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Is It Safe: Chili Bean Sauce (Douban) Left Out Overnight?

Definitely more than 12 hours but less than 24. It's on a shelf in a glass jar before opening but it says to refrigerate after. It's mostly chili and fermented beans but there is raw garlic in there.

I'm breastfeeding if that matter...maybe err on side of caution.

Nov 26, 2014
AngelSanctuary in General Topics

best pastas in Toronto, 2014

What?! Was that always there or is it very recent? I was there a month and a half ago and I didn't see that...

CNE - 2014 - Food at the Ex

Had the thanksgiving waffle, it delivered what it promises I guess. The waffle was dry, turkey quite bland, also the whole thing was a lukewarm almost.

Had Popsicles from Miami ice, they had a lot of ice crystals.

Deep fried gnocchi, gnocchi was chewy and not very crispy on the outside. Weren't fresh either.

The best thing I ate was "totchos" which was just tater tots dressed up like nachos. Pretty hard to be bad though.

Chinese dog-eating festival

Well I'm sure they would if they could, when's the last time you were even near a pig, chicken, or cow?

Also when's the last time you heard of pigs viciously biting small children?

Too Much Salt In My Kimchi! Will It Be Okay?

During the process of curing the cabbage I might have added too much salt and now it tastes a lot saltier than normal. I can deal with the saltiness since it's not too bad and I just eat it with rice anyways but will it still ferment properly? It's been two weeks and it still tastes the same as well as smelling a bit like gasoline.

Nov 19, 2013
AngelSanctuary in Home Cooking

Is Garlic Puree Left Out Overnight Still Safe?

I made a paste out of garlic, ginger, pear, and apple mixed together (for kimchi later) but forgot to put it in the fridge. Should I toss it?

Aug 12, 2013
AngelSanctuary in General Topics

109 Michelin 3* in six months!! - Anyone going??! Ha!!

Well unfortunately, I'm not rich and retired.

Impromptu one day trip to Chicago

Oh my gosh that is really detailed thank you! This reply is probably a bit late but yea I'll be flying solo and my only free day is tomorrow aka the first day I'll get there. I'm staying near the crowne plaza and I'm not too conservative with money but nothing too fancy either?

Oh and when I say doesn't require a reservation I guess I meant a place where it is possible to get a table without a reservation and hopefully not too long of a wait.

May 06, 2013
AngelSanctuary in Chicago Area

Impromptu one day trip to Chicago

Something came up last minute and I'll actually be there several days butI'll be flying to Chicago tomorrow and I only have one free day to myself and would like to make the most of it!

What are some must try restaurants that doesn't require a reservation?

What foods are Chicago famous for (besides deep dish pizza and hotdogs)?

Or if there are just any general areas with a good concentration of good food?


May 06, 2013
AngelSanctuary in Chicago Area

What's the Point of Almond Flour in Macarons?

It's easier to come by because I actually have some in my house haha!

What's the Point of Almond Flour in Macarons?

I see, so the texture is all from nut flour? Is it because of the fat in the nuts that give it that chew? Or protein or something?

Mar 23, 2013
AngelSanctuary in Home Cooking

What's the Point of Almond Flour in Macarons?

Besides flavour, if I don't have any at hand can I just omit them? Or if it's possible to use ground hazelnuts or something like that?

Mar 22, 2013
AngelSanctuary in Home Cooking

Wanda's Pie in the Sky---a view on a few of them

I don't really like their pies...in fact I'll say I quite hate that place. I went both times and their pies are just really soggy...almost kinda chewy and has no flavour at all.

Also Canadian Pie Company didn't really hit the spot either. I just want a place that serves me a pie with a nice flaky, buttery crust.

Is it possible to dislike an entire country's worth of food?

Well I think that's literally impossible since any country's food will still have a pretty wide variety, how can a person possibly dislike every single dish?

Though to be fair to you friend, in a restaurant, unless you guys are in Vietnam or a place with a big Vietnamese population most of the dishes will usually be of the same variety so maybe she has tried a few dishes and didn't like it. Also after a few dishes you don't like most people wouldn't continue eating that country's food just to find a dish you like...

Jan 14, 2013
AngelSanctuary in General Topics

An Evening of Molecular Gastronomy - Anyone Going?

Saw this upcoming event on blogto and sounds really interesting but I'm very paranoid about scams/wasting my money anyone ever heard of this person/been to one of his workshops?

Saw it here: http://www.blogto.com/events/68576

Top 5 Sushi/Kaiseki Restaurants In Hong Kong (2012)

Ooh I know you can't say which restaurant but can I ask how you got the apprenticeship? And what are the legal process you have to go through (like visas and stuff)?

New PBS series: The Mind of a Chef

Don't work in my area =(

New PBS series: The Mind of a Chef

Anyone know where a Canadian might be able to catch all the episodes?

Things to cover my mochi with?

Oooh nice tip about the microwave!

Nov 01, 2012
AngelSanctuary in Home Cooking

Things to cover my mochi with?

Nutella and peanut butter =D!

Nov 01, 2012
AngelSanctuary in Home Cooking

Things to cover my mochi with?

Can't seem to edit my post but I have a follow up question: how do I store them and how long will they be good for?

Oct 31, 2012
AngelSanctuary in Home Cooking

Things to cover my mochi with?

It's more of a chinese version of mochi called 糯米糍 (lor mai chi) and traditionally it's covered in coconut flakes but I was thinking of more unique things to cover it with. I was originally going to use toasted sesame seeds but found it to be too overpowering so I was hoping to look for some ideas?

Oct 31, 2012
AngelSanctuary in Home Cooking

Popcorn Lung? ...

Yea and the court didn't give her the full amount of compensation because she was partly responsible but that still doesn't excuse the fact that the coffee gave her a serious burn and she needed a skin graft. Not to mention the employees were lacking common sense...that person was really old and you're giving them burning coffee?!

Gendered representations of food in the media

Well in general food for women are always have like guilt attached with it. Like why yogurt is always associated with women because it's not fattening and they don't have to feel guilty about liking it. Or if it's more indulgent food (like chocolate) then it's always seen as a treat, something really special. Dove chocolate ads are a good example of what I'm talking about.

Food marketed to men (well the only thing I can think of that is male targeted is beer at the moment) is more complimentary to the men like "yea you go drink this beer because you're AWESOME!".

Asian desserts...why don't I like them?

I am so with you on adzuki beans, I hate them so much!!!

What about Cantonese style dessert? Especially the more contemporary ones are more universal I think because it's more western flavours? Like fruit based sago (tiny tapioca like things). I also like "pancakes" that are quite popular which is a crepe wrapped around a ball of whipped cream and inside is a huuuuuuuuuuuge chunk of fruit (most popular choices are mango and durian but durian is very polarizing...).

For the more traditional desserts I really, REALLY enjoy glutinous rice balls in Chinese dessert that are cooked in a ginger and yam soup (tastes more appealing than it sounds) and the balls are usually filled with black sesame paste...those are definitely quite sweet. What about ginger milk, those are magical! You pour hot milk with sugar onto ginger juice and the starch from the ginger naturally coagulate the milk! So it's solid but liquidy at the same time and you get sweetness but an oomph! from the ginger!

Jun 29, 2012
AngelSanctuary in General Topics

Ethiopian restaurant in Scarborough

Is there any?

What Can I Shave Parmesan Over?!

I've always disliked Parmesan but for some reason I'm kinda addicted to it and I bought a wedge. This is kinda new territory for me, I know you will usually shave it in salads or pasta but I'm kinda sick of salads or pastas (I work in an Italian restaurant) so I kinda want to try new combination but I know really little about this cheese.

And I only really like it shaved for some reason.

Oct 24, 2011
AngelSanctuary in Home Cooking

The Very Best Chinese Restaurants in Scarborough?

Well I was only talking about their dim sum. But I'm not going to try after having tried their beef noodles, it was ridiculously bland and didn't really have that taste that things stir fried in a wok should taste.

The Very Best Chinese Restaurants in Scarborough?

I don't agree with Casa Imperial I just thought there food is very average but with very un-average prices. It's not they use very expensive ingredients either...

Do dumplings count as a category? I love Dumpling King's dumplings, really juicy, flavourful, and I think their wrappers have the best amount of thickness. But their non-dumpling foods are kinda hit and miss.

Casa Imperial
4125 Steeles Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1W 3T4, CA

Krispy Kreme burger!!

Food at the Ex is always so disappointing and overpriced though. Like I have a feeling they'll just use frozen patties. If it is than it's not worth it, you should clog your arteries with something tasty!

Like last year I had the deep fried butter, it was like this minuscule cube of butter in a thick batter and it just melted into the batter immediately, so it was four small piece of fried cake that is slightly buttered, so not worth $5. And the lines ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Sorry for the rant.