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Cha Yen Thai, Watertown

just stopped in..
prikking chicken (chicken, green beans, kaffir lime,curry)-pretty spicy for me, good flavor but again pretty spicy. some lime juice might have been nice and wouldve added some if i had it at home.
basil fried rice: also spicy, but was offset with some ground chicken which i wasnt really expecting.not a terribly great way to review a dish buuuuut the grease factor was just right on the rice.yum.
i like a little spice, but this was a lot for me.
im going to stop in again for sure but ill make sure to tell them not as spicy :)

Jul 05, 2014
cookfood in Greater Boston Area

Moody's banh mi

So true. I don't know what I ate. I never had anything that tasted like this but every bite I took, the flavors in and around my mouth just made sense. So Good. Big fan of everything (so far) that Moody's does.

May 08, 2014
cookfood in Greater Boston Area

Tripe Italian style

Milano's - Orient Heights section of East Boston.

May 08, 2014
cookfood in Greater Boston Area

Korean BBQ

Where can I get Korean BBQ? We'd like to cook at the table and have yummy banchan. I was looking at Korean garden in Allston. I don't mind Chinatown, but sometimes it's just not feasible. Allston, Brighton, Cambridge....even somewhere like Burlington, Dedham,natick....

Dec 31, 2013
cookfood in Greater Boston Area

Different types of pesto needed

I recently made some sage pistachio pesto- it was great over butternut squash gnocchi! Arugula pistachio is another fave.

Dec 19, 2013
cookfood in Home Cooking

Smokin' Christmas!

Mmmm those potatoes sound great!

Dec 14, 2013
cookfood in Home Cooking

Smokin' Christmas!

I'm thinking Brussel sprouts as I search tastespotting.... Mmmm hush puppies.... Now I want Mac and cheese!

Dec 14, 2013
cookfood in Home Cooking

Smokin' Christmas!

This Christmas we're smoking ribs and sausages for dinner. Our job is sides- I'm thinking 2. I'm also thinking some sides that are a little heartier and comfort food like for winter. I love baked beans....my in laws etc don't do beans :( I was thinking a corn casserole.... Or something like spoon bread- not sure if I'm thinking of the right thing, but a cornbread pudding almost. Any other suggestions?

Dec 14, 2013
cookfood in Home Cooking

Baked Goods as Gifts For Teachers, Etc.

This is a great idea!

Dec 10, 2013
cookfood in General Topics

Baked Goods as Gifts For Teachers, Etc.

I'm a teacher... I'm probably not eating your baked goods. As in other years the parents pull together and donate money to the classroom fund and maybe a gift card or two for me and my staff. I'd much rather have a nice card .... Or even bring us coffee one day.
Sorry but no baked goods.

* after reading a few of these posts- we have had parents gET together and do big lunch for the building. We really appreciated that :)

Dec 10, 2013
cookfood in General Topics
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The Great Pumpkin has descended on TJs!!!!

yay to the croissants in general !!

a NAY to the pumpkin spice chai latte mix-the salted caramel was my favorite treat. the pumpkin spice-blech.but I LOVE the pumpkin spice roobios!

the pumpkin seed/cranberry pita chips are yummy but i wont go running back to the store when the run out.

mini pumpkin pies are very tasty! 1 for dessert is just enough (some days haha).

the pumpkin granola is also good on yogurt-id buy it again.

Oct 19, 2013
cookfood in Chains

Renal Diet, No Citrus, Gluten Free

thank you for the responses-hes not on dialysis, but has a myriad of issues and the potassium is a huge issue.
i think braising with polenta is a great idea.
seems simple enough -but yet thoughtful.
i will post on the special diet board as well

Oct 12, 2013
cookfood in Home Cooking

Renal Diet, No Citrus, Gluten Free

this is our challenge for having the inlaws for dinner on Friday.
help.
i think i need to do a little more research online and maybe we can come up with something.
we had great ideas (stuffed mushrooms, homemade potato chips with homemade onion dip, arancini to name a few)
We don't have a ton of time on Friday afternoon before they come over, I was thinking a simple roast chicken or something like that but boyfriend (we've been together 7 years, they are inlaws) is not impressed with that.
but at this point simple might be best.

help!!!

Oct 12, 2013
cookfood in Home Cooking

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - September 2013 [old]

had a few girlfriends and babies over for brunch this weekend-
it was very trader joes themed haha. it was just so easy,
but the croissants (almond, chocolate and pumpkin) got RAVE reviews. They were delicious I must say-take them out of the freezer let them proof, throw them in the oven....
warm flaky tender. yum. these little treats might become friends with my freezer (not my waistline thought).

Sep 30, 2013
cookfood in Chains

Dinner near Barclay's Center in Brooklyn

I was just in BK last weekend but im not totally sure of where these are in relation: (these are both within a block or two of eachother)

Bevacco (Debi Mazar's, the actress, husband-Gabriele)-it looked casual but nice, italian-not red sauce italian per se. yummy sounding pizza's and pastas.

Jack The Horse Tavern-stopped in and got drinks-great happy hour cocktails, everyones dinner looked and smelled great!! Cute place tucked away next to beautiful brownstones-a few blocks up and the best view of manhattan!! VERY close to the brooklyn bridge.

Sep 27, 2013
cookfood in Outer Boroughs

What new food(s) have you tried recently and how was it?

*port salut on french bread with kalamata olives. my fav snack of all time. oh and a glass of vino.

Aug 24, 2013
cookfood in General Topics

Paprika Cream/Paste

Thanks! They do carry it, sometimes. Just not this time. =(

Aug 24, 2013
cookfood in Greater Boston Area

Paprika Cream/Paste

Ya. I might have to take a trip up Mt. Auburn in Watertown or find a Polish/Hungarian specialty market somewhere. I'll call Dave's pasta.
Yes, Cardullo's does exist. I'll call when they open. Thanks for the input.

Aug 24, 2013
cookfood in Greater Boston Area

Paprika Cream/Paste

Anyone know where to find a red tube of paprika cream-
specifically Univer Red Gold Mild Paprika Cream
The shipping on two tubes cost more than the tubes.

watertown/belmont/arlington/lexington/waltham

instead of making a paprika paste like this recipe for goulash says
i'd like to use the paste in the tube.

http://www.meatandpaprika.com/2013/05...

That recipe is from Americas Test Kitchen. I just couldn't link the websites recipe.

Aug 23, 2013
cookfood in Greater Boston Area

whole foods sushi

I really enjoy the sushi at whole foods brighton, and tend to find that they have good tasty rolls-and every few weeks they add a new one. it's not as pure as some people like it, but i enjoy the spicy sauces or a new kind of rice etc.
someone just posted they loved newtonville WF, that is my least favorite :( i always find the veggie "sushi" and veggies in the sushi to be mushy-I've even gone as far as not finishing it.
i always tell my SO who loves it, "they need to step it up like Brighton".
eh to each their own.

Aug 23, 2013
cookfood in Greater Boston Area

Making Bo Ssam-momofuku, quick questions...

took it out at 4.5 hours. I read (when it was to late) that even 275 for 6 hours woudve been good.

the meat was pretty good, if not a little overcooked actually.
the fat cap was gorgeous, and the brown sugar made the most amazing carmelization.

my boyfriend who has serious trust issues with food exclaimed
"this might be the best thing ever"

we were starving.
but total thumbs up!!!
cant wait to do it again with more confidence!

Aug 13, 2013
cookfood in Home Cooking

Making Bo Ssam-momofuku, quick questions...

im doing 300 right now

Aug 13, 2013
cookfood in Home Cooking

Making Bo Ssam-momofuku, quick questions...

it also says to baste every hour...im also guessing that with that huge fat cap starting to melt there will be enough "broth" to baste?

Aug 13, 2013
cookfood in Home Cooking

Making Bo Ssam-momofuku, quick questions...

ok im putting it in now! :)

Aug 13, 2013
cookfood in Home Cooking

Making Bo Ssam-momofuku, quick questions...

THANK YOU!! Im planning on it putting it around 1 this afternoon. Ill plan for 4-4 1/2 hours...and hope for the best!
I'll let you know how it turns out.

I love the book-and david chang, but the recipes take a lot of work...or at least tracking down some of the ingredients-i've got the next few weeks off, so I thought i'd give this a try :)

foolproof enough but still requires some effort :)

Aug 13, 2013
cookfood in Home Cooking

Making Bo Ssam-momofuku, quick questions...

Ive read all the threads about making this but of course after 112 replies on one of the threads I was more confused...

since I am making it for 2...I bought 4.5 lbs bone in butt (and yes we will still have leftovers for days)-should the cooking temp be different??

I have a fat cap on the meat-im leaving it on, should it be facing down or up? or flip it half way through? the momofuku book doesnt say.

I'm going to assume about 3 1/2 hours vs. the 6, if it was 8-10lbs?
i know this is supposed to be pretty foolproof..but ive never cooked such a big hunk of meat with such high hopes :)

Aug 13, 2013
cookfood in Home Cooking

cake, cake, cake! (help needed to find my perfect b-day cake).

YES!! the strawberries and cream cake from Spinelli's in East Boston-REAL strawberries, fluffy cake and whipped cream frosting-not overly sweet or gloppy.
My boyfriend got me this cake a few weeks after we started dating for my birthday....it's now a tradition :) (7 years later).

Aug 04, 2013
cookfood in Greater Boston Area

foodmill question

awesome thank you! ill give ebay a look!

Jul 13, 2013
cookfood in Cookware

foodmill question

when putting tomatoes through a foodmill-does it deseed the tomatoes too? or do they get pushed through?
is it worthy buying-pluses/minuses?
thanks :)

Jul 13, 2013
cookfood in Cookware

foodmill question

when putting tomatoes through a foodmill-does it deseed the tomatoes too? or do they get pushed through?
is it worthy buying-pluses/minuses?
thanks :)

Jul 13, 2013
cookfood in Cookware