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Old 1 Week Ago   #3886
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Nah, I don't want one. I would truly use it about 4 times per year, much like my mixer sitting on the counter.
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Mine is a salsa making fool.
It is almost the only thing I use it for.

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Dinner was not cheap eaten. We went to the newly purchased asian buffet right down the street tonight. We went there once in 2012 when we first bought our house and never went back. It was awful. I noticed the other day the sign changed so we thought we would try it and asked if the food was different, they said yes, new menu. I wouldn't say it was awful, but I wouldn't be back once a month for it. Maybe another six months before we eat there again. We much prefer the other asian place I can get my pansit instead.
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I haven't been to an Asian feeding trough in years and if I never go to one again it will be too soon.
The one in Bastrop is disgusting.
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We almost exclusively eat Japanese or Thai when we crave Asian food. Most of the Chinese places serve mystery Beef that when chewed has the consistency of something I have never experienced before. I don't think it belongs in a human or animals mouth. Bleck! If I do get persuaded to eat Chinese, I get something with shrimp.
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We almost exclusively eat Japanese or Thai when we crave Asian food. Most of the Chinese places serve mystery Beef that when chewed has the consistency of something I have never experienced before. I don't think it belongs in a human or animals mouth. Bleck! If I do get persuaded to eat Chinese, I get something with shrimp.
Me too, shrimp. No meats, lol.
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Default Speaking of Asian food

I picked up some pork neck bones yesterday to make a stock today and while letting it simmer I watched a few videos and came across the Pho food porn Anthony Bardain video so the menu changed. I made it with pork stock and added some Cot Pho Bo brand base. I took all that good meat off the neckbones and added mushrooms, green onions, carrots and fish sauce then let it simmer a while. The only noodles I had in the house was glass noodles and it came out surprisingly good. I gotta stock up on some fresh noodles.

I knocked out 2 bowls with Sriracha, Hoisin sauce, cilantro and green onions, now it's time for a nap.


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I picked up some pork neck bones yesterday to make a stock today and while letting it simmer I watched a few videos and came across the Pho food porn Anthony Bardain video so the menu changed. I made it with pork stock and added some Cot Pho Bo brand base. I took all that good meat off the neckbones and added mushrooms, green onions, carrots and fish sauce then let it simmer a while. The only noodles I had in the house was glass noodles and it came out surprisingly good. I gotta stock up on some fresh noodles.

I knocked out 2 bowls with Sriracha, Hoisin sauce, cilantro and green onions, now it's time for a nap.


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We almost exclusively eat Japanese or Thai when we crave Asian food. Most of the Chinese places serve mystery Beef that when chewed has the consistency of something I have never experienced before. I don't think it belongs in a human or animals mouth. Bleck! If I do get persuaded to eat Chinese, I get something with shrimp.
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Me too, shrimp. No meats, lol.
It isn't anything close too Chinese food and you guys know that.
There used to be a place we ate in a small town that did have real Chinese food and no feeding trough.
The chef always made my food extra hot for me.
The steamed pork dumplings were to die for and the hot and sour sauce too.
It had real fresh ginger in it not the stupid green Mexican peppers the feeding troughs have.

The Mai Thai in Down Town Austin I highly suggest.
No feeding trough.
Great service and fantastic food at a reasonable price.
The Thai lady said she had never seen someone of my race ever order and eat what I did it was so hot.
She couldn't even eat it.
http://www.maithaiaustin.com/

Gallery of food.
http://www.maithaiaustin.com/gallery.html
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We ate at Olive Garden last night to celebrate our youngest daughters 33 birthday. We had a good time and the food was good, but nothing special. While I like Italian food, it isn't my favorite. But any time spent with the kids and grandkids is cherished and enjoyed. There were 12 of us and the young man that took care of us did a great job and I told him so. I also told the manager as we were leaving.
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Anybody ever here of an underground restaurant supper club private dinner secret restaurant or any other such thing.
Seems they are on the rise.
If done correctly there isn't a thing or much of anything anyone can do about them.

I think I could seat 12 to 15.

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I have been to two in two different cities. They both offered "high-end" foods, one just gourmet cuisine and one overwhelmingly French. Both were good, but not great dining...just exclusive and costly. Most of my "gourmet" or international cuisine is done in my home, but then I am not into Zimmern's bizarre stuff, caviar, snails, etc..
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We had a Thai restaurant in Rockport but it has closed. They were authentic and it was very good. Not enough people ate there though so they closed.

We have a place in Corpus Christi that is French, and it is very good as well. They are only open during the fall/winter months.

Both of these places are very expensive so it is a treat to eat there. Especially the french restaurant. It is much more costly than the Thai restaurant was.

I wish I wasn't stuck with a buffet type place and I am not with the Asian place down the street. Have to take what you can get here.
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We had a Thai restaurant in Rockport but it has closed. They were authentic and it was very good. Not enough people ate there though so they closed.

We have a place in Corpus Christi that is French, and it is very good as well. They are only open during the fall/winter months.

Both of these places are very expensive so it is a treat to eat there. Especially the french restaurant. It is much more costly than the Thai restaurant was.

I wish I wasn't stuck with a buffet type place and I am not with the Asian place down the street. Have to take what you can get here.
That is all we have in Bastrop and it is slop big time.
The Thai place in Austin down town is reasonable for lunch.
Maybe like 15 bucks plus tip.
Service is incredible.
I dont consider that expensive at all considering you will get hit for almost 10 dollars at any burger joint that is fast food.

One Chinese place in Bastrop was owned by a white person that had illegal Mexican slaves working there that lived in a bunch of ratty roach infested trailer houses outside town.
It was around for some time and closed due the putting in of new things.

The next new place is nasty everything smells like a rotten minnow bucket and so Americanized it is unreal.
Austin has a huge Asian influence and has had for years.
You dont have to go to a fancy place to get real food.
My steel wok came from an Asian store and the real thing.
I bought it about 34 years ago.
I use it on a small wood fire outside.
Next to that place had real Chinese and Asian food too.
No feed trough.
If you wanted Peking duck you had to put the order in 24 hours ahead of time.
Most if not all of my Asian food I make at home now.
The Frugal Gourmet (Jeff Smith) got us started on the right path.
Too bad that had to end the way it did but I have all of his cook books and watched his show every time it came on.
That man more than anyone else helped make me the cook I am today.
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I've been on an Asian noodle kick and noticed that you need to find a noodle shop or noodle house for the best food. Most are a family owned and specialize in a particular cuisine and do a fantastic job.

Rockporter, I just looked around your area and found Hu-Dat Noodle House with great prices and selection. http://www.hudatnoodlehouse.com/HuDa...urantMenu.html
Here's two more I'd visit.
http://ilovenoodle.net/menu.html
http://places.singleplatform.com/yal...enu?ref=google
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