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Comment Archives: stories: Chow

Re: “Foods of the Philippines

There are as many ways to make Filipino food as there are Filipino cooks. I've had pork and chicken adobo that ranged from the meat tasting as if it had been boiled in plain water, to it being so salty and overloaded with garlic and vinegar that you couldn't eat it. All in all though, it's a great cuisine, and Filipinos are amongst the friendliest folks on earth.

Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 10/16/2015 at 6:23 AM

Re: “Foods of the Philippines

That's usually the customary options. Beef, chicken and pork. You'll be lucky to get beef in the Philippines ,so still confused about that comment. They had everything that you'd get in the Philippines however, eating adobo for example in the Philippines is quite tasty. The pi pple cook there food all on high so it has a different taste to it- not bad, I think better. Anyways that's just the job of critics tho ,to criticize. Also, depending on what region you're from or province it can have a different taste to it and not everyone will enjoy that adobo from Manila like that in Cebu. So really it all depends. You can't please everyone.

Posted by zak on 10/15/2015 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Caridad Community Kitchen: Caridad Case

I love this article and what it is doing for those in need. In cooking flavoring is key to cooking, using spices, herbs, etc. Flavoring is key for anyone to enjoy a meal. I am hoping this organization is making use of this key item in cooking.

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Posted by OMGitsme on 10/13/2015 at 11:58 AM

Re: “China Szechwan: The Other Menu

I too love the food at this place. I lived in this region of China and their Chinese menu offers dishes that you don't find often outside of cities with a significant Chinatown. Sadly, I have stopped going because it is maddeningly slow. Every time I have I ordered takeout they are 30-40 minutes off of their estimated pick-uptime. Expect long waits in the restaurant as well - I have waited over an hour after food was ordered.

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Posted by Helen Waite on 10/09/2015 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Kababeque: Curry College

This place looks great and I'll try it, but, the campus area is "chain-riddin" for a reason. The kid's are the "Chipotle Generation" or anyplace that has light beer and hot wings. They were raised that way. Anything that's easy to shove in your mouth while texting or playing video games. Sitting down to a table with knives and forks where the meal is the main attraction? Forget it!

4 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by mrbigshotno1 on 10/09/2015 at 6:31 AM

Re: “China Szechwan: The Other Menu

To say this place is slow is the understatement of a lifetime! Ordered soup on a Wednesday summer evening (to go). Had called in the order, too. Got there and still had to wait 45 minutes!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dort Heim on 10/07/2015 at 1:09 AM

Re: “China Szechwan: The Other Menu

Speak for yourself Juan DE,you do known much of Chinese foods so stop making stuff up.

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Posted by The taste king on 10/05/2015 at 2:07 PM

Re: “China Szechwan: The Other Menu

Gee's Garden and Jun Dynasty also offer most of the Szechuan dishes you mentioned, and others including fuqi fei plan, yuxiang eggplant, dumplings in chili oil and water boiled dishes. All have previously been reviewed by the Weekly, though most of those reviews were done pretty weakly. In my opinion, Jun Dynasty is the best of the three, and the most consistent. Still, one of the major problems with "authentic" Chinese restaurants is how inconsistent they can be, depending on who the cook is and how long they stick around.

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Posted by juan de on 10/05/2015 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Com Tam Thuan Kieu: Not About Pho

They have decent rice porridge at China Pasta House for ($0.99)! :D Now I just need to find a place that sells youtiao.

Posted by SickCollegeStudent on 10/04/2015 at 10:54 AM

Re: “China Szechwan: The Other Menu

I've been here several times and love it. I love the Szechwan cuisine (as well as Hunan) and this is authentic and very welcome.

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Posted by jhsanchez on 10/01/2015 at 5:15 PM

Re: “China Szechwan: The Other Menu

I'm glad to see this place get some publicity. I've been to China twice, and this is the real thing. In my opinion it's the best Chinese restaurant in this town by far.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by PickyPalate on 10/01/2015 at 4:19 PM

Re: “Caridad Community Kitchen: Caridad Case

the Community Food Bank has a whole flock of chickens.

Posted by Rita Connelly on 09/27/2015 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Caridad Community Kitchen: Caridad Case

Too bad the FDA won't allow those of us with backyard chickens to give them our excess eggs!

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Posted by Sally Chandler on 09/24/2015 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Amalour Revival Lounge: Paradigm Shift

I'm surprised that you focused on the inherited decor, but hardly mentioned their farm-to-table food and drink sourcing which focuses on local and organic, where possible.

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Posted by Sondra Rose on 09/22/2015 at 11:22 AM

Re: “Hamilton Distillers: Malt Makers

Eggypann, They've got a map on their website:

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Posted by Chelo Grubb on 09/10/2015 at 4:39 PM

Re: “Hamilton Distillers: Malt Makers

Great story. Where can I buy some of this whiskey?

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Posted by eggypann on 09/10/2015 at 8:13 AM

Re: “Hamilton Distillers: Malt Makers

Awesome story Heather!!

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Posted by eulaliane on 09/10/2015 at 7:38 AM

Re: “Karuna’s Thai Plate: Thai’d Down

Karuna's is a great place to go on a first date! Why?

To start with, you can see if your date is a pretentious prude as they look around at the dingy and basic decor. Look at his or her face and you will get an immediate impression of the type of person you are on a date with.

After that, you will be able to see how open minded your date is. Some of these dishes have crazy ass names and if that doesn't throw your date off, you might have something... See how they react to a spicy curry. Again, another opportunity to break down the faces people put on! Points if they order in Thai, or try.

Often, there is only one person working the front of house, which includes cashiering, serving, busing, taking phone orders, etc. Is your date patient enough to wait for that refill of his/her drink? Patience is important for any relationship to work.

Who pays? It really doesn't matter. Two people can go out to eat here, and eat well, for under $30. There will be no uncomfortable check moments here.

In the end what matters is the food. Karuna's has good food and even better prices. Take it out or take it in. Who cares, unless it's a first date.

Posted by HumanBean on 09/09/2015 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Taqueria El Pueblito: Torta Time

Also been on my map for a long time! The "Zacateca" burro rocks! [yes, it has bacon and sauteed onions, I know} Really nice front patio which it shares with the neighboring spots with some great shade! Important. Fun and casual non-pretensious weekend A.M. spot with great "MENUDES" The people who run it are all muy simpatico tambien.....

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Posted by wry crisp on 09/05/2015 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Taqueria El Pueblito: Torta Time

They were already on my list, they're fantastic. We used to hang out at the Mercado often, but since El Pueblito moved we have not been back. We go to La Fresita instead for flavorful Mexican food. I try to get to El Pueblito's new location at least twice a month, It's one of the few reasons I would be on that side of town.

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Posted by Snarky Name on 09/05/2015 at 8:28 AM

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