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  1. hongda

    Dinner 2019

    Clean out the fridge kimchi fried rice, broiled shiozake, and tahini ranch.
  2. hongda

    Breakfast 2019

    Inspired by a hot brown, while trying to eat healthy and get my protein in. Slice of turkey, sauteed spinach, broiled tomatoes, cheddar, and a soft boiled egg. Followed by a matcha protein shake...
  3. hongda

    Super Bowl 2019 what's on your menu?

    Our local bakery does something similar. They call it a Debbie bar. They add potato chips on top and drizzle caramel over the whole shebang.
  4. hongda

    Breakfast 2019

    What ratio do you use? I typically use about half a cup of fluid per egg, but it is by no means perfect. This seems to be the same ratio that Serious Eats uses: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2009/11/seriously-asian-chawan-mushi.html
  5. hongda

    Breakfast 2019

    Have you tried to sous vide the chawanmushi yet? https://recipes.anovaculinary.com/recipe/sous-vide-japanese-savory-egg-custard I imagine you in your kitchen with a texture analyzer https://www.stablemicrosystems.com/MeasureSpringiness.html
  6. That link took me to a login page. Is this the same one? Link
  7. hongda

    Breakfast 2019

    Have you tried the crumpets from Trader Joe's?
  8. hongda

    Monetising empty dining rooms

    A coupe related stories: https://www.businessinsider.com/coworking-space-restaurants-shopping-malls-gig-economy-2018-10 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/08/technology/restaurants-co-working-areas.html
  9. hongda

    Happy Birthday Jacques Pepin

    He still looks amazing https://www.instagram.com/jacquespepinfoundation/
  10. Is this the same recipe? https://cooklikeachampion.com/2011/03/creamy-caramel-sauce/
  11. Not a straight caramel sauce, but I have done Alton Brown's Dulce de Leche recipe numerous times with great success. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/dulce-de-leche-recipe-1948282 For added lusciousness, I would add in some chocolate at the end to melt in.
  12. hongda

    ISO Peanut Butter Pie recipe

    The Peanut Butter mousse from the following video would likely make a great filling Peanut Butter Icebox Cake Higher on the sugar content, 1 C of brown sugar 2C whole milk. 1/4 C cornstarch, 4 egg yolks, 1.5 C peanut butter, 4T butter, 1tsp vanilla, pinch of salt 2/3 C heavy cream whipped to medium peaks
  13. Luckily several wonderful bakeries in Portland. I'm old enough that I've gotten numerous bakeries. Hungry Hero Portland Cheesecake Pix Patisserie
  14. hongda

    Using koji to "age" steaks

    Another take on Koji aging from Bon Appetit Bon Appetit
  15. hongda

    Slow-roast short ribs?

    Maybe try something along the lines of this to get the smokiness? Covered dutch oven with a few ramekins of water and liquid smoke. https://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2009/12/oven-smoked-pulled-pork-shoulder.html