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14th-Dec-2007 01:08 am - Apple Cider
Thanks Lori!
Anyone have recipes for making mulled cider in a crockpot? I've found a few that might work, but if you know of any that DO work... please comment!

Also, where can one buy apple cider in the city?
4th-Dec-2007 09:54 am - Review: Misai
animated black mage
((xposted from my own LJ))

We ended up going to Misai up on 32nd ave NE. I've gone there for lunch a few times back in the day, and decided to try it out for dinner. They didn't disappoint. (I was also feeling way too lazy to fight my way to one of my usual haunts.)

Some rolls to start, nothing fancy... just california roll and spicy tuna roll for me, and shiitake roll for Juli. Well formed, fresh and flavourful ingredients, good rice-fu.

The main meal was some beef yakisoba for Juli, and tonkotsu ramen for me. Juli was a little weirded out by the katsuobushi on the yakisoba... I couldn't quite remember what it was, so I looked it up today. Its a type of dried tuna sliced thinner than paper, and sprinkled on a dish. The heat from the food causes the flakes-o-fish to expand and contract, and make the food look like its..well.. fluttering.

Once the errant fish decided to settle down, and Juli no longer looked like she needed to pull a beating implement out of hammer-space and subdue her meal, she tucked in, and pronounced it tasty. I think they used five-spice on the beef, which definitely added an extra dimension that isn't found on most yakisoba.

I tucked into my Tonkotsu, and really, Misai does some excellent ramen. The noodles weren't overcooked, the broth was flavourful without being heavy or greasy (amazing for a pork broth), the meat threatened to fall apart on my chopsticks, the veggies and seaweed were in a good state of balance, and the egg wasn't overboiled (happens a lot with that type of ramen)

Not the cheapest place to eat japanese, but certainly reasonable. The only negative mark I can make about the place is that it seemed to take forever to get the bill, odd as it wasn't that busy last night. They could be understaffed, or it could have been something else. Its Calgary. To expect great service in this market is..well.. a pipe dream at worst, a pleasant surprise at best.

Some time when I feel like drinking, I might have to indulge in some shochu at Misai as well. I don't see a lot of shochu on the menus of japanese places around town, and its been years since I had it last. 
12th-Nov-2007 07:06 pm - Rum Raisin Ice Cream
Thanks Lori!
A little while ago, I'd posted something asking about ice cream... and I remember someone mentioning a craving for rum raisin.

Co-op stores are now stocking Foothills Creamery ice cream and right now at least, rum raisin is one of the flavours on sale (I'm enjoying some spumoni right now myself).
15th-Aug-2007 02:17 pm - ice cream in the city
Thanks Lori!
Although we're not really in the massive heatwave we were a little while ago, I'm curious if anyone has any ice cream parlour recommendations. Is Confetti's still open (I remember going there a while ago and there being a strange stench in the air)? Are there any ice cream parlours or places to sit and catch up over ice cream in the city other than Dairy Queen?

Recommendations requested and appreciated!
12th-Aug-2007 05:38 pm - Indian food?
Hi! I'm looking for some recommendations for good East Indian food around Calgary. I've been to a few very good places, but I'd like to check around. I'm looking for a place that's relatively inexpensive, with good tasting food and is close to the southeast area or downtown (I'm in the Riverbend/Ogden area, but we can travel).


x posted to calgarians
Thanks Lori!
I got an email from a co-worker detailing a number of local eateries recently ordered closed due to health concerns by the Calgary Health Region. In seeking to figure out whether these eateries were still actively under the order (not that I'd be going to them anytime soon lol), I noticed that there are both active and inactive lists that the Health Inspector has on its site... along with copies of all the orders.

8th-Jul-2007 09:16 pm - Diabetic-friendly slurpies, anyone?
Koalas Ain't Hard
Hello everyone!
I have a friend who is diabetic and loooves slurpies (Type 1 Diabetes). I was wondering if anyone in this community knows of any kind of slurpie equivalent (preferably similar to 7-11 style slurpies) that would be good for someone with diabetes (low in sugar, low in carbs). I have heard something about a 7-11 brand that is only available in the states, but if anyone here has any local suggestions or good recipes I would appreciate it. I'd really like to try to reproduce the 'slurpie' taste rather than just smoothie and milkshake-type drinks.
(x-posted to calgarians)
8th-Jul-2007 07:32 pm - Confetti's
ghanaian dog
Hey guys -

WTF? Did Confetti's Ice Cream close down?

Also, someone said awhile ago that El Sombrero was closing... but from what I can see, it's still there... what's up with that?
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