February, 2011:

How many categories of Chinese restaurants do you notice in your hometown?

I have noticed 12 different categories : Chinese restaurants for Chinese guests, Chinese restaurants for western guests, Chinese restaurants serving ready made food, Chinese restaurants serving roasted duck or pork ribs, Chinese restaurants serving food from South East asian countries like Vietnam, Thailand or Cambodia, Japanese Restaurants managed by Chinese owners, Taiwanese restaurants, Singaporean restaurants, Chinese restaurants serving Dim Sum, Chinese restaurants serving noodle, mostly fresh noodle soup, Self service restaurants, Fast food restaurants.

I live in Vancouver (Canada) and there’s a ton of Chinese Restaurants here. All the Chinese restaurants have menus in both Chinese and English, and I’ve never seen any Chinese restaurants aimed at only Chinese or only western guests. The restaurant owners are probably used to seeing all kinds of people here, including Indians, Koreans, etc. A lot of westerners here can use chopsticks. It’s not even surprising anymore.

As for variety, there are too many to count. I have tried everything from dim sum to Vietnamese pho, Korean BBQ, sushi, and more. There are also many restaurants serving Sichuan, Taiwanese, Thai, and Malaysian food. Then there are Chinese restaurants serving Chinese versions of Vietnamese, Japanese and western foods. I have even been to a Korean Restaurant where they served a Korean version of Chinese food. For some strange reason many sushi restaurants here are owned by Koreans.

I think the Chinese population of Vancouver is around 20%, so Chinese restaurants are everywhere. The Richmond area in particular is about 44% Chinese.

Can anyone recomend a GOOD Thai restaurant in North London?

I am totally fed up with RIP OFF Thai Restaurants in London. Can anyone recomend a good one preferably in NW8 and one that provides AUTHENTIC thai at good value. Most I have been to serve small portions at high cost, charge a service fee for lousy service and want you in and out ASAP.

Best source to find any price range and different types of cuisine (restaurants), ger a reveiw of the restaurant and many times even see what the menu & decor look like is www.opentable.com. It totally works we always use this site when we travel & are always amazed how seamlessly it works… good luck and bon apetit!

i am opening a Korean and American Restaurant in a college town and would like name suggestions got any?

the restaurant will have an assortment of korean items and 5 to 6 kinds of burgers along with salads and subs to boot. i am thinking about adding bubble tea and shakes also.

How about Seoul Patch.

a japanese restaurant in Washington DC that has a symbol of a duck?

i went to a Japanese Restaurant in washington dc ..
i forgot its name .
but i remember there symbol was a duck .

can someone please tell me whats its called ?
i forgot what part .

where in dc was

do you remember at all what was near it it would help a lot

Anyone know what the white stuff is on the peanuts at the Chinese restaurant?

Yeah, yeah, I can already imagine what kind of ideas people are going to have about this one!!

Sickos, you may exit now!

This is for real. At our local Chinese Restaurant, they have these peanuts (kind of by the dessert stuff — it is a buffet style place). Anyhow, the peanuts have this hard, crunchy, slightly sweet stuff coating them. They are quite good.

Does anyone know what this is and how to make it?

I would like to make a batch of it myself so I don’t have to pay $10 just cuz I wanna get in and have some peanuts!

Thanks for your help — [email protected], don’t bother!

This is what I found:

Chinese Syrup Coated Peanuts
1 lb (500 g) peanuts
10 tsp (50 g) cornflour
5/8 cup (150 g) granulated sugar

1. Heat the peanuts in a wok or pan. Dry-fry them until very crisp. Set aside.

2. Heat the sugar and 3 1/2 oz (100 ml) warm water in a wok, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Continue to stir until the thin syrup bubbles. Stir in the peanuts. Gradually add the cornflour until the peanuts are well-coated with the syrup. Remove, let cool slightly, and serve.

And here is where I found ‘em:

http://www.chinavoc.com/cuisine/family/sweet/s_syrup.asp

I hope that helps!

Visiting a Snake Restaurant in Hanoi /Vietnam/

0 Visiting a Snake Restaurant in Hanoi /Vietnam/You’ll be seated and, before your eyes, the owner will adeptly kill the snake, drain the blood into a jar of rice whiskey, and systematically disembowel the animal, extracting the liver and showing you the still-beating heart before adding it to the whiskey/blood concoction. The guest of honor eats the heart and takes the first sip of whiskey before circulating the bottle. Thus begins a lengthy seven-course meal.

Trailer from my film Vietnam

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Beyond Raw Food (7): Thai soup for lunch 5-9-09: part 2

0 Beyond Raw Food (7): Thai soup for lunch 5 9 09: part 2In summer 1986 I went to my first Thai restaurant with my friend Andrew who was born and raise on the main island of Hawaii, Oahu. Since I was vegetarian he took me to a chic Thai Restaurant in Waikiki, and this was easily a few years before thai food had become a buzz word here on the mainland.
To me the only way to describe the multi taste palate of Thai cuisine is synaesthesia…..
In this video I also give you a second demonstration of what I consider to be the easiest way to open a young Thai coconut—
Also in this video I furiously throw together this soup with no plan other than having soaked Irish Moss and knowing that I want to end up want end up with something resembling a healthy good tasting thai soup:
the cast of food in this celebration in order of appearance is:
soaked Irish Moss
content of one young Thai coconut
chaga tea
ginger
garlic
schizandra berries
celery
cilantro
dandelion greens
cumin
tumeric
Nori flakes
Dulse Flakes
kelp powder
maca

a ceramic bowl made by Valya Boutenko

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ArirangTV New Yorkers fascinated by Korean Food 2- 한국음식 뉴욕

0 ArirangTV New Yorkers fascinated by Korean Food 2  한국음식 뉴욕People in New York have been fascinated by Korean Cuisine because it is healthy and deliciouos.
We introduce one of the hottest restaurants in New York.

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YUTAKA JAPANESE RESTAURANT

0 YUTAKA JAPANESE RESTAURANTYutaka Japanese restaurant offers a Japanese Style Buffet. You can enjoy over 40 different dishes from $12.80 for lunch. For dinner taste over 50 tempting dishes from just $22.00.
With a great range of food including: (with sign* item for $32.00 p.p dinner buffet only)

Fresh Oyster*
Cooked prawn
Grilled Eel*
Sushi,
Sashimi*
Tempura
Teriyaki
Salad
Noodle
Soup and Dessert

It is a great way to experience Japanese food. Yutaka aims for freshness, value and enjoyment for all patrons. A la carte is also available for lunch and dinner.

Business Hours
Monday — Thursday 11:00am — 3:00pm & 5:00pm — 10:30pm
Friday & Saturdy 11:00am — 3:30pm & 5:00pm — 11:00pm
Closed on Sundays

Location
Yukata Japanese Restaurant is located at the CBD of Sydney.
3 minutes to walk from Town Hall Station or Museum Station
5 minutes to walk from QVB
10 minutes to walk from Chinatown or Darling Harbour
Street meter parking is available from 6:00 pm, during weekdays and all day during weekends at Bathurst Street, Pitt Street and Castlereagh Street.
Closest parking station from Yutaka Japanese Restaurant is located at corner of Bathurst and Kent Street.

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Chinese Food on Christmas

0 Chinese Food on ChristmasJDate Presents Brandon Walker and his team performing Chinese Food on Christmas

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