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Help me locating: Fresh Turmeric / Kencur / Zeodary

Don't know the place, I'll give it a try tomorrow, thanx.

Oct 13, 2007
Bundi in Greater Boston Area

Help me locating: Fresh Turmeric / Kencur / Zeodary

I didn't even think about Harvest Co-Op. I didn't think that Whole Foods would carry it, but I will give them a try tomorrow. Zeodary is a rhisome, like ginger or galanal but a bit more bitter. Kencur is very close to galangal as well and it has a very distinctive flavor. All of them are sort of essential in making basic Indonesian food.
Thanks for the fresh turmeric hint.

Oct 13, 2007
Bundi in Greater Boston Area

Help me locating: Fresh Turmeric / Kencur / Zeodary

I hate to drive to NYC for these, can anyone suggest where to find fresh turmeric, fresh kencur root and fresh zeodary around Boston? I've tried all places in Chinatown, the usual Super 88 to no avail. Thanks Bundi.

Oct 13, 2007
Bundi in Greater Boston Area

Help needed with ultra-rare culinary experience in NY

ratatosk, great links...thank a lot.

Sep 18, 2007
Bundi in Manhattan

Help needed with ultra-rare culinary experience in NY

Allow me to expand on my personal 'ultra-rare' definition. I'd like to stumble onto any restaurant that dares to feature less known although still interestingly delicious dishes on it's menu. Let it be among all fairly recognized culinary traditions such as Italian, French, Japanese, Indian, Turkish etc., all here randomly lined up as an example. New York, being a melange of cultures to my understanding provides a much greater opportunity to come across lesser known regional specialties within cuisines, perhaps by sheer variety and massively cosmopolitan population. I perfectly undertand that it would be close to impossible to find palu sami or fugu sashimi as those type of delicasicies depend upon ingredients that are highly localized and often seasonal.

I'm not looking for any specific dish nor any specific culinary traditon. By mentioning previously randomly chosen picks from Malta, Newfoundland & Labrador and Ethiopia, I was trying to illustrate the dishes that are prepared from fairly available ingredients; rabbit,
atlantic cod and any fresh fish suitable for fish tartar (ye'assa kitfo). In other words, I'd be glad to find an Italian restaurant having on it's menu something like, again an example: Sardinian panadas. No offense to those who are fond of chicken cacciatore or parmigiana but it's not my intention to travel to New York just to walk into establishments whose menu is almost exact to the menu I find on every corner in my city. I guess, I'm on a lookout for more daring chefs in respect of regionalized specialties rather than chefs that are trendy and keen on a decoratively focused presentation. Hope this helps in defining my skewed perception of 'ultra-rare'.

daveena and ratatosk, thank you both very much for all the info so far, already giving me plethora of choices.

Sep 18, 2007
Bundi in Manhattan

Help needed with ultra-rare culinary experience in NY

Knowing, that NY is often considered as a Mecca for those in search of thrilling and blissfully palatable experiences, as a visitor what are my chances in finding a truly obscure restaurants in NY? Restaurants that are devoted to less known culinary intricacies of the world without the decor-al hyperbole and celebrity chefs, restaurants that are less eager to be capitalizing on recent trends, Zagat ratings etc. I'm not looking for a the best Kaiseki nor foie-gras or Beluga cavior laden haute cuisine. More likely, I'm looking for a places that are rather mundane but truly authentic to it's regional, traditional origin without to much international cross-fusions and experimental concoctions. Is there a chance of finding a restaurant serving anything less ubiquitously featured on any menu as stuffat tal-fenek doused with finger-licking gbejniet or cod tongues and perhaps ye'assa kitfo for that matter? If you happen to know any of such place, do suggest. Surly enough, I will not miss the Reuben! New York, New York, I'm already excited!
Thank you, Bundi the omnivore.

Sep 17, 2007
Bundi in Manhattan

B-day lunch in Providence

Thanks Jenkins. I am considering Bravo. I am going to give them a call and see if they can accomodate us

Jan 24, 2007
Bundi in All New England Archive

B-day lunch in Providence

JaneRI

I am looking for lunch on Sunday.

Jan 24, 2007
Bundi in All New England Archive

B-day lunch in Providence

Thanks Jenkins. Mom has been to Nappa Valley Grille already. I have called Parkside and they don't open for lunch. I haven't tried Mills Tavern nor Bravo. Where are those located?

Jan 24, 2007
Bundi in All New England Archive

B-day lunch in Providence

I am trying to organize b-day lunch for my mom and I would like to take her to more upscale place. I am having a hard time finding anything because most places open in the evening on Sundays, and we definitely do not want to eat Italian food. This would be for 9 people

Any ideas?

Thank you

Jan 23, 2007
Bundi in All New England Archive

Crême de Rose where to find?

Anyone knows where to find Crême de Rose in the states? Or what should one substitute it with to make an Argentinian 'La Rosita'?

Dec 30, 2006
Bundi in Spirits

Fresh sardines, don't you love them?

Whenever I stumble upon fresh sardines I get few pounds at least. I love them stuffed with garlic and simply grilled - just divine that way. Another quick and delicious way is to roll them with shishitou and just fry them à la tempura. The problem is to find a steady supply.

Occasionally, I get them at Wholefoods but I wouldn't mind finding a place which has fresh sardines available all the time if not most of the time.

Is there a seasonal importation of fresh sardines? And if there is, would any one expand on when is the best time of the year to get them and where?

thx - Bundi

~~~bon appetite~~~

Dec 29, 2006
Bundi in Greater Boston Area

Recipe for tourtcaire (sp?)

hi davidbinjax,

Perhaps you are looking for Tourtière. I have a recipe that is included in New Brunswick Pictorial Cookbook (ISBN 0-921054-61-0), admittedly haven't tried it yet, therefore can't comment on it.

~~~bon appetite~~~

Dec 29, 2006
Bundi in Home Cooking

Fresh fish for my own sushi

thanks a lot. I will visit both.

Nov 27, 2006
Bundi in Greater Boston Area

Fresh fish for my own sushi

Where are New Deal and Courthouse located?

Nov 26, 2006
Bundi in Greater Boston Area

Fresh fish for my own sushi

Thanks everyone for your recommendations. I went to Yoshinoya and Kotobukiya at Porter Exchange and I was very satidfied with their selections. Sea to You was closed but I will check it out some other time.

Nov 26, 2006
Bundi in Greater Boston Area

Fresh fish for my own sushi

thanks for your suggestions.
I tried to search for chelsea sushi thread but couldn't find it.
What's CH search box?
Also, I have been to Wholefoods and found it dissapointing for sushi gradw fish. Normally, tey only carry tuna and hamachi (yellow tail) but nothing special and way overpriced.

I will go to check out the japanse market tomorrow

thanks

Nov 26, 2006
Bundi in Greater Boston Area

Fresh fish for my own sushi

Anyone know a top notch place to get fish and fresh seafood for nigiri sushi in Boston or vicinity?

I love to make my own nigiri. Just need to find a place to buy top notch seafood.

thanks

Nov 26, 2006
Bundi in Greater Boston Area