon, per their logo), not Solana -
http://www.solunagardenfarm.com/

Clicking through from COTM Archive and other older threads, previously read posts are not collapsed

This is a known problem that goes back to last August - discussed in this thread:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9869...

Apparently fixing this problem is not high priority, although given how often elderly threads get bumped these days, it can be pretty annoying in a long thread.

Jan 06, 2015
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Russo's vs. Whole Foods

It's kind of a pain to check out those low shelves, but well worth doing so because there are all sorts of interesting finds - some great buys, some less so but hard-to-find products.

They have Lyle's Golden Syrup (our preferred brand of cane syrup, SOOO much better than Karo for making pecan pies!) for the best price around. Also check out the Baer's dried beans - locally grown, fresh and top quality.

Korean in Davis Square?

Still in progress, per this recent post:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9983...

Instacart- are people using it? How is it working out?

If he does, he doesn't seem to have gotten the memo that Amazon Fresh isn't available in Boston.

Special Instant Ginger "Tea" Only at Sun Sun

Upton Tea is wonderful, and their online catalog is very easy to use. You can buy sample sized portions of many of their teas so you can try things out without too big an investment.

Not only that, their service is excellent - usually my orders are packed and shipped the same day, and became they're near by, orders generally arrive the very next day.

JP Scores Another One! Centre Street Cafe

Yes, it was.

Jo Jo Taipei kills Mary Chung!!

Nope, Jean and Lee Kitchen opened in January of this year, in the space that was formerly Taam China. Here's Tatsu's post and further discussion from the January 2014 Openings and Closings thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9296...