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Does low and slow work as well for NY Strip roast (top loin) as it does for Prime Rib?

I love me a bloody rare steak too but 110 is too low for me. That's just 10 degrees above body temperature! Good for your family though! :D

It's not a matter of what I would "suggest" - you should have the meat at whatever temp you prefer. If you like 110, have it at 110! If you want rare, it's 125.

What I'd really like to know is what a bone in strip loin looks like. I've never seen one before.

The only real suggestion I have is to seriously consider only cooking half of the roast. Beef roasts are never the same the next day and with the amount you have you'd probably be better off saving the other half for another day as a roast or steaks.

1 day ago
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Does low and slow work as well for NY Strip roast (top loin) as it does for Prime Rib?

A bone in strip roast? That sounds like a carving nightmare.

110 is far below rare, but only you know your preferred temp. I don't know who you're referring to when you say "we" but I can't imagine having enough people who prefer that kind of temp to finish a 14 lb roast..

1 day ago
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Prime Rib and baked potatoes question

There's very little carryover when you're roasting at low temps.

1 day ago
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Sausage left out to thaw

Sausage is usually heavily salted so it should be ok. I'd eat it.

2 days ago
joonjoon in General Topics

whole roasted chicken left out cooling 4 hrs

Whenever I see posts like this I wonder if I should have been long dead. I have no qualms about eating things that have been left out far, far longer.

2 days ago
joonjoon in General Topics

Prime Rib and baked potatoes question

I've never tried potatoes at 200...it might not be hot enough for it to cook. I would probably look for a more fool proof way to do it if you haven't tried before. Maybe bake them in advance and put em back in in the last hour to warm up or something...

2 days ago
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Fernandes 3 - Sayerville, NJ

So Fernandes 3 was indeed pretty awesome. But I've gotta say, you'd probably be better off ordering from the regular menu than getting the rodizio.

To start things off - that salad bar. Wow. It was literally the saddest display of food I have ever seen in my life. And I've been to salad bars at strip clubs.

No matter. I wasn't planning on eating anything other than meat anyway. I got olives - they were good. I prepared for this event by fasting for 24 hours prior to dinner. And after that meal I didn't need to eat again for another 24 hours. So I guess I got my money's worth.

The meal was excellent - perhaps the best rodizio I've had in NJ - but it was also the most expensive @ 32$. I tried a cut of almost everything that came at us and here's what I thought:

Picanha: Excellent, it's consistently my favorite cut at rodizio and it was no exception here.
Skirt steak: Perfectly cooked to medium rare, they cut me off like a 12 oz portion (half the skewer basically). It was awesome.
Garlic steak: I usually hate garlic steak at these places because they're always overdone, but this one was still pink and had great garlic flavor.
Chicken hearts: This is one of my favorite things to get at a rodizio. It was fine here but no better than any other chicken heart.
Shrimp: On the smallish side but tasty. Didn't see much of it going around though.
Sausage: There were two kinds, I think I actually liked the chicken sausage better than the pork one. Pretty standard fare stuff.
Lamb: This lamb tasted like a barnyard. It was one of the gamiest meats I've ever tasted or smelled at a restaurant. I kind of liked it like that but it's definitely not for everyone.
Cheese steak/cheese pork: Not bad, but no reason to get it over the other options.
Ribeye: They claimed this was ribeye but I'm almost positive it wasn't. It was also doused in a montreal steak seasoning type rub which I wasn't a fan of. Meh.
Ham: Actually pretty tasty, but I wouldn't get it again.
Pineapple: Nice way to end the meal, but nothing special.
Flank: They kept bringing us a cut of meat they said was flank, but it totally looked and tasted like skirt.
Short rib: Ugh. I don't know why rodizios serve this. I've only had short rib at a rodizio once that I was happy with, and it was late at night at sabor - a piece that had been neglected and cooking all day. But any other way this cut sucks at rodizios.

I didn't touch the rice, chips or beans that came with the meal. The tomato onion relish is great with the meats though and their fried banana was quite tasty.

So what did I think overall? It's a mixed bag. On one hand I probably ate a good 40-50 ozs of meat. It's tough to beat that for 32 bucks, but then again there are cheaper rodizios out there. But personally I don't think I would ever get a rodizio there again. Not because the rodizio is bad, but because their regular menu is really awesome and a great bargain. For example they had a 40oz porterhouse on the menu for 35 bucks. For about the same price as a rodizio you can eat a lb and a half of steak and bring another lb home.

Their seafood selection is also pretty awesome, and I really want to go try their 65$ seafood platter for two.

I've come to the realization that when it comes to rodizio, I far, far, prefer the cafeteria experience at sabor in long branch over the all you can eat places. And it really comes down to one issue: The only things I really want to eat at a rodizio are picanha and chicken hearts anyway (and occasionally skirt) so the excessive choices don't really give me much of an added benefit. I also hate having to wait for the skewer of your choice to arrive. At sabor you can walk up and get exactly what you want. I really like that.

Anyway, I am definitely planning to return to try the regular menu!

2 days ago
joonjoon in New Jersey

Recommendation for your Holiday Beef or Lamb Roast ....

I would love to try that some place! Always get distracted by other Korean/Japanese options when I'm in the area.

Dec 23, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Changed settings to "Collapse Previously Read Comments" but some times threads still paginate

These were on pages I clicked through Chowhound itself..

Dec 23, 2014
joonjoon in Site Talk

Changed settings to "Collapse Previously Read Comments" but some times threads still paginate

Some times I'll open up a page and it's not set to "See All". Why is this happening?

Dec 23, 2014
joonjoon in Site Talk

What did you/would you eat the morning of your wedding?

My wedding breakfast:

Oysters
Figs
Uni
Sea cucumber
Eel
Peaches
Beaver meat
Rocky mountain oysters
Caviar
Red Bull
Viagra

Dec 23, 2014
joonjoon in General Topics

Recommendation for your Holiday Beef or Lamb Roast ....

So...um...I think my invitiation must have gotten lost in the mail..

Dec 23, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

New Profile Setting: Collapse Previously Read Comments (also defaults to "See All" page)

I can't believe you guys are still insisting on this instead of changing the default.

What are you supposed to do with the breadcrumby things at a Brazilian BBQ?

If you've been to a rodizio you've probably seen the bowls of breadcrumbs by the salad bar. What are you supposed to do with it? What is it?

Dec 19, 2014
joonjoon in General Topics

Fernandes 3 - Sayerville, NJ

Hey it'd be great to see you, and I'm definitely taking you up on your martini offer. I should be there 7:30ish. I sent you an email...give me a buzz if you're coming! Man I would love to watch you destroy at a Rodizio. I'm guessing it's pretty legendary.

As for waiting for the better cuts - I categorically say no to chicken, sausage, and pork at these places (with the exception of chicken hearts), and save it for the very end if I really want a taste of something.

As for the salad bar, I take a walk around but usually skip it altogether, except maybe the shredded collards.

Dec 19, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

Fancy Bloody Marys

Ok that's way better than shrimp cocktail. Genius!

Dec 19, 2014
joonjoon in Spirits
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Fancy Bloody Marys

Garnish your bloody bull with a shrimp cocktail. YUM.

Dec 19, 2014
joonjoon in Spirits

Fernandes 3 - Sayerville, NJ

Just wanted to share with my fellow hounds...I am going to Fernandes 3 tonight. Spent all day hemming and hawing about whether I should go rodizio or not....and YES WE CAN. THANKS OBAMA!

So I'm skipping breakfast and lunch...and then gonna go out for a run right before I head over. I figure I need to eat about 48ozs of meat and I'll have my money's worth.

Any tips/tricks/recommended cuts from recent visits?

Dec 19, 2014
joonjoon in New Jersey

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

This exchange pretty sums up this situation.

Being "put to work" at a Christmas Party

I ask my guests to work at my parties, and when I go to others' parties I always ask to be put to work.

Dec 18, 2014
joonjoon in Not About Food

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

""Displaying all comments as unread on an individual page helps it load much faster."

::::head desk:::: Surely you cannot be serious that this is a GOOD thing. If you truly think it is, then your sole goal is to drive your users away. Plain and simple."

I have an idea, why don't you guys just load blank pages instead...that will make it blazing fast.

Dec 18, 2014
joonjoon in Site Talk
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A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

I mean even if the idea somehow made sense, the execution is absolutely horrible. I'm staring at a discussion with 24 messages broken down into FOUR PAGES. If your site can't load a page with 24 messages in a reasonable time, that's cuz your shit sucks, and the solution is NOT to break it up into 4 pages! For fucks sake I just opened up a thread with 6 messages and it was split into two pages. You're telling me you can't load 6 messages in a reasonable amount of time? Reddit loads 500 messages at a time for discussions and it's not that slow. Who goes to a discussion forum to read 6 messages on a page?

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

Whoever approved this idea really needs a reality check.

A Faster Chowhound: Pagination for Longer Threads

Who thought this would be a good idea? Ugh.

How many days ahead can I make a soup with dairy?

Half and half lasts a couple months in the fridge by itself...in a soup you're boiling it and salting it...so it should last even longer. Other things in your soup are going to spoil long before the HH.

Dec 16, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Watery Lemon Chicken Soup Sadness...need help

I would grab some better than boullion and and some of that until it tastes like chicken and add some gelatin.

Dec 16, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Xmas Eve menu with a standing rib roast.....serve with rolls for sandwiches?

This is the answer. Carve it up and keep it in a warm jus bath.

Dec 16, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking
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Xmas Eve menu with a standing rib roast.....serve with rolls for sandwiches?

I'm looking to pay about 100$ for a commercial grade product...there's just no way I can justify paying 2-400$ for that stuff. But man oh man am I gonna throw a glorious home hot pot party when I get my hands on one.

Dec 16, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Xmas Eve menu with a standing rib roast.....serve with rolls for sandwiches?

Will slice for food.

Dec 16, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking

Xmas Eve menu with a standing rib roast.....serve with rolls for sandwiches?

My local BJs was selling one for about 50$ a few years ago so I picked it up. It was awful and got returned right away. I look on craigslist for a professional model for cheap every few weeks but no dice yet. :(

Dec 16, 2014
joonjoon in Home Cooking