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The My Couch Doesn’t Have The Guts To Talk To Me Or Any Blueberries Complaint Thread.
Posted: 20 August 2013 03:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Kyoto Kid - 20 August 2013 02:09 PM

...that’s why I do all my Chinese cooking at home.

There’s a Chinese grocery store on the way home - I think I’m going to load up on spices and start doing that myself.  This is the second time some decent-looking Chinese place has caused me issues. downer

I’m going to lose enough hours that I might have to put off my vacation trip a week, ugh. downer

I’m sticking with burgers and BBQ when I go out from now on, I give up on unusual cuisines in Austin. blank stare

 

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Posted: 20 August 2013 04:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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...yeah, even where I live, one would expect it to be great, yet you still have to be careful.  Been to a few places myself I regretted afterwards. 

Actually I find the Thai, Korean, and Vietnamese restaurants here to be much better as a whole.


The one thing I still have difficulty with when cooking at home is getting that certain characteristic taste good Chinese cuisine seems to have. Must be some kind of secret spice or infused oil they use.

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Posted: 20 August 2013 04:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Kyoto Kid - 20 August 2013 04:04 PM

...The one thing I still have difficulty with when cooking at home is getting that certain characteristic taste good Chinese cuisine seems to have. Must be some kind of secret spice or infused oil they use.

*psst* Lee Kum Kee soya sauce - but no more than a tablespoon for 200g meat, a tablespoon of a nice red wine for beef/pork or ‘Chinese Rice Wine’ same quantity for chicken, dash of white pepper, if you’re not adding any other strong flavours to the dish then a small pinch of Chinese Five Spice (it’s a brown powder that smells vaguely of cinnamon), corn starch to seal, and a teaspoon or so of sesame oil to avoid sticking - a hot wok, a few ears of garlic just before putting the meat in, cook fast and very hot (in the case of beef, no more than 30s to sear both sides - which is why it has to be fairly finely sliced)... works for me wink.

When you start getting fancy, you’ll be looking for ‘wok hei’.  Normally imparted to green vegetables when frying, it’s a tricky combination to achieve (I certainly can’t do it ‘on demand’, but when you do hit it, you’ll know wink )... it depends on the humidity of the day, heat of the wok, heat of the oil, size/quality of the vegetables, when you add the salt, and how soon you sit down to eat afterward.  Most (overseas “Choinese”+) restaurants don’t hit this mark, because they can’t get the dishes out to the tables fast enough (the magic flavour fades in a few minutes after the dish is served from the wok).

+: referring here to the ones that serve the ‘expected Westerner tastes’ food - takeaway, radioactive spring rolls, fluorescent sweet & sour pork, fried rice, sugar in everything, etc etc. shut eye

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Posted: 20 August 2013 04:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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...thanks.  I have Thai and Viet down pretty well, but Chinese (from scratch) has always been a struggle.

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Posted: 20 August 2013 05:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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chohole - 20 August 2013 02:13 PM

New Rule for the Complaint Thread :-  Consecutive posts on the last couple of pages get Consolidated

Holy cats!! I just noticed your posts total! big surprise shock excaim

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Posted: 20 August 2013 05:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Here’s what was causing my DIM downloading problem.
http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/27537/

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Posted: 20 August 2013 05:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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tjohn - 20 August 2013 05:13 PM
chohole - 20 August 2013 02:13 PM

New Rule for the Complaint Thread :-  Consecutive posts on the last couple of pages get Consolidated

Holy cats!! I just noticed your posts total! big surprise shock excaim

So… after 10,000 you turn into an ‘Administrator’? o.O…

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Posted: 20 August 2013 05:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Me and another mod are having the same issue. Like stated in the other thread the problem has been reported to DAZ

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Posted: 20 August 2013 05:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Yes, I’m having the same problem with those 2.  First they got to 67% and then eventually failed.  The second time the StudioCF file got to 99%, and then failed.  My last try a few minutes ago only got to 2% and I stopped them, so it’s says Resume, but I think I’ll wait until tomorrow to try again.

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Posted: 20 August 2013 06:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Misty Whisky - 20 August 2013 02:14 PM

20 minutes to go home time. yayy.
then 20 - 40 minutes wait at the bus stop.
then 60 - 70 minute bus ride
then 30-40 minute walk home.
no candy waiting for me at home.

din-dins:
fresh spagett and fresh tomato and fresh mozz, canned olives, spritz of olive oil

dindin needs fresch canoli for dessert. or tiramisu.

...you must have some lousy bus service there to wait up to 40 min. and then have to walk over a half hour from the nearest bus stop to home (no wonder you often mention about taking a cab).  I would think that Long Island had better service being so close to NYC. Can’t you use the MTA?

Long Island really is a long island, lol.  longguylund

the further east you go, cheaper the rent is, until you hit the Hamptons.

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Posted: 20 August 2013 06:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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dhtapp - 20 August 2013 02:20 PM

It’s obvious that some of you know how to cook, and I don’t.

But that’s OK.  And do you know why?

Because I have just acquired an entire chocolate cake.

So, neener.

CAKE!

i could go for some coconut custard pie.  triple sigh

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Posted: 20 August 2013 06:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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i saw some expensive mansions in East Hapmton, NY.  I think they are near the water.  The more affordable houses are near South Hampton.

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Posted: 20 August 2013 06:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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did y’all know smile ... the Victorian Street shops are figures.

if yoo unhide the dials yoo can slide them around with the translate parameters.

and select snow material, make it transparent, yoo has a summer Victorian Street!

windows need display props. 
and one of those hanging bells for the door to swing open and hit and make jingle ...
or do the bells hang from the door and jangle smile

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Posted: 20 August 2013 07:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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MOrning. Nice sunny day so far for us, haz a few dark clouds heading this way tho smile

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Posted: 20 August 2013 08:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Misty Whisky - 20 August 2013 06:58 PM

did y’all know smile ... the Victorian Street shops are figures.

if yoo unhide the dials yoo can slide them around with the translate parameters.

and select snow material, make it transparent, yoo has a summer Victorian Street!

windows need display props. 
and one of those hanging bells for the door to swing open and hit and make jingle ...
or do the bells hang from the door and jangle smile

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