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Laksa Paste

Thanks!

Aug 22, 2014
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Laksa Paste

Wondering if anyone knows where one can find paste for making Laksa. Used to use the paste from the Malay Wok (I think was the name), and then from Spice Cafe, same person, different names for restaurants, and now been told by them they no longer sell at their locations.

Jul 11, 2014
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Puerto Vallarta 2013

Oh you nailed it! have gone twice. awful both times will never go back. do NOT understand why anyone recommends this place. So many more that are soo much better.

Jan 15, 2014
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Sheep Milk Products in Calgary

Thanks So much!

Jun 28, 2012
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Sheep Milk Products in Calgary

Looking for sheep's milk and yoghurt in Calgary. Anyone know of any??

Jun 27, 2012
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2 Hour Turkey???

This may not be for everyone, but its only me and my wife on holidays sometimes and we make the boxed turkey from Butterball. Bone in, breast meat, which is all she will eat. Pop it in the oven for 4 hours and it comes out perfect. Have been doing this for a few years now. Not your 2 hour turkey, but so easy and its really really good!!!

Oct 02, 2011
sackman in Home Cooking

Calgary soup and sandwich

Looking for the best soup and sandwich place, in Calgary, would prefer just off of downtown, but can travel. Most restaurants only have one regular type of soup, plus possible their soup of the day. Any suggestions? My mother is coming in to visit, and she said she wants soup, but after looking online for a while I feel stumped? Looking for any soup, but more traditional would be ideal. thanks all!!

Aug 03, 2011
sackman in Prairie Provinces

Boxwood (Calgary)

Went to Boxwood for lunch. Sadly it was the worst meal I may have ever had in Calgary. I ordered the chicken sandwich, and it was truly inedible. It was full of fat, and cartilage. I wondered if they had taken it from the wrong pile, ie, the garbage. Staff was inattentive. Will never be back. Overpriced, bad service, horrible food.

Aug 03, 2011
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Il Sogno

We just came back from dinner at Il Sogno. Was at Chef's Table twice last month ago, and have to say, Il Sogno is so much better. I had the meatball appetizer and my wife had the shrimp appetizer. Both were fantastic. The meatballs were flavourful, in a really nice tomato sauce. The shrimp were large, perfectly cooked, with arugular, beans and pancetta. We then shared the tortelini bolognese as a secondi. My wife said it was the closest pasta dish that she has had that reminded her pastas in Italy, and I agreed. For the main, I had the veal cheeks, and my wife had the special, steehead salmon in a beurre blance sauce. The difference for me was the attention to detail, and the emphasis on taste. I found that Chef's Table spent moe time on putting together a dish that looked more complex, and had more ingredients on the plate. But in the end I would say that taste wins out. The dishes were rich, and rustic. Possibly more simple at times, but just with amazing flavour. We keep forgetting Il Sogno when we think of the best restaurants in Calgary, but our next visit will be soon.

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Il Sogno
24 4th St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3R7, CA

Jun 16, 2011
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Is there any good pizza in Saskatoon?

I just read this thread again, and yes, Vern's is inedible. I didn't include it as a rec for a reason. Vern's is bad. Real bad. There is loads of meat. Can't recognize it, but it is meat.

Jun 16, 2011
sackman in Prairie Provinces

"Family style" Italian in Calgary?

Whoops, sorry, forget that last post. Didn't read the first query.

May 10, 2011
sackman in Prairie Provinces

"Family style" Italian in Calgary?

Dolce Sapori, the top floor of Pulcinella, is an Italian restaurant, owned by the same people as Pulcinella, and they do family style dining. Its very good.

http://www.pulcinella.ca/?page_id=34

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Pulcinella
1147 Kensington Crescent NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1X7, CA

May 10, 2011
sackman in Prairie Provinces

Where are the best fresh oysters in Calgary???

I've done a quick poll amongst my friends and been told that the Living Room has the freshest oysters. Can anyone comment? I would have thought Catch would have had the best oysters? I've also heard, or read that Big Fish is very good as well. Best I've had was Rodney's in Vancouver.

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Big Fish
1112 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3K4, CA

May 07, 2011
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JAROblue Calgary Recommendations

We went February 24th and loved everything. It was as good as we remembered. I don't know why the place isn't more popular. We had the duck croquettes, they came with a kind of fruit salsa and were fantastic, as was the beef tender, which was beef tenderloin over potato croquettes. We also shared the pear salad and tenderloin ravioli which was great as well. Dessert was creme brulee with home made cookies, again, very very good. No complaints. Great service, very knowledgeable about their wines, the food is fantastic, we are planning on going back more often.

Feb 27, 2011
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JAROblue Calgary Recommendations

Going tomorrow night with my wife for her birthday. She loves small plates. Looking for recommendations on the menu, must have's, and what to stay away from, if anything. All suggestions greatly appreciated!!!

Feb 23, 2011
sackman in Prairie Provinces

Ukranian Sausage YYC?

OK, this is related. I wonder if anyone knows where I can find Hungarian garlic sausage. This is usually fresh, and is not smoked. Any information would be great.

Dec 14, 2010
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Calgary court restaurant

I think I will try this restaurant out. Have been meaning to for long time, but keep forgetting about it. Can anyone recommend any dishes to try here???

Dec 03, 2010
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Great Regina Style Pizza

Try Copper Kettle, all their pizzas are good, but their spinach and feta is thier signature pie. Houstan Hill Avenue is very good. Also Trifons is very good for "regina" pies. If you want a slightlyt different pizza, the Freehouse BBQ Chicken is very good, and Beer Brothers has a pulled pork and pickled cabbabe pizza that's one of my favourites.

Sep 05, 2010
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best places to stock up on san marzano canned tomatoes

Surprisingly, Safeway. Always have them. Unico brand I believe.

Mar 30, 2010
sackman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Chicago Chophouse, Calgary

Mmmmmmmmmmmm. Pied Pickle.

Dec 22, 2009
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Honeycomb in Calgary

I has this fantastic appetizer at SALT in Vancouver that I'm going to try to duplicate, but I need honeycomb. It was simply honeycomb paired with a mild blue cheese and a good shirz (I think). Does anyone know where I can find honeycomb??

Dec 10, 2009
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Peppercorns in Airdrie

Going for dinner at Peppercorns in Airdrie tomorrow night. Its a relatively new restaurant. Has anybody been? Any recommendations??

Nov 16, 2009
sackman in Prairie Provinces

Where to eat in Regina, Saskatchewan

I would suggest trying La Bodega on Albert Street. Its very good food, with an interesting menu. Its in a very nice older house which has been renoed. Another place is Beer Brothers on Scarth. It used to be Alfredos. It has a huge beer menu, but the food is very good. They have things like jerk trout sanwiches, pulled pork pizzas with red cabbage. There is a large informal space and a more formal restaurant attached. These are the two places I usually go to, I go back about 3 times a month for work.

Oct 02, 2009
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Dim Sum in Calgary

Have to second John's pick of Harbour City. The food is very tasty, and not greasy. After that, would say Grand Central. Good variety, and they have octopus! After that would say that that its a tie between Forbidden City and Silver Dragon, but I find Silver Dragon a bit greasy. If you go to Harbour City, especially late, you can order the Won Ton spicy, which they do with Jalepeno's, and its awesome. And the dumplings from Harbour City, made fresh, are the best in the city. Enjoy!!!!! Say hi to Snowy for me when you go.

Sep 11, 2009
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Calling all Chowhounders that have eaten at Atlas Pizza in Calgary

Do they deliver????

Jul 25, 2009
sackman in Home Cooking

Where can I get the BEST Eggs Benedict? Any Recipies One would like to share?

Have to try Jaqueline Suzannes, in Calgary in Inglewood. I've had eggs benny everywhere, and these were the best I've ever had. Chez Francoise in Canmore is a close second. Milestones surprisingly is very good as well.

Jun 30, 2009
sackman in Prairie Provinces

Chinese Restaurant Recommendations in Regina

thanks all for the recs. will try Four Seas next time I'm in town. I always stay at the Delta, so its just around the corner. Any recommendations for Four Seas, besides the dishes with minced pork??? How's the soup???

Jun 30, 2009
sackman in Prairie Provinces

Western Canada Foodie Tour—Best New Spots?

my vote in Calgary goes to Rush. Great food.

Fuzion Wine in Calgary

Does anyone know who stockst Fuzion wine, its a Malbec Shiraz blend in Calgary??

May 01, 2009
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Calgary Safeways

Safeway has gone downhill, and its expensive. We live right by the Garrison Woods Safeway, so me almost have to shop there out of shear convenience. We have stopped buying ground beef altogether from Safeway. Not that its gone bad, but that its full of grisle and kneecaps and such. So we do buy fish from Safeway, which seems fine, and steaks, but for ground beef and chicken, its a special trip to Bon Ton Meats. Their ground beef is sooooo good after having Safeway. It tastes like ground steak.

Apr 27, 2009
sackman in Prairie Provinces