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Horchata

Thanks very much, and I don't mean to sound rude or bithcy, but all that's info that I knew and comes up readily in a simple google search. I'm looking for more detail and in depth info on how mexican horchata is made the traditional way. Perhaps I could have been a little more specific in my original post. Thank you though.

Apr 12, 2007
StinaFeminista in Mexico

Horchata

Hey Everyone,

I'm doing research for a project and I'm including some info on traditional Mexican food. I've been searching everywhere and I can't seem to find any info besides recipes and a very basic history of horchata. I'm looking for how it's made traditionally- matate y mano- and any other info. If anyone knows anything, please let me know.

Mil gracias!

Stina

Apr 11, 2007
StinaFeminista in Mexico

Good Chinese restaurants that deliver in CC Philadelphia?

Well, most chinese food is already mostly vegetarian anyway, but if you do like to go a little more veg, then go for Su Xing. The hot pots are great!

Apr 10, 2007
StinaFeminista in Pennsylvania

Reading Terminal Market

Wow!

Thanks for all he great advice!

Apr 10, 2007
StinaFeminista in Pennsylvania

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Definitely take him to the White Dog Cafe, right off of Penn's campus. I absolutely LOVE that place. It's a big student hang out with an ecclectic menu, good prices and is really great for breakfast. I go to Temple and it's a bit of a hike for me to get there, but I relish every time I can go. Don't pass it up.

If you get the chance, take a walk on South Street. Although it's starting to get filled with teeny boppers and highschool kids (unfortunately), you can still find some cool places to eat there. Try Bridget Foy's.

I also second Marigold's. :)

Hope you guys enjoy your stay!

Apr 10, 2007
StinaFeminista in Pennsylvania

Reading Terminal Market

Hey there,

I'm making my first trip to RTM to actually buy produce and not just eat. Has anyone gotten their produce from there before? I want to start buying local and organic and I figured they might be a good place, but are they expensive? Which is the best stand?

Do you know of any other good farmer's markets in Philly? I've searched around, but RTM just keeps popping up.

Thanks!

Apr 10, 2007
StinaFeminista in Pennsylvania

Bacco- Montgomeryville

Thanks for the tips. I'll definitely let you know what I thought.

Apr 10, 2007
StinaFeminista in Pennsylvania

Best sushi outside of center city?

Minado... eh.

I've been there several times and I've never really been impressed. It's a novelty, that's all. They have some interesting dishes, but if you're looking for really great sushi, go elsewhere... like Blue Fin, just a hop skip and a jump down the road. Minado is neat because it's a buffet and offers sushi, lots of deserts, different Japanese platters, a few chinese dishes, you can even get a freakin crepe if you want, but it's definitely not one of those places I crave. Besides, when it's busy, it takes them forever to refill the sushi platters after they've been picked over- not good if all you want is sushi (In which case, just go to Blue Fin- for the price of the entire buffet at Minado, you can get better quality sushi at Blue Fin). As Philly said, it's $17 for lunch (full buffet is not available) and it's $25 for dinner- overpriced in my opinion.

If you want to try something a little different, check it out, but if you're looking for atmosphere and quality, I definitely wouldn't go out of my way to go there- it's not that spectacular.

Apr 08, 2007
StinaFeminista in Pennsylvania

Bacco- Montgomeryville

Hey there,

I recently received a gift certificate to Bacco in Montgomeryville. I was wondering if anyone had tried there and what you thought. I'm a little curious- it seems like another Bucca di Beppo, a big chain type, but I'm not sure.

Any advice on what to order (I'm a vegetarian), best time to go, etc etc.

Apr 08, 2007
StinaFeminista in Pennsylvania

Restaurant School?

Hey AmblerGirl,
You know, I've been wondering the same thing. I've been to the Restaurant School when I was thinking about applying for school there, and while I've never eaten in the restaurant, I've had samplings from their kitchen. It was pretty delish' but I really couldn't tell you about the atmosphere.

My suggestion would be to go for the Italian- it's pretty hard to screw up.

Keep me posted on how it went if you do in fact decide to go.

Apr 08, 2007
StinaFeminista in Pennsylvania

Best place in Philly for Saturday Breakfast/Brunch?

This is probably a little late, but I guess it's ok for anyone else who might take a look at this post.

The White Dog cafe over by the UPenn campus is great. They have wonderfully ecclectic dishes in a range of prices. They're not BYO, but the bar is great.

Hope you enjoyed your stay in Philly, Jody. :)

Apr 01, 2007
StinaFeminista in Pennsylvania

Best sushi outside of center city?

I have to agree with Mitch. Bluefin has been slacking lately. Their portions seem to be getting smaller but the prices aren't really decreasing with the amount you get. It's still good and a pleasant experience, but I prefer to go elsewhere.

Same thing with Bonjung in Collegeville. I live fairly close and every time I've gone in, I always have a poor experience. The service is slow, it's pretty pricey and the quality isn't even all that great. I even had to pay $4 extra one time because I ordered a box and wanted a vegetable roll instead of a California roll.

I have to recommend Fuji in Montgomeryville. You get huge rolls at a cheaper price than most places I have found outside Philly. They also have Hibachi, but their strength is definitely in their sushi. It might be a bit of a haul for you, lillotis, but if you decide to give it a try, it's best to go around 4:30 before the big rush... it can get a little slow with a lot of people.

Apr 01, 2007
StinaFeminista in Pennsylvania

Favorite Vegetarian Restaurants in S.E. PA Now Closed

I have to say, I am very upset with the relocation of Horizon's. My boyfriend and I used to save up to be able to go there (poor college kids, alas) when they were in Willow Grove and now that they've moved they're just way to expensive and the food really isn't worth the prices.

We did find a really great alternative, though. It's called Blue Sage and it's in the same Willow Grove vicinity. They don't rely so much on the "mock meats," nor are they Carribbean influenced, but tend toward using fresh, organic vegetables and grains. Fairly pricey, but so worth it. I'm curious to see if anyone else has tried it and what you thought.

Apr 01, 2007
StinaFeminista in Pennsylvania