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Commercial vs Consumer cookware

Which brands advertise to last a life time?

May 01, 2015
pabboy in Cookware

Measuring practical heat conductivity - Cast iron, aluminum, copper

Re simmering... it depends on the shape of the burner. Something like a Bluestar burner, you won't have that problem.

Apr 14, 2015
pabboy in Cookware

YELP's algorithm fail in Westchester

Yelp = Read the reviews and ignore the stars.

Why Chinese cuisines/dishes do not include raw vegetables...

Sushi is Japanese. We are talking about Chinese here.

I've lived in Southern Westchester for close to 2 years...some observations

Tsukiji tuna are definitely frozen. Tuna from Nijiya is most likely sourced from one of the major Japanese distributors in Jersey. Definitely frozen at one point as well.

I've lived in Southern Westchester for close to 2 years...some observations

I agree with you on all of the points above except 80-90% of all tuna are frozen. 100% of tuna auctioned at Tsukiji are frozen. Any high end place be it Masa, Yasuda, Ichimura...etc the fish was frozen.

Pressed Duck in Westchester?

Wor Shu Duck

Can't remember the last time I saw it on a menu anywhere.

Szechuan peppercorns in Westchester?

H Mart and Kamsen carry it.

Jus' Jerk and Kings Southern Delight on East 3rd Street South Side, Mount Vernon

Yes! Be a ChowHOUND! Don't forget to report back.

Cooks Illus. April 2010 Issue Tests Staub dutch oven Against Le Creuset

What's wrong with Thailand?

Aug 31, 2014
pabboy in Cookware

The Thai Shack in Yonkers

Tyrynda Thai in Sleepy Hollow is decent for Westchester.

Mami's, a Latino Steam-table in White Plains

Popeyes all the way! Spicy Louisiana, dark meat only.

Bacon and Popeyes in the same thread? Dreams do come true!

Mami's, a Latino Steam-table in White Plains

I've been in that area many times at night. No problem at all.

Pork Ramen, what's the broth 'supposed' to taste like

Yuboka is Jose Garces casino Dim Sum & Noodle shop. What you had was not real pork ramen.

Aug 06, 2014
pabboy in General Topics

Sunshine Deli reborn in White Plains?

Thanks for the alert guys!!!

I used to hit the old Lake location all the time. It was an entirely female kitchen/counter staff. Now at the much smaller Main St location, it's two males in the kitchen. The tacos I got were pretty good. Add some chipotle sauce and tomotillo sauce, squirt of lime and I'm happy.

Whole rib-cap (spinalis dorsi) from Fred the Butcher, Half Moon

No problem. Just misleading title.

Whole rib-cap (spinalis dorsi) from Fred the Butcher, Half Moon

Wait so the title is misleading. He didn't just sell you the spinalis dorsi. He took it off of the entire roast that you had already bought.

Central Seafood Hartsdale

I'll go with "pretty good for Westchester"

Which is Better: Kam Sen or H Mart

H Mart is primarily a Korean market. There are plenty of Chinese specific items you can't find at H Mart that Kam Sen carries.

Interesting news about the Halal Guys

If I don't see the meat on the griddle, I move on to the next vendor. There's always another within 2 block radius.

Jun 16, 2014
pabboy in Manhattan

Interesting news about the Halal Guys

Was there ever char? At any Halal cart? They are all cooked on the griddle not grill.

Jun 15, 2014
pabboy in Manhattan

Affordable Sushi?

Seriously??? Who includes booze when talking about prices when a bottle of sake/wine/liquor can be anywhere from $30 to $10,000.

Jun 13, 2014
pabboy in Manhattan

Affordable Sushi?

Tip is included at Yasuda. Price is a la cart. ~$120 is about right. I usually pay more because I order a few more pieces at the end.

Jun 12, 2014
pabboy in Manhattan

Best BBQ in Westchester?

Yes the chicken is awesome but everything else is as well.

Affordable Sushi?

This is the Manhattan board not Jersey board. Have you ever tried a sushi buffet in Manhattan? As harsh as it sounds, $75 is not a splurge in Manhattan when it comes to sushi.

Jun 08, 2014
pabboy in Manhattan

Affordable Sushi?

" buffet style Japanese restaurant"

You are kidding right??? That's one way to guarantee they will never ever eat sushi again.

Jun 08, 2014
pabboy in Manhattan

Advantages, Disadvantages and Uses of a cast Iron skillet

Can you please elaborate on the stainless steel toxic fumes? What is it? Where does it come from? What are effects?

May 09, 2014
pabboy in Cookware

Combine BBQ and Sous Vide?

Maybe something like this next time?


Harvest on Hudson v. Half Moon

Juniper, St George, Cookery, Harper's, Il Sorriso

Pressure cooker recommendations?

May 04, 2014
pabboy in Cookware