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Old 09-18-17, 11:44 PM
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What food do you wanna try?

i love a kobie ribeye steak still cold in middle.. how about you
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I wanna try this instant ramen, but it's not available in the states yet.
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Have tried different types of sushi before; but never Puffer fish.
I heard it makes your mouth a bit tingly Tradition dictates that
the chef eat one piece just before serving. To show that he's confident
in his skills(and pretty sure he won't be killing the customers).
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Shabu shabu ... Can't get the wife to go for
Churascaria .. Brazillian shish kabob. Crazy expensive where I live.
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Kinder Surprise Egg. Illegal in the US, so it has to be good, eh?
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It's been several years since I've had a good okonomiyaki. I would love some ebi okonomiyaki like right now.
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Old 09-19-17, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by 1nterceptor View Post
Have tried different types of sushi before; but never Puffer fish.
I heard it makes your mouth a bit tingly Tradition dictates that
the chef eat one piece just before serving. To show that he's confident
in his skills(and pretty sure he won't be killing the customers).
i wonder if thats the same fish i used to catch on the mangroves of florida
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Old 09-19-17, 02:47 PM
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Crispy Pad Thai. Other people we were out to eat with ordered it, but I ordered something else, and after having a sample, wish I had ordered the Crispy dish. Ah, well, maybe next time...
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Old 09-19-17, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
i wonder if thats the same fish i used to catch on the mangroves of florida
There might be different sub species; but I think it might be the same:
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Kinder Surprise Egg. Illegal in the US, so it has to be good, eh?
?? Illegal? I thought they just weren't imported. Are the toys 'dangerous' or something?

The chocolate is pretty good, the surprises can be really cool or really lame. My wife & I have an inside joke 'Swiss Guard!' when something is really disappointing, because once we got a Kinder Egg with a stupid little statuette of ... I'll give you three guesses. More often the prize is a cute little toy that comes in a few pieces and you can put it together. We got a cool swordfish with springy jaws that we kept on the bathroom counter for years -- might have lost it when we moved...
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Originally Posted by 1nterceptor View Post
There might be different sub species; but I think it might be the same:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGWZFcsyMgA
Different species and genera outright but they do have the same tetrodotoxin, which is derived from symbiotic vibrio that our shellfish get here.

Tetrodotoxin supposedly is used in zombie poison in Haiti. In sushi, the toxin is just supposed to give a bit of a buzz. The art of preparing fugu is not in eliminating the toxin but rather in keeping the right amount so you get the buzz but don't die.
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My GF loves to watch reruns of Colombo, and one we just saw used fish toxin as the poison involved in the murder.
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?? Illegal? I thought they just weren't imported. Are the toys 'dangerous' or something?

The chocolate is pretty good, the surprises can be really cool or really lame. My wife & I have an inside joke 'Swiss Guard!' when something is really disappointing, because once we got a Kinder Egg with a stupid little statuette of ... I'll give you three guesses. More often the prize is a cute little toy that comes in a few pieces and you can put it together. We got a cool swordfish with springy jaws that we kept on the bathroom counter for years -- might have lost it when we moved...
Yup, "dangerous" due to some obscure 1938 law that doesn't allow non food items to be hidden in food items. Something like a $5000 fine for bringing one into the US.

A Canadian friend told me about these... (as well as poutine)...

So I guess they must be a real treat. I'd like some real poutine too... I've had stuff that was called poutine, but my buddy said "not even close..."
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How about the little plastic baby Jesus hidden in cakes? I see these cakes every year right after Christmas.
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So I guess they must be a real treat. I'd like some real poutine too... I've had stuff that was called poutine, but my buddy said "not even close..."
I've had the Poutine here. It was pretty good, but not earth-shattering; I can't say how close it was to whatever you can get in Quebec.
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I think the key to 'real' poutine is cheese curds, it either has it or it doesn't. And, it either matters to you or it doesn't...
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I'd like to try a lot of beers from Founder's Brewing. I snapped up a six of Dirty Bastard when I saw it once, it was fantastic. I'd love to try their Breakfast Stout.

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How about the little plastic baby Jesus hidden in cakes? I see these cakes every year right after Christmas.
Better report it to the FDA.
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Old 09-19-17, 06:23 PM
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btw it was hard as hect to get to fishing spot where we got the puffers.. we hd to walk on the mangrove roots if u slip u sink down in the water and into the sand and crabs was all over
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Old 09-20-17, 03:55 AM
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I live in Tokyo, and there are some nearby restaurants which serve fugu, or blowfish. Many of these restaurants have clear tanks visible from the sidewalks, the tanks have live blowfish swimming around in them. It doesn't get much fresher than that.

Sushi in America and other places is kind of a joke. In America, at $40 a plate you get sushi of the same quality served in Japanese convenience stores.

After a good ride, I go to a nearby grocery store which has really good sushi. I get a maguro (tuna) combination platter, which cost about $20, and a bottle of Heineken, and enjoy it in the nearby park.

Shabu shabu ... Can't get the wife to go for

The best place for shabu shabu is Seryna, in the Roppongi district of Tokyo. You get a private room, and a waitress who will serve and prepare the food. You usually get a long course of dishes, like sashimi, salad, Shanghai crab, soup, etc. It takes a couple hours to serve the entire meal. The good stuff is $180 per person. Drinks are extra.

What I really want is the foie gras at the Comptoir de la Gastronomie in Paris, and a cheese omelet and coffee at the Cafe de Flore.
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Sushi in America and other places is kind of a joke. In America, at $40 a plate you get sushi of the same quality served in Japanese convenience stores.
There's a sushi restaurant here that advertises with "Our chef is from Tokyo" and I always wondered what job this man had there. I hope he worked in a convenience store and wasn't a plumber or a bus driver.

I'd like to try casu marzu, ortolan and probably some Spanish cheeses you have to hike to a mountain hamlet for.

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Sushi in America and other places is kind of a joke. In America, at $40 a plate you get sushi of the same quality served in Japanese convenience stores.
I guess I'd like to try really good sushi. I've had plenty of california rolls, and the odd cheap roll here and there, but nothing even an American would call really good sushi.

Went to Fuddruckers yesterday (Sep 19th), saw a sign advertising that on Sep 18th there was an eating contest. $25 for a 3lb burger and 1lb of fries. If you can eat it in an hour, you get a $20 gift card and some other trinket. I coulda totally done that.

Generally speaking though, I'd like to tackle a couple eating challenges at some point; one large, one hot. Back when I lived on the east coast, I looooved Cluck U Chicken. I could demolish their challenge, it's like 12 wings in 10min?
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Sushi in America and other places is kind of a joke. In America, at $40 a plate you get sushi of the same quality served in Japanese convenience stores.
It all depends on where you go. Here on the left coast of the U.S. you can get good sushi but it's gonna cost you.
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There's a sushi restaurant here that advertises with "Our chef is from Tokyo

A Japanese friend of mine got a job as a sushi chef in a London restaurant. In Tokyo he had been a barista at Starbucks.

Here on the left coast of the U.S. you can get good sushi but it's gonna cost you.

You can get "fair" sushi. Aspiring sushi chefs here spend two or three years washing rice, and are not allowed to touch fish or handle knives. The process of making the rice correctly is a difficult art to learn. It must be washed enough so that it has the proper tackiness, and a certain amount of vinegar is added to make the rice have a slightly fermented taste (a century ago they actually used rice which had left to sit until it began to ferment a little).

Once you learn to make rice the proper way, you can start making side dishes, like miso soup, fried chicken, and such. Eventually you can help the chefs prepare the fish, and start making sushi yourself. And even then, not all chefs are equal.

Another thing is that women cannot be real sushi chefs in Japan, supposedly their body temperature is not the same as a man, and this affects the quality of the sushi. You will never see a female sushi chef anywhere in Japan, except for the assembly lines which make convenience store sushi.

I live near one of Japan's better sushi restaurants, Gonpachi, in Azabu. This is where Bush had dinner with prime minister Koizumi. The other good places are Kyubei, or sukiyabashi Jiro. These places have the best sushi in the world, but they are priced accordingly.

If you want very good sushi, but don't want to spend so much, you can eat at Sushi Zanmai, or Midori-zushi. Even these are better than any left-coast sushi restaurant, but at a fraction of the price. The dishes are not flashy or sophisticated, they are simply delicious. Whale meat sushi is on the menu if you are hungry for a little mercury in your system.

The sushi-zanmai restaurant at the Tuskiji fish market in Tokyo is the top restaurant in the chain, with the top chefs and the best fish, but there is almost always a long line to get in. On the other hand, the prices are the same as the other restaurants in their chain, so it is definitely worth the wait. The Midori-zushi restaurant in Shibuya is their top restaurant, it's on the third floor across from Hachiko at Shibuya station. The line tens to be 30 minutes to one hour long pretty much all the time. The octopus and crab salads are must-try dishes.
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