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Pumpkin Lover

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  1. Is there a recipe for tonkatsu sauce floating around anywhere, or is it preferable to buy bottled sauce?
  2. Well, since I sounded like a lush in my last post in this thread... maybe I'll be sober this time around. Jawa Mee and Char Kueh Teow - Nyonya Kitsune Soba - Soba-ya Ubiquitous Thai Curry Coconut Soup - Klong Spicy Miso Chanko - Ony Black Bean Soup - Noche Mexicana Coconut Black Tea - Teany Rose Petal Black Tea - Tea & Sympathy Coconut Black Milk Bubble Tea and Ginger Milk Tea - Saint's Alp Teahouse Cup o'Coffee - Kitchenette Uptown Bali Smoothie - Emerald Planet Salty Late Night Falafel - Cinderella Falafel Cubanos - Mi Floridita or La Nueva Espana Truffled Egg Toast and a glass of Scarbolo Tocai- 'inoteca Char Sieu Bao - K&D Bakery Lasagne - Max SoHa Lamb Ravioli - Nice Matin Pumpkin Ravioli - Frutti di Mare Wingz - Dougie's BBQ Bucket of Wingz - Brother Jimmy's Any and All Tapas - La Nacional Weekend Buffet - Delhi Palace (Heavy Cream Central, but...oh, it's good) Indian Sweets - Rajbhog or Delhi Palace Sweets. Depends on how fresh they are. Cannolis - Veniero's Cream Puffs - Beard Papa Pistachio Gelato - il laboratoro del gelato And, soon to happen: Sushi - Sushi Yasuda (CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS!)
  3. Thanks for the suggestions, you guys! I'm going to re-question my friend about what place he was talking about. This looks intriguing, too: //roast pork Italian// What is this? It sounds gooooood!
  4. Hey everyone-- I will be in Philly for Valentine's Day night. I believe I will be eating a cheese-steak at...Pat's. (I think that's the name, right?) But, a friend of mine told me about a deep-fried calzone-like item called a panzarotti which one can find in Philly. I've never seen it in New York, and I'm wondering: where's the best panzarotti in the city? I will be hanging out at the Theatre of Living Arts on South Street that night. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
  5. Hey, are there other places in Astoria that you personally would recommend? AmyDaniel and I are into exploring the Middle Eastern areas of Astoria. They have great food out there, and there seems to be a lot to discover.
  6. For the past 5 years, it's been: Nyonya (Pan will disagree, I think) Soba-ya Saint's Alp Teahouse Max SoHa Just as people like Starbucks for its consistency, I like settling down at one of these places for a comforting meal, or snack, or bubble tea. I need to get to these places again soon!
  7. I have a question: do Japanese folks drink the soup that's made with instant ramen? When I ate it growing up, I always drank the soup. But, when I visited Japan, my Japanese friends told me that some broths weren't eaten b/c of high salt content. What's the common thing to do?
  8. Those pics of Bangalore are great: my dad's in Bangalore right now, visting with his Mom and all the Uncles and Aunties. Now I know what I'm missing! Hopefully this upcoming December, we'll be heading over there to check out the city again (haven't been to India since... 1993. I was 11, and too young to appreciate good food!) Once again, Monica kills us softly with her song. Awesome pictorial, and I can't wait to read your pieces on Mumbai. --Jayanthi P.S. Because of Monica, I absolutely intend on eating McDonald's and Domino's in India!
  9. Pan, I got my cheese from my BF, who was in Minneapolis in early December. He got it at the Mall of America (I think), and along with the cheese, he also got me a Green Bay Packers Cheesehead. I have to figure out how I can hang it in my kitchen.
  10. 9 year-old Wisconsin cheddar, eaten this past Christmas. Just one word: WHOA.
  11. Holy moles, when did this become a clichéd attack on New Yorkers?
  12. GREAT pictures! If someone could post a picture of a salmon and cream cheese crepe, I'd be in heaven...
  13. That Times of London article blows my mind; one good thing to read in it, though, was that there seems to have been a vertical shift in the Earth's plates, meaning that islands would have risen, instead of fallen into, the water. We're thinking about our friends in Chennai, as well as the rest of SE Asia and Africa. It seems that the number of dead keeps rising in Penang, Malaysia, so we're thinking about them, too. And, there was a note a couple days ago in the NY Daily News that the earthquake registered in a Columbia University underground sensor in Central Park.
  14. I completely agree with this statement! And, this is so gross, but I love the dehydrated corn in instant ramen. There's something about the texture that I like.
  15. I think it's the gimmicks and the special additions to these pizzas that are grossing folks out. A normal pizza in America is just tomato sauce, cheese, and herbs, topped on a nice thin crust. Here are some pizza threads from the NYC forum. I think they might explain what New Yorkers (at least) like about pizza. That last thread is the NYC Pizza Survey, and has some great pics. http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showtopic=57777 http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showtopic=55403 NYC Pizza Survey Stuffed crust pizza: it's a good idea if you like overloaded, cheesy pizza. But, it's out of the ordinary, and (in my opinion) unnecessary if the pizza itself is tasty. Mayo and corn on pizza: now, that doesn't gross me out. I had some corn, mayo, and tuna buns when I was in Tokyo and I LOVED them. But, corn, tuna, and mayo on a pizza is out of the ordinary, and again, that would freak American pizza-lovers out. If I were in Japan, I'd probably try out the pizza if someone ordered it--and, I'd probably like it. But, I'd never order it on my own, just because I have different expectations for pizza (plain cheese, thin crust, etc.), and it wouldn't satisfy any cravings I might have. I hope that helped in answering your question.
  16. I read this originally as "fried chopped liver sandwich" instead of "chicken," and I immediately thought of deep-frying a chopped liver sandwich from Second Ave. Deli. Not like that sandwich needs improvement, but HOT DAMN, that sounds really good.
  17. Ah, the urge to joke is there--but I'll be nice! (My favorite professor is from Barnard and not CC, but that's off the topic). To get back on topic: I vaguely recall reading something in the Times about French restaurants in Astoria. Can anyone report on bistros in Queens?
  18. Pumpkin Lover

    Dinner! 2004

    Oh LMF, isn't that a great combo? Last winter, I made a dish out of roasted butternut squash, sausage, roasted red peppers, walnuts, and caramelized onions all in pasta. Maybe the flavors were muddled because of all that stuff, but MAN was it good!!
  19. I guess you're right, emilymarie (a Columbia alum like me, I assume?) Same thing here, it was the closest French restaurant to us (well, excluding Le Monde, which gets a ::barf::). But, I like French Roast, only because I'd get really simple-ass stuff there, like "le macaroni au cheese," and stuff like that. I actually have never had the steak frites or the other really traditional bistro fare there. My sister had the duck pate there this weekend and brought some home; it was quite delicious. They do the simple stuff well there, and I never had a problem w/service. We started going to Nice Matin when it opened--I think that was my senior year, first semester. But, that's not a bistro... is it?
  20. I take it you didn't like French Roast. ::sob::
  21. Does French Roast count? 'Cause I love me some French Roast.
  22. Okay. I've never had pho before. Or bahn mi (I want to try it after the Levine piece in the NYT). I'm confused by the names of places that people throw out. And there doesn't seem to be a comprehensive list of Vietnamese places in the forum. Tell me: 1) The name of your fav Vietnamese restaurant 2) The address (I'll go anywhere, so list Queens and Brooklyn places also), and 3) What it specializes in, like pho or bahn mi. I will be indebted to all of you for your help.
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