Absolutely Ravenous.

  • Location: California
  • Favorite foods: Cheeseburgers.
  • Last bite on earth: Lanzhou La Mian.

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At $65, The Misen Chef's Knife is the Holy Grail of Knives

I have been recommending the Artifex line by Mark Richmond, the owner of Chef Knives To Go. That is truly the best "high-value" knife I have ever used. They are made from AEB-L steel, preferable over AUS8 (at least for me), and hold a razor's edge for quite a long time. Having said that, this Misen knife looks promising.

Why You Should Visit Singapore's Little India Now

Personally, I really like the Indian food in the Arab Street area. Also, the Geylang Serai Market and Food Centre has some real treasures (although it is mostly Indonesian, with heavy Indian influences).

Sweet or Savory, Martabak is the King of Indonesian Street Food

The sweet martabak is called "peanut pancake" in Singapore. The cakes are the same, but the filling is crushed peanuts and sugar. In Singapore, there are some places that do legit murtabak (that's what Singaporeans call it), with nutella and bananas. YUM.

The New Anova Precision Cooker Promises to Be the Best, Most Cost-Effective Sous-Vide Solution on the Market

@Kenji Lopez-Alt What is the best vessel for sous vide cooking? I notice a lot of restaurants use Cambro containers, but they have no insulation. What setup do you think would be ideal for use with the Anova Precision cooker?

The New Anova Precision Cooker Promises to Be the Best, Most Cost-Effective Sous-Vide Solution on the Market

OMG!!! Look how fast they are selling!!! the first 1,000 will be gone within hours!!! So happy for them. Let's see what this thing can do!

Ask a Coffee Roaster: What's Your Favorite Coffee-Growing Country?

I too would have to agree on Ethiopa, particularly the Sidamo region. Fantastic, fantastic beans. I used to buy them from a little Japanese coffee back at home, and now living in South Korea, I can still find Sidamo beans at another tiny coffee shop. Coffee is a small world.

Ask a Cicerone: Which is Better, Draft or Bottled Beer?

I think the best of both worlds is bottle/can conditioned beer. The Fat Tire can is a world's apart from the bottle/draft. At least in my own experience. +1 on always from a vessel.

How Japanese-Style Slow-Drip Coffee Brewers Work

Got to love South Korea. These types of brewers are in every coffee shop, regardless of the size. There are even some cafes that have only "Dutch Coffee". I don't know why they chose to call coffee made in this way "Dutch" (maybe by way of Japan?), but it is good. Since I like to save money, I'll usually just get Americanos, but on special ocassions I'll spring or a Dutch cup.

Video: Inside Roberta's Pizza

Roberta's is my kind of place. There is nothing wrong with High Standards as long as you maintain them in your own vacuum, and NOT hold everyone accountable. I suppose that is the problem. They are defining "pizza americana".

Open Thread: Which Burgers Are On Your Bucket List?

Minetta Tavern's Black Label
David Burke's Primehouse
The Brindle Room
Holeman & Finch
I live on the west coast so I have been lucky enough to try most of the burgers in SF, SD, and LA. Chicago and New York City still pretty much elude my belly.

We Try the Diner Double Beef, a '50s-Themed Burger From McDonald's Japan

As for fast food in real life, I would say either Japanese MOS Burger or Korean Kraze Burge do the most justice to their advertisements. The Wagyu Burger from MOS is great!

Game-Changing Cheeseburgers in New Orleans at The Company Burger

This is exactly the kind of place I would love to open myself.

Just in Time for Valentine's Day, Lotteria Debuts a Burger With Chocolate Sauce

Sounds gross. Lotteria are really big in Korea too, the founder is actually a Korean-Japanese guy. Ghana is a Korean brand chocolate, much like Meiji in Japan. I will look for it at my local Lotteria.

Biang! Makes a Bang with Spicy Xi'an Noodles Near Seattle

I know some one could argue this point with me, but I think authentic Xinjiang food are Halal. I lived in a part of China that was full of the Muslim ethnic group native to the Xinjiang province, and all of their food was Halal. A lot of goat and beef was used in their food, and it was delicious! Their lamb skewers was some of the best "drunk" food I have ever eaten (ironically). Just wait until you can get some authentic DaPanJi in NYC!!! Where I lived, the locals had hybridized it with the province's specialty, numbing pepper, into something magical.

Paris Baguette's Unconventional Canele Still Satisfies

What! They don't have those here in Korea!!! Well, maybe they have just released them...I will check one out on my way home from work tonight.

A Salt & Battery, New York's Top Fish and Chip Shop

Thanks Nick! I was wondering, would you call this restaurant a "Chippy" or is it nicer than your average Chip Shop in England?

Game Dev Wants Pizza Instead of Money

Yeah. Sorry to disappoint, but I did not mean to SPAM. I just thought people would enjoy reading about a pizza related article.

Hot Kitchen Does Standout Sichuan in the East Village

Those seemed like an interesting riff on Sichuan dishes.


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