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#1 Stone

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:54 AM

After over-indulging at the Grub Street Hester Street Fair (the usual suspects, the highlights was cemito (?) -- a mexican chicken sandwich -- and the macaron parlour macarons) we strolled through Chinatown to pick up some dinner fixings. There was a bunch of stalls next to the Manhattan Bridge that were helmed by South Asians, not Chinese. I was amazed at the prices. I grabbed three big fat carrots -- $1 for 2 pounds. I only had a pound and the guy made me by two. I picked up a pound of ginger, that's a lot of ginger. Ripe roma tomatoes were $1 a pound -- I almost bought a flat. Lots of good stuff.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 01:39 AM

Oh shit, not another food porn photographer.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:05 AM

There is this little store on 81 Bayard Street called Udom Grocery... It's super tiny.In it, there is all sorts of South East Asian sauces, mixes, candy, snacks, and drinks... They have these peanuts there that are garlic flavored... In the shell and manage to still flavor the nut somehow.. They also have Beerlao, which is this rice beer that uses imported hops from Germany.. It's very good.. made in laos. My friend loves peanuts and i got him a couple of bags..However, they never made it to their destination... But, for a really nice beer, try Beerlao and get the garlic peanuts..
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 01:57 PM

Oh shit, not another food porn photographer.

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If you walk down Mott Street, Just past Bayard on the left is Fong Inn Too. Sheets of fresh fat rice noodles (about 1 pd each) for $0.75. Also, fresh tofu.

79 Bayard St (just West of Mott) on of my favorite veggie markets for stuff I don't find on the street. Just to the right of that is a pretty good Thai market. Bangkok Center Grocery at 102 Mosco Street has a larger supply of Thai stuff.

Any recommendations for meat/fish places? My old meat place at the corner of Bayard and Mulberry is looked a little off.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:05 PM

New Hai Cang Seafood on 71 Mulberry is good to go to in the Winter and Fall because it's outside.. However, if you want mussels, or clams, or lobsters they go in the back for you.. Also live fish.. But they have razor clams, really nice branzino, and trout and bass, and many different types.. They do a lot of volume which is nice and the guys are very nice..

On the same side of the street, 5 shops towards Canal there is another seafood place that is really nice.. Do not get the scallops there as they are filled with that phosphate shit.. But, there regular fish is really nice..

Also, there is a seafood place on Bayard, which is 4 doors up from Xian Noodle towards the Manhattan bridge, blue awning, where i buy head on shrimp.. It's like 3 or 5 bucks a pound.. They are great.. only get the shrimp with the heads on as the other shrimp are also filled with that phosphate shit... But they also have cheap lobster, live fish.. I sometimes get Miss K salmon there also..

Meat, eh, occasionally I get a frozen rabbit there but, i get better meat elsewhere.. Speaking of which.. if you are going to be up by your house on November 12th, I am working a deal out with this farmer for 35 lbs of ribeyes.. Some amazing meat and he is charging me like 8 dollars a pound.. If you want to pick it up for me in Shelbourne, we can talk..
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:10 PM

Speaking of which.. if you are going to be up by your house on November 12th, I am working a deal out with this farmer for 35 lbs of ribeyes.. Some amazing meat and he is charging me like 8 dollars a pound.. If you want to pick it up for me in Shelbourne, we can talk..

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#7 TaliesinNYC

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 10:39 PM

Oh shit, not another food porn photographer.



Hey, some of those pix are great.

It's making me rethink my anti-mobile device snob stance (as in, a mobile device can't properly take pictures of food without being inferior in quality). My favorites are the ginger and bitter melon pix.

Shows you what I know. Though part of it could be the lighting too...

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 11:01 PM


Oh shit, not another food porn photographer.

I am iPhone.

If you walk down Mott Street, Just past Bayard on the left is Fong Inn Too. Sheets of fresh fat rice noodles (about 1 pd each) for $0.75. Also, fresh tofu.


i love those rice noodles!

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#9 Stone

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 02:12 AM

Is there a way to keep these noodles fresh for a few days? They get hard pretty fast.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 02:18 AM

Is there a way to keep these noodles fresh for a few days? They get hard pretty fast.

i dunno, i tend to buy them when i plan to use them the same day. i'd try putting it as packaged with some of the noodle juice in a ziploc freezer bag and lay flat on a fridge shelf. i think they are meant to be used right away. i've been thinking about using the sheets for lasagne. but i don't think it would freeze well for baking another day

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#11 prasantrin

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 02:45 AM

My dad (Thai) used to freeze unused fresh rice noodles. They were usually just used for wet rad na after that, so ymmv.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 03:50 PM

Any recommendations for meat/fish places? My old meat place at the corner of Bayard and Mulberry is looked a little off.


No here

http://gothamist.com...nies_sellin.php

“Do you sell dogs?” asked reporter James Schugel. “Yea. We sell dog,” said the man who answered the phone.

“Dogs for people to eat?” asked Schugel.

“Uh, yea,” he said. “We sell many kinds of meat.”

“Dogs for people to eat?” asked Schugel.

“Yes,” said the man.

Schugel questioned the man again, just to be clear. He said he does not sell dogs for pets. He only sells them for food.




Dak Cheong Meat Market on 36 East Broadway shares the same address as the Canine Culture Center, CBS reports,


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#13 Stone

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 06:44 PM

Arf.

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#14 Daniel

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:02 PM

got a sixer of Beerlao and some nuts last night... Pretty much know what i am having for dinner tonight.
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Posted 14 June 2013 - 01:51 PM

I am really digging these guys lately.. They are skewers of  dried tofu with sichuan chile oil.  An entire pack is 92 calories and it's vegetarian.  Just brought a bunch to my office and shared with people, it went over well. My vegetarian neighbor is all about them.  I have seen them as low as 79 cents, it was tough to pay $1.25 yesterday.  

 

This is a photo from last week but, you can see the skewers on the left. 

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And here are little squares of dried tofu.  

 

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They make a convincing case. 

 

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