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#2521 Seth Gordon

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 06:59 PM

I'll get that Pan Mee if they can do it without pork, and I bet they can.

 

Pork may be inherent to the broth, they don't say on the menu but I believe traditionally that would be typical. If you're in the "as long as I can't see it" club you'll be okay. As my ancestors used to call it when they went out for Chinese, "Safe Traif"

 

According to Sietsema, Let's Makan uses a chicken base in theirs. That doesn't mean there isn't also pork in it, dunno. 
 



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 07:09 PM

 

I'll get that Pan Mee if they can do it without pork, and I bet they can.

 

Pork may be inherent to the broth, they don't say on the menu but I believe traditionally that would be typical. If you're in the "as long as I can't see it" club you'll be okay. As my ancestors used to call it when they went out for Chinese, "Safe Traif"

 

According to Sietsema, Let's Makan uses a chicken base in theirs. That doesn't mean there isn't also pork in it, dunno. 
 

 

 

Yes, I'm definitely in the "can't see it, can't taste it, it must not be there" camp. But once I accidentally ate a pork meatball at a party because I thought it was a falafel, and that was TRAUMATIC.



#2523 Wilfrid

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 07:49 PM

I have never been lucky enough to have falafel turn out to be pork  :P



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:40 PM

I am blessed, truly. This was a semi-business-y thing at at the Mandarin Oriental, which is why I didn't spit the thing out in my palm and yell "what the fuck?"



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Posted 11 July 2019 - 08:50 PM

I dream of having my falafel turn out to be Rocky Mountain Oysters.


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#2526 Wilfrid

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:38 PM

Ooh yes please. I look for them everywhere.

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 02:44 PM

Got some beautiful Sobaek Mountain Oysters out in Flushing recently. Would not mistake them for a falafel. (Well, maybe after enough soju...)



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 05:40 PM

Sobaek?



#2529 Seth Gordon

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 10:45 PM

Sobaek?

Closer mountain range to the oyster source, capra hircus coreanae.

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 12:03 AM

Ooh yes please. I look for them everywhere.

 

I find them too manly when I find them, but surprisingly the one part of turkey that's delicious (and doesn't taste like turkey, or falafel)


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#2531 Sneakeater

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 12:36 AM

But best of all are matzoh balls.
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#2532 Wilfrid

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 01:10 AM

It is a “cut” of meat which really really looks like what it is. Before you peel them anyway.

Sorry.

#2533 Sneakeater

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 07:32 PM

Do they know what "splurge" means?


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#2534 The Flon

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 07:48 PM

Do they know what "splurge" means?

 

The premise is so confusing that I imagine this was published with that title simply for the LOLZ/comment section umbrage 



#2535 Wilfrid

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 08:14 PM

No it's quite simple, it's a list of very expensive restaurants combined with cheap options which look kind of fancy, and...er... yeah.
 
To make it transparent, "The price might not make it a splurge to many; some fans of traditional luxury will take issue with waiting in line for 60 minutes to get dinner." See?

 

If you're trying to decide between a $13 pulled pork sandwich at Hometown BBQ, or the $160 entry menu at Le Bernardin, this list is just what you need.