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They put WHAT in THIS??!!! [Muller Fruit Up Yogurt]

I will bet it is the bones or some other gelatin making part of the fish. Seafood and seaweed products are used all the time as natural gelatins. ot to mention, their yogurt is freakin awesome!

Jul 20, 2013
Wanda2day in General Topics

7 favorite ingredients HELP!!

I have this dish ages ago at a Thai place on Geary(we're talkin 80's here). You had to take off your shoes to be seated and this item was on the menu, called 7 favorite ingredients.you were given trimmed pieces of butter lettuce and filled them with one each of a very small piece of
1. lime including rind
2. small square red onion
3. peanut,
4. shrimp
5. jalapeno,

Can anyone remeber last two?? The whole thing got a spoon of hoisin and lemon grass, but I don't think that was last 2 of the 7 favorites. Any ideas here??

authentic HAND TOSSED Chinese needles???

It is an ancient, disappearing method. They take one fat strand of boiling water dough, toss it around till it is longer and thinner, then repeat until you have a bundle of nice thin, round noodles. Sounds like I have some choice to investigaste below.

authentic HAND TOSSED Chinese needles???

yay!!!!!

authentic HAND TOSSED Chinese needles???

Not just hand made, but hand tossed. If you are in the know, I don't need top explain any further.

HAnd tossed Chinese noodles

Not Hand made, HAND TOSSED. Big difference. a hand tossed noodle is round and is quite an art form. I probably willl have to go to China. I may post on the Vancouver board or go to Aisia.............

Jan 24, 2011
Wanda2day in Greater Seattle

Where can you buy Hummus in Seattle and who has the best?

Issaquah has a nice one, in Gilman Village. I am horrible at names. It has Afghani and Persian food, lovely Persian tea. Went there with a Persian gentleman and it was given the thumbs up. Will repost if name pops up in head.

Jan 17, 2011
Wanda2day in Greater Seattle

HAnd tossed Chinese noodles

Anyone know who serves them? Not shaved noodles, I want hand tossed. If you have a Vancouver connection, that's cool too.

Thanks!

Jan 16, 2011
Wanda2day in Greater Seattle

Source for masa in Seattle?

Oh, one down in White Center andone on 900 in Renton. Renton has it al the time, White Center is special order. DOn't recall names of either. Renton store might be LA Venadita?

Jan 16, 2011
Wanda2day in Greater Seattle

Sunday Buffet Brunch...where?

T. Cooks was FABULOUS!!! Great pick. Small, but perfect. Scratch baked muffins, Alaska King Crab, it was all fabulous. And the ala carte dishes just wonderful. Truly a bargain.

May 27, 2010
Wanda2day in Phoenix

Sunday Buffet Brunch...where?

I am looking for a mid priced Sunday buffet brunch, as I will have my mother with me and she'll faint at the price tags at the Boulders and what assume the Biltmore chargers by now. Any idea of what's good and what folks are charging now for these bufet dealies? We just don't have this in Seattle and this is likely my last trip to Arizona, ever.

Let me know if anyone has some good ideas?

May 11, 2010
Wanda2day in Phoenix

Pepperidge Farm White Sandwich Bread in Seattle

Belay that trip to Grocery Outlet, it's SARA LEE they have, their packaging can be very similar. Again, weird you can't find a major brand like that here. And, where are the Wolverman's English muffins?

Feb 16, 2010
Wanda2day in Greater Seattle

Pepperidge Farm White Sandwich Bread in Seattle

Have you checked Grocery Outlet? I got he one on MLK, and they frequently have Peperidge Farm. Isn't that miserable you can't find a major brand like that? Our grocery stores are turning to Generica, with Safeway being the worst. Here we have basically, Safeway or the Kroger corporation as the chain stores, a chilling thought to a gourmet cook.

Oddly enough, you can find a lot of gourmet items at Grocery Outlet, goat's cheese, prosciutto, it varies.

Any how, they sometimes have that on the bread rack, so have a look. And thank you for making me think about summer tomoatoes.

Jan 27, 2010
Wanda2day in Greater Seattle

Where to find masa preparada para tamales? Seattle area

they are two differnet things, tamale masa and torillla masa. I don't know if they carry the tortilla masa there too, but ya'd think. I will report in on what I find, I am showing a bunch of folks how to make tamales, so we'll make both ways, with Maseca and with the bags of the prepared masa.

Dec 11, 2009
Wanda2day in Greater Seattle

Where to find masa preparada para tamales? Seattle area

No actually, I am talking about bags of wet prepared fresh corn mixture. And, I actually answered my own question, I found a place in White Center, La Mexicana, a tortilla factory. 10020 14th Ave SW. I think Maseca is too dense and sorry to bring it up, but also quite gassy. The fresh stuff is lighter.

It's also really good to get bags of tortilla masa, its a whole different tortilla made from that, like being in Mexico.

Dec 11, 2009
Wanda2day in Greater Seattle

Where to find masa preparada para tamales? Seattle area

Does anyone know a good Mexican Grocery that sells the big bags of fresh tamale masa? I am from the southwest and we don't have so many tortilla factories here, so have never seen that this far north.

Thanks!!

Dec 11, 2009
Wanda2day in Greater Seattle

Seven Star Pepper (Seattle)

Jayne Doe, I must say, the food was kinda crap over there! Flavors good, but the deep fried whole fish was SMOTHERED in greasy sauce, the crab was overcooked and stickng to the shell and noodles textureless and overboiled. Green onion pancakes were kind of raw in center. I heard they lost their exec chef to somewhere in Bellevue? It shows. Does anyone know where that guy is? Never mind, just read the whole thread, seems should have gone to Bellevue.

Wanda2day

Dec 14, 2006
Wanda2day in Pacific Northwest

Seven Star Pepper (Seattle)

Does anyone know if they have a bar? I can't get through to their main number. Thanks!

Dec 12, 2006
Wanda2day in Pacific Northwest

Tamarind Tree or Green Leaf?

This has nothing to do with either restaurant, I'd be happy to spend a lifetime trying to decide which of those two are better, you're going to get a good meal at either. I had question to put out to the foodies. I had a Vietnamese friend point out to me an ingredient on a soup packet that is also used in Vietnamese cooking called ASP. It was in a packet of mushroom broth flavoring and in the genral MSG aisle. I have no idea what this is, anyone out there know?

Nov 09, 2006
Wanda2day in Pacific Northwest

My latest Vodka infusion

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, got it. I drink those all the time, did not know that was the name. Thought they meant a salad. OopS!!

Oct 23, 2006
Wanda2day in Spirits

My latest Vodka infusion

In a Caesar? Are you kidding? What's the point of vodka in a Caesar except being able to write it on the menu???

Oct 22, 2006
Wanda2day in Spirits

SEA - Looking for good Thai if I can't go to Issaquah...

this may not help, but I have found Royal Orchid on Rainier Ave in Renton (just past Renton AIrport) to be quite good. They have some really interesting chicken balls wrapped in Ti leaves and deep fried. They had a few dishes which were quite unique. Haven't been in while so this isn't the strongest reccomendation............Just come to Issaquah, we don't bite (hard)

Aug 11, 2006
Wanda2day in Pacific Northwest

I need cheap excellent places to eat in Seattle and Vancouver,Viet is good,Thai,real funky is good

Tamarind Tree, Tamarind Tree, Tamarind Tree
And if you can brave the wilds of Issaquah, The Noodle Boat on Gilman is outstanding.

Aug 09, 2006
Wanda2day in Pacific Northwest

re-visiting the new Porta

Absolutely!! Hey do you remember the name of that sausage dish? You said you had tried when responding to my post. I have been trying to tell a Greek friend about it.

Aug 09, 2006
Wanda2day in Pacific Northwest

One night in Seattle: Black Bottle, Palace Kitchen, Purple Cafe Wine Bar, or ?

I thought the food at Balck Bottle was extraordinary. I had a Portabello mushroom dish that defies descrition. It is really LOUD, tho, due to tin roofs. I have found the Tom Douglas places not very consistent over the years, so if you have one night, it might be an off night.I'd vote for Purple CAfe. I am a big fan of the wine pairings, it's always a good combo and the wine compliments the food so well, I find I always have a good experience.

Bon APetit!

Aug 09, 2006
Wanda2day in Pacific Northwest

Good BBQ in Seattle?

There is a decent spot on Front Street in Issaquah as well, but due to a terrible case of alcoholzeimer's I can't remember the name. It's definitely white folk's barbecue, but they have a really beautiful smoked brisket, sauces are pretty good.

Aug 02, 2006
Wanda2day in Greater Seattle

re-visiting the new Porta

yes, that town is Seattle, sorry, forgot this board is the whole Pacific Northwest

Aug 02, 2006
Wanda2day in Pacific Northwest

re-visiting the new Porta

I hadn't been to Porta in some time, what a great meal we had. They had a Greek version of mac and cheese that was out of this world, I I am not a mac and cheese person. Long tube pasta with 3 sharp cheeses and a creamy sauce, really yummy. I also like that they have smallish portions with smallish price tags as well. I was eyeing a shrimp dish which had bell peppers. I can't eat bell peppers and told the owner. He produced a dish with shrimp and artichokes on skewers over orzo pasta. We also had the grilled lamb steak over a warm cabbage slaw, and my very favorite the yigantes, the giant beans. Oh, and some homemade sausage sauteed in garlic, just amazingly flavorful. We had a great time and a great meal. I am going to get out there again as soon as I can. I think this is the best Greek food in town.

Jul 31, 2006
Wanda2day in Pacific Northwest