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Re: Tasty China
« Reply #90 on: August 27, 2010, 11:04:03 AM »
If the oil/broth is like that in Sichuan hot pot, I sure wouldn't drink it.  I think the Fuchsia Dunlop recipe includes beef tallow in addition to mind-numbing amounts of chiles and peppercorns.  I bought a package of ready-to-use hotpot mix at BHFM once, and I think it included beef tallow along with other things I wouldn't want to drink.  Not that there's anything wrong with ingesting beef tallow--just not in drinkable amounts, thank you.

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Re: Tasty China
« Reply #91 on: August 27, 2010, 12:23:16 PM »

I would like for us to put together a 285F gathering at Tasty China, but I'm afraid I do not know enough Chinese, nor know Peter Chang/Zhang well enough to have him put together a family style dinner similar to what we have experienced in the past?  I have asked the esteemed Mr. Drucker if he would be the pilot for our culinary trip but have not heard back from him?

Is anyone interested in being the "Dinner Captain" of a 285Foodies event there ?

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« Reply #92 on: August 27, 2010, 02:53:10 PM »

I would like for us to put together a 285F gathering at Tasty China, but I'm afraid I do not know enough Chinese, nor know Peter Chang/Zhang well enough to have him put together a family style dinner similar to what we have experienced in the past?  I have asked the esteemed Mr. Drucker if he would be the pilot for our culinary trip but have not heard back from him? Is anyone interested in being the "Dinner Captain" of a 285Foodies event there ?

Mike:

(I answered your query offline several days ago, pls check your comcast mail).

Try going up to Tasty China around 5:30, ask for the owner-- Dahei, and tell him you want to do an 'internet dinner' in (one, two or three) tables of ten for around $28 CASH per person with tax and tip.

Ask him and Mr. Chang to propose the menu. Tell him if you want anything especially--particular dishes, flavors, meats/veg's, ma la etc.

Then organize the tables of ten and show up on time.

Pick a date when you can have the kitchen's full attention, such as 4:30 Sat or 5:00 Sunday--or a weeknight.

Send me a note if you decide to do this and I will personally call Dahei in advance to assist and engineer a menu.

Other than that--I'm snowed by work (a good thing).

One more thing: To be fair to your hosts, be sure to post lots of pix, the complete menu, menu description and ask for lots opinions, honest ones to be posted from everyone who attends.

You (collectively) have all my confidence.

Best regards,
Steve

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Re: Tasty China
« Reply #93 on: August 27, 2010, 03:03:18 PM »

I would like for us to put together a 285F gathering at Tasty China, but I'm afraid I do not know enough Chinese, nor know Peter Chang/Zhang well enough to have him put together a family style dinner similar to what we have experienced in the past?  I have asked the esteemed Mr. Drucker if he would be the pilot for our culinary trip but have not heard back from him? Is anyone interested in being the "Dinner Captain" of a 285Foodies event there ?

Mike:

(I answered your query offline several days ago, pls check your comcast mail).
Best regards,
Steve  

You are correct sir, I did go back and find an unread email that you posted, and I thank you for it and this help as well.

This is not an excuse, but I had just been back from the ocean for a couple days and had the usual onslaught of emails to peruse, your valuable-to-me email got caught up in that backlog..   Thanks again for helping.

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« Last Edit: August 27, 2010, 03:05:20 PM by Mike GadgetGeek Stock »
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Re: Tasty China
« Reply #94 on: August 27, 2010, 03:29:05 PM »

I would like for us to put together a 285F gathering at Tasty China, but I'm afraid I do not know enough Chinese, nor know Peter Chang/Zhang well enough to have him put together a family style dinner similar to what we have experienced in the past?  I have asked the esteemed Mr. Drucker if he would be the pilot for our culinary trip but have not heard back from him? Is anyone interested in being the "Dinner Captain" of a 285Foodies event there ?

Mike:

(I answered your query offline several days ago, pls check your comcast mail).

Try going up to Tasty China around 5:30, ask for the owner-- Dahei, and tell him you want to do an 'internet dinner' in (one, two or three) tables of ten for around $28 CASH per person with tax and tip.

Ask him and Mr. Chang to propose the menu. Tell him if you want anything especially--particular dishes, flavors, meats/veg's, ma la etc.

Then organize the tables of ten and show up on time.

Pick a date when you can have the kitchen's full attention, such as 4:30 Sat or 5:00 Sunday--or a weeknight.

Send me a note if you decide to do this and I will personally call Dahei in advance to assist and engineer a menu.

Other than that--I'm snowed by work (a good thing).

One more thing: To be fair to your hosts, be sure to post lots of pix, the complete menu, menu description and ask for lots opinions, honest ones to be posted from everyone who attends.

You (collectively) have all my confidence.

Best regards,
Steve  

Thanks again Steve...

I am STILL looking for someone to be the "Dinner Captain" for our event?  Would someone like to step up and be an events coordinator for this?  I'll help, and not micro-manage..  8)

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« Last Edit: August 27, 2010, 03:38:00 PM by Mike GadgetGeek Stock »
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Re: Tasty China
« Reply #95 on: August 27, 2010, 04:14:22 PM »


I am STILL looking for someone to be the "Dinner Captain" for our event?  Would someone like to step up and be an events coordinator for this?  I'll help, and not micro-manage..  8)
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Standing up with both hands in pockets, I can't be a "Dinner Captain" but I do want to go to this event when someone with "Dinner Captaining" experience puts it together.


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Re: Tasty China
« Reply #96 on: August 30, 2010, 01:57:28 PM »

Posts signing up for the event should be made in the Upcoming 285Foodies Events section...


thanks..

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« Reply #97 on: September 01, 2010, 01:49:58 PM »
Having looked a number of times and not found one, I was surprised to see a WEBSITE for Tasty China.

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Re: Tasty China
« Reply #98 on: September 01, 2010, 02:30:57 PM »
Having looked a number of times and not found one, I was surprised to see a WEBSITE for Tasty China. 


Wow, what a menu selection...  thanks..

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Re: Tasty China
« Reply #99 on: September 01, 2010, 08:08:06 PM »
I like the "diet culture" section of the website! Will have to explore when I have time.

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Re: Tasty China
« Reply #100 on: September 02, 2010, 07:15:38 AM »
#46 FTW!

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Re: Tasty China
« Reply #101 on: September 10, 2010, 05:30:33 AM »
In a preview of possible Peter Chang future, what could become the secret bargain of the harvest season an ever changing Chef's Choice tasting menu? No fancy plating, just the food  and a bare tabletop.

3 Mushroom Soup With Spare Rib. Shitake, elephant ear and piny tea mushrooms in a deeply comforting broth:


Cheng Du Beggars Purses. Smoked chicken, dried tomato, Sichuan heat. Extraordinary.




Pork filled buns. Good of their type. Photo shy.

Shanghai Tofu Skin in Red Oil. Photo Shy--but pictured previously upthread.

Slow cooked Pork Belly, Sichuan spice. Rich, deeply flavored. Do not miss.


Sichuan Beef with String Beans:


Fish and Chinese Celery flavored with Shitake Mushroom, Chiles. Perfectly mild end to balance a deeply flavored meal.


Our anniversary cake. Cassata rum cake. Made by the best chef I've ever known--FoodSmith of Durham NC.


(Oops--how did this get in here?)

It's not exactly clear when this could start, or the price. But I'm guessing maybe $35 to $40 per person. What can I say--I'm all in.
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Re: Tasty China
« Reply #102 on: September 12, 2010, 06:55:17 PM »


Here is the menu from tonight.



Highly unusual, artful centerpiece on each table, each different.

Hot and numbing beef
Shanghai Duck with soy sauce
Shredded chicken with hot and numbing pepper
Bean curd rolls with vegetable sauce
Fried sliced pumpkin
Shrimp and minced pork soup
Pan fried dumplings with vegetables 
Smoked chicken and dried tomato roll
Crisp roasted codfish in a edible shell
Crystal shrimp
Spareribs with sticky rice (in foil)
Cumin Lamb
Crisp pork belly with pancake
Bok Choy with mushroom
Fried rice roll with sesame and red bean paste

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Re: Tasty China
« Reply #103 on: September 12, 2010, 08:23:33 PM »

Crisp Pork Belly with Pancake..   Sure, those are sundried tomatoes ...  NOT !!!!




Here are the few pictures that I took..  Cumon folks post your pictures ?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/49637895@N00/sets/72157624942882988/?photo_deleted=4984088821

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« Last Edit: September 12, 2010, 08:30:58 PM by Mike GadgetGeek Stock »
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Re: Tasty China
« Reply #104 on: September 12, 2010, 08:42:53 PM »
Here are my terrible camera phone pics.  They don't really do any of the dishes justice!  It was nice meeting everyone today.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dacount97/sets/72157624943726450/

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