Showing posts from November, 2009

Wang's in Somerville

Fantastic meal at Wang's in Magoun Square last night. I hadn't been in probably a year, so I turned to this old Chowhound thread for advice.

We ordered:

sweet and sour shredded turnip
cucumber with garlic sauce
Peking style shredded pork with plum sauce
spicy shredded beef with hot peppers
Singapore rice sticks (shrimp and pork)

The turnip (My Wang's staple, always fantastic) and cucumber are cold appetizer dishes, and a great start to the meal. I didn't get the famous dumplings but will likely get some of those for the holidays soon. (They sell them frozen in packages of 50.)

The pork, beef and noodles turned out to be a great combination. The rice noodles were surprizingly gingery and a great foil to the beef with peppers and sweet pork. The noodles were a bit spicy too, and we finished the plate. I'm still thinking about it 12 hours later!

Corn Chowder, Clam Linguine, and a cup of coffee

We had a lovely time at the Harvest Moon Fair at the Arlington First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church. We wandered the booths and didn't buy much, seeing as my house could reasonably pass as a giant white elephant table at some fair. But no matter, the main attraction for me has always been the Harvest Café.

Amongst the offerings this year was Jasper White's Corn Chowder, which I excerpt below, courtesy of What Did You Eat? and Kitchen Confit, not to mention the book 50 Chowders, which sounds like my kind of cookbook. Hmm, I think I need a trip to the Summer Shack.
Corn Chowder (Jasper White, 50 Chowders)3 medium ears fresh yellow or bicolor corn (or white)4 ounces slab (unsliced) bacon, rind removed and cut into 1/3-inch dice (or use some diced thick cut, sliced bacon) 2 tablespoons unsalted butter1 medium onion (7 to 8 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch dice1/2 large red bell pepper (6 to 8 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch dice1 to 2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed and chopped (1/…

Happy Halloween

Stacey has started a great new webcomic Zombie A Go-Go! And, you know, tell your friends.

After we put up the site, we sat on the front porch, enjoyed the warm New England day & passed out candy. Happy post-Halloween everyone!