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HELP! Which supermarket for Kalbi.

Visiting in Pinellas area and would like to make some Kalbi for the family but don't know where to find kalbi. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Dec 30, 2011
soto i am in Florida

Malaysian Rempah Recipe

Thanks Chefj. That looks very promising. Can't wait to try

Mar 08, 2011
soto i am in Home Cooking

Malaysian Rempah Recipe

Anyone have a recipe for rempah to be used for making curry. The curry chicken dish I'd like to duplicate has a red sauce. (@ Mutiara restaurant , Inglewood Ca,)

Mar 08, 2011
soto i am in Home Cooking

Favorite Meals Under $5

Torrance/Redondo beach area. I posted this in the $10 thread, but I think it deserves to be posted here in the "Under $5" category.

Siam I Am, P.C.H & Torrance blvd. Redondo Beach Everything under $10 All day. great lunch specials about $4.99. Best tom ka kai and kao soi around! get it thai spicy.

All Indian Sweets and Snacks, Hawthorne & Torrance blvd. in the N.E. strip mall. Lunch specials all day @ $3.99 for vegetarian (3 veg choices, rice and chapati) $1 more for each meat choice (lamb, chicken, goat). Can recession busters be this delicious? YES!

* Siam I Am
215 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

* All Indian Sweets & Snacks
20916 Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503-4612(310) 370-5156‎

Mar 26, 2010
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

Favorite Meal Under $10?

Spicy salt shrimp at Seafood Town on Hawthorne, Torrance. Delicious AND the serving is big enough for four people

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Seafood Town
22922 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505

Mar 26, 2010
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

Favorite Meal Under $10?

I think that pretty closely qualifies for the under $5 thread. Of course that"s proly if you don't get your custom dish? Keep em coming W S G

Mar 22, 2010
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

Favorite Meals Under $5

C'mon all, double the pleasure, double the fun!

Mar 21, 2010
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

Favorite Meal Under $10?

Siam I Am, P.C.H & Torrance blvd. Redondo Beach Everything under $10 All day. great lunch specials about $4.99. Best tom ka kai and kao soi around! get it thai spicy.

All Indian Sweets and Snacks, Hawthorne & Torrance blvd. in the N.E. strip mall. Lunch specials all day @ $3.99 for vegetarian (3 veg choices, rice and chapati) $1 more for each meat choice (lamb, chicken, goat). Can recession busters be this delicious? YES!

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Siam I Am
215 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Mar 21, 2010
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

Favorite Meal Under $10?

Specifics? as per O.P. (Favorite Meal Under $10? )
see "westsidegal" e.g. heh

Mar 21, 2010
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

Duck Sauce source in LA / OC

Memories of the pork fried rice, bbq'd pork spare ribs (I think there were two) and of course "duck sauce" to flavor it all up, New York area chinese circa 1970's.

Mar 18, 2010
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

Tom Kha Kai (Thai Chicken Soup with Coconut Milk and Galangal)

Straw mushrooms are a tasty addition

Jan 09, 2010
soto i am in Recipes

NY Style Chinese food in LA?

AND, anyone know where to find BBQ spare ribs, pork fried rice and "duck sauce"...N Y style of course?

Sep 08, 2009
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

Favorite hangover foods (or restaurants)?

A glass of chilled tomato juice, then Phad Kee Mao Thai spicy from either:

1. Soho Thai Fusion on P.C.H east of Narbonne in Lomita
2. The Thai takeout place in the mini mall NW corner of Torrance Blvd. and Prairie ave. in Torrance

Aug 15, 2009
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

Nasty, guilty pleasures

Khao Soi -Thai style spicy at "Siam I Am", Redondo Beach

Aug 12, 2009
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

South Bay Thai, Indian, and/or American-Chinese Restaurants that you go to often

ANARKALI halal on Crenshaw Blvd. unfortunately closed and replaced by a halal burger joint. Very sad as I really liked the lunch buffet at this place. Owner was supposedly remodeling. Same owner as Bombay Grocers on P.C.H in Lomita which is surprisingly not in the same league as Anarkali

Jun 21, 2009
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

Costco Hot Dogs (moved from L.A. board)

Haven't had the polish in awhile but I remember it having a stronger taste than the hot dog not spicier

Jun 08, 2009
soto i am in Chains

Costco Hot Dogs (moved from L.A. board)

The torrance costco has always had it available. Used to be you got as many as you wanted but times have changed and now only one is provided. Additional cups are a quarter apiece.

Jun 06, 2009
soto i am in Chains

Costco Hot Dogs (moved from L.A. board)

Like mine with the the addition of the little sauerkraut provided when requested

Jun 06, 2009
soto i am in Chains

Fresh Coconut Milk?

No one mentioned canned coconut milk or cream. The advantage of course would be it's always on hand, the disadvantage would be the freshness and possible taste difference. There are so many brands any one of which may be close to the taste that you are looking for. Most if not all restaurants and recipes use canned? Unless I'm making curried crabs, I always use canned.

Apr 04, 2009
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

South Bay Thai, Indian, and/or American-Chinese Restaurants that you go to often

ANARKALI on crenshaw in torrance. Finally tried the lunch buffet yesterday. WOW! A taste experience of the highest order. Truly authentic spicing. Tandoori chicken, tika masala and a curry chicken coupled with vegetable (Squash and garbanza) and yougurt curries. Included naan, salad, mango lassi and gulab jamon. A great bargain even at a higher than the $6.50 tax included price. If you love delicious Indian, rush on down to this restaurant.

24416 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance
310 325 8831

Apr 03, 2009
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

South Bay Thai, Indian, and/or American-Chinese Restaurants that you go to often

THAI
If you haven't tried "Siam I Am" yet you're in for a treat. It's located on the west side of P.C.H. just north of Torrance blvd. Don't let it's diminutive size fool you. This little gem makes the tastiest most authentic dishes on par with Thai town. The best part may be the price. Lunch specials which include choice or white or brown rice. choice or meats or tofu (shrimp $1 extra) and a small salad are just$ 4.99. My favorites are the yellow curry and the eggplant with thai basil both with steamed tofu. Regular menu items are not much more expensive. Kao Soi and Thom Ka Kai are my non lunch favorites. Try it, you'll like it! Spotlessly clean with friendly service.

INDIAN
The small Indian place east side of Hawthorne in the northern most portion of the strip mall north of Torrance blvd is my go to vegetarian. All day specials for $3.99 gets you a curry veg of the day plus two more veg choices rice and chappati. For $4.99 you can substitute one curry meat dish (chicken, lamb or goat) or for $5.99 choose two meat dishes. They also offer regular menu items.

Mar 28, 2009
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

Saturday Indonesian Food Fair at the Duarte Inn IS BACK ON (Jan. 17th)!

Thanks for the info. My second favorite would be the padang dishes. Have been missing this delicious cuisine.

Feb 18, 2009
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

Best Indian Lunch Buffet?

Third rec for India restaurant. Great tasting and wide selection of items with the added bonus of a very reasonable price

Feb 18, 2009
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

Los Angeles Cheap Eats Comfort Food Joints

Anyone know the closest Tommy's to Palos Verdes? Breakfast sandwich sounds terrific!

Feb 02, 2009
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

Saturday Indonesian Food Fair at the Duarte Inn IS BACK ON (Jan. 17th)!

Just wondering if any booth is serving soto ayam? Or padang dishes?

Jan 28, 2009
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

Finally a place to eat in PV!

i agree that Bamboo Song has the tastiest pho in the area. Much better than the pho shop in Penn center and the ones on hawthorne and the ones on crenshaw in Torrance and even further north in Gardena).

I did recently discover a relatively new to the area Pho SO1 corner of redondo beach blvd and western in gardena. Huge menu. Had the curry chicken with rice vermicelli instead of the french roll. AWESOME. Too much chicken in the bowl! Asked for extra limes and an extra basil and mint plate. Ice coffee with milk was smooth and delicious (Most places have the rough taste and after taste) Next visit will try the pho the bun or rice plate. Restaurant clean and staff friendly. Would be awesome if no longer had to drive to SGV

Jan 06, 2009
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

Vietnamese-style coffee (ground beans)

A recent poster requested info on the drip press. My question is which of the various coffee offerings would be the best choice for a delicious brew, (similar to the tasty one at Golden Deli in S. G. V. for instance.)? Have tried several options including the grind in the small paper bags sold at some Viet markets. None of these produced the smooth taste. Help.

Jun 02, 2008
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

Review: Siam I AM , A Breath Of Fresh Air in Redondo Beach!

Noticed the lunch special sign posted outside this immaculate, small Thai restaurant on P.C.H just north of Torrance Blvd. I was so happy that I followed my instinct to try this new place. My first lunch special was the yellow curry(Kang Karee) with chicken. I ordered it spicy Thai style with brown rice, and was rewarded with an absolutely delicious plate of authentic Thai food that also included a small salad.

On my second visit I tried the eggplant with chicken (also spicy thai style) that included bell peppers, basil leaves and onions. This was as good or even better than the previous curry dish. The sauce was an original flavor that I hadn't experienced before. 10 lunch specials are mostly priced at $4.95 and served from 11 to 3pm.

They're open till 9pm, closed on Mondays and offer free delivery.

Siam I Am
215 So. P C H.
Redondo Beach Ca
310 374-7202

Apr 17, 2008
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

Kafir Lime Leaves

Thanks guys. Will try those recs. Hated driving all the way to Alhambra for it. Can't get it to last long either so the tree sounds like a good bet.

Jan 19, 2008
soto i am in Los Angeles Area

Kafir Lime Leaves

Anyone know where to buy kafir lime leaves used in thai recipes in the south bay area?

Jan 17, 2008
soto i am in Los Angeles Area