Submitted by jcharles on Wed, 04/07/2004 - 5:54pm. Bizarre
I am so tired today. I did manage to get four hours of sleep last night, which is a nice change.

Anybody else awake?

How are you, Mike?
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Do i want to know what a crad is??
Posted by steff on Wed, 04/28/2004 - 11:36pm.
heh. searching for "guangdong special dumpling thing" brings up some interesting results... including this. i could help you out if you lived in fort collins, or at least point you towards a couple of women who'd know what you were wanting. they used to gang up on my husband for ordering everything without veggies, and then try to foist free chicken on him when he would order just rice. *grin*

i think you're just being difficult with this whole new york/indiana thing. =P
Posted by hypoxic on Thu, 04/29/2004 - 9:03am.
Heh almost as good as the place that had "species" sauce.
I think that ethnic restaurants need a proofreader for their menus.

Oh yeah species=special and crad=crab for those that don't want to muddle through it.
Posted by Apple on Thu, 04/29/2004 - 6:23am.
Depends on which part of Indiana you're moving to. The closer to Chicago, amazingly enough, the harder it is to find Chinese food that isn't cliche and mostly meat. Indy however, has this wonderful wonderful little Mom and Pop Chinese buffet that just begs a visit! I'll ask Mr Man if he remembers the name.
Posted by jcharles on Thu, 04/29/2004 - 12:33pm.
What a fun page you found, steff. They even list "Steamed hedgehog stuffed bun." I wonder whether the weebl guy knows about this....

Apple, I'd love to have the name of the place in Indy. I do have a Cantonese friend in Indiana, so hopefully she can help me out with my food cravings. Except maybe the aet. I'm making up the spelling on that, but that's pretty much how it sounds: ay-eh-t. It's a sticky rice shell with a variety of fillings inside - my favorite is sweet, with peanuts, coconut, soy beans, and... sesame? Not too sure. Anyway, they press the thing into a wooden mold so it comes out flat and round and very pretty. Then they slap it on a leaf and fry it or steam it or something. No crad ovaries involved.

shenme shenme shenme - It's a cat!
Posted by steff on Thu, 04/29/2004 - 11:56pm.
well, i've got recommendations in ny for ithica and endwell, along with a wry "you... you realize 'upstate new york' covers pretty much everything but the so-called 'city', right?" yes. so helpful, men are. *sigh* if either of those help you, i'll give you names - if not, just stay away from those crads.
Steff, steff, steff
Posted by jcharles on Tue, 06/29/2004 - 12:12pm.
Who you callin' "men"? Are you saying you missed my tiny, way past the updatedness of the thread revelation? Sort of like this one? I've been this way for near 25 years and don't have any plans of swapping genders any time soon. Men, she says! *Grumble, grumble.*

At least Matt remembers me. *Gives Matt a big smacking kiss on the cheek.* Mwa! Thanks, ya big lug.

Besides that, I'm still stuck in smalltown, upstate new york. Near Rochester, actually. Hi, Inuki! I tried The Cantonese House, but maybe it was actually Canton (Guangzhou) restaurant style or something. No idea. Not familiar anyway, although they did have one plate of decent greens. However, a tiny little place just opened around the corner, and the clerk is cute, so all is not lost. Cashew chicken is good enough for me, if they let me ramble on in fairly bad Mandarin while I wait for the to-go food. If I get desperate, I'd be happy to hear the Ithaca recommendation. What on earth is your connection to Ithaca, steff? I mean, we all have the Bedford Falls, It's a Wonderful Life thing, if that rumor is true, but I don't remember any outstanding Chinese restaurants featured prominently in the film.

Okay, that's enough self-centered posting for one day. What's hot these days? Anybody locate Arlene for the guessing game?

shenme shenme shenme - It's a cat!
Posted by daen on Tue, 06/29/2004 - 2:28pm.
If I'm reading the comment correctly, steff is referring to her contact with the "men" thing, not you.

I remember you, too (and was happy to see you back). Does that count for anything?
It counts for a lot
Posted by jcharles on Fri, 07/02/2004 - 2:37pm.
It's always nice to be remembered.

Now you've got me very curious, daen. Her contact.... What on earth does that mean? Contact lenses? Secret Service hitmen? The mind boggles.

shenme shenme shenme - It's a cat!
Posted by daen on Fri, 07/02/2004 - 3:48pm.
steff being steff, I wouldn't be surprised if she numbers Secret Service hitmen - and perhaps a few other types - among her acquaintances or minions or whatever. I don't know whether or not she has contact lenses...

But the contact I was referring to was her source of information on the restaurants of New York state.

Anyway... anything you're thinking about steff - double the mind-boggling factor, and you'll be getting close.
*ding ding ding!*
Posted by steff on Tue, 06/29/2004 - 10:43pm.
daen is correct. i refer in exasperation to men in general (well ok, just the one, really) and certainly not to you... you being non-man, and all.

as for the alleged restaurants, we've got china lake in endwell and hai hong in ithaca. so. yeah. i hear they're good. *grin*
Oh that thing
Posted by hypoxic on Thu, 04/29/2004 - 1:36pm.
I've also heard it called a gok I think.

To sweet for me. Good luck finding stuff out there.
(*is summoned*)
Posted by Mike on Fri, 04/09/2004 - 12:03pm.
Er, fine. Wait, you did mean me, right?

Oh, and (*ahem*) it's not supposed to be that kind of blog. Eve set it up to be more like our own personal "Passed By" sections when the original one went... uh, wherever it went. Not that I mind either way, but she said so at the time. Heh.

China, eh? Pardon me while I smolder with envy.
Posted by jcharles on Mon, 04/26/2004 - 8:02pm.
I'm pretty sure I replied to this last week, but perhaps the Internet connection died in the middle. Or maybe I just fucked it up. It was a long week.

Yes, yes, I'm aware it's not that kind of blog. I have no computer, or homepage, or anything, so I was stashing things wherever I could. Cleanup is in process.

And yes, I did mean you, Mike. You're one of my favorites from way, way, way back when. I realize we know pretty much nothing about each other, but thought I'd say hi just the same. At the time, I was looking for sane, articulate voices. Thanks for responding. Things are a lot calmer in my world now, but it's nice to hear from you just the same.

shenme shenme shenme - It's a cat!
"sane and articulate"?
Posted by Mike on Tue, 04/27/2004 - 2:16pm.
Aw, nobody's ever called me that before!
Welcome back.
Posted by jcharles on Tue, 04/27/2004 - 3:38pm.
It's good to be back. Sorta. I'm not actually sure what "back" means, unless you mean "back to posting on Inpassing." Or even "back to posting on Inpassing in your right mind." If either of those two are what you meant, then it's definitely good to be back.

If you mean "back to America," then... I'll have to get back to you on that. International food (aside from "Chinese") is good. Shoe shopping is good. Old friends are good. Family is... sometimes very good. I'm sure this bunch is pretty well versed in the not-good about our home country. And our friends from Canada and the rest of the world are usually pretty well versed in what's not-good about America as well.

This is getting too political, and too grammatically tortured, so I'll stop here. Thanks again for putting up with my crap.

shenme shenme shenme - It's a cat!
Good Chinese food
Posted by hypoxic on Wed, 04/28/2004 - 8:32am.
Where are you living? And what type of Chinese food are you looking for?
Chinese food
Posted by jcharles on Wed, 04/28/2004 - 12:27pm.
I'm currently in smalltown, upstate New York. Very soon I'll be moving to smalltown Indiana.

I was in Western Guangdong province for almost 2 years, so that's the food I'm looking for. Although good Beijing duck is always welcome.

The "Chinese" food I've tried here so far is mostly unfamiliar. Maybe tasty, but I'm looking for home-cooking, know what I mean? Especially vegetables, as most places seem to be heavy on meat. It's weird, because when we would go out to eat in China, we'd just order the stuff we knew how to say, but I have no idea how to order the same thing here. We'd just say "chicken" or "fried noodles" or "What vegetables do you have?" and tasty food would come out, hot and steaming. At some point I know I'm going to get really desperate for "aet," which is a special kind of dumpling type thing they have in Guangdong, but again I have no idea how to find that in the States. Or how to spell it. It's possible there's no way to write it down, even in Chinese.

I think I'm just going to have to make friends with Chinese people and get them to teach me how to cook.

shenme shenme shenme - It's a cat!
Posted by hypoxic on Wed, 04/28/2004 - 12:49pm.
If you lived in the SF Bay area I could recommend a whole raft of good Cantonese Cuisine restaurants. I'm not to sure how different Western Guangdong (Canton for the non up to date crowd) is from Hong Kong. But there are a lot of Hong Kong people and Cantonese restuarants out here.

Pei Mei is a good cookbook and has an english translation even.

And I'm not to sure what "aet" is or how its supposed to be pronounced so I can't help you there :) What's in it?

Oh and an important note. Get a cast iron wok. That helps when you try to stir fry.
The sleep-deprived
Posted by jcharles on Thu, 04/08/2004 - 5:09pm.
should not have access to a submission system this easy to use.

Also, I'm an idiot.

shenme shenme shenme - It's a cat!
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