Thursday, April 17, 2014
I don't know why so often Asian food in North America have a tendency to suffer from chasing for low prices. Inevitably with low prices the products suffer. Corners are cut and bad ingredients become the approximation. Portland has a large population of Vietnamese. While I haven't try to find a good bánh mì lately, with the years I live here I have not experience one that worth getting excited. All too often there is very little inside the sandwich. In my recent month long road trip, I made a point to stop by the Vietnamese area in San Jose. The bánh mì that I had from this shop that specialized in the Vietnamese sandwich had to be the worst I'd ever tasted. Later I have a bowl of pho and I could not eat it because it was that bad.
I first saw this butane fueled compact yakitory 焼鳥 or 串焼 (skewer) grill on Cooking with Dog a few years ago. I immediately wanted one. I watched and rewatched the video to get a better mental picture of what the grill look like. In my ensuring trips to Japan I looked high and low and could not find it.
This is my second attempt in making andouille sausages. It is also my second attempt in sausage making endeavor. I did a batch before my first taste of the real thing in Louisiana in my recent road trip.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
potato eater so rarely there are potato in this household. Today there are these few russet potato sitting in my garage taunting me to do something good with them.