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I've given up on expecting decent Japanese food in the U.S. outside of the Pacific coast. Decent restaurants are too few and far between, the prices tend to be too high when they're good, and ridiculous when they're mediocre.

 

I'm kind of lucky in that there are a couple worthwhile Korean restaurants near where I live now, including a Korean Chinese restaurant (that is Chinese food prepared for Korean palates, in contrast to the usual Chinese food prepared for American palates) with pretty great jajangmyun.

 

 

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Every time I return to this thread I discover several pages of discussion about food. Then it stops and other topics come up, only for it to return to food again over night. I find this hilarious for some reason. Like the magic hours when your toys come to life and dance around. Only it's with food posts.

 

 

Heh. I've had little time for doing any recreational music listening or equipment geeking, but I still have to eat...

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I wish I had more time for music listening, but during the week I have to put-up with dumbass tenants doing dumbass things. The weekends are when I can cut loose, and spend hours on my hobbies.

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No I like to have various points of view :) I have never tried his restaurant.

 

In Tokyo a Japanese friend took us to a 400$ Michelin Star restaurant and I cannot remember the name. But it was without a doubt the best sushi I ever had by far, and among the 2 or 3 best things I ever ate in my life.

 

Maybe Sushi Mizutani, or Sushi Saito? I've been to some Michelin 3-star sushi restaurants in Japan too but those two really stood out from the rest. Although neither of them were that expensive... you mean $400 for one person?

 

Maybe I have cheap taste buds, but on most occasions I prefer $20 kaiten zushi to traditional sushi-ya where you pay over $100 per head. The latter serves sushi with a more exquisite taste, but exquisite doesn't always mean delicious.

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Cooked  rice with raw fish..?

 

Sounds incongruous...              just sayin'

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Yes it was one pair of high end iems per person. The name was not the ones you mentionned. Something like Nakamura or somesuch.
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Maybe Sushi Mizutani, or Sushi Saito? I've been to some Michelin 3-star sushi restaurants in Japan too but those two really stood out from the rest. Although neither of them were that expensive... you mean $400 for one person?

Maybe I have cheap taste buds, but on most occasions I prefer $20 kaiten zushi to traditional sushi-ya where you pay over $100 per head. The latter serves sushi with a more exquisite taste, but exquisite doesn't always mean delicious.
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With battery technology likely to remain in the dark ages for quite a while to come you'd think someone would want to work on phones that use less power rather than phones that will play 1080p h264 unrestricted profile on a 4 inch screen.

 

They could be working on lower power CPUs adaptive clocking schemes, and whatnot.  Maybe even optimized code.  *shock* *horror*

Holy... is that even possible?

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Battery stuff (Click to show)

 

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On improving rechargeable battery technology - that is currently the Holy Grail of everything from phones to laptops to medical devices to electric cars. The basic technology of Lithium-ion batteries hasn't changed since the 1990s and I think the last significant improvement was ~10 years ago. Since then, all of the improvements in battery life have been in reducing the consumption, not on improving the battery. There is tons of research going on, but I don't know if anything significant has shown promise. A big breakthrough in rechargeable battery tech would be a HUGE game changer in many industries. At one time, GM was willing to fund just about ANY research in battery technology, and there was also lots of opportunities for gov't funds.

 

 

 

This might be interesting for you: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130416151929.htm

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In Korea, we eat purple rice too. My mom thinks purple rice is healthy, so my family eats purple rice at least once or twice a week.

 

 

The more you know.

never knew that schiit existed eek.gif gotta try some. 

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In Korea, we eat purple rice too. My mom thinks purple rice is healthy, so my family eats purple rice at least once or twice a week.

 

My family used to eat purple/black rice. It has an interesting history and association with the upper class if you care to look it up.

 

Used to?  Why'd they stop?

 

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Ah, but the average American has a better appreciation of different grains and a more varied use of beans.  For example, I have a beef stew recipe that completely omits potatoes (less starch) in favor of barley and kidney beans.  Plus, let's not forget those crazy 15-Bean soups!

 

My parents do the beef stew with beans as well, typically butter beans, kidney beans and various grains.

 

Don't you find it so much more hearty that way?  I love the way barley soaks up a lot of the moisture so as to thicken it that way (as opposed to broken down potatoes leaving behind that grainy texture).

 

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Jasmine rice is a type of thai rice iirc.

 

Yeah, that's what I was thinking.  It's also a pretty good substitute for Basmati if the need should arise.

 

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Squiggly lines that resemble words.

 

I'll take them over a constant barrage of annoying animated gifs anyday.

 

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I hate Family Guy for the most part

 

Completely agree.  Well actually, what really gets me is that people seem to find it hilarious.  In the back of my mind I have to wonder "seriously, you think THAT is funny?"

 

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Every time I return to this thread I discover several pages of discussion about food. Then it stops and other topics come up, only for it to return to food again over night. I find this hilarious for some reason. Like the magic hours when your toys come to life and dance around. Only it's with food posts.

 

Got hungry.  frown.gif  See, what you gotta understand is that we get kinda bored when you're absent for too long.  So, our thoughts turn to - well - pretty much anything that happens to come to mind.

 

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Every time I return to this thread I discover several pages of discussion about food. Then it stops and other topics come up, only for it to return to food again over night. I find this hilarious for some reason. Like the magic hours when your toys come to life and dance around. Only it's with food posts.

 

Heh. I've had little time for doing any recreational music listening or equipment geeking, but I still have to eat...

 

That too.  smile.gif

 

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I'm kind of lucky in that there are a couple worthwhile Korean restaurants near where I live now, including a Korean Chinese restaurant (that is Chinese food prepared for Korean palates, in contrast to the usual Chinese food prepared for American palates) with pretty great jajangmyun.

 

JaJangMyun is pretty good.  I think the main reason why it tends to be liked by both Chinese and Korean palates it because of the use of fermented black beans.

 

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Cooked  rice with raw fish..?

 

Sounds incongruous...              just sayin'

 

If freshness is the best ingredient and hunger is the best spice...

 

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never knew that schiit existed eek.gif gotta try some. 

 

Just know that it's not going to be a completely mind-blowing experience.  It's cool, just don't get stratospheric with the expectations beforehand, know what I mean?

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Just know that it's not going to be a completely mind-blowing experience.  It's cool, just don't get stratospheric with the expectations beforehand, know what I mean?

ye ik tongue.gif

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Completely agree.  Well actually, what really gets me is that people seem to find it hilarious.  In the back of my mind I have to wonder "seriously, you think THAT is funny?"

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JaJangMyun is pretty good.  I think the main reason why it tends to be liked by both Chinese and Korean palates it because of the use of fermented black beans.

Ipecac. 

The Skype AAMML people will know what's going on.

 

It might also have to do with the fact that it's pretty cheap and filling (well usually). 

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Talking about rice, I do not know if you guys saw this most excellent documentary about one the greatest sushi chefs on the planet: Jiro. He has apparently the best rice supplier in Japan, who sells only to him, because he is the only one who can cook his rice correctly

 

I've seen this movie! It's called Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

 

The film is interesting in that it seems less about sushi and more about how you live and related to someone who is single minded and dedicated, almost to a fault. And also how such people relate to their progeny. One of the best lines in the doco is about his eldest son, and I'm paraphrasing here because I'm lazy:

 

"When it comes time for him to take over his restaurant, if he is just as good as his father, he will be a failure - people will always compare him to his father. He will have to be twice as good as his father to be considered equal."

 

It's sort of depressing.


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I hate Family Guy for the most part

 

South park is far superior. Family guy actually used to be good.

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South park is far superior. Family guy actually used to be good.

Books are far superior. American television actually used to be good.

 

I jest of course american television had never been good.

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King of the Hill, Futurama (S1-4) and classic Simpsons are my favorite. South Park has become extremely hit or miss for me these days with its topical focus. FG is borderline unwatchable for me, and yet I always find myself tuning in, I fear I may have stockholme syndrome or something. Bob's Burgers is my new favorite show at the moment, love the chemistry between the Belcher kids. Currently mulling over a possible Ocharaku Kaede purchase at the moment. I need to perhaps back away from this site considering I'm likely looking at double the cost for a scant <10% improvement in SQ :l
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