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04-28-2009, 11:50 AM
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SuperDave
04-28-2009, 12:00 PM
I believe tonight is tostadas, rice and beans. I deep fry my own corn shells so my neighbor can hear the crunch when we take a bite. The real challenge is to discover just how many toppings one can successfully manage to keep on the shell.

metalmouth
04-28-2009, 12:42 PM
Alaskan Halibut, Scampied. [smiley=chowtime.gif]

okie
04-28-2009, 12:47 PM
would any one of you 3 like to adopt and old son? it dont cost much to take care of me.
my wife wont let me eat like that, except maybe some halibt baked with nothing on it.

żżż
04-28-2009, 01:06 PM
would any one of you 3 like to adopt and old son? it dont cost much to take care of me.
my wife wont let me eat like that, except maybe some halibt baked with nothing on it.

Don't get the wrong idea - we don't eat like this all the time.

Sometimes we make lard sandwiches! ;D

CJC
04-28-2009, 01:11 PM
Bistek montado (Peruvianism for mounted beef steak)

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żżż
04-28-2009, 01:39 PM
OH yeah! Here we go! :)

Looks pretty tasty right there!

okie
04-28-2009, 04:28 PM
mooch, i aint sopped bacon grease in over 30 years.
used to shread leaf lettuce, dice tomatos, onions, real crisp
bacon, salt and pepper. mix it real good, get the bacon grease real hot and pour over the salad and mix.
tear a slice of bread in half and just pinch a handful of the salad in it, that may have something to do with my choloestrol probem today.
but it was good eatin, along with sausage gravy w/biscuits, eggs and
fried potatos for bkfst.
i'm gettin hungry just thinkin about it.

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04-28-2009, 08:18 PM
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okie
04-28-2009, 08:31 PM
mooch, i was sittin here feeling good about myself with a lettuce/tomato/onion sandwich on whole wheat bread w/light mayo for dinner, then you had to post that. guess i'll have to hit bk or mac dtomorrow, cant cook that stuff at home the old lady smells it when she walks in.
yes, i stopped by perrys, it was great, that boysenberry pie was too much. it looked like a quarter of a pie, i only ate about half, afraid of a sugar overload. i guess it's good the wife watches me pretty close or i would be obese and have to have an insulin drip.
bill

CJC
04-28-2009, 08:31 PM
;D ;D ;D

Mooch! There is no way you can bite down on the whole thing! ;D ;D ;D

How did you eat it buddy. With a knife and fork? ;D ;D ;D

Looks mighty good!

żżż
04-28-2009, 08:52 PM
I exercised before I ate that. Otherwise I would be too full of guilt AND cholesterol. ;)

I didn't actually eat THAT burger. I had to take it apart and eat it piece by piece. I also sauteed some chicken breast marinated in thyme, garlic, and lemon. That was the alternative for the wife - she's trying to cut back on the red meat, and it was almost as good as the beef. Almost. ;) My daughters dove into the burgers with both hands. Gotta love them - they take after dear old dad! :D

Okie, if you're going to do a fast food burger, forget the golden arches, the King's got nothin', don't bother with the clown. Go straight to Carl's Jr. and get one of their six dollar burgers. O M G ...
These kinds of meals are a definite treat. I'm back to soy shakes and oatmeal now. ;D :D ;D

MB_Kevin
04-28-2009, 08:55 PM
That does look good Mooch! I was heading for bed but now I am hungry. ;D

metalmouth
04-28-2009, 09:06 PM
I'm with "dear old dad and the daughters," cause I think they have it wired! ;D

okie
04-29-2009, 05:10 AM
mooch, you aint no help, here i am tryin to sneak a burger once in awhile, bein a good guy and watchin what i eat for the wife, then you come up with carls jr $6 burger, i've never met you and already you're a bad influence on me, just the kind of friends i need. however, friday on my way to rio vista i'll try one, now i dont really want to but since a good friend suggested it, i will.
bill

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04-29-2009, 07:55 AM
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okie
04-29-2009, 07:59 AM
i certainly appreciate the interest in my well being, thank you.
thats like steering me from low fat yogart to chocolat milkshake.

sprint86
04-29-2009, 05:41 PM
In N Out Double-Double Animal Style, nuff said ;D

MB_Kevin
04-29-2009, 08:01 PM
In N Out Double-Double Animal Style, nuff said ;D
For some reason I always want to say gorilla style when I order that at In N Out. ;D

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04-30-2009, 05:08 AM
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MB_Kevin
04-30-2009, 08:04 PM
Before I knew about it I seen someone with the animal fries. I asked how they got them and they told me. Next time it was a animal burger and fries. They are good but I like the crisp onion on there burgers and there fries are pretty good plain to with some extra salt.

okie
04-30-2009, 09:10 PM
mooch, stop that, you are a bad influence

CJC
04-30-2009, 10:04 PM
Okie,

You want a tofu recipe? :D ;D ;D ;D

okie
04-30-2009, 10:43 PM
no, thank you jamie, i like tofu just a little less than i like rice cakes.
my wife fixes tofu sometimes with what looks like some kind of chile sauce smells good but i havent tried it, her kimchi soup i like but i dont eat the tofu in it.

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05-06-2009, 01:55 PM
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okie
05-06-2009, 04:12 PM
i've thought about that burger ever since they came out with it, it was great, a big differnece between that and a jnb big cheeseburger with no ketchup, problem is next time i go to the doc he'll tell me i need to lose 30 lbs.
at my great grandsons b'day party at red robin, i tried their 5 alarm burger, thats false advertisement, it was good but not 5 alarm, when i fix meatballs the way i like them, they are hotter than that.
mt spicy shrimp would compare to the 5 alarm burger.

Rusty_Hooks
05-07-2009, 07:00 AM
Okie....if you need help losing weight.....just get the flu....I lost 10 pounds and one belt notch in three days

mooch....okies right....you're no help ;) ;D ;D ;D

those burgers look toooooo goood..

and tofu will never rise to that challenge ::)...I don't care what you do to it

CJC
05-07-2009, 07:50 AM
I dare you ;D
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_xLHT9aLYmRI/STXqzu3TtGI/AAAAAAAABB0/-XTHjNCGnOs/s400/Hiyayakko+1.JPG

DazShooter
05-07-2009, 08:46 AM
Tofu is good when prepared in Asian cusine. Tofu in western cusine is at best disapointing, usually disgusting!

CJC
05-07-2009, 08:54 AM
This will make you grow hairs in your chest :D
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/72/Pickled_tofu.JPG/260px-Pickled_tofu.JPG

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05-07-2009, 09:06 AM
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CJC
05-07-2009, 09:19 AM
[smiley=rotfl2.gif]

I have had the fried stuff when I was a toddler. So I don't even remember what it was like. ;D ;D ;D

ITUKAWAL
05-07-2009, 09:40 AM
Yum, gonna run into town for some Mc-Tofu ::) ::)

CJC
05-07-2009, 10:22 AM
Good thing I don't have a smell-a-vision. ;D ;D ;D But from the computer, it looks mighty tasty! [smiley=rotfl2.gif]

okie
05-07-2009, 11:30 AM
jamie, whats on that tofu in the pic besides green onions, is it bacon bits? i think i would like rice like that, but tofu fixed asian style really is not that bad depending on the sauce, because tofu dont really have a taste to me, except stinky tofu, and taiwan is the only place i've seen that. maybe my taste buds are shot from 45 years of smoking, but just plain tofu, like rice cakes, dont have any taste. i might try to fix some with the sauce i use to fix shrimp, when i get real hungry.

CJC
05-07-2009, 11:38 AM
The dish is Hiyayakko and it's cold tofu with a topping of ginger, bonito shavings and green onions. I like it with a little wasabi and soy sauce on top. ;)

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05-07-2009, 12:16 PM
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CJC
05-07-2009, 12:21 PM
Oh and sticking to the thread topic, it's NOT for dinner! *;) ;D
says who?

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05-07-2009, 12:30 PM
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CJC
05-07-2009, 01:26 PM
Well, I'm speaking for myself aren't I? *;)
Unfortunately, I'll probably be eating out tonight instead of having fajitas I made yesterday. *Shoulda posted a picture - I think homemade is better than restaurant...

Is your dish 'finished'? *It reminds me of Cantonese steamed tofu, but yours looks cold. *Is it?
Dashi is also used to make soups/stocks in Japan, among other things. *I didn't know you could eat it like that. *Sounds good!

Me thinks the video is bringing back childhood memories for you! *;)That was a picture I found on line and yes it is finished and it is cold. Add soy sauce and eat. In my case I put some wasabe on my sauce also.

That video brought back some memories I had from Hong Kong. I was there for a short time. But my home town is a 500 family farm village. I grew up barefooted with the fishies. *;D ;D ;D

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06-02-2009, 11:43 AM
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okie
06-02-2009, 01:12 PM
mooch, i just read and watched your video of taipei, when i worked
there in the late 80's and early 90's, we ate at the shilin night market at least twice a month, i was surprised they didn't show the frogs and chicken feet.
if you ever go there, you need to visit this pace and snake alley in taipei.
bill

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06-02-2009, 02:27 PM
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okie
06-02-2009, 02:42 PM
i worked there 6.5 yrs, really enjoyed the food, except stinky tofu. when we travel we always look for a chinese restaueanr to compare the food with taiwan, the best we've found was in prague.
little hole-in-the-wall places in san fean chinatown are the best we found there, more chinese style.

Finesse
06-02-2009, 05:01 PM
they forgot the 6x6 on the secret menu page ;D

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06-03-2009, 02:23 PM
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CJC
06-03-2009, 02:47 PM
Tangerine Beef was gooood. *Really nice flavors of citrus, honey, and chili's. *I didn't take a photo of it cuz it wasn't much to look at. *Well, I guess I can still take a snapshot of the leftovers... *:D

It was a little salty. *I'd cut the soy and hoisin by half. *Instead of slicing the flank into strips I did 'steak cubes' by cubing them on a bias and smashing them with a mallet. *I also added about double the amount in garlic vs. ginger. *What was Guy thinking? *You gotta have garlic with ginger! *It's the yin of the yang! *:)
I have found that marinating the meat with corn starch actually served to tenderize the meat. So I would not go with the cubes route.

In my house there is no lack of ginger + garlic dishes. But if you use chile sauce, the ginger is probably redundant. You wouldn't be able to taste it very much anyway..... ;D I *substitute ginger with chiles all the time because my kids don't like the flavor of ginger. *:-?

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06-03-2009, 03:20 PM
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metalmouth
06-03-2009, 06:22 PM
In my kitchen, ginger <> chiles, or chili sauce. *There is definitely a 'heat' factor in ginger if you eat the root itself in a raw state, but to me when it is cooked it imparts a real nice floral note. *If I make curry (which can be loaded with chiles) I would not think of not adding ginger. *It's just another integral part of the whole deal.

I've been studying Mrs. Chiang's book Szechwan Cookbook. She uses a term zhen wer, meaning to capture the original taste, texture, heat, aroma, size consistency of ingredients and a list of other things that Americans don't even have words to describe such as the difference between heat and pepperiness, re and la. Much of this is captured through layering the ingredients and spices to create xiang, xien, or nong, which is to say fragrant, fresh, or rich. I believe you are capturing those essences Mooch.

I should thank spinfisher once again for the gift of this writer and Mrs. Chiangs recipes!

CJC
06-03-2009, 06:58 PM
*There was a trick we used to do in the kitchen which was to add a SMALL portion of baking soda to meat chunks like steak cubes and massage that into the meat and let it sit overnight. *I'm not sure exactly what it does to the meat, but it definitely makes it a different texture - almost 'light and fluffy'. *It's the cheater's tenderizer. *;)Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate breaks down the protein fibers. It actually changes it's consistency and taste. That and MSG are the 2 things I don't like about restaurant food. Corn starch will soften the meat and keep it's texture and flavor. I never thought about it until I forgot to add corn starch to one of my dished and the meat came out tougher. I could not explain why and I experimented on purpose. It turned out that the corn starch was tenderizing the meat. ;)

metalmouth
06-04-2009, 04:10 AM
I never realized meat was treated with baking soda. I do learn something every day!

CJC
06-04-2009, 05:19 AM
I believe Albersons when they purchazed the Lucky stores chain in my neighborhood used to buy pork from Morrel(?) and it came packed in baking soda. I stopped buying pork from them until the stores were sold back to Lucky recently.

Meat treated with baking soda has a salty taste to it.

tc
06-04-2009, 07:42 AM
That's wild, I never heard anything about baking soda. I guess the only thing you can do anymore is raise and grow your own.
:-X :-X :-X :-X

Tom

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06-04-2009, 07:59 AM
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CJC
06-04-2009, 09:05 AM
I think Denny's uses it and Sizzler uses it for sure. Every Chinese food restaurant uses it.

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06-10-2009, 09:58 AM
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CJC
06-10-2009, 10:44 AM
Every Chinese restaurant that JT knows of uses it... *;)mooch,

You would be hard pressed to find one that doesn't use it. It is pretty much standard practice in Chinese restaurants. That distinctive salty taste is unmistakeable.

Oh yea, when I want ginger, I want to be able to taste it.

;D ;D ;D

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