What did you eat last night for dinner?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Fabienne, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Yesterday I was carrying like 3 duffle bags around Daikanyama before going to the restaurant, was sweating pools, was hungry and just wanted some food and my girlfriend was being pretty short tempered - went into the first place I saw, thought it was just some generic Youshoku-ya in Daikanyama on the main street. Turned out it was Ogawaken, a famous restaurant. Been a family restaurant for over 100 years. Completely empty at 1pm, but they had like 12 guys working in this enormous, spotless open kitchen, and the old man (Ogawa himself) was barking orders at everybody with his arms crossed. Looked like a very romanticized version of a French kitchen. Restaurant was incredibly stuffy, should probably check your sense of humor at the door.

    (not my pictures) Had a green salad and chicken curry rice, she had a belgian endive salad and an omurice (homemade ketchup, the works). My salad was just 30 or so small leafs of iceberg impeccably dressed in a white vinaigrette, all placed exactingly in a bowl. A little clump of shiso chiffonade on top, that was it. It was great, I'd eat that salad with every meal.

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    Curry rice looked like this:
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    They have a wagyu beef stew on their menu, it's like $80 a plate. Did not order, obviously. Like I said, you really should not have a sense of humor if eating here. Looks like this
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  2. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    I was really ready to pick up some silverware and eat nice things in Japan, since I came back from LA a couple weeks ago and was all about the tacos and pho. Could go back anytime for some more tacos and pho though... :eek:
     
  3. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    It's kinda sad that someone in Seoul has to go to LA to be excited about pho. :laugh:
    Although I will admit, the ramen and pho that I had in LA are as of yet unmatched.
     
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    LA pho is like none other, it's one of the best foods in America IMO. One of those few ethnic foods that really well and truly improved once stateside. Ramen.... still don't like ramen.
     
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    that chef from L'Effervescence just friended me on facebook and said that we should go out for a drink or something sometime. haha. Awesome guy. My sister in law has been a couple times and took her two teenage daughters along as well, they're like mini gourmands I guess.
     
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    Some highlights from my meal at Napa Rose

    Grilled Kurobuta Pork Rack Chop, stuffed with spanish chorizo on rustic summer garden ragu

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    Ancho Chili Plum Braised Angus Beef Short Rib, Summer Yellow Corn Posole Stew and Red Flesh Pluot Relish

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    Cheddar Potato Pillow and Country Green Panzanella, Ragu of Warm Summer Mushrooms and Veal Sweet Breads

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    Warm Squid Salad, Tomato Confit, Chive Oil.
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    Crispy Rouget, Lemon Flat Beans, Parsley Coulis (I will need to buy a tamis for making this in the future. It would not get any finer in the blender, and passing it through a chinoise was difficult.)
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    Cheese & Fruit
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    mordecai Immoderator

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    From my limited experience, the pho in Ottawa, Canada is very very excellent.
     
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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    One of my courses in our wine dinner tonight. Green gazpacho, white bean pureed and whole, charred peppers from jefe's garden, seared scallop, and chili oil.
     
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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Looks great, dude.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    that looks fantastic
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Release the Kraken!

    Fish looks good (TFL), but green sauce + green veg is too much green IMO.
     
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    These are your best presentations. I don't think the flavors you mention for the rouget are very good with that fish, but the look is nice. Also, with a fish that small, you want the fillet to look like a half fish, and not like a block. You are giving up too much meat. The salad, however, looks and sounds delicious, though you could lose the silly yellow tomatoes and it would be even better. Please stop naming your dishes in such an over the top way. It is embarrassing me.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    he's just stating the components. :confused:
     

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