I always prefer savory over sweet.
beautiful piece, i really enjoyed reading it. thank you!
i also make my dashi from scratch - im probably not doing it precisely, just throw in some kombu and bonito flakes and let it simmer for a while. and i do like the darker miso, because it has a more intense flavor.
awesome writing, about an awesome food icon. makes me want to skip out of work right now and drive up to superdawg.
i am loving the increased frequency of kenji-written articles. haters gonna hate. whatever, boring.
you know what's not boring? well-written, interesting articles about delicious food, like this one. im totally making and eating this ASAP.
this is a fabulous (albeit slightly insane, but in a good way)article. the hash brown casserole and the creamed corn are especially genius.
ooh! i really love the pumpkin spiced pumpkin seeds. and the coconut and the honey sesame cashews are so delicious!
I LOVE THIS POST. I only bought 2 jars of Christine Ferber luscious, life-changing jam in Paris, and then literally cried when I realized how prohibitively expensive shipping was to get more - but now I have all these to try! I just got the "jam club" membership from Sqirl - I'll start there!
@Hungry Dan - Yup - gamjatang = pork bone soup!
@EugeneK - Thank you! At first when I read your comment, I was like, "Mom??"
@PoorOldMama - Naengmyun is the cold noodle soup you are thinking of.
@johnnycinq - To be honest, my favorite seollungtang in Chicago is at Korean Seolung Tang in the Assi food court in Niles. Their broth is awesome.
@paloalto - My bad - I was trying to make a connection between making something great out of something old and bad, but I failed. Please continue to use fresh lemons for your lemonade.
@Dennis Lee - You ole devil! (I've never even had it, and I doubt I ever will!)
@FatBoyMe and @turkob - Hey. Just wanted to give you a shout-out since I commented on everyone else!
okay, so all i want to eat for lunch is dumplings... and flushing is, like, 2.5 hrs away by plane.
man, that pasta looks freaking delicious. and, great write-up.
i like the idea of the parmesan cream - will give it a try!
oooh, almost forgot dan sung sa, late night joint. best corn cheese ever.
but what about the best dumplings? that would be YU CHUN the place to get the greatest wang mandoo of all time. i dream of that place.
coincidentally, they have the best naeng myun too.
i also really like park's bbq for korean bbq and zion market for the best steamed dumplings.
i love khao soi.
i always loved the nile's hummus. inexpensive, and always reliably delicious.
oh boy... pleasant house bakery in chicago does have the best meat pies.
having spent most of my formative years in springfield, ive always had 6 degrees on my radar - thanks for the review. however, one sticking point - horseshoes (or ponyshoes) i've had in the past always had the cheese sauce on top of the fries. that makes for a cheesier, more pleasing experience... it doesn't look like that's the case here.
i suppose when i go, i can always ask them to put the cheese on top.
I actually found this video pretty amusing. It's true, white castle burgers are so, so soft. Every time I pass a White Castle I have to buy a couple, just because 1) you never know when you'll pass another one, and 2) you never know when they're going to go out of business. I never knew they had a Valentine's special.
Except the vomit part at the end. I always hate vomit parts.
And, what is that picture up there?? An oyster crying blue tears? Jabba the Hut? Errol Childress, the lawn-mowing guy with the facial scars, from True Detective?
kai zan, arami, and macku (in that order) in the city. kai zan's uni is... pretty awesome. ive also heard good things about toro but havent made it there yet.
in the burbs i dont mind akai hana, not one bit. i also think the sushi you can get at mitsuwa or tensuke market, and have them slice up, is pretty decent.
oooh. i love the hakushu 12 year. i have had yamazaki 18 and its very good.
i love their pierogies.
if i cant pick it up and am resigned to fork and knife. im with wiggiebear - i can cut it in half. or, if i have to eat the top half separate from the bottom half to fit it in my mouth (which, when i was a wee one, i used to have to do with my big macs).
i like a lot of sauce though so its usually messy anyway.
1. au cheval. fried bologna, bone marrow, burger, chicken wings, great pickles. ahhh, au cheval. every time im there i eat like an animal (more so than per usual).
2. publican and PQM. great beer, great meat, great atmosphere.
3. girl and the goat. fun and exciting food. that pork shank with the kimchi buffalo sauce and the little pitas was mind-blowing. really great service.
4. maudes. id like to take that seafood tower into a dark corner and go crazy with it.
5. rm champagne salon. pretty room, teeny pastries.
voodoo zapps are my all-time favorite potato chips (with kettle chips' honey dijon a close second). i get my regular supply from world market. one time i purchased them from the zapps website and ended up accidentally (really, i didnt know) 8 gigantic bags. came in a huge box. and yes, i ate them all.
i love eating alone. whenever i travel for work, i come in a day earlier if i can and pick exactly the restaurant i want to eat at, if necessary, i make a reservation, i have exactly the right book that i want to read - and it is sheer bliss. some of my favorite memories are the combination of the place i was, the food i was eating, the book i was reading, and how happy it all made me. dont get me wrong - i love eating out with friends - and one problem i sometimes have is that i order way too much when im alone and end up taking a bunch of stuff home (not a big deal, actually, kind of a plus if i think about it now). but, i love eating alone so much that on or around my birthday, i make it a point to plan the meal im going to have solo - and i get to be as decadent as i want.
my dream is to open up a place where there are lots of comfy chairs with low tables and big reading lamps where people can drink scotch and beer and have pizza while they read. pure solitary joy.
dusek's board and beer had one of my favorite meals in the last year - the sweetbread shnitzel, the shrimp and grits, the roasted mussels - and the punches at the punch bowl in the basement were awesome, too.
pecan! and pumpkin!!! hurray!
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