Wednesday, April 8, 2015

carver p4 furnace for isolde - part 2

This is the following on post to carver p4 furnace for isolde - part 1.

I took these photos for documentation, for future service needs, as well as to better understand the design of the furnace. All the photos were taken on a Olympic first gen digital camera with built in 7x zoom.

Carver was acquired by Truma of German origin.

carver p4 furnace for isolde - part 1

This is the Carver P4 furnace installed in Isolde circa 1999. It has two BTU power levels, about 2.2 kW at full power, and 1.1 kW at half power. It is one of the best compact hot air furnace ever made, and is whisper quiet.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

ramen in portland - part 3 中華料理拉麺

Soup noodles is one of the most eaten meals for me. They are the most versatile dish whenever you want to spend the least amount of time cooking. I know, it seems counter intuitive. Making a bowl of delicious soup noodle from scratch can take a lot of effort. The broth alone takes hours of simmering. To take ramen for example, there are the slow braised chashu 义燒, half-boiled egg, chopped scallions, menma 麺麻, and toasted nori all need to be prepared.

In case you wonder, the Chinese "中華料理" in the heading means "prepared or managed by Chinese". In Japan one very often see this qualification on the store signs at ramen shops that is ran by Chinese Japanese.