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Salmon at any sushi-ya in Tokyo?

At the risk of exposing myself as a philistine I confess that I ate at Sushi zanmai in Shibuya's udagawacho about a block away from Tokyu honten.

I passed it everyday for a couple of years on my way to work, but never stopped in before last month. It's open 24 hours and is cheap as hell. It was not bad and did I say cheap as hell? I'm sure you can get some salmon there.

Sushizanmai Shibuya Tokyuhontenmae Ten-
III Saito Bldg, 1F 5 Udagawatyou Shibuya-ku 34 Tokyo

Jul 16, 2014
steamer in Japan

ten top MSP breakfasts

No such bold move.I think the serveuse was just too busy, I could always see my food sitting in the window.

Jul 15, 2014
steamer in Minneapolis-St. Paul

ten top MSP breakfasts

Aren't you lucky. Every time I've been there, it's been like that. Maybe it's because it was on a Saturday?

Jul 15, 2014
steamer in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Punch Pizza

I had some the other night at my friends' place and they reheated it in the oven until the crust was crisp. Very nice.

Jul 15, 2014
steamer in Minneapolis-St. Paul

ten top MSP breakfasts

Barbette's is a good choice for those who like their eggs and toast cold.

Jul 14, 2014
steamer in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Bawarchi--Authentic new Indian in Plymouth

It's a treasure. Been working my way slowly through the menu. They also have Indian style Chinese dishes. I tried the chicken Hakka noodles, it was very well done like like the thin fried noodles you get anywhere in Southeast Asia, a sort of spicy mie goreng. The lunch set is a good deal too.

Jul 14, 2014
steamer in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Avocados

I wonder if this has something to do with the avocados being refrigerated? I don't remember this happening with great frequency in California, but it often happened when I lived in Japan and Minnesota.

Jul 09, 2014
steamer in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Why do people like sea urchin?

It's all personal taste, true, but I remember when I first ate cilantro.Thought it was the most hideous thing I had ever eaten. Don't know why but I kept at it and now it is a favorite taste. Go figure.

Jul 02, 2014
steamer in General Topics

Why do people like sea urchin?

See a lot of talk about pork rectums and people bent out of shape because uni is a trendy ingredient. But people have been eating sea urchin roe for a long time and enjoying the hell out of it. It's not for everybody, but some people don't like ice cream.

Jul 01, 2014
steamer in General Topics
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Why do people like sea urchin?

Too Bad, but that leaves more for us uni lovers. Eating an entire box of uni at an izakaya in Tokyo last week.

Jun 26, 2014
steamer in General Topics

How to Make Crispy Fried Avocados for Tacos

I'm with you GenoO, just say no to cooked avocados. Avocado milkshakes?, well that's another story.

Jun 10, 2014
steamer in Features

Bawarchi--Authentic new Indian in Plymouth

Went Back for lunch today and if anything it was better, service is really lame though.

When I was paying I told the manager/cash register guy they need to reach the most basic level of restaurant service: come by after they drop off the food and see if everything is OK, offer water and so on.

The food is good enough to ignore the poor service. An Indian person at work said the biryani is the best in Minnesota, though not as good as in India.

Jun 02, 2014
steamer in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Excellent dinner at Parka

A Reuben on a baguette or soft multigrain bread is just so wrong.

Jun 02, 2014
steamer in Minneapolis-St. Paul
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Bawarchi--Authentic new Indian in Plymouth

Never been there. Bawarchi is in a sort of industrial park area in the middle of nowhere but it was jam packed for lunch on Friday.

May 31, 2014
steamer in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Bawarchi--Authentic new Indian in Plymouth

Much better than Bukhara

May 31, 2014
steamer in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Bawarchi--Authentic new Indian in Plymouth

187 Cheshire Lane N, Suite #100
Minneapolis, MN - 55441
http://www.bawarchibiryanipoint.com/

I've never gotten over Grand Sichuan folding up the tent at this location. At least Bawarchi offers some serious Southern Indian food in its stead.

Had the meat lunch ($10.00)-- a goat curry, some cubes of yesterday's tandoori chicken, some sugary gajar ka halwah, naan, bastmati rice, lentil soup and a piece of well seasoned chicken thigh buried in a bowl of biryani rice.

The tandoori chicken was OK, goat/mutton curry was a small piece of neck in an extraordinary, hot as hell, fragant, nuanced gravy. Lentil soup/sambar was likewise well prepared, The biriyani was pretty damn tasty but I don't like to eat that much carb at one sitting.

The clientele was mostly Southern Indians, and the food was at a chile level that would kill an average non chilehead Minnesotan. Service was relatively slack, but not annoyingly so.

Looking forward to exploring some of the chef's specials and southern stuff like dosas on the huge menu.The food is the real deal here. Not cheap, but authentic.

May 30, 2014
steamer in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Dips to serve with Steamed Artichokes??

Reduce some champagne or white wine with shallots--the Belgian kind--and tarragon. Let cool and mix with mayo.

Apr 10, 2014
steamer in Home Cooking

Rye Delicatessen - Minneapolis

My restaurant days are way behind me, have to leave opening a decent Jewish deli to somebody ambitious and hard working enough to do the job right. You have to admit no decent deli in the Mini-apple is a pretty glaring omission.

Apr 03, 2014
steamer in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Rye Delicatessen - Minneapolis

I'm not asking for good as New York, or vegan friendly or sustainable or house made blueberry catsup, or Montreal style. The minimum is decent rye bread and corned beef sandwiches with yellow mustard, and a proper Reuben. Old dinosaur deli waitresses who smoke too much would be a plus, but not essential. Surely someone can at least do do that.

Apr 03, 2014
steamer in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Rye Delicatessen - Minneapolis

The mystery to me is how the Minneapolis branch of the chosen people manages to survive without a proper Jewish deli. Will anyone ever step in and fill the void?

Apr 03, 2014
steamer in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Who's firing out the best food right now?

The kitchen at the Kenwood never disappoints, they are pros. The service is adequate. It's not one of those concept places that fail to deliver.

Mar 24, 2014
steamer in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Grand Szechuan Plymouth is toast

OK went to Tea House.
There was a buffet going on for lunch. I would say it was good and greasy. Not as good as the late Grand Szechuan but not bad. Lots of neat stuff on the menu,but looks hellish expensive. Not bad.

Mar 10, 2014
steamer in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Grand Szechuan Plymouth is toast

The salient point about Grand Szechuan in Plymouth was its proximity to my office, and delicious and cheap Chinese food. Tea house is farther away, but it might be worth a try.

Mar 10, 2014
steamer in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Grand Szechuan Plymouth is toast

ARGHHH went for lunch today at 187 Cheshire Ln, Plymouth and it was not there. Oh the pain of losing the only decent Chinese food in the region. I am lost. Supposedly an Indian joint will be opening in it's place, but this offers little solace.

Mar 07, 2014
steamer in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Help me identify this meat

Looks like shins. It will work for soup or stews.

Nov 02, 2013
steamer in Kosher

Is Dashi Inherently High Salt?

Dashi made from katsuo flakes is not salty, in fact it is almost tasteless unless you add salt or soy sauce.

Oct 26, 2013
steamer in General Topics
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Bison Burger

I really disliked the bison burger at Red Cow, it was extremely salty and the goat cheese and not really caramelized onions just didn't work for me. I found the gritty texture of the figs just annoying.

Guess they were reaching for some creative signature touch, but it really would have been so much better topped with swiss or cheddar and a slice of tomato, onion and lettuce.

My kid's shrimp poorboy was flirting with being inedible too. Sad, I was hoping to find a decent place to eat in the neighborhood. Also I think I could have gone to Tilias for about the same price.

Chacun a son gout.

Oct 23, 2013
steamer in Minneapolis-St. Paul

I have a food crush on this international city:________

Absolutely, positively Tokyo.

Oct 16, 2013
steamer in General Topics

Los Angeles Restaurants in the 80's

Alex was the front of the house guy, his sister was the chef at opening and the food was extraordinary. Then it seemed to go to hell suddenly.

Aug 28, 2013
steamer in Los Angeles Area

Los Angeles Restaurants in the 80's

Le Central? It was next next to One Life.

Aug 28, 2013
steamer in Los Angeles Area