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Blood, and the way it is killed?
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

The dim sum place near the gallery is the only good Chinese food in Chinatown. Everything else is awful. They are pretty cute with the Chinatown pride however.
(old sign)
empress pavillion up at the north end used to be quite good. haven't eaten there in a couple of years, though. i took julia child there once and the entire kitchen staff came out to meet her and take pictures with her. so funny, i think only 2 of them spoke english but they knew who she was.
post #33 of 194
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Is there anything that would make Peking duck particularly not Kosher?
No. Nothing inherent in the dish would make it not kosher. You just need a kosher slaughtered duck and a kosher kitchen.

My assumption is that kosher Chinese food places just don't make much of an effort to be particularly good. All the ones I have tried seem like they are hiding cheap campus lunch trucks in the kitchen. I could be wrong, though. I certainly haven't tried very hard to find a good one.
post #34 of 194
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empress pavillion up at the north end used to be quite good. haven't eaten there in a couple of years, though. i took julia child there once and the entire kitchen staff came out to meet her and take pictures with her. so funny, i think only 2 of them spoke english but they knew who she was.

That's the one. Awesome story, but photos or it didn't happen.
Ever eat at the restaurant above Hop Louie? I always wonder about it though I imagine it's horrible.
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No. Nothing inherent in the dish would make it not kosher. You just need a kosher slaughtered duck and a kosher kitchen.
My assumption is that kosher Chinese food places just don't make much of an effort to be particularly good. All the ones I have tried seem like they are hiding cheap campus lunch trucks in the kitchen. I could be wrong, though. I certainly haven't tried very hard to find a good one.

In my attempt to bridge ancient cultures, I searched online for Kosher Chinese. The first site I found offered Chinese food and also Cajun and regular french fries. My eyes burned. It does seem that Cho Sen Garden in Flushing has Kosher Peking duck.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Also, all my friends in New York are Jews and "like" to eat dim sum even though they cannot eat pork and generally don't like anything sticky or gelatinous. Essentially, they eat the shrimp dumplings. A small plate each. And then they are done. Meanwhile there I am ordering like a proper Chinese person, with 12-15 small plates covering the table, and liquified pork fat flying out the corners of my mouth. Also, they insist on going at "lunch time," which is like 1:30 in the afternoon, and don't understand all the good stuff will be gone or stale by then.
It's not fun when you do it with people who don't do it right.

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edit: stitchy beat me to it. speaking of which, hey stitches, want to go for dim sum tomorrow?
post #37 of 194
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

No. Nothing inherent in the dish would make it not kosher. You just need a kosher slaughtered duck and a kosher kitchen.
My assumption is that kosher Chinese food places just don't make much of an effort to be particularly good. All the ones I have tried seem like they are hiding cheap campus lunch trucks in the kitchen. I could be wrong, though. I certainly haven't tried very hard to find a good one.
there used to be (maybe still is?) a kosher chinese restaurant on Fairfax Avenue called Genghis Cohen.
post #38 of 194
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

No. Nothing inherent in the dish would make it not kosher. You just need a kosher slaughtered duck and a kosher kitchen.
My assumption is that kosher Chinese food places just don't make much of an effort to be particularly good. All the ones I have tried seem like they are hiding cheap campus lunch trucks in the kitchen. I could be wrong, though. I certainly haven't tried very hard to find a good one.

david chus china bistro in bmore serves it. i will try it and report back.

how is it supposed to be served? i never had it, i just assumed from what you said that there was something unkosher about how it was served. like dim sum or something.
post #39 of 194
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

That's the one. Awesome story, but photos or it didn't happen.
no pix here, but they may still be up at the restaurant. maybe not. she was very cool, she made them promise that they wouldn't use them for promotion before she would let them take the pictures.
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Ever eat at the restaurant above Hop Louie? I always wonder about it though I imagine it's horrible.
haven't. i just asked our pulitzer-prize winning restaurant critic who described it as "an old-man bar that can be fun if you're in the right mood but the food is repulsive". he shook his head in a very significant way when he said it.
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david chus china bistro in bmore serves it. i will try it and report back.
how is it supposed to be served. i never had it, i just assumed from what you said that there was something unkosher about how it was served. like dim sum or something.

OK, what is wrong with my people? I am looking at the menu for this restaurant, and lo and behold, fucking french fries. French fries are not Chinese. Neither is teriyaki beef or chicken nuggers (?wtf?)

http://www.allmenus.com/md/pikesville/245365-david-chus-china-bistro/menu/

Foo, please foof this menu.
post #41 of 194
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

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edit: stitchy beat me to it. speaking of which, hey stitches, want to go for dim sum tomorrow?

ill go for some peking duck at david chus. you can eat whatever you like. literally, eat WHATEVER you like.
post #42 of 194
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OK, what is wrong with my people? I am looking at the menu for this restaurant, and lo and behold, fucking french fries. French fries are not Chinese. Neither is teriyaki beef or chicken nuggers (?wtf?)
http://www.allmenus.com/md/pikesville/245365-david-chus-china-bistro/menu/
Foo, please foof this menu.

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MOST kosher places (meaning the fast foody types, not the high class joints) dont really serve a particular type of cuisine. you can get chinese at a burger joint, and visa versa. they usually have a majority of the menu geared to a certain cuisine, and then throw whatever the hell else they want on the menu.

its only the nicer places that actually have a menu dedicated to a specific cuisine.

so is my experience anyway. dopey, feel free to correct me. NYC might also be different than other smaller jewish communities in this regard as they have much more kosher eateries.
post #43 of 194
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

haven't. i just asked our pulitzer-prize winning restaurant critic who described it as "an old-man bar that can be fun if you're in the right mood .

This is accurate. Nothing like walking in on a slow night and hearing Vera Lynn on the jukebox and no one in the bar except for some eccentric Chinese guy in a vest and middle aged inebriates. One of the few LA bars that can feel kind of film noir still, on occasion.

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What does he/you think of that awesome John Wayne themed Japanese dive bar on 1st street? Haven't gone in some time, but at least as recently as two years ago you could still smoke in there.
post #44 of 194
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

OK, what is wrong with my people? I am looking at the menu for this restaurant, and lo and behold, fucking french fries. French fries are not Chinese. Neither is teriyaki beef or chicken nuggers (?wtf?)
http://www.allmenus.com/md/pikesville/245365-david-chus-china-bistro/menu/
Foo, please foof this menu.
You forgot to complain about the Tiramisu, gramps. Also the Capuccino Apricat cake.
I think the menus are retyped by the website, which is independent, so you probably can't blame David for the spelling.
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I figured that Apricat was probably a Chinese specialty. Or is that Korean? All rook same and all.
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