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  1. I have ordered from Healthy Butcher a few times and they always jog down my name+phone and my meat is always ready when I arrive.. I got some flat-iron steak last weekend (walk-in, not pre-ordered) and oh it is sooo good.. - M
  2. I have been to Atelier Thuet (liberty village/king w) for brunch a few times and they have the best French toast I ever had in my life.. (although the kitchen seems a bit slow)
  3. Website is way too much work.. Why not just Facebook? - M
  4. So I made Sous Vide (the first time) chicken last Saturday to serve my guests in one of the dinner courses. 1 piece of breast and 1 piece of leg in 61C bath for about 3 hours (basically started cooking at 4 and serve straight for the course at around 7). The chicken is "perfect". Good enough that I forgot I made a sauce for it.. But, over the discussion, we figured what's wrong with Sous Vide cooking.. (My guests and us have both ate at a number of restaurants that use Sous Vide.. including the FL) Our conclusion is that the food cooked in Sous Vide lacks "passion". It doesn't vary depends on the weather of day, the difference in the heat of the stove and the skill/execution of the chefs. At the end of the day, it's like food mass produced from a factory.. - M
  5. Ouch.. London restaurants.. Compare to Toronto, the better restaurants here are way too expensive for the quality. Asian food is almost hopeless.. A pad thai can easily set you back $16+.. Ouch.. If you insist, Crave http://www.craverestaurant.ca/home.htm and on-the-fork http://www.restaurantica.com/restaurants/422/ are some of the better ones. For really good food, drive half an hour to Stratford: http://www.bijourestaurant.com/ - M
  6. Pesticide is chemical. Heating the milk is not going to remove any chemical.. Just like boiling water won't..
  7. First.. Chowhound is way-over-moderated that they are impeding free-speech. Their web interface is so bad I removed them from my bookmarks.. and I don't think their updated forum's any better.. On raw-milk.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raw_milk Health officials are paranoids.. You can't blame them. It is not against the law to consume raw milk products.. just selling them.. Is this going to be another Eigensinn farm fiasco?
  8. Just do an image search.. http://images.google.com/images?q=Xiao+Long+Bao It is streamed pork dumpling.. IMHO Ding Tai Fung's way too fatty. Asian Legend's much more balanced. I also like to go to Peking Man restaurant (Sheppard / Leslie). They have very good xiao long bao and wonderful noodles. (Asian Legend's noodle's decent too). - M
  9. mhkhung

    Susur 2005

    Yumm.. It's time to go to Susur again.. Although I am kinda broke after my trip to Eigensinn Farm last week.. - M
  10. I think Bobby Flay's dishes are safe and traditional with more interesting sauces. Susur's dishes are more creative with weird combinations and more Chinese but at the same time may not please every judge (hence riskier). Overall I think Bobby Flay executes very well to tie the match (he has much more experience in that kitchen and format afterall). But I would go for the Susur iron chef dinner (if he has one) any evening.. - M
  11. Just saw on Food Network.. Wed May 3rd, 9pm
  12. Agree or disagree with the list, how many of you guys complaining the list have visited ALL those 20 restaurants at least once or more than once in the past year and the ones you wish on the list a few times? I certainly don't go out to those expensive places more than 10 times a year total. Or have any of you been to Lai-wah-heen for dinner last year (rather than dimsum or not at all) (I haven't)? - M
  13. It was at that price the last time I went.. which was 2 summers ago I think.. And the time before was cheaper.. may be at $150. I can only afford them once every 2-3 years.. But the best thing is you can bring your best wine there.. although we only picked a few half-bottles (like 6-7) for 4 of us. Another suggestion is skip lunch.. and find a hotel/b&b close by. (I was so full even the next morning I couldn't take any breakfast).. - M
  14. The hardest part is actually locate the place.. You almost need a GPS to locate it.. It's stored on my car GPS now M
  15. Anywhere selling it with good price?
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