Trans Mod Dim Sum

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  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I learned recently that sauteed bok choy with a ribeye steak is divine.
     


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    My generation of just-turned-30's seems to have largely grown up with flaccid palates.

    But for it's worth, my family members have a quirk where we do not use the scallions. I think that has to do with having started eating Peking duck when I was little kid--and no kid likes the scallions. I've passed this on to my wife, who only goes scallion-less. She vows that Peking duck is the greatest dish ever invented, which makes me happy, because I didn't need her to change religions or learn any languages for me. I just needed her to like Peking duck. And Chinese pastries and deserts. And everything in between.

    I've always eaten it with pancakes. In fact, I had not encountered the buns until we lived in Chicago. But all Chicago Chinese food is discredited, so I assumed it was a fluke.
     
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  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Yeah, I remember coming across that phenomenon in high school going out to Chinese food with a friend's family. My mother is simply what my people call a chazzer. Mainly when it comes to black bean spare ribs, but also when it comes to the innards of crab. We've had to put her on crab gut probation where we serve her her allotted amount, else the table will get none.
     


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    Yes! That is awful! How rude would it be if I went to a Western fine dining restaurant and reached into somebody else's plate as if it were shared? Come on, people.


    Let's do it, baby.
     
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    What rubbish, there may be a few rubes who don't get it but it isn't rocket science. Are you amazed when you see gweilo who can use chopsticks? This is especially rich coupled with the ignorant sushi comment.
     
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    No, it is not rocket science. But it is a very different style of eating than many are used to. Using chopsticks is easy, so I would be more amazed if someone eating Chinese or Japanese didn't know how to use them. However, having lived in DC, Chicago, and New York City all my life, with a stint in New England, I can say that the people I spend time with generally aren't "rubes." They just don't understand that you aren't meant to order that plate of orange beef just for yourself. Same issue with sushi. Ninety percent of the time I eat sushi with non-Asians, everyone orders their own rolls and fish. I find that extremely odd. Yet it is somewhat to be expected given cultural differences. As I pointed out the same goes the other way around.
     
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    I think a lot of sushi joints make that clear too. The menu states, sushi for 2, sushi for 3 and so on...
     


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    Hang on, now you've gone too far, no Asian culture (except Vietnamese) can make a decent pastry or dessert.
     


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    I assumed kosher Peking Duck would be awful but if you try one first and can confirm for me that it is good, you have a deal.
     


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    My girlfriend was just in Cambodia for over a month and she couldn't believe that almost nobody used chopsticks. She thought they would.
     


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    Do they have it at le marais? :confused:
     


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    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) [​IMG]
     
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    With sushi it depends on the particular style of restaurant, but generally that's the way you're supposed to do it you order what you want, so I guess you're guilty of your own pet peeve.
     


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    very well then.


    I LEAVE FOR 2 HOURS AND ALL THE J00s ARE EATING PORK AND SHRIMP!!!!!


    im in on this too.


    i dont think so
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Is there anything that would make Peking duck particularly not Kosher?
     


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