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Authentic ancient Chinese recipe for Bourbon Chicken

Unfortunately you've been duped. Bourbon Chicken is a made up dish mainly served in mall food courts. No self-respecting authentic Chinese restaurant that I know of would serve this. But damn if it isn't tasty, right?

Here is a recipe that I think you find appealing:

Aug 08, 2010
FlowerMoundGirl in Home Cooking

Searching for Red Pepper Flakes

I recently moved to Auckland from the US and lots of my recipes call for red pepper flakes but I can't find them anywhere. Does such a thing exist here or is it called something else? The spice sections at Foodtown/Countdown are so small, about 1/4 of the varieties of spices we have in the US and I am wondering if there is somewhere else I can look for spices that perhaps offers a more extensive selection other than the standard supermarkets.

Best Strawberry Shortcake

Cracker Barrel serves Strawberry Shortcake on a biscuit, and I think it's pretty darn yummy if you're not looking for something fancy.

Your top picks for places to take my New Zealand visitor

I am actually moving to New Zealand this June... to say I am going to mourn the loss of my favorite restaurants and American dining altogether is an understatement. But don't get me started there... *sniffle*

My BF is flying here for 10days to get a taste of what I'm leaving behind and then we are returning to New Zealand together. I am trying to compile a list of places to take him while he's here, but I have never had an out of town guest come for a visit since I've lived in Texas (past 8 yrs), so I am looking for suggestions of "must visit" spots to eat that will make him wish he were moving here instead! And so when I start whining about all the things I miss, he will be secretly missing them too!

I usually dine in the Flower Mound/Lewisville/Grapevine/Carrolton/Southlake/Frisco areas. But I am willing to venture into unknown territories based on recommendations. Also, we are NOT generally looking for fancy "dress to the nines", budget breaking meals, and we are not wine drinkers so recommend accordingly. We do both enjoy simpler cuisine, and are looking specifically for amazingly grilled steaks and chicken, maybe an awesome pizza restaurant (with thinner crust as I have to really control my carbs), a mexican restaurant with great food AND atmosphere (as they have NO mexican food to speak of at all in NZ... trust me I've looked), and even something as simple as a good burger/milkshake joint. Oh and I don't think he knows what Chicken Fried Steak is, but I'd like to introduce him....

Don't be afraid to recommend chains if they top your list, I have a few on my list as well that people might scoff at but hey, I like what I like. Somewhere you can just show up in jeans and a t-shirt is great because we'll be driving around sightseeing and visiting family and friends mostly on the casual.

So far I plan to include some of my personal favorites:

- He loves Fried Chicken so I'm of course taking him to Babes, this alone might make him consider immigrating!

- He also loves burgers, and my favorite burgers with your own fixings bar are at Fuddruckers.

- Just for the sheer massiveness of their menu and to see him drool at the cheesecake case, I plan to take him to the Cheesecake Factory.

- For a splurge we might go to Ruth's Chris, I've only dined there 4 or 5 times in my life but always thought it was really good, but if you know a place that is comparable and not quite so elegant I'm all ears.

I also would love to find a nice bar/pub that serves good food and has pool tables/dartboards etc. We aren't drinkers but if we can go have a decent meal and play a little pool with some cool music and friendly people then we'd be happy.

Mount Eden Bakery - Auckland

When visiting Auckland, my friend took me to Mount Eden Bakery and then we took our treasures up to the top of Mount Eden for the most glorious sunny afternoon with a view. Probably my favorite memory of my trip to Auckland. I cannot get that raspberry slice out of my head, I wake up craving it! If anyone has a recipe for something similar please post it, can't get anything like that in the US!

Gifts for my Kiwi New Zealander Foodie Friends?

I asked something similiar, you might find some things in my thread :)

Birthday cake - not fancy, just delicious (Lewisville)

The only place I've bought a bday cake since moving here was at Candy Haven for someone's Over The Hill Party.... but I'm not looking for something extravaggant or that pricy, just a simply birthday cake that has that real bakery taste. I don't care if it comes from a supermarket or a bakery as long as it's delicious. Doesn't really even have to be a traditional "Birthday" decorated cake, a kick ass layer cake would be just fine. I was thinking of trying Swirl Bakery in Flower Mound, but was hoping maybe I'd get some more input here. The bday is this Saturday so need replies prior to then please :)

Dragon Fruit-Dallas

Did some googling out of curiousity, because I've never seen or tasted Dragonfruit. This page talks about it's season and has some mighty tasty looking photos.

Anything from the US you consider a real treat?

I'm visiting friends in NZ later this year and was trying to think of something that I could smuggle in my suitcase that they might consider a real treat, something you can't get over there.. If you have any ideas please pass them on :) Maybe a particular kind of crisps or candy?

Personal Chef in Dallas

check out
They do all the prep work, send everything home with you in ziplock bags and containers that you can freeze until you're ready to prepare them. You do the cooking yourself but all the shopping and prep work has already been done for you. Or of course you can go there and do your own prep in their kitchens and they do all the cleanup. Can be a fun activity to get your family into cooking if they don't usually help out at home.

Also have considered this service myself

Flower Mound (& Nearby) Casual Dining Favorites?

Thanks, I'll have to look it up online because I can't even place where Bartonville is lol
I don't get out much :p

Fresh and easy mo'gurt

Any more info on this product? Is Fresh and Easy the brand name? Not finding anything online about it.

Mar 26, 2009
FlowerMoundGirl in Chains

Quizno's Torpedos

I love the bread on the Torpedos 10x better than the regular Quiznos breads. But I agree that the sandwiches are very minimal on the fillings. I ended up tearing about half the bread off and doubling up the ingredients on the remaining half to make it a meatier sandwich.

Mar 25, 2009
FlowerMoundGirl in Chains

Top 10 Chain/Fast Food Items

Hmmm I just had an ah-ha moment that turned into a drooling craving so I must add the Krispy Kreme chocolate iced glazed donut to my list... somewhere around #3.

Mar 25, 2009
FlowerMoundGirl in Chains

Top 10 Chain/Fast Food Items

I think you'll find that most of my favorites are the things I grew up on in the Cincinnati area. Since moving to Texas about 7yrs ago I have been in constant mourning for my favorite foods :(

10. Arby's Chicken Salad Market Fresh Sandwich
9. Wendy's Chili
8. Wingstop Mild Wings
7. Frisch's in Cincinnati - Big Boy, Fish Sandwich, Vegetable Soup, Hot Fudge Cake ...
6. Donatos Pizza (you can't beat that thin crisp crust, god I miss them since I moved to TX)
5. Cheesecake Factory Chinese Chicken Salad
4. White Castle Burgers (don't RUIN them with cheese!) and crinkle fries or onion chips
3. Chickfila Chicken Nugget meal with waffle fries and cole slaw and their Polynesian sauce
2. Graeter's Ice Cream in Cincinnati - favorite is a double dip cone with chocolate & coffee
1. Skyline Chili 3way which is spaghetti topped with chili and grated cheddar - I'd rather have this than the best steak dinner money could buy, maybe because I moved away and can no long get them *cries* (Cincinnati chili chain -

Mar 20, 2009
FlowerMoundGirl in Chains

Domino's Oven Baked Sandwiches

Definitely would not order again. They were dry, over baked and like others have said the meat was nearly non-existant.

Mar 20, 2009
FlowerMoundGirl in Chains

$5 Pizza all you can eat

Well here in Texas where they are from, they are a lot better than people here are describing. They are busy enough that the pizza has no time to get cold, and I see them pull them off the buffet and replace with a fresh one all the time to keep them fresh. Back when we used to pig out (before I had weight lost surgery) we enjoyed it several times. Would I rather have dominos delivery, probably. Would I rather eat at a cute little pizza bistro that seves wine and has tons of italian specialties, sure. But if you're looking for something cheap that the kids will go gaga for, our Cici's fit the bill.

Mar 20, 2009
FlowerMoundGirl in Chains

Visiting Taupo later this year from the USA

I will be there in September, which I believe is the beginning of spring?

I am not a very adventurous eater, not much of a typical "chowhound" I guess. I have tried lamb and venison here in the US and found them both to taste rather gamey, not what my palate is accustomed too. But we'll see maybe I will feel compelled to try something new :)

Visiting Taupo later this year from the USA

"Keep in mind that the USD is quite strong at the moment. I was stunned at how little we actually spent compared to how much food we were served."

That is good to know!

Visiting Taupo later this year from the USA

No idea what the area is like, it seems there are a lot of resorts there so I'm assuming there a lots of restaurants too? I'd be interested in knowing what fast food places are there that I might recognize from the US, and ones that we don't have that I can check out. We will be eating on a budget, maybe two or three casual dining nights and the rest either fast food or cooking ourselves in our unit. Please include websites when available ;) Will be my first trip to NZ! Anything open really late? We're nightowls :)

KFC Apple Pies (fried)

They also sell them at Pizza Hut if yours has a WingStreet incorporated with it. They come 6 to an order and have cinnamon/sugar sprinkled on. Very yummy, unfortunately not very good for you but worth a splurge now and then :)

Mar 06, 2009
FlowerMoundGirl in Chains

Best Fish and Chips (Dallas)

Cotton Patch Cafe's have a fish and chips basket that is actually pretty good and consistant. It's beer battered very crunchy fish, a large portion enough to share.

I actually started a thread on fish and chips a few months ago if you want to check out the replies I got then....

We did try SeaBreeze after the suggestions but I wasn't impressed... I actually like Cotton Patch better, go figure LOL

Looking for Tea Rooms in North Dallas

Saw this posted in another thread and thought it might be of interest

Looking for Tea Rooms in North Dallas
They have locations in Richardson and Carrollton. I haven't been but it was recommended to me by another Chowhound.

Dining at/around Beau Rivage - Biloxi MS

Yeah sorry I wasn't raised by parents who ate seafood and we never lived anyone near a coast of any kind. Not everyone is as lucky as you :p

Dining at/around Beau Rivage - Biloxi MS

Thank you for making a thoughtful helpful post. I figured everyone in town can't eat at the $25 and up per plate restaurants in town, so I had hoped for more replies of this nature but I guess I'll just have to explore on my own and see what I can find. Thanks for the tip.

Dining at/around Beau Rivage - Biloxi MS

LOL yeah it seems like most the places I found recommendations for online are closed. Seems like people on the gulf coast don't like to blog or review much, I've been on multiple sites and hardly anyone posts from that area, even on here!

Dining at/around Beau Rivage - Biloxi MS

Only thing I like is fish and chips lol A good thick piece of white fish catfish

Dining at/around Beau Rivage - Biloxi MS

Any other recommendations? My trip is fast approaching and thought I'd get more than one reply *pouts*

Jersey Mikes in Plano

One of the places I missed most when I moved to Dallas! They just opened one in Flower Mound at 1171/Long Pririe and I couldn't be happier. No sub shop I've ever eaten at can compare to Jersey Mikes. Their meats and cheese are so fresh and delicious, their bread is awesome and you should try their tuna salad and Philly or Rueben sometime :) mmmmm