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Korean Market where did it go? the market that made fresh kimchi. MIA - Ft Lauderdale

I don't know what they put in that kimchi, but it must be some sort of controlled substance! Man, is it good! I mix it with some fresh red cabbage, thinly sliced, for taco filling.

The goods are in the refrigerated case in the back. They make it themselves.

There are two Asian food stores in the strip mall, this is the one closest to the big porn store.

They also have good prices on hot chili oil.... try making popcorn with that!

May 29, 2013
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Where can I buy shishitou peppers?

I'm thoroughly addicted to the shishitou pepper app at Kapow! in Boca, and I'd like to make some of those babies at home. I recently picked up a jalapeƱo roaster, and it has to make for some fantastic eats with the shishitous. So far, I've had no joy from the usual asian markets that I frequent.

Any leads?

May 29, 2013
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Dried Beans - What's is the trick?

I cook my beans with a teaspoon of baking soda, makes either pinto or black beans melt-in-your-mouth soft. This is after soaking them overnight, and throwing away the water. I cook a couple slices of bacon or pork bellies in the bottom of the pan, and crumble them up in the beans, and cover them with chicken broth. Yum!

Apr 13, 2012
dbarnard in Home Cooking

Coco Water in S. Broward?

Man, I loves me my coconut water, but hate paying the high prices at Publix. Any great deals around? So far , Vita Coco is my favorite, as it isn't too coconutty..

Thanks!

PS: mixing Coco Water half-half with a good limeade and a healthy shot of rum is great over ice!

Apr 12, 2012
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Gulfstream Village Park in Hallandale -- any good eats?

I would give Chapultapec a pass on weekend nights- it turns into a "nightclub" that fills up with morose Mexican guys, loud Norteno music and strange flashing lights... very authentic!

Mar 30, 2012
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Gulfstream Village Park in Hallandale -- any good eats?

Follow up on that Spicy Tuna Roll...
Went in a couple weeks ago, and the STR was more like the contents of the cat food cans than the size of them. Very little fish, more soy beans, a soggy mess. Very disappointing!

Mar 30, 2012
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Hot Pot in Hollywood

The concept is that they bring you a heated pot of broth, and you order all of the goodies that you'd like to put in it. As it bubbles away in front of you, you prepare your own dinner. Seems like too much work for me! That's basically what I do at home, without my carefully curated cooking gear, music that I like, and a hot tub waiting for me! I don't get it... you're paying for prep work?

Though a friend went there, and she said it was great...

Feb 19, 2012
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Best Thai: Thai Spice or Panya?

I'll echo CF in not having been to Thai Spice, but Panya Thai is my current fav Thai joint. A word of warning: in every other Thai restaurant, the wife and I order our food "Thai Hot", but at Panya, we order it medium. They ain't foolin' with the heat! Great Spicy Beef Salad!

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Thai Spice Restaurant
1514 E Commercial Blvd, Oakland Park, FL 33334

Jun 28, 2011
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Looking for a restaurant with a "Florida" feel. Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood

334 Arizona Street, Hollywood, FL (954) 920-6523
1 block N of Hollywood and A1A

Good tacos, the grilled fish is my favorite. Massive beers, including Sierra Nevada for cheap! The corn on the cob is also great.

May 16, 2011
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Taco "trucks" or roadside stands - WPB, Boca, Delray

Does Deerfield Beach count?
I've heard that a new taquiera has opened, El Jefe Luchador. Address is 27 S Federal Hwy
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, just south of Hillsborough. Haven't been there yet... has anyone tried it?

I've typically found that interior decor is inversely proportional to food quality in Mexican joints, but you gotta love the luchador (Mexican pro wrestler) theme. But how can you eat tacos with a mask on?

db

May 12, 2011
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Don't let the name or location fool you!

That link is dead... got a name?

May 12, 2011
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Gulfstream Village Park in Hallandale -- any good eats?

I get the Spicy Tuna Roll at the Yardhouse, along with a few of their finer beverages. It's not what you think- it's this raw tuna cylinder (about the size of two cat food cans) with soy beans and shredded nori that's loaded full of chili/wasabi goodness. Yum!

Apr 14, 2011
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Any can't miss/must have dining in Hollywood?

Was just at Sushi Room the other night, aside from feeling that I paid too much for inferior fish, was not memorable. The last time I went by Sushi Blues, it was closed down, ostensibly for repairs, but there was a for lease sign in the window.

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Sushi Blues Cafe
2009 Harrison St, Hollywood, FL 33020

Sushi Room
1810 S Young Cir, Hollywood, FL 33020

Apr 04, 2011
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Where do you think the best Mexican Food Resides?

I agree with GatorFL- very Americanized. But not that bad for lunch... but no bargain, either.

Mar 29, 2011
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Indian food in Miami?

Food is pretty good, but ambiance is zero. Basic strip-mall setup, overly lit with blaring Indian music videos. Slow service, too. I went there with a Groupon, almost didn't go in.

Mar 06, 2011
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Baba's Shrimp Shack

Yes they are, but it can get crowded! Take a friend and try the cioppino.

Mar 04, 2011
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Where do you think the best Mexican Food Resides?

Meh-
I finally went there, and it seemed bland and expensive.

Feb 23, 2011
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Favorites at Dona Raquel?

And another thing... there is a paleteria (Mexican Popsicle store) about a block or so north... Michoacan, I think. These have real fruit in them, and there are a bunch of tropical flavors. Tamarindo is my favorite. Paleta salesman are all over Mexico, with their white iceboxes and little bells. I've seen them out in the middle of the desert in the wilds of Baja. A paleta goes down real good out there!

Perfect finish to those tacos I mentioned before.

Feb 14, 2011
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Favorites at Dona Raquel?

The best pastor tacos in S. FL!

Feb 14, 2011
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Szcheuwan/Cantonese chinese restaurant 'near' Aventura

That strip along 167th is the closest thing that we have to a Chinatown in S. Fl. My favorite Thai place is right up the street- Panya Thai. 520 NE 167th St. (bet. NE 5th & 6th Aves.) North Miami Beach, FL 33162.

Jan 24, 2011
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Creolina's: New Name/New Location

Stopped by for dinner on Friday... they're still working the kinks out. I had the shrimp Jambalaya, wife had crawfish etouffee. Both plates looked exactly alike, so I don't know whether I had etouffee or jambo, but I'm leaning towards the former. Horrid problems with the sound system, so the band came through distorted with the occasional loud feedback.

I'll give them a few weeks, and then try back. I want this place to succeed, we need some good N.O. food in FTL! After getting MSG'd at Shuck and Dive, I'll never go back there.

Jan 18, 2011
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Penn Dutch

I've been to the one in Hollywood- I like the produce, very fresh. But Food Town, down Stirling from there, has my vote for better meats and seafood. I was able to buy about 8# of skirt steak for $3 and change a pound. And they cleaned it!

Jan 14, 2011
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

funky in Broward

"Cafe Shakurah" doesn't bring up any Google hits... got an address or something?

Jan 07, 2011
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

3 days in FLL/MIA area with my brother. Best local eats on the ethnic/unique to South Florida tip?

I went to the Chef Creole's on 441 near the Dade/Broward county line. The food may have been bad, but at least it was expensive! He had his stupid DVD playing at high volume, on a loop. I got to see it a few times while waiting for my food. For a place that had dinners near $30, it had a remarkably seedy crowd. Bag people passed out on plastic fast food tables.

Ick!

May 25, 2010
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

looking for nice place on the water Broward or dade

Yes but the half-price raw oysters for happy hour can't be beat!

Apr 21, 2010
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

The Best Southern BBQ Ribs in S. Florida, please???? An old question but always relevant:

MSG is pretty criminal to me, and my wife, for that matter. We both get symptoms somewhere between the flu and a hangover. I cook with all sorts of different spices, and never once has this happened. Some experts believe that monosodium glutamate is a direct cause of obesity, diabetes, autism and attention deficit hyperactive disorder. Others say that it's the reason that folks feel hungry a half hour after eating Chinese food.

Not what I want to be eating!

Apr 21, 2010
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

The Village at Gulfstream Park

There's a Yardhouse coming sometime this summer- perhaps my prayers for a decent venue for craft beers will appear in my local area!

Apr 07, 2010
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Hollywood Fla Any good place to recommend - Any specialty?

The sausages at Doris' are superb, inexpensive, too!

Feb 26, 2010
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Where do you think the best Mexican Food Resides?

There are tons of threads mentioning Dona Raquel in Pompano, all are true! That is one great place, and you can get mole on the weekends. Not the chocolate junk, either! The store next door has great fresh tortillas, so stock up when you go there.

Feb 22, 2010
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale

Where can I find Authentic Chinese (HK Style) in Broward?

Thanks for the warning! I get sick from MSG, and restaurateurs are notorious for lying about it!

Feb 10, 2010
dbarnard in Miami - Fort Lauderdale