or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel › Reasons why New York Sucks
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Reasons why New York Sucks - Page 601

post #9001 of 11480
how was it? I hear great things about Chinese food in Flushing, but I just don't want to deal with going to Flushing.
post #9002 of 11480

I think your average Flushing restaurant is going to be slightly better than your average Chinatown restaurant, but I'm guessing you all aren't randomly choosing where to eat.

 

I do think the dining options are more diverse than those in Chinatown though. And possibly a little cheaper.

post #9003 of 11480
Downside is you have to go to Queens.
post #9004 of 11480
Quote:
Originally Posted by otc View Post

Isn't there a pok pok in NYC now? Not Chinese, but if Asian food is underrepresented where you come from, it will still scratch the itch.

Yeah. There is one not far from my casa. It's "ok."
post #9005 of 11480
It's an easy drive. The parking was $4. And there was no lineup at what it supposed to be one of the best places in NY.

Food was fine. Variations on traditional stuff. I'm of a mind that dim sum can only be so good so take that as you will.

lefty
Edited by lefty - 3/9/15 at 2:18pm
post #9006 of 11480
Food in Chinatown has been mostly dead to me ever since Doyer's closed many years ago.
post #9007 of 11480
Quote:
Originally Posted by otc View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post

been thinking of getting an anova for quite awhile.

They are on sale today for $154 with free shipping with the promo code SPRING25
http://anovaculinary.com/products/anova-precision-cooker

I have one sitting in my cart...not sure if I want one right now. Just ordered a bunch of other food/cooking things that I haven't played with.

That's a great deal. But the blowtorch is extra, right?

On a more serious note, what do you guys use for a tank?
post #9008 of 11480
I rarely go into Manhattan...thought I'd go into Manhattan today to meet my sister for lunch. My commute back to school took 3 1/2 hours. No kidding, waited 2 hours for the fucking bus?!?! Train also switched from a Pelham Bay bound 6 to a Parkchester 6... always fucking happens, they switch the trains destination.
post #9009 of 11480
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bounder View Post

That's a great deal. But the blowtorch is extra, right?

On a more serious note, what do you guys use for a tank?

I have a torch that I use for browning.

This: http://www.polyscienceculinary.com/accessories.php
post #9010 of 11480
I ordered one.

I am probably just going to use my prexisting pots and pans as a tank.... Either a 5.5quart dutch oven or the 10-12qt stock pot should be fine unless I need a lot of space. Maybe a cooler if I need more space.

Figured I would just buy a torch from the hardware store if I want to go that route...
post #9011 of 11480
Like three people I know bought this Anova since I got it last week after talking about it. Yesterday a friend was over and bought one on my computer. I should get commission. Gome sold me on the stick circulator. I was going to get a Sous Vide Supreme, but all of the reviews said this was the way to go. I am not disappointed.
post #9012 of 11480
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bounder View Post

That's a great deal. But the blowtorch is extra, right?

On a more serious note, what do you guys use for a tank?

I have a torch that I use for browning.

This: http://www.polyscienceculinary.com/accessories.php

I am oddly intrigued by the whole sous vide thing. Plus, if I can justify spending $100 on ping pong balls, it will be a lot easier to justify spending $380 on a shirt.
post #9013 of 11480
Quote:
Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Like three people I know bought this Anova since I got it last week after talking about it. Yesterday a friend was over and bought one on my computer. I should get commission. Gome sold me on the stick circulator. I was going to get a Sous Vide Supreme, but all of the reviews said this was the way to go. I am not disappointed.

What do you think of the Anova 1, which is $20 more than the entry model? I slightly prefer that it has stand alone controls.
post #9014 of 11480

I don't think I've ever had anything cooked sous vide. Kinda proud of that.

 

One of the things they never tell you in the brochure is once you have a NYC apt with an extra bdrm the country mice come out of the woodwork to "visit" you in the big city. Since I have no friends they are all the leftette's gang. The last group was a family of four too large for our guest room. "Oh, that's okay - our teenage sons can crash in your living room. We'll just move your furniture aside." For a week I fed, watered and entertained them as I watched their kids step over the back of my sofas and plop onto the seats. My fault for owning low furniture, I guess. 

 

Two more are coming this weekend. A lovely young girl and her arrogant asshole BF who insulted me for my political views when I last entertained him in another house. I was seriously considering finding a reason to travel and leaving them to my wife, but she just informed me she has a business trip and I'll need to look after them.

 

New York, New York, it's a hell of a town...

 

lefty

post #9015 of 11480
Quote:
Originally Posted by lefty View Post

I don't think I've ever had anything cooked sous vide. Kinda proud of that.

You'd be surprised. No stovetop space + no oven space + huge margin for error + consistent results + superior results + cheap equipment + ... you get it.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel › Reasons why New York Sucks