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General Tso's Chicken??

For those brave enough to tackle this one...

http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/04/th...

I, for one will continue trying it at the restaurants mentioned below!

Apr 14, 2014
verka in Greater Boston Area

Here's what's slated for food court of Central Sq H-Mart

Just walked by and saw that the H Mart sign is up on the building ! I hope that's a good sign and the opening is getting closer.

Mar 12, 2014
verka in Greater Boston Area

Bondir Concord Just Okay

Not sure if anyone else has seen this unorthodox response to the Globe review.

https://m.facebook.com/BondirConcord/...

Would love to hear other hound's opinions... I found it rather odd.

Feb 09, 2014
verka in Greater Boston Area
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Best steak in Boston area?

What about Boston Chops? Its slightly cheaper than Grill 23 but a very good value.

Jan 06, 2014
verka in Greater Boston Area

Chowhound new year resolutions

No lines tonight, the place was pretty much empty at 8! And the ramen is just as tasty.

Jan 02, 2014
verka in Greater Boston Area

Prepared meal delivery service in Somerville?

I am a huge fan of cuisine en local, their food is fantastic !

http://cuisineenlocale.com/about-us/faq

JJ Gonson - Cuisine Enlocale
Telephone: 617-285-0167

Oct 28, 2013
verka in Greater Boston Area

Goat Meat and Mutton?

You should try Frizzell Hill Farm in Westerm Mass. I know they supply goat to some restaurants in the area.

http://www.frizzellhillfarm.com/Pages...

Mar 14, 2013
verka in Greater Boston Area

Looking for a restaurant like Bondir, Journeyman, or TW Food.

What about Lumiere in Newton? A bit out of the way, but the food is excellent and it can be very cozy.

Feb 12, 2013
verka in Greater Boston Area

If you could have any chocolate for Val Day from a chain store or chocolatier what would you want?

Blood Orange Fleur de Lis Truffles from the Beacon HIll Chocolates. These are the best in town !

http://www.beaconhillchocolates.com/

Feb 11, 2013
verka in Greater Boston Area

Best seafood in Chinatown ?

What's the current consensus on where I can get the best and freshest seafood meal in Chinatown these days? I see lots of differing opinions on Peach Farm, Jumbo, east ocean, etc. What's the best place to get salt fried shrimp, calmari and ginger lobster ? Also, extra bonus points if they might have the fresh Maine shrimp !

Feb 10, 2013
verka in Greater Boston Area

First Soft Shell Crabs Sighting

Just wanted to bump this back up.
Anyone have any more recent experiences with sof shell crab around town? Would love some recomendations...

Apr 17, 2012
verka in Greater Boston Area

Does anyone know of a homemade meal delivery service?

This place is amazing ! http://www.cuisineenlocale.com/
I've only tried their food at a dinner party, but their Shared Food program sounds like what you might be looking for?
http://www.cuisineenlocale.com/compon...

Feb 10, 2012
verka in Greater Boston Area

Best Kaiseki option?

Thank you so very much for everyone's awesome input and recs. I've made a reservation for Friday at Kyo Ya for the 10 course dinner :) Will report back !

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Kyo Ya
94 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

Oct 10, 2011
verka in Manhattan

Best Kaiseki option?

I am looking for the best, most authentic Kaiseki option in Manhattan. Right now I am looking at:
Sugiyama, Rosanjin or EN Japanese. Can anyone comment on the best option of the 3? Or recomend anything else I am overlooking? I'd like to spend 200 to 300 for 2 people (not including any sake pairings) and would also like a place with a really nice, special setting. I prefer Lower Manhattan.

Thanks !

Oct 06, 2011
verka in Manhattan

Help me find an excellent prix fixe option

Sorry...I really meant a tasting menu *brain fart*

Sep 26, 2011
verka in Manhattan

Help me find an excellent prix fixe option

I am looking to take my little sister out to a nice prix fixe dinner in New York in October for her birthday. I would like to spend ~300 for 2 people, including drinks, tax and tips, wine pairings not necessary to be included in this total. We're not particular on the type of food, but something in Lower Manhattan or Brooklyn would work best. Also something where I can get a reservation for a Friday nite 3 weeks from now.

Thanks hounds !

Sep 26, 2011
verka in Manhattan

CSA Rating

Red Fire Farm - this is our second year. We love it ! The variety has been great, although a bit too much lettuce and not enough corn this year. But that might be our personal taste. I would give it 5 stars.

Aug 26, 2011
verka in Greater Boston Area

ISO currants (red or black)

Has anyone seen any fresh red or black currants on sale? I would prefer areas north of Boston, but if they are available, I would be willing to go anywhere....
Thanks.

Jun 27, 2011
verka in Greater Boston Area

croissants there anyone in the Boston/Cambridge area, making wonderful croissants?

Second the Iggy's croissant! Especially plain ones early in the morning at their Fresh Pond store/bakery.

Dec 04, 2010
verka in Greater Boston Area

Where to watch the World Cup?

The Field in Central Sq. is a great place to watch games.

Jun 07, 2010
verka in Greater Boston Area

Frozen Yogurt?

I am looking for a place that has many different flavors of frozen yogurt, but that mixes in those flavors with either plain or chocolate yogurt (those are usually the only 2 base flavors). Usually this is done via this big machine that smooshes together the base yogurt and whatever flavor you pick

Here is Boston there are a couple of Middle Eastern restaurants that do this (Kiraz, Angora).

Is there something similar in DC and surrounding area?

Thanks !

Mar 10, 2010
verka in Washington DC & Baltimore

homemade apple sauce

I have a tradition where every year, I make my sister homemade applesauce for her birthday. Alas, this year its just not meant to be. Does anyone know where I can buy some really good, fresh made apple sauce?

I am willing to travel, but north of Boston will work best.

Thanks !

Oct 15, 2009
verka in Greater Boston Area

Pomelo salad (Yum Som-O)

I just got back from Thailand where I fell in love with this spicy, citrusy salad - Pomelo salad (yum som-o). ... Before I try to recreate this on my own, does anyone have any idea if I can find this anywhere in the Boston area. I already checked the menus of all the usual suspects: Dok Bua, Montien, S&I with no luck.

Thanks.

Sep 13, 2009
verka in Greater Boston Area

Burrata in Boston?

Probably not as good as the other recommendations, but works in a pinch...Costco has some imported from Italy.

Sep 12, 2009
verka in Greater Boston Area

Best Lemon-based dessert

I am having the most intense craving for lemons. Where can I find the best lemon mousse, lemon tart or any other lemon based desserts in Boston and surroundings?

Thanks !

May 01, 2009
verka in Greater Boston Area

corn ice cream?

I am having the strangest craving for corn ice cream that just won't go away... Any ideas where I can get some? Christina's used to make it this time of year, but they don't seem to anymore. I've asked the last few times I was there and they thought I was a bit strange. Any leads would be appreciated, location doesn't matter but north of the city preferred !

Sep 08, 2008
verka in Greater Boston Area

Unsweetend Dried Fruit

I am looking for a source of unsweetened dried fruit in the Boston area, preferably north suburbs, but I am willing to travel. I am specifically looking for unsweetened dried cranberries.

Can anyone help?

Dec 13, 2007
verka in Greater Boston Area

Special Occasion pris fixe

I am looking for a nice restaurant for my birthday (29th), here is what I would like (in a perfect world):

Under 100 per person paired with wine (tax and tip not included)
Number of courses is not really that important ~6 is OK
A nice cozy place, not stuffy, with excellent but not over-bearing service
Location is not really important
I am a foodie and into wine, so a good value for both is important

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

May 14, 2007
verka in Manhattan