Search found 21 matches

by Philip Liao
July 10th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1111
Views: 61643

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

APL Hollywood takeout? Be there sat...worthy...or should I just do in-n-out? APL is great - it’s Adam perry Lang and Jimmy kimmel’s joint. Lang of le cirque, Daniel, Daisy Mays fame. Their take out plates are good like chicken fried steak with mash, greens, and gravy. They also do a great matzo bal...
by Philip Liao
July 3rd, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1111
Views: 61643

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

A little off the beaten path but there's Babita restaurant in San Gabriel about 10 or so miles east of Downtown LA if craving elevated Mexican food. It's been awhile so not sure how it is these days, but a change of pace from the various taco shops and more casual restaurants in the area. Babita is...
by Philip Liao
June 28th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine fridge, 1, 2 or 3 zone?
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: Wine fridge, 1, 2 or 3 zone?

Another vote for single zone. I find that in multiple zones, the zones are always battling each other and constantly running the compressor, even Eurocave.

I also use this chilled drink calculator for how long to chill: https://www.omnicalculator.com/food/chi ... ling-hacks
by Philip Liao
June 27th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Garlic Stems?
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: Garlic Stems?

Yes can use them like green onions, which is to say don’t overcook it. They’re highly coveted in Chinese cuisine and often used in stir frys like double cooked pork belly. Also great in sauces as well. I like them most raw and paired with Karasumi - Japanese bottarga. This is awesome info. I had tw...
by Philip Liao
June 27th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Garlic Stems?
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: Garlic Stems?

I know they are referred to as garlic scapes on some varieties but this is different garlic. I picked 6 head from my garden this morninnd while cleaning them I felt it a waste to toss the stems as they could be of use. Can I use these in a similar way to say leeks or green onions to add a mild garl...
by Philip Liao
June 27th, 2020, 9:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1111
Views: 61643

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Perle, a new French restaurant just opened in Pasadena and I’ve heard good things about the Chef. We badly need a good French restaurant on this side of town. the menu looks so typical pasadena. Really basic french food. Miso Salmon, Coq au vin, steak frites. Yeah the menu seems a little early 2000...
by Philip Liao
June 26th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bread porn -- post yours
Replies: 206
Views: 16340

Re: Bread porn -- post yours

Philip - the crumb looks great, pity that the flavor didn’t match. Was there any whole wheat flour in the mix? I’ve been finding that the whole wheat flour is adding another dimension of flavor to my loaves. This was 100% AP. I’ve done it with a cold ferment and that works much better flavor wise. ...
by Philip Liao
June 25th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 645
Views: 51114

Re: Official kitchen knife thread

On the subject, does anyone have a great rec for a high quality break knife? Prefer one of high quality which can be sharpened relatively easily (yes I know how to do this reasonably well). We have a Shun bread knife which while fine is pretty awful to sharpen as that metal is super hard and genera...
by Philip Liao
June 25th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Thoughts on WSET Levels 1-3?
Replies: 12
Views: 858

Re: Thoughts on WSET Levels 1-3?

Has anyone recently taken WSET Level 3 online? I was hoping to test for Level 3 this year but it seems unlikely in-person classes will resume within the next few months, at least here in NYC. I'm interested in taking the self-study online version, but have heard from a friend that it's very clunky ...
by Philip Liao
June 24th, 2020, 11:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1584
Views: 84328

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Mac and cheese - blend of raclette, gruyere, butterkase, sharp cheddar, Colby jack. Paired perfectly with 2017 Bodega Chacra + Roulot Mainqué Chardonnay.
by Philip Liao
June 24th, 2020, 10:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BBQ Short Ribs for Dummies...
Replies: 19
Views: 835

Re: BBQ Short Ribs for Dummies...

Shocked how good this came out!!! [worship.gif] https://www.instagram.com/p/CBt492BJHAK/?igshid=1ii31fl28387o Nice. Looks like you were able to get some good smoke and crust on it. If you have the time plate ribs are pretty straight forward. Bone side down at 275 until crust sets (~5 hours) then sp...
by Philip Liao
June 24th, 2020, 9:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 79
Views: 4355

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

CalebJoseph wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
April 3rd, 2020, 9:55 pm
If you’re on the west coast, try https://tailsandtrotters.com/
Good call. Their pork is fantastic, and luckily available at the butcher shop a half mile from my house.
Oh yes fantastic. They’re recreating Iberian pata negra in the PNW. Fed hazelnuts!
by Philip Liao
June 23rd, 2020, 11:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 79
Views: 4355

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

Meatnbone out of Miami has really good pork and beef. They have several cuts of Iberico pork from Spain - just amazing. They are also an authority on picanha - sourcing A5 Miyazaki, Aus 8-9 wagyu, Uruguayan grass fed, USDA prime. Highly recommended.
by Philip Liao
June 23rd, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1284
Views: 87409

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Had a 2014 Pierre Baillette Coeur de Craie Verzenay Grand Cru. Disgorged 3/19. Blanc de noirs. Full-body and rich - creamy, yeasty, bready, with red fruit. Nice little grower champagne.
by Philip Liao
June 17th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Thoughts on WSET Levels 1-3?
Replies: 12
Views: 858

Re: Thoughts on WSET Levels 1-3?

I did the WSET level 2 online during shelter in place. Like others have said it was extremely easy and the information was pretty basic. I did have wine knowledge prior to the course but it was mostly concentrated in specific areas like Burgundy so it was good to learn about Australian rieslings or ...
by Philip Liao
June 11th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1111
Views: 61643

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

except orange chicken, I don't know why, but there's not a single Chinese restaurant that can make Orange Chicken well. Walnut shrimp I agree with. Yeah it's hard to beat Panda orange chicken...is it because Panda:orange chicken like Heinz:ketchup? Have you ever had Trader Ming's orange chicken? Pr...
by Philip Liao
June 6th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bread porn -- post yours
Replies: 206
Views: 16340

Re: Bread porn -- post yours

Image
This was Jim Lahey's No-Knead recipe. Pretty good texturally, but not much flavor.
by Philip Liao
June 6th, 2020, 4:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1111
Views: 61643

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I always find that the best Chinese American food is actually at the more authentic Chinese restaurants. They always have a few Chinese American dishes in addition to their more authentic/regional fare. And that's how I grew up - at restaurants I would want to order Peking Pork Chop and Walnut Shrim...
by Philip Liao
June 6th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine Refrigerators
Replies: 132
Views: 27973

Re: Wine Refrigerators

Waiting on my 1st Eurocave. Should arrive this next week!!
by Philip Liao
June 6th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Toasting lost friends
Replies: 22
Views: 1231

Re: Toasting lost friends

Very sorry for your loss. There's never enough time.
by Philip Liao
June 6th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 14442

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - WINNERS ANNOUNCED - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!

Thanks so much for setting this up Charlie! Much appreciated and for a good cause!

-Philip

Go to advanced search