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  • Post #91 - September 24th, 2017, 12:27 pm
    Post #91 - September 24th, 2017, 12:27 pm Post #91 - September 24th, 2017, 12:27 pm
    I've had that dish from day one and they've always been there. Yes it's odd, but never the less, as many times as I've ordered it, they've been underneath.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #92 - September 24th, 2017, 1:23 pm
    Post #92 - September 24th, 2017, 1:23 pm Post #92 - September 24th, 2017, 1:23 pm
    I've had it both ways, with and without fries. I don't mind them, as they really take on a lot of the flavor--and I've seen them elsewhere, too.
  • Post #93 - November 13th, 2017, 3:11 pm
    Post #93 - November 13th, 2017, 3:11 pm Post #93 - November 13th, 2017, 3:11 pm
    Tasked by my buddy Michel to take a group of culinary stars out for dinner, Homestyle was my 1st choice and did me proud. Went with (in my opinion) their greatest hits x3 ea for 18 of us: Colorful wide noodles, spin w/peanuts, tofu w/preserved egg, and smkd pork pancake w/chili oil to start. Segued into whole fish w/brown sauce, hand tear beef jerky, cumin lamb w/bone, homestyle tofu, green beans add shrooms (off menu, ask nice). They couldn't have been more helpful. We pretty much dominated the room for the evening but was loved by all so much they left a 100% tip.
    michel bday @ homestyle taste.jpg photo by huge galdones
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #94 - November 13th, 2017, 3:23 pm
    Post #94 - November 13th, 2017, 3:23 pm Post #94 - November 13th, 2017, 3:23 pm
    hell yeah, place rules
  • Post #95 - November 13th, 2017, 4:15 pm
    Post #95 - November 13th, 2017, 4:15 pm Post #95 - November 13th, 2017, 4:15 pm
    Nice group, Alan but I would have asked the folks wearing Packers garb to leave. :wink:

    In all seriousness, very cool.

    =R=
    There's a horse loose in a hospital -- JM

    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #96 - November 13th, 2017, 4:20 pm
    Post #96 - November 13th, 2017, 4:20 pm Post #96 - November 13th, 2017, 4:20 pm
    One of the hosts. They came in for the game. He's from here, she's from Milwaukee. Believe they spanked the little bitty bears asses yesterday but not being a sports fan, I wouldn't know. You want to samba or eat though...
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #97 - November 13th, 2017, 4:21 pm
    Post #97 - November 13th, 2017, 4:21 pm Post #97 - November 13th, 2017, 4:21 pm
    For those who are wondering (L) to (R): Emeril Lagasse, Jamie Oliver, Giada De Laurentiis, Auguste Escoffier, Swedish Chef. The rest are all Sandra Lee.
  • Post #98 - November 13th, 2017, 4:26 pm
    Post #98 - November 13th, 2017, 4:26 pm Post #98 - November 13th, 2017, 4:26 pm
    Trump was there, but he'd just ran out for some burgers.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #99 - November 13th, 2017, 4:41 pm
    Post #99 - November 13th, 2017, 4:41 pm Post #99 - November 13th, 2017, 4:41 pm
    Jazzfood wrote:Trump was there, but he'd just ran out for some burgers.

    You mean, he ran out to grab something... :shock:
  • Post #100 - December 29th, 2017, 3:55 pm
    Post #100 - December 29th, 2017, 3:55 pm Post #100 - December 29th, 2017, 3:55 pm
    Sweet Willie wrote:
    Jazzfood wrote:The fries in the hand tear beef have always been there.
    on previous visits, the fries were not in the dish. I feel my memory is solid on this as a couple friends in yesterday's group who came with me on prior visits remarked on the addition of the fries as well.


    One more data point on the hand tear beef jerky - it just didn't seem like the same dish this week, more like cryovac pot roast mixed with frozen crinkle cut fries, smoky but not spicy, all pretty mealy. I may have hit them on an odd post-holiday time, though one other time the dish (for takeout) had been (oppositely) inedibly hard.

    Colorful Noodles were still excellent - these must be consumed immediately - and a hit I haven't seen much talked-up yet are the pork pot stickers long shape (D16 on the dim sum menu but available anytime). They eclipse the best of Ed's and represent a ton of food for the $6.95 tag.
  • Post #101 - December 29th, 2017, 4:02 pm
    Post #101 - December 29th, 2017, 4:02 pm Post #101 - December 29th, 2017, 4:02 pm
    Colorful Noodles were still excellent - these must be consumed immediately


    I disagree. In fact, I've been known to bring home and besides eating them, drink the vinegar-mustard sauce days later.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #102 - April 21st, 2018, 3:12 am
    Post #102 - April 21st, 2018, 3:12 am Post #102 - April 21st, 2018, 3:12 am
    I took a colleague from Europe here tonight. The server refused to translate the special board for us, which we spotted on the way in, denying that they had any specials, and when I asked specifically about northeastern Chinese dishes, we were guided to soup dumplings and orange chicken. I found the treatment to be patronizing and, really, quite offensive. I have had good meals here in the past, with cooperation from the staff, but not tonight. Every time I asked for guidance, the server insisted, "Orange chicken is very popular." (This treatment persisted even after I ordered pork ear as an appetizer, mainly to show that we were broad eaters with a taste for the exotic.)

    I regret to say that I do not think I will be returning.
  • Post #103 - April 21st, 2018, 8:56 am
    Post #103 - April 21st, 2018, 8:56 am Post #103 - April 21st, 2018, 8:56 am
    Cyriaco wrote:I found the treatment to be patronizing and, really, quite offensive.
    That blows! I think next time that happens to me, and it does happen on occasion, I will leap up, fly into a rage and upturn tables while screaming What the F' What the F' at the top of my lungs!
    Sauce on the side, always, implied, axiomatic..........never a doubt, BBQ sauce without.

    Low & Slow
  • Post #104 - April 21st, 2018, 12:40 pm
    Post #104 - April 21st, 2018, 12:40 pm Post #104 - April 21st, 2018, 12:40 pm
    G Wiv wrote:
    Cyriaco wrote:I found the treatment to be patronizing and, really, quite offensive.
    That blows! I think next time that happens to me, and it does happen on occasion, I will leap up, fly into a rage and upturn tables while screaming What the F' What the F' at the top of my lungs!

    LOL, I think I've been with you on a similar occasion.

    As much as it sucks to receive that kind of treatment, there's an app for that. Try waygo, which translates characters using your phone's camera.

    =R=
    There's a horse loose in a hospital -- JM

    I am not interested in how I would evaluate the Springbank in a blind tasting. Every spirit has its story, and I include it in my evaluation, just as I do with human beings. --Thad Vogler

    I'll be the tastiest pork cutlet bowl ever --Yuri Katsuki

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #105 - April 25th, 2018, 8:00 am
    Post #105 - April 25th, 2018, 8:00 am Post #105 - April 25th, 2018, 8:00 am
    Brought another group of chefs there last pm. Never fails to impress a very discerning crowd. My go-to whenever asked to play culinary sherpa.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #106 - April 25th, 2018, 8:13 am
    Post #106 - April 25th, 2018, 8:13 am Post #106 - April 25th, 2018, 8:13 am
    I’m goong for back surgery in a few hours. I’ve been restricting my diet for the last month to bland foods. Homestyle and MCCBs silken tofu with tender flank steak are at the very top of my post surgery must have meals.
  • Post #107 - April 25th, 2018, 9:09 am
    Post #107 - April 25th, 2018, 9:09 am Post #107 - April 25th, 2018, 9:09 am
    Octarine wrote:I’m goong for back surgery in a few hours. I’ve been restricting my diet for the last month to bland foods. Homestyle and MCCBs silken tofu with tender flank steak are at the very top of my post surgery must have meals.

    Hope all goes well, Octarine! My lunch choice after an outpatient procedure was at the Brown Sack (RIP). That first meal is so good!
    -Mary
  • Post #108 - April 25th, 2018, 9:13 am
    Post #108 - April 25th, 2018, 9:13 am Post #108 - April 25th, 2018, 9:13 am
    I know we're off topic but when a buddy of mine had a liver transplant @ U of I, as they were taking the tubes out, and he was from that point fwd on an unrestricted diet, I left him and was en route to Marios.
    "In pursuit of joys untasted"
    from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata
  • Post #109 - April 25th, 2018, 6:54 pm
    Post #109 - April 25th, 2018, 6:54 pm Post #109 - April 25th, 2018, 6:54 pm
    Cyriaco wrote:I took a colleague from Europe here tonight. The server refused to translate the special board for us, which we spotted on the way in, denying that they had any specials, and when I asked specifically about northeastern Chinese dishes, we were guided to soup dumplings and orange chicken. I found the treatment to be patronizing and, really, quite offensive. I have had good meals here in the past, with cooperation from the staff, but not tonight. Every time I asked for guidance, the server insisted, "Orange chicken is very popular." (This treatment persisted even after I ordered pork ear as an appetizer, mainly to show that we were broad eaters with a taste for the exotic.)

    I regret to say that I do not think I will be returning.


    Ouch - that's a really crappy situation. Really sorry to hear it. I now wonder how they'd treat me if I was not in there with my girlfriend from NE China.
  • Post #110 - April 25th, 2018, 7:32 pm
    Post #110 - April 25th, 2018, 7:32 pm Post #110 - April 25th, 2018, 7:32 pm
    I have a friend with GERD who loves this place.
  • Post #111 - April 26th, 2018, 7:47 am
    Post #111 - April 26th, 2018, 7:47 am Post #111 - April 26th, 2018, 7:47 am
    I have had nothing but good service here, but admittedly my wife is Chinese. To be fair, the items on the wall are almost entirely already on the menu. The specials are on the white board when you enter or on the table. The chicken in iron wok special on the table is fabulous by the way, highly recommended, be warned, you may fight over the lotus root.
  • Post #112 - June 11th, 2018, 9:16 am
    Post #112 - June 11th, 2018, 9:16 am Post #112 - June 11th, 2018, 9:16 am
    We were here with a group of 5 on Saturday night--hadn't been here in a while, but now that our son is living 10 minutes away, I see more visits in our future. The place was hopping, the staff was working nonstop, and the food was outstanding. We enjoyed our long-time favorites and a few new dishes. Smoked pork in pancake still amazes me. "It's smoked pork and pancakes," says my son. "What's not to like?" Spinach with peanuts and vinegar and the cumin bone-in lamb were also as good as I remembered. I only wish we lived closer.
  • Post #113 - June 11th, 2018, 9:37 am
    Post #113 - June 11th, 2018, 9:37 am Post #113 - June 11th, 2018, 9:37 am
    EvA wrote:We were here with a group of 5 on Saturday night--hadn't been here in a while, but now that our son is living 10 minutes away, I see more visits in our future. The place was hopping, the staff was working nonstop, and the food was outstanding. We enjoyed our long-time favorites and a few new dishes. Smoked pork in pancake still amazes me. "It's smoked pork and pancakes," says my son. "What's not to like?" Spinach with peanuts and vinegar and the cumin bone-in lamb were also as good as I remembered. I only wish we lived closer.


    You can always play the parent card and set up a tent in your son's living room!
  • Post #114 - June 11th, 2018, 9:39 am
    Post #114 - June 11th, 2018, 9:39 am Post #114 - June 11th, 2018, 9:39 am
    Behavioral wrote:
    EvA wrote:We were here with a group of 5 on Saturday night--hadn't been here in a while, but now that our son is living 10 minutes away, I see more visits in our future. The place was hopping, the staff was working nonstop, and the food was outstanding. We enjoyed our long-time favorites and a few new dishes. Smoked pork in pancake still amazes me. "It's smoked pork and pancakes," says my son. "What's not to like?" Spinach with peanuts and vinegar and the cumin bone-in lamb were also as good as I remembered. I only wish we lived closer.


    You can always play the parent card and set up a tent in your son's living room!

    :lol: I'm sure that would be popular!

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