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I Love Brazilian Nepals

“It’s the quintessential New York buddy story: Two friends from Woodside—one Brazilian, one Nepalese—decided to open a restaurant. But they squabbled over what to serve: One loved the grilled steaks and coconut-milk-laced stews of his South American homeland; the other … Continue reading

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The Lebanese Bastard Luther Burger

“A Lebanese burger joint in Astoria, Queens, is serving up a quarter-pound cheeseburger on a sugary doughnut bun, complete with slices of halal turkey bacon.” Try this burger with bacon and cheese served on a sugary doughnut bun, but no … Continue reading

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Only The Good Die Young or was it Don’t Eat The Egg Foo Young?

“From the menu’s “Oriental Specialties” comes lobster Cantonese ($18.95), cut into pieces with the shell still on, in a bath of white sauce thickened with cornstarch and pork. The lobster is sweeter than you might imagine. So is the sauce. … Continue reading

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Biryani, Be Right On It

“The rice was really flavorful and struck a nice balance of not being overly dry or greasy. There were some raisins mixed in and a halved hard-boiled egg on top. The hot sauce was also great, meaning that it was actually hot. The … Continue reading

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Totto’ly Awesome Ramen

During serving, the kitchen leaves nothing to chance. Every 30 minutes, a cook armed with a refractometer–a scientific instrument that measures the concentration of a solution–tests the broth’s levels to ensure that it’s up to snuff. Then the broth meets … Continue reading

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if you also have a problem with pineapple mac and cheese, just leave

“I start with traditional macaroni as a shout-out to the Hawaiian-style plate lunch. Caramelized sweet Maui onions provide an earthy depth. The topping of coarsely chopped macadamia nuts, tossed with panko breadcrumbs (a nod to the islands’ Japanese culture and … Continue reading

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Paella de Troy, Nueva York?

“Four words for you — best fried chicken ever. I ordered the chicharron pollo which came with a salad and tostones. The flavorful coating was light and crispy and the chunks of dark meat chicken were perfectly cooked. The best … Continue reading

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where is my beer/sausage equation generator?

“In general, lighter sausages do well with lighter beers like pilsner and traditional wheat beers, while more intense links can handle more hops and more darkly-roasted malt. You can easily serve a lighter beer with flavorful, rich sausage, but the … Continue reading

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i like pad thai, i like tofu, so gimme some goddammned pad tofu

Killing Time « Cocoa-Nut Shakes.

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if you don’t like pineapple on pizza, you can kiss my asparagus

Rock Recipes: Grilled Asparagus Pineapple and Chicken Pizza.

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