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Old 05-21-2013, 01:12 PM   #31
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yOU LIVE IN LECANTO?

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That does it-- I desperately need a trip to LAMS GARDEN to pig out on the many types of DIM SUM..

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Hey Scotty,

We live in Citrus Springs. Where is Lams Garden???? Love dim sum.
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Old 05-21-2013, 03:40 PM   #32
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Anything at the
Pagsanjan Falls Resort in the Phillipines.

My egg rolls
Lumpia
Monkey meat on a stick (in Olongapo, Phillipines)
Pork at a Hawaiian Luau
Steamed squid over rice with ink sauce
clam essence (as in a French essence as described by Esoffier)
Asian Tropical Fruit
Fresh coconut, from the trees
Mahi mahi
Really good tempura
Good sushi
velveted meat in stir fries.
I could go on, but there is only so much space.

I really like it if there is no sashimi on my plate, thank you.


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Old 07-21-2013, 03:06 PM   #33
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How would I choose my 'favorite' item? Can I just say ' all of them'? (Leaving out fermented bean curd, of course!)

So---- Oyster sauce. There are vegetarian versions and even some with MSG. I get the regular.

Has lots of 'unami'.

(What does umami mean? | Cookthink there is a fifth taste we can perceive with our tongue. Called umami, its taste has been described as rounded, rich and savory.)
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Old 07-21-2013, 03:30 PM   #34
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I buy just about my ethnic cooking needs in ethnic groceries. I have access to Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indian, Pakistani and Near Eastern markets. An jaw-dropping selection of foods at reasonable prices.

The smells alone are worth the trip. When my grandson was about 3-4 YO, we went into a Pakistani spice store. The aromas of the spices were very strong. We walked in the door and he started "Mmmmm, smells so good! Smells so good!" The proprietor was all smiles.
You are so right Andy. We have neighborhoods of just about every ethnic group possible. Although I haven't heard of any Inuit ones. And due to Harvard and MIT along with some other smaller schools, Cambridge is loaded to the gills with ethnic neighborhoods. We have students from all over the world come to the Boston/Cambridge schools. Should a student find that there is not a grocery store or restaurant that does not have his native foods, then you can be sure one will spring up. While other cities and towns across America have been formed by immigrants and the food businesses they create, Boston and Cambridge's have been formed by the needs of its International student base.
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Lemon grass and stick it in the freezer until you need some.
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:12 PM   #36
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Lemon grass and stick it in the freezer until you need some.
I actually got some prechopped and frozen!
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I actually got some prechopped and frozen!
Pre-chopped! Great. I'll have to look for that.
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Pre-chopped! Great. I'll have to look for that.
It was in the tiny freezer section.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:52 PM   #39
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-Gochujang (korean chili paste)
-Miso paste (salty soybean paste used for soups, etc.)
-Vermicelli noodles (super cheap at asian grocers - great for pad thai, vietnamese rolls and bowls, etc.)
-Daikon radish (these are MASSIVE, LONG, japanese radishes... they are milder and sweeter than regular garden radishes. Great pickled, made into slaws, put in soups, etc.)
-Misc. "asian" veg (bok choy, gai lan, etc)
-Fish sauce
-Nori (seaweed used for sushi), and other seaweeds (wakame, for soups is good)
-Furikake (a japanese seasoning that provides a ton of umami to rice, noodles, and such)
-Coconut milk (i put this on the list because it is usually SO much cheaper in asian markets than it is at the regular grocery stores)
-Tofu (again, usually much cheaper than the grocery store)
-Dried mushrooms
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:57 PM   #40
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-Gochujang (korean chili paste)
-Miso paste (salty soybean paste used for soups, etc.)
-Vermicelli noodles (super cheap at asian grocers - great for pad thai, vietnamese rolls and bowls, etc.)
-Daikon radish (these are MASSIVE, LONG, japanese radishes... they are milder and sweeter than regular garden radishes. Great pickled, made into slaws, put in soups, etc.)
-Misc. "asian" veg (bok choy, gai lan, etc)
-Fish sauce
-Nori (seaweed used for sushi), and other seaweeds (wakame, for soups is good)
-Furikake (a japanese seasoning that provides a ton of umami to rice, noodles, and such)
-Coconut milk (i put this on the list because it is usually SO much cheaper in asian markets than it is at the regular grocery stores)
-Tofu (again, usually much cheaper than the grocery store)
-Dried mushrooms
Love it! Thanks, Grumblebee!
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