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by Tim H
3 weeks ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Sushi Ramen Go! - Gilbert
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Sushi Ramen Go! - Gilbert

Hey everybody. Just went to Sushi Ramen Go! in Gilbert, and wanted to report on it. (Their logo has chopsticks after the name, so I'm going with an exclamation point.) I got the shoyu ramen based on a clear pork/chicken broth. Good broth, nice balance of soy sauce, a bit salty in the right way. Big ...
by Tim H
2 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Sous Vide Cookery at Home
Replies: 147
Views: 34460

Re: Sous Vide Cookery at Home

M_L, get thee behind me! You tempted me with that beautiful Joule, but I resisted. PHXeater, please post results if you do the prime rib! My wife is in Thailaind, so I've been doing lots of steak, buying 3 or 4 ribeyes at Costco and seasoning them and freezing them in Ziploc bags. I eat them right o...
by Tim H
2 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Sous Vide Cookery at Home
Replies: 147
Views: 34460

Re: Sous Vide Cookery at Home

I did one for Christmas last year (boneless). Here's a quote of my post from page 5 of this thread. If you finish it on the grill, be ready (unlike me) for massive flareups from the fat. Next time I try it, I'd sous vide it at 135°F for 8 hours. Cooked a 7 lb. boneless prime rib roast sous vide for ...
by Tim H
2 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Sous Vide Cookery at Home
Replies: 147
Views: 34460

Re: Sous Vide Cookery at Home

Yep, that's a baking steel, and that's what I used to sear the steak. Don't have a blowtorch. I like the baking steel. I've used it for pizzas, diner-style burgers, and cooking those refrigerated uncooked tortillas you can get at Walmart (it's big enough to cook two at a time). It's really heavy tho...
by Tim H
2 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: New Mexican Grill - i.e. Good Cheap Tacos
Replies: 15
Views: 4329

Re: New Mexican Grill - i.e. Good Cheap Tacos

If you live in the southeast valley, you could do worse things on a Saturday than stop here for a bowl of posole. It's only served on Saturdays, and it's always good. It comes with a tortilla or fry bread.
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Posole with fry bread
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by Tim H
2 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Sous Vide Cookery at Home
Replies: 147
Views: 34460

Re: Sous Vide Cookery at Home

Three-pound prime tomahawk steak cooked sous vide at 131°F for three hours. The bone was too long to fit in a gallon size ziploc bag, so I shortened it with a hacksaw.
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by Tim H
2 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: China Magic Noodle House
Replies: 24
Views: 6432

Re: China Magic Noodle House

My favorite dish at the moment is the Beef and Noodles in XO sauce here. I tried it once years ago, and wasn't impressed at the time, so I didn't order it again until a few weeks ago. It's perfectly seasoned, has nice chewy noodles, and the spice is just enough to make me sweat, pleasant but not pai...
by Tim H
2 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Nishikawa Ramen - Chandler
Replies: 26
Views: 4484

Re: Nishikawa Ramen - Chandler

The menu and broth have been retooled at Nishikawa. My thoughts: The ramen variations have been changed. Curry is out (yay!) and shio is in. I'd say yay! again, but it's really just the same pork/tonkotsu broth seasoned with salt instead of soy. So this news is more meh! than yay! On my last two vis...
by Tim H
2 years ago
Forum: Other Culinary Chat
Topic: Pete Wells Has His Knives Out - New Yorker article
Replies: 0
Views: 409

Pete Wells Has His Knives Out - New Yorker article

The New Yorker has an interesting article on Pete Wells and his approach to restaurant criticism, with some back story on his notorious reviews of Per Se and Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar. Good read if you're into food writing and criticism. [Note to self: avoid taste-related adjectives. Except "ear...
by Tim H
3 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Umami
Replies: 79
Views: 23762

Re: Umami

Yeah, I expect I'll be in the minority on this one. My previous write-up was glowing, and I don't think it's changed that much. The noodles aren't bad, just on the soft side for me -- and bought-in noodles aren't necessarily bad, I just didn't dig these. I'm sure I'd have liked it better with the po...
by Tim H
3 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Umami
Replies: 79
Views: 23762

Re: Umami

Clear-broth shoyu-flavored ramen is my first love, so I was excited to get back here to reacquaint myself with it. The good news is that the broth is awesome: rich, a little fat on top, perfectly seasoned with soy sauce (slightly too salty in the best possible way). But the noodles are not so awesom...
by Tim H
3 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Nishikawa Ramen - Chandler
Replies: 26
Views: 4484

Re: Nishikawa Ramen - Chandler

J Live wrote:I wonder what percentage of revenue you personally account for at this place? Good stuff!
And I'm not even a tonkotsu guy. But I love the passion and vibe here as much as the food. And it's close.
by Tim H
3 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Sous Vide Cookery at Home
Replies: 147
Views: 34460

Re: Sous Vide Cookery at Home

Good idea, George. You can freeze the meat as well. I've been buying four-packs of steaks at Costco and seasoning and freezing the extras in freezer bags, then dumping them straight from the freezer into the sous vide bath, adding an extra 30 minutes for defrosting. This is straight from the Food La...
by Tim H
3 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Nishikawa Ramen - Chandler
Replies: 26
Views: 4484

Re: Nishikawa Ramen - Chandler

Was just served the best chashu ever in the history of ramen. A quarter inch thick.
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Chashu was extra good today
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by Tim H
3 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Sous Vide Cookery at Home
Replies: 147
Views: 34460

Re: Sous Vide Cookery at Home

I saw Kenji's piece on sous vide brisket , and then saw prime brisket at Costco for $3.19 a pound. Had to try it. 36 hours at 155°F, then 2 hours in the oven at 300°F. I cut the 12 pound brisket into thirds to fit into gallon size ziploc bags. As good as Little Miss BBQ? No. Better than any brisket ...
by Tim H
3 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Instant Pot pressure cooker
Replies: 15
Views: 4248

Re: Instant Pot pressure cooker

Attempted to break in my new insta pot yesterday. Figured beef tendon would be a good test.... Came out really great. Tendon in the exact right gelatinous texture. Dave, that sounds great. I've never actually had beef tendon, so I'll have to try that. I made chicken stock last night in my Instant P...
by Tim H
3 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Chengdu Delight Chinese Cuisine - Chandler
Replies: 11
Views: 4326

Re: Chengdu Delight Chinese Cuisine - Chandler

We stopped in so that I could try the Pork Belly in Garlic Sauce . The sauce seemed to be just chili oil, and badly burnt chili oil at that, so the dish was very bitter. There also wasn't much salt, so I added some soy sauce. I was able to eat one piece of pork, but couldn't bring myself to eat anot...
by Tim H
3 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Nishikawa Ramen - Chandler
Replies: 26
Views: 4484

Re: Nishikawa Ramen - Chandler

There's homemade togarashi in little jars on the tables and at the bar. Spicy and good. The ramen really doesn't need any help from the togarashi, but I like to add some after finishing the noodles and toppings.

Two more visits, and the ramen is still great imho.
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Togarashi
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by Tim H
3 years ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: China Magic Noodle House
Replies: 24
Views: 6432

Re: China Magic Noodle House

It's been years since our last visit, and shame on us. Everything we had today was delightful. The Vegetables with Stir-Fried Noodles were simple as could be, with nice chewy noodles (regular noodles). Wouldn't have changed a thing. Didn't even add chili oil. 20160723_112219.jpg My wife ordered the ...
by Tim H
3 years ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Instant Pot pressure cooker
Replies: 15
Views: 4248

Re: Instant Pot pressure cooker

I broke in my Insta Pot tonight with red beans and rice. I used this recipe , which calls for 1.5 pounds of beans (pictured), but reduced the beans to 1 pound and scaled the recipe accordingly. Seemed right for the size of the cooker. I did not presoak the beans. Per another recipe, I used 5 cups of...