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Sandwiches in Monmouth County

Yeah that was so stupid! I really wish Blimpie won out in the sub chain over Subway. I actually really enjoy the blimpie best (their version of the everything italian sub). The Italian/pizza joints always seem to overload it with meat.

about 18 hours ago
joonjoon in New Jersey

Sandwiches in Monmouth County

Yes! I hate the partial cut sub construction. It inevitably leads to bites where all you get is the lettuce/tomato/onion followed by a bite of all meat/cheese.

Slice your damn bread through!!

Sep 15, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

The Sandwich

Richard's has the best Pastrami I've tried in Monmouth county but I don't think that qualifies as north/central nj.

Sep 15, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Guiltiest Guilty Pleasures

Am I weird for being proud of loving everything I enjoy, regardless of how weird it is? I can't think of any food item that I associate with guilt.

The great noodle soups of the world roundup

Wow so many noodle soups I've never heard of! Looks like it might be time for a trek to NYC to try them out. :)

Sep 12, 2014
joonjoon in General Topics

Cheap Beef Meals

Glad you enjoyed it! Back when my friends and I would grill more regularly I would stop by BJs quite frequently...lately I just stick with the supermarket sales.

I don't know about yours but our BJs even has things like tripe and pig feet...pretty cool for a club store.

Sep 12, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Learn me on cooking grass fed korean style short ribs

Yep. I'm personally not a fan of using fruit tenderizers in meat.

Sep 11, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Cheap Beef Meals

Yeah we still get the 1.99 ground beef on sale but it's becoming rarer. I love beef but I love cheap meat more.

It's strange watching deals disappear one by one. We used to routinely get .69-.79c sales for chicken thighs or drumsticks...now sale prices are hitting .99.

I guess I just need to accept it as a fact of life..

Sep 11, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Learn me on cooking grass fed korean style short ribs

Be careful with the kiwi...it can give the meat a weird texture and overtenderize.

Sep 11, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Cheap Beef Meals

BJs is my favorite place to buy meat, at least from my options. Better selection than Costco.

Sep 11, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Temperature of sushi rolls

There's a lot of discussion on what the ideal sushi rice temperature is (there probably isn't one right answer), but a lot of people say body temperature is a good temp.

Sep 11, 2014
joonjoon in General Topics

The great noodle soups of the world roundup

Ramen is all the rage these days...everyone loves a good bowl of pho. What, in your opinion, are the greatest noodle soups of the world? These are my three favorites (in no particular order):

Ramen

Pho

And IMO the very underrated...Korean JjamPong (짬뽕). http://koreanfood.about.com/od/soupsa...

Sep 11, 2014
joonjoon in General Topics

Red wine with America beef stew .

This is funny. I think every single type of red wine was recommended in this thread at some point.

Sep 11, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Cheap Beef Meals

Well considering (at least in NJ) regular chuck is 3.99/lb in bulk (Costco prices) 3.99 for ground chuck seems reasonable..

Beef prices in general have gotten prohibitively expensive. The cheap cuts often outprice the premium cuts now...I remember barely 10 years ago getting things like skirt or flap meat for around 2.50$/lb at Costco/BJs...now they're up to 6 bucks! Supermarket prices are even more absurd...skirt is like 12 bucks a lb.

The only beef I buy any more is the 2$/lb sale london broil and 6$/lb sale strip/ribeye deals. Occasionally I'll buy a whole cryo strip loin for 5.79ish.

The only remaining good deal on beef I'm aware of is the whole brisket at Walmart...2.79 or so.

Sep 11, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Lunch in Long Branch

Man now I'm craving some. Love that fat band...it breaks my heart when I see people cut that off.

Sep 11, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Learn me on cooking grass fed korean style short ribs

Short ribs are always fatty...I've seen choice short ribs that would blow away the marbling on any prime ribeye. Did you decide if you're going to braise or grill?

Sep 11, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking
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Learn me on cooking grass fed korean style short ribs

I haven't tried it myself but I can't imagine LA kalbi standing up to a braise. It's pretty thin so I imagine it would sort of shred apart. But that might be good too...sort of like a kalbi ropa vieja or pulled pork.

Sep 11, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Learn me on cooking grass fed korean style short ribs

Braised kalbi (kalbi jjim) is excellent.

Sep 10, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking
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Learn me on cooking grass fed korean style short ribs

Have you ever had Kalbi? It's excellent grilled. High heat and fast.

Sep 10, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking
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Lunch in Long Branch

I think I just straight up prefer the counter service Brazilian BBQ like Sabor over table service rodizio. I can go to the counter, ask them what's available, and get what I want. I can say things like "I'll take your rarest picanha" and get that, instead of it being a crapshoot. Man I love that place.

Sep 10, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Cheap Beef Meals

Here's a suggestion that hasn't been mentioned - Korean BBQ lettuce wraps. Cut beef into bite sized pieces and wrap in lettuce and various other things. A little bit of beef goes a long way eaten this way.

Lunch in Long Branch

I would say so! It's probably my favorite cheap restaurant in the area.

Sep 10, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Lunch in Long Branch

If you mean the Pezao that was on 36, I would say Sabor is better. Better buffet and better meat (usually).

Sep 10, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Lunch in Long Branch

Sabor! It's on Brighton Ave.

Sep 08, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Red Robin to open in Brick

I've only been once, but it was terrible. I'd much rather have a Big Mac or Whopper.

Sep 08, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Home-made stock. This will sound REALLY strange!

I never add anything at all. I make the stock and then alter it depending on what I make with it. Same way as C Oliver.

Sep 04, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Home-made stock. This will sound REALLY strange!

I love you.

Sep 03, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Home-made stock. This will sound REALLY strange!

I always save bones from fried chicken for my mystery stocks.

Sep 03, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

good food in strange places

I've never eaten at rodeio grill...I'm sure their meat is fine but I don't find their salad bar very tempting. I can't imagine dropping 20 bucks for AYCE at rodeio when I can get out of Pezao for about 12 bucks usually. I also much prefer the casual weigh-by-the-lb cafeteria like atmosphere.

And Guarana is must!

Sep 02, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Sushi and small plate dinner ideas need.

Yes but one of the main characteristics of izakaya food is that they're served in small "tapas" like portions..

Aug 28, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking