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All you can eat sushi places in DFW?

The best of breed is Japan house in Plano http://www.japanhouseplano.com/. This being said none of them come close to "real Sushi" but this is the best of what's out there. Friends have dragged me to many of them in the past.

Jul 28, 2014
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where to take my family to eat in Dallas for authentic food of any kind?

For Chinese it might be interesting to take them to Little Sheep 75 & Legacy. They are a hot pot chain out of China. This is the only one in the states. For "Texas" food, Love & War in Texas on Plano Parkway & 75. Another good choice is lockhart smoke house in Downtown Plano.

Feb 23, 2014
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where to buy pork belly

All the oriental stores will have it.
It's normally less than $3lb at ranch 99 in Plano. I would guess that the viet grocery stores in mid cities / Arlington will have it for about the same price.

Feb 23, 2014
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Where can you get good feta in DFW? Not Whole Foods or Central Market.

Second world market. They have by far the best selection in DFW.

Nov 25, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

chicken fried steak in Carrollton or Lewisville

Norma's is okay. Mama's is prefab but not horrible. Love and War in Texas is probably best of bread close in. Obviously many other choices in Dallas.

Nov 15, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Suggestions for an outstanding Sunday Brunch

Third on Smoke. I will add Bolsa, their brunch rocks and their drinks can't be beat.

I would take a pass on Whisky Cake. Their brunch is limited and not on the same par as the others.

Oct 30, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Lazaranda in Addison?

Not to mention biscuits and gravy But that is best for another thread. My take on Mesa is it's okay. If it was closer to me, I would go regularly. It's just not on a regular rotation. It just does not strike me as outstanding enough to make that rotation.

Oct 15, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Lazaranda in Addison?

Actually some dishes are better at Lazarada than Mesa some are better at Mesa. I believe the Lazaranda generally does a better job with fish. Mesa does a better overall job and is more comfortable. On the other hand if I am already all the way in Oak Cliffe I am probably going to Bolsa :-)

Oct 14, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Lazaranda in Addison?

Their mole can also be one of the best in town. I can say that it has been a a little hit or miss lately. I will also say that you wan the premium ceviche. The others are okay, but just not as good.

Oct 14, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Best Fajitas in DFW?

I don't know that I agree that Mesa is the best mole. I do however think it's very good. Moles in general are very specialized and will greatly differ on your personal taste. I will say there is no Mole in DFW comes anywhere near the red iguana in Salt Lake City.

Oct 04, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

ISO Fish Head Curry

The fish head curry at Asian delights does not really compare to Blue ginger garden. It is good, but not great. Secret recipe is only good if the owner is there and then only on the weekends. My last visit the food was just not good.

I don't remember fish head current at Lion City, but it's been a while. Their other dishes are good.

Sep 21, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

The Latin Pig

The food is okay. The issue I had was all the food was noticeably under spiced. I will likely go and try it again now that they have been cooking for a while.

The other note is that they are very..... small. The booths are not comfortable and their seating is very limited.

Sep 21, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Lucia is booked... most "Lucia-like" in spirit?

You could also call and ask them to call you if they have an opening. I did this when relatives were in town and got the call just before we were heading to another restaurant.

Sep 03, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Palayok is BACK!!

Yes Asian Delights is open. We had a large group there on Friday. Asian Delights. Note that they are closed on Tuesdays.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/asian-delight...

Aug 19, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Palayok is BACK!!

Yep I thought something did not look right.

Aug 19, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Palayok is BACK!!

The bigger and maybe better food story is that Asian Delights will start serving Filipino dishes next month. Their plan is to really be Asian delights. They currently do Malaysian and Thai, they have hired another chef who will do Filipino food.

Aug 19, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dim Sum

The chicken feet are done slightly differently. JS Chen and Hong Kong Royale both are savory with a hint of sweet. Kiran Court is a bit more spicy. I don't remember Maxims.

Jul 09, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Need a Seabose replacement

Wow never had that problem. I have been going to Kazy since he was on Forest. I do think their quality went down a bit when Mr. Kazy died. The quality improved last time I was there.

Jul 07, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dim Sum

While Kirin court does have good Dim Sum it's simply a hassle to eat there. They hoover above you and try to chase you out. I don't blame them it's busy they want the table back. However this does not make for a great experience especially for larger groups.

Jul 07, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dim Sum

JS Chen BBQ not JS Chen on Coit. The crab fried rice is also a definite win.

Jul 07, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dim Sum

Yank Sing both locations

Jul 07, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dim Sum

Air,

Which location did you go to? J.S. Chen BBQ on 75 and Legacy has cart service on the weekend. I have hosted large groups at all the DFW Dim Sum places. Hong Kong Royal is good but due to low traffic can have issues. J.S. Chen BBQ is good and high turnover of food. Their Crab fried rice also rocks. We find that JS Chen or HK are better for large groups. Kiran Court is on the borderline of rude trying to move the group along due to their high traffic.

Jul 07, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Dim Sum

We ate at the top Dim Sum in SF one of the best in the country, and I find that JS Chen BBQ is so close it's not barely worth mentioning the difference. Yes the seafood Dim Sum is better in SF. It's also much more expensive across the board.

Jul 07, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Electric vs. Gas Burners

The same thing was quoted to the folks that I purchased my current house from. It ended up actually costing me around $300. The contractor they used was well a crook!

Jun 26, 2013
irodguy in Cookware

Electric vs. Gas Burners

I do find it interesting that many folks are saying they couldn't afford gas lines. I have had gas plumbed to 3 kitchens now in houses built in the 70s forward. I have never paid more than $700. This being said the previous owners of my new house were quoted $4000 by a crooked contractor. The gas lines were directly above the kitchen. My plumber quoted me $700 and my contractor did it for $350 with his wholesale plumber. Always get bids and references, but it's normally doable. This being said gas rules if you have the money for a high power gas range. Inexpensive gas ranges are about the same as my portable high power induction hobs.

Jun 25, 2013
irodguy in Cookware
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Electric vs. Gas Burners

It really depends on what kind of gas range you were cooking on previously. If it was a ge... low power range then an induction would be a major step up. If it was a high power , capital, thermador, viking ... then you will hate any electric cook top. Personally I would never go all electric, but lots go into that decision.

Jun 23, 2013
irodguy in Cookware

fresh fish/seafood DFW?

TJ's or Rex's both have great fish. Now if you have great fish picking skills you can also go to Super H mart on 35 & GB. They will normally have a couple of fish that are great and others so so..

May 11, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth

Road trip Chow (dallas tx to santa rosa florida)

Depending on when you leave in the morning, you can stop for lunch at Herby K's in Shreveport. It's just a little off the highway. http://www.herbyks.net/Herby_Ks/Home....

I would agree with Beaux Bridge. It's a great place to stop. I will normally also make a stop a prejeans in Lafayette. I usually stop on the way down at the smaller places and then prejeans on the way back.

Have a great time!

May 11, 2013
irodguy in Central South

CRAWFISH TIME! But where to get it?

The one thing to remember if making bugs yourself is to use more salt than you would think ever necessary. Most folks use up to 3/4 box per boil. You must have the salt to infuse the spice, if not it will taste like cereal.

Also remember to shock them in cold water and salt for an hour or so prior to boiling. This will flush their systems. If not it will taste like mud.

Finest japanese-style sushi in DFW- not interested in americanized rolls. Suggestions?

Yep it was just not a good location. it was really to bad that they closed.

Mar 07, 2013
irodguy in Dallas - Fort Worth