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is that a boba straw?
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2010 on QingDao: Beer in a Bag at mmm-yoso!!!
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there's an infamous and muted story of my friend going to chiang mai and stuffing himself with worms, scorpions, etc etc.. and then getting sick and puking it all out. so I asked my friends on this trip, do you have pics of what he ate and the answer is no. but after seeing your pics... I think I've got a good idea! another interesting post kirk thanks!
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2009 on Chiang Mai: The Sunday Market at mmm-yoso!!!
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great entry Kirk. Now I know what a torta ahogada is! there's a popular place called Tortas Ahogadas in Pomona.... never knew it was a special type of torta until now. thanks.
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what about 星洲炒米? another HK invented dish eh?
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2009 on Nicolas Sarkozy is a Chinese? Ah-huh. at Cha Xiu Bao
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i saw the tv show in the US where your crossed the stream to the village.
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2009 on One Very Feverish Crab Dinner at Cha Xiu Bao
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what village is this in Hong Kong? 邊個村呀?
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2009 on One Very Feverish Crab Dinner at Cha Xiu Bao
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and one more question... in Magnum PI, every Hawaiian girl is a young beauty dressed in a bikini top, grass skirt or sarong, and has a flower in her hair and doesn't look a day over 25. Please tell me that's true.
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2009 on More on Homestyle Hawaiian at mmm-yoso!!!
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Kirk, most of us have never lived in Hawaii so what we know is from vacation photos and what we see on TV and Dog the Bounty Hunter. I've been watching a lot of Magnum PI lately and watching the show, Magnum, TC, Rick, Higgins... they never eat Loco mocos, korean chicken, katsu. They are always eat at fancy country clubs, and posh cuisine back at the Robin Master's estate. I know it's just a TV show and they were selling stereotypical glamorized island life, but was this cuisine around back in the 80's? If it was, I wish I had seen him and TC eating authentic food.
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2009 on More on Homestyle Hawaiian at mmm-yoso!!!
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$9.75 for a roast beef sandwich... sounds a little pricey compared to many ethnic offerings these days... so not so cheap. Problem is that in diners usually, they are cooks instead of chefs. Visit The Crest n Hillcrest and do a post for us. Diner showdown! that place is goooood
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2009 on Rudford's Restaurant at mmm-yoso!!!
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Second though.. Mariscos y Birria = Mexican Surf and Turf I once went to a Birriaria in Pomona where I live after waiting what seemed to be 15-20 mins to spoon simmer stew into a togo container, I decided the lady was busy melting frozen birria in a pot before spooning it into the to go container.
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Birria at 9:30 in the morning? Either they got up very early to make it or it's left over???
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hahaha... sysco land!
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2009 on It's Fry-day: Imperial Fish Market at mmm-yoso!!!
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now stored into GPS =)
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several years ago, I found myself in Manila almost by chance. Seeing a Jollibee, I jumped to try this Filipino staple I've heard about. Chomping on the moist chicken, while dipping it in gravy, rice balls wrapped in paper, and washing it all down with flourescent Filipino soda.... it seemed like heaven. At least that was the way I remembered it. Or maybe it was because I left Hong Kong at 9:30am without breakfast and it's now after past 3pm. Several year later, Jollibee is in Chino Hills. the chicken taste artificial yet yummy, the rice is not shaped into a ball, and the gravy comes in a plastic cup and tastes toxic. is the food different stateside or has the romance simply worn off?
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2009 on The "Real" Food Court at Plaza Bonita at mmm-yoso!!!
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Kirk.. I think you are brave for eating at the HK Fish Ball House. With the influence you have, such as with the Vien Dong markets... can you get HK Plaza to better manage the place so the plaza is not so gross and dirty? the sidewalks are so filthy there! and I'm anxious about HK2!
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where did you get the yogurt?
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Hello Jake.. good to see you're all and well.
During the olympics while at the bar in the Hilton, I almost walked into this place but some ppl in the party were opposed to spicy. Just today, I planning a Canto language event in either (a) Mr Chen Taiwanese (b) Xiang Wei Lou. After your review I'm convinced. Xiang Wei Lou it is.
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yikes... looks like you got the bad end of the skewer that night. If you ever get a hankering to go back again, try the shaobing. they are excellent and very different from typical northern or southern style. crisp on the outside, soft on the inside hockey puck shaped.
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How much was this meal?
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2009 on Two Gaijin (and Kirk) at Okan at mmm-yoso!!!
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kirk.. you always seem to know what to order.Your dishes seem to have a definite Hunan character. Last time we came it was an ordering disaster. Hunan Chili king also has a sister restaurant on Garvey called Heng Yang.
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Kirk, I'm happy to hear that the missus says it's the real deal. I'm anxiously awaiting to see how you and the missus think of the other items. I really like the Zhajiang mian nad seaweed, but I'm curious if this style is qing dao style.
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First time I've seen one of your post holding chops sticks =) cheers!
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Cathy, what is that sauce on top of the egg foo young. The tables with gold speckled marbling is classic. reading the menu..... 鍋雲吞 is translated to be War Won Ton... next stop, the Imperial Army!
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2009 on Wong's Golden Palace- La Mesa at mmm-yoso!!!
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Kirk are you a lefty?
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