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The Ladies Who Lunch (Part 3)

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7 minutes ago, heidih said:

Thanks.  I did do my research and I think that might well be the one but I’m simply not sure.  


Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

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Today @Kerry Beal and I lunched at Dai Ishi Sushi  in Erin Mills. 

 

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I wanted to slip this little vessel into my purse but a) it was full of soy sauce and b)   it would’ve proved I have no class whatsoever. :)  

 

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Tea as usual for Kerry and she enjoyed mine too. 

 

 I had a warm sake. 

 

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Obligatory “Japanese” salad. 

 

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 And new to us, the “Japanese” Korean ban chan.   O.o

 

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 The stock for Shabu shabu. 

 

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Plate of beef and vegetables for cooking in the stock. 

 

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 A selection of them swimming. 

 

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There was also a rice bowl for each of us. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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@Anna N

 

i bet they bought that little puppy somewhere in the GTA

 

ask next time.

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8 minutes ago, rotuts said:

@Anna N

 

i bet they bought that little puppy somewhere in the GTA

 

ask next time.

 Yes it probably is available in the GTA but I would likely never use it. Sometimes I can admire things without really, truly wanting them. 

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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Ah yes.

 

but better to admire it on you shelf.

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 Today @Kerry Beal and I returned to Bento Box , a Japanese and Korean restaurant. It has had a complete makeover since we were last there and may have new owners. 

 

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 Sake for me and tea (mine and hers!) for Kerry. 

 

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Something new they are offering – – vegetable fritters with a dipping sauce. 

 

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For Kerry the Pajeon (seafood pancake). 

 

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 The dipping sauce for the pancake. 

 

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 Chicken Katsu for me.  They make their own Katsu sauce and Kerry was quite taken with it. 

 

 

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...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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 It was bitterly cold in Oakville today so when @Kerry Beal asked where I wanted to lunch I suggested we go back to our favourite Indian restaurant, Bombay Grill.

 

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 Kingfisher beer for me (note to any Ontarians who like this beer – – the LCBO will de-list it next month.  Damn their eyes!)

 

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Chai for Kerry. 

 

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Onion bhajis. 

 

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 Sizzling lamb tikka. 

 

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 Chicken saag. 

 

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 Their always amazing basmati. 

 

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 And their even more amazing naan. 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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Today Kerry had some business in Grimsby and so we lunched at Grimsby Thai

 

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 Upper Canada dark ale for me. 

 

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 Ginger tea for Kerry

 

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The “must have” calamari. 

 

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 Panang curry. 

 

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 Spicy beef salad. (I think their cook was a farang!)

 

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 Sticky rice and peanut sauce. 

 

 

 


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Thai sticky rice is one of my favourites.  I bought one of those steaming baskets and cheap aluminum pots to set it in.  Using Pok Pok’s recipe for steaming....needs a few hours of soaking first.  I love the texture and not that great as a leftover.....tends to dry out.

 

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Friday Lunch with my lady friend at Landry’s Seafood House on Seawall in Galveston

 

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I ordered the Crawfish Etouffee expecting the same dish I have had in the past. This was a very pleasant surprise! Dirty rice instead of white rice and the addition of fried okra. Let me just say, this was my first time with okra. I did not know what these little fried bits were until later. They were delicious! I am now a fan of fried okra!

 

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Lunch included a salad and garlic bread. My lady friend had the Ahi Tuna with a rice pilaf and veggies

 

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@Alleguede isn't much of a lady - but he was my lunch companion today as we visited a restaurant supply.

 

Lunch at the Memphis Fire BBQ in Winona.

 

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Pork rinds

 

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Pulled pork sandwiches for himself 

 

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brisket for me - collards and biscuit 

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On ‎2018‎-‎03‎-‎24 at 3:05 AM, robirdstx said:


Let me just say, this was my first time with okra. I did not know what these little fried bits were until later. They were delicious! I am now a fan of fried okra

 


Fried okra is indeed delicious. Boiled okra is too, though it can sometimes be a bit off-putting if you don't know what to expect. As Jerry Clower described it... "I ate so much boiled okra as a kid, my socks wouldn't stay up". To say it can sometimes be slimy when boiled would be an understatement. :D

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It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

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 Today @Kerry Beal and I returned to one of our favourite haunts in Burlington, Sakai. 

 

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 Sake for me, water and tea for Kerry.

 

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 Salad and miso soup for each of us. 

 

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 This was the first time we tried this. It is Ebi shumai —  deep-fried open-faced dumplings with bbq eel sauce.

 

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Chicken Karashi for Kerry. 

 

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 Pork tonkatsu for me. 

 

 

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Anna Nielsen aka "Anna N"

...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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@Anna N do you prefer sake warm or cold? I love the sensation of drinking warm sake. 

  Those ebi shumai look good. 

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3 hours ago, MetsFan5 said:

@Anna N do you prefer sake warm or cold? I love the sensation of drinking warm sake. 

  Those ebi shumai look good. 

Warm!   I am no connoisseur of sake but a huge connoisseur of comfort. 

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...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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I shared a lovely ladies lunch with friends yesterday.  We went to the Lakeside Restaurant located in the Los Encinos State Historic Park in Encino.  

After a bit of a slog in freeway traffic, we relaxed at an outdoor table where we could watch the ducks and geese paddle around on a pond that's fed by a natural spring. Kind of a little oasis in the busy San Fernando Valley.

 

Poor photos due in part to the dappled sunshine filtering through the trees and partly to my own ineptitude :D

I had the Short Rib Panini with a house salad.  Half of the panini was dinner.

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The lady to my left ordered the beet & pear salad with shrimp:

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The lady to my right ordered a steak burrito with fresh fruit:

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Not pictured was a vegetarian flatbread ordered by the lady across the table from me because this lady draws the line at getting up and walking around the table to take pictures of other people's food xD.

A good time was had by all.


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 Always nice to see another member contributing to this topic.

 

Today @Kerry Beal  and I returned to an old favourite spot Thai Salad  on Kerr Street in Oakville. 

 

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 Heineken for me. 

 

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 Ginger tea for Kerry. 

 

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Chicken coconut soup

 

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Lemon chicken soup. 

 

 

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Squid salad. 

 

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 Crispy chicken, rice and a spring roll

 

 Aside from the soups, the beer and the ginger tea we shared everything. 

 

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"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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 It has been a while since we have been for pho. Since we had a mission in Hamilton today we decided to return to our favourite Vietnamese restaurant Pho dau bo.  (It seems to have either changed its name or adjusted the translation of it. )

 

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Crispy calamari.

 

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 Chicken and beef Pho for Kerry. 

 

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Rare and well done beef for me (undressed). 

 

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 The dressings excluding the hoisin sauce and the sriracha sauce. 

 

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My pho fully dressed. 

 

 Kerry had tea and I had an iced Vietnamese coffee. 

 

 

 

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...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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Ladies and Gentlemen who lunched today at Charcut!
First was a  charcuterie platter, a gift from the Chef (She's my Niece)

Lunch special: Broc and cheddar soup, PLT on their homemade focaccia (roast pork, tomato and lettuce) Poutine and two warm chocolate chip cookies and a glass of wine called Black. 

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Last Saturday we took the day and drove up Rt. 1 to Fredericksburg, stopping at all the little junk/antique places along the way.  Lunch in Ashland at a wonderful new discovery – the Southern Soul Café.  Mr. Kim’s plate:

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Catfish, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy and a corn muffin.

 

Mine:

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Fried chicken, mac ‘n cheese, candied yams, collards and a corn muffin.  Every single thing was delicious. 

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Today Kerry and I returned choose a favourite restaurant, Lemongrass.

 

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 Grilled chicken fresh rolls with peanut dipping sauce.  

 

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 Crispy duck with rice, peanut dipping sauce and a lemon grass dipping sauce.

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...I just let people know about something I made for supper that they might enjoy, too. That's all it is. (Nigel Slater)

"Cooking is about doing the best with what you have . . . and succeeding." John Thorne

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