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  1. Chinese garlic tastes like plastic and smells like a flea collar.

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    2. luckylager

      luckylager

      I had some Chinese garlic turn blue in a sautee once.

      Was super weird 

       

      Was the last time I bought garlic from china.

    3. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      could be the fumigation in the shipping containers. 

       

      If you're looking for cheapish garlic thats still decent the jars from India are pretty good, you can find them and super-cheap spices in the Punjabi Market area of south main st around 49th and main. 

       

      There's a couple of markets there where they have bulk barrels of spices that cost about 10% of what it does in the supermarket. Its worth a trip if you're a foodie. 

    4. Green Building

      Green Building

      I don't know about the bleach, but Jimbo may be onto something with the fumigation. Though all veg and produce would get that so it wouldn't be unique to garlic.  

       

      I tend not to get much of anything from China, but was in a pinch. It's hard boycotting US and Chinese at the same time, especially when I've been out of local garlic for months.

       

      Sometimes garlic turns blue/green when mixed with acid and heated. I used to see it all the time when roasting tomato confit. You can avoid/minimize it by blanching it in milk first, but then you lose your good (or in my case - plastic flea collar) garlic flavour.  

       

      The thing that changes colour is the random sulphur content in the garlic. 

  2. &^@# San Jose, least favourite team in the league including Boston. Crush these punks.
  3. Dude, your meal sounds excellent. Prawn pasta with pesto plus garlic bread and caesar salad on the side is one of my top 5 meals from childhood. Comfort food is legit.
  4. What's for dinner peeps? I made my version of Dan Dan noodles with everything home made (but the noodles). Bought pork belly and chopped it to ground, then sauteed it in toasted Chinese red chilies that toast nice and smoky like. Added 2 habenero and a Thai bird's eye for heat, plus a 1/4 cup of my hot chili oil*. *Prior to the above, I blended a double handfull of mildly smoky Chinese red chili and a 1/4 cup of Sichuan peppercorns and set it aside. 3/5 of a cup of Canola oil was brought to temp with some cinnamon, star anise, ginger, garlic, and halved dried chili. Once simmered for a bit I poured that hot oil bastard over a load of home-powdered dried hot peppers and Sichuan peppers. They sizzle and chill. Set aside. Meanwhile, my pork belly is caramelizing nicely with some extra toasted chilies, and when it has a brown sugar-like appearance I hit it with some Chinese cooking wine that I'll be &^@#ed if I know the ingredients of, but it'a delicious, and in addition to that some hoisin and a touch of simmering noodle water to bring it together. Once somewhat cooled from piping hot I gently toss in more habanero and Thai chili, mostly habanero though cause I like the complimentary fruitiness to the Sichuan pepper, as well as a pile of fresh cilantro and mint cause, &^@# off, I like fresh herbs. In the bottom of my bowl I put a ladle of sauce that is composed of: Water, garlic, ginger, palm sugar, fish sauce, star anise, peanut butter, chili oil made in the previous step, and some pork fat skimmed out of the pan. The whole deal took about 1/2 a bottle of whiskey to make, and it turned out pretty decent. Adjustments will be made for next time.
  5. Merry Christmas CDC, I love you all and hope you're having a great holiday season!

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    2. Green Building

      Green Building

      Red wine, tortiere, and all the Christmas cookies!!!

    3. chon derry

      chon derry

      Merry Christmas GB,  Merry Christmas Joe.

    4. smithers joe

      smithers joe

      same to you, chonski. have a wonderful day. 

  6. Gus Polinski and The Kenosha Kickers with their #1 hit, Non-Nutritive Food Varnish, to appear at Nakitomi Plaza for 1 night only.

    1. Green Building

      Green Building

      @luckylager sorry I missed you last Sunday, ended up not being over till late.  

       

      Merry Christmas.

    2. luckylager

      luckylager

      Thanks man, you too.

       

      I would've had to ditch anyways, something popped up. #dadlife

       

       

  7. I'll be in Nanaimo for 3 weeks over Christmas. Find 30 minutes, name the place, and it's yours.
  8. Who else day drinks in Victoria? @Jack Fig @StealthNuck I'll buy you a beer in Nanaimo for all the work you do here. @canuck73_3 If you make it to Nanaimo I'll buy you a beer too, bud.