I'm a native New Yorker who has lived in Queens for most of my life. I like to cook and go grocery shopping while snapping pictures on my food adventures.
I kept baguettes in the freezer for half a year wrapped in plastic wrap inside a tight plastic bag. Recently unloaded them to use--they were still spongy, not too hard. I steamed them until soft to "restore" the moisture (did the same with my old refrigerated rockl-like ciabatta) then popped them back in the oven to re-crisp the outside crust. Works really well but needs that extra steam work.
That Snyder's swag is on the piñata!
@knici I've never dipped these snacks in mayo before, must try...
@missmochi That box of dried cuttlefish sounds like a box of happiness, did you find any distinctive flavors?
I third (or whatever number of mentions) Ippudo. That price is just not worth it. Maybe Momofuku (I haven't been, nor do I plan anytime soon because of mixed reviews + incessant complain about its prices).
I wash mine too, something I learned from my parents. I would like to say it's an Asian thing (but I'm not sure if it is). We wash our rice, vegetables and meat. I do it to get rid of any surface bacteria/dirt or the extra blood oozing out. The extra blood creates unwanted protein blood curds when cooked. Also, you never know what hands have touched the meat or if it dropped to the floor during packaging and was slapped back into the package.
This had me lol'ing : Max is frustrated. I offer no solace; I just go, "That sucks." Thanks for the good chuckle!
Lure Fishbar - happy hour shucked oysters at $1.50 ea & drinks all under $8.
@lacerise S'Mac is still around, it's on 12th street, not St. Marks.
Rumor has it that Flushing Mall will be closing soon for a parking lot... not sure if the rumors are true but try the "Ah Zhong Mian Xian" stall before it goes. As for bubble tea, Quickly's bubbles/tapioca are not the best in Flushing anymore, even though they have reigned supreme for a while. Nowadays, Kungfu Tea is the best for bubble tea.
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