1mon mistergrub
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mistergrub DT. Homemade Viet Food. A play off of Bun Rieu Cua(crab n tomato noodle soup). This is a homemade version. Usually the broth has a intense crab n tomato flavor, but this is a lighter version. More so a light broth with bright tomato flavors with a crab flavor lingering around.
broth is made of tomatoes, crab paste, pork stock, sugar, fish sauce n other aromatics. What's special about this are the football shape like crab balls. The crab balls are made up of mince crabs(with spices), jumbo lump crab, ground pork, fish sauce n egg as binder.
The great thing about viet noodle soup dishes are the great condiments n variety if meats that are serve with it. Veggies: shredded banana flower n water spinach(amazing crunch n textures!), spinach, scallions/cilantro. Meat: crab balls, Cha Lua(pepper viet ham), shrimp cake n pork rib. Slurp some noodles n spoon in some broth. The depth of flavors in the broth are amazing. Bright n tangy with the crab n pork flavor shimmering around. The crab balls are soft but with texture. Each bite you get lumps of crab meat. Hits the spots so good!
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mistergrub Surge is back. Who remembers drinking this citrus neon green soda back in the 90s?
Even though I hardly drink soda anymore, I had to relive my childhood memories. Now they just need to bring back Sprite Remix
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  •   sarah_li4 One?! I want like 1000 lol oh reminiscing about 1997 1mon
  •   endorphynn That's not the point, can't out exercise a bad diet haha I don't want to be negative here, but j need to change e mindset of ppl who think that I can eat anything as long as I do some exercise.. Anyway. I drink soda once a year, but lately I've not had any cos I don't feel e need to hv it, n I've already erased that out of my mind.. I don't believe in rewarding oneself w junk food or carbonated drinks eg after a good workout/ after a long day. We were trained to think that way, that rewards should be sinful indulgences. Food for thought? Apologies it might be a bit heavy reading... But I think I wanna say it, cos if I don't, I feel worse for not sharing. Cheers! 1mon
  •   mistergrub @sarah_li4 haha I feel ya, look out for amazon.com/surge. They should restock soon 1mon
  •   sarah_li4 Thanks! 1mon
  •   mistergrub @endorphynn haha no need to apologize. I get where you're coming from. My mindset is ill always indulge in food that you shouldn't have. Just have to know how much you should have. I believe I can have a healthy diet + active lifestyle and to indulge in foods that usually aren't good for you. Just a matter of knowing your limits. I rather live my life and enjoy those things here and there, than to live a life with a strict healthy diet. But hey to each to their own. 1mon
  •   endorphynn I would never say don't indulge - heck if you've seen my acct, I do have an occasional pizza/ pasta.. But I never go overboard, and back on bandwagon, output > input. The unfortunate thing is I don't have a body to show for it? Neither would I ever put myself on e pedestal n say I'm e best at this, learning everyday. Thanks for sharing too n I do enjoy your posts a lot, told u fr e beginning when I first followed u! Keep em coming, but also keep being mindful! :):):) 1mon
  •   8cat1daddy8 WOW I USED TO SMOKE WEED OUT THE CAN.. 1mon
  •   littlemrsbutler Ewwww 1mon

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mistergrub Oh baby I'm slamming for the lamb. Lamb kabobs to be exact. This is one of the best tasting piece of lamb you can taste.
This is a tenderloin cut of the lamb. It is marinated overnight in their house special sauce. Than these tender chunks of lamb are char grilled over a open flame.

Once you have a bite of this, you'll wish you have it more often. If you're not a big lamb eater, this will convert you into one. The lamb is perfectly cooked to a medium rare. Biting into it you'll get a crispy char texture/flavor from it. Then you get hit with its bold n spicy flavor from the marinade. The lamb is juicy n tender that it'll make your heart surrender. Who wants some?
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mistergrub Forgot to post this yesterday with the Toro. This is 1 of the best salad you can eat. A Papaya Salmon Salad. Papaya? But isn't papaya orange? Yup it is but this is a unripe papaya. You can find unripe papaya in Viet or Thai or Khmer cuisine. If you never had unripe papaya it's a must try! The crunch is amazing. Not much in flavor maybe a slight tang, more for texture.

Base of the salad consist of shredded papaya, carrot, snow pea n pieces of tomatoes. Topped off with fresh big pieces of Salmon Sashimi. Then the fish is topped off with colorful flying fish roe. Black roe immersed in squid ink. Yellow roe immersed in yuzu. Green roe immersed in wasabi. Orange n red in its natural color. All of this tossed in a yuzu(citrus) dressing.

Chopsticked a bit of everything into thee mouth. Talk about a texture n flavor explosion. The crunch from the papaya/carrot/snow pea to the little pops from the roes. The salmon doesn't take much to chew with its soft smooth melt in mouth texture. The flavors goes off from everywhere. Sweet citrus bite from the yuZu, salt spicy pop from the roe n fresh rich fattiness from the salmon. All in all a refreshing n bright salad. Literally wakes up your taste buds n opens the floodgate to your appetite.
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mistergrub Toro Sashimi ~ Fatty Tuna. Piece of fish literally melted in my mouth. Anyone want to go half on a platter of this? Lol. 1mon

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mistergrub Sushi type of way. Meat Sashimi! Niku Takaki ~ Broiled Rare Beef. The oh so tender beef is marinated and broiled until the outer layer is cooled. But once it's thinly sliced you see that amazing rare beef inside. Japanese carpaccio? Lol. The meat is beefy, flavorful and melts in your mouth. Great to have some meat with your sushi sometimes 2mon

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mistergrub DT. Pakistani Food. Chicken Boti Kabon ~ Boneless Chicken Kabob that is marinated overnight and charcoal grilled. If that amazing orange hue doesn't cause your mouth to water a little than I don't know what will. Not only does this dish catches your attention with its color, but the flavors surpasses any expectations you have for a good kabob.

The boneless chicken breast is cut into cube and marinated in tier special sauce. Starts will a yogurt base, chile and different spices. The color you see is from the saffron. It is charcoal grilled to order.

When you cut into its, juices is just oozing out. One of the juiciest chicken breast you can have. Take a bite into this tender piece of meat. You get the nice charcoal flavor that just enhances the marinade. The chicken has a slight sour tart from the the yogurt. Then comes that wonderful bold spices kickin in. As you think it's over, the subtle heat from the chile wraps it up nicely. One of thee best kabobs hands down.
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mistergrub Let the crab feasting begin! Crabs in beer n old bay 2mon

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mistergrub Oh let's get up close and personal baby. Que homer drool*

Hoagie so big the condiments are electric sliding.
For the description check out the picture before this.
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mistergrub Sammy Time! Bub's Italian Hoagie, By far my favorite Italian Hoagie I've ever had. And 1 of the biggest you can have. Here's what is in this Italian Beast:

Genoa Salami, Prosciutto, Capicola, Pepperoni
Aged Provolone, Pecorino Romano
Arugula. Roma Tomatoes
Hoagie Relish (sweet heat pepper relish)
Mayo, Bubs Vinaigrette

There are no complaints here. It may seem like there's a lot going on here, but all works out perfectly. 1st off the freshly baked roll is crunchy on the outside, soft n chewy on the inside. Once you take that 1st bite, you instantly takes cured meats haven. You can taste each one distinctively. You may think Oh man thats a lot of salt going on. But thats why there are all the condiments. The arugula dressed in the vinaigrette cuts through it with its peppery bite. The fresh roma cuts through it. The relish 1-2 combos it with its sweet n spiciness. The aged provolone sharpens you up. Everytime you get hit with cured salty meat, the other ingredients brings you back. All equally balanced out. Oh do you see the thinly stringed shaved pecorino romano? Once it hits your mouth, it instantly evaporates.
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mistergrub Soooo. Anyone wants to chip in? Let's indulge in some amazing meat! That marbling 2mon
  •   little_meg_siu_meg I would have be there 3 times before spring LOL 2mon
  •   mistergrub @mp.___ we just need 2 more. I'm seriously considering this lol. 2mon
  •   mistergrub @little_meg_siu_meg LOL I def understand after seeing your last trip. If only work didn't get in the way and living on the east coast is not helping 2mon
  •   28th__ @mistergrub we would all need to be in the same location. Shipping would be difficult 2mon
  •   mistergrub @mp.___ if you're hosting, I'll be game. I'm heading to SF for the niners game this season. Wouldn't mind making a quick stop in SoCal 2mon
  •   greedygirlcooks Wow 2mon
  •   dndtruong Expensive a piece of marble steak 2mon

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2mon mistergrub
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mistergrub Taco Tuesday! Tacos de Chivo ~ Goat Tacos. One of the best tasting piece of meat you can find inside a taco. The goat is deep n rich in flavor. As you can see the goat is easily pulled apart. When I say it has a nice juicy n semi melts in your melt texture, I mean it. Step out of your tacos de carne, pollo n al pastor. Try some chivo! 2mon

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mistergrub DT. Belgium Food ~ Eastern Shore Mussels. Happy Hour is thee Best Hour! For $10 you'll a big pot of Mussels! The flavors are a tribute to Maryland Eastern Shore.
The mussels are cooked with Budweiser beer, Corn, Red Potatoes n Sausage. The beer's bitterness plays well off of the briny sweetness from the mussels. The corn adds sweetness to it. Sausage gives it some fatty fat salt element. OId Bay Seasoning makes it MD. And the potatoes are just hanging out soaking up everything. Now that you know whats in the pot, can you imagine the flavors forming up in there? The sauce makes you grab some bread to soak it up.

I took a piece of bread, dipped in to the sauce and top it with a mussel. A perfect bite. The mussels are fresh n sweet. I'll then take the mussel shell to scoop up some of that sauce to have a nice shot lol. Whats left is a pot full of mussel shells and no sauce.
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mistergrub DT. Ethiopian Food ~ Shekla Tibs. Beef Lovers come in! Chunks of Ribeye beef sauteed in Liquid Gold! The word Shekla comes from the plate that this dish is served in. It is served a clay vessel. Tibs means any meat that is sauteed with vegetables.
The ribeye is chunked up and toss in a skillet with some liquid gold. The liquid gold is the aka of Ethiopian Clarified Butter (Niter Kibbeh). The butter is made up of a assortment of spices and aromatics. Cardamom, pepper, cumin n turmeric to name a few. Ginger, garlic, n onions are a few of the matics. To say the butter is addicting is a understatement. Then the ribeye turns into tibs when Red Bells, Jalapeno, Onions n Rosemary joins the skillet.
Grab a piece of meat with the injera(Ethiopian Flatbread) n surprise! You'll burn your mouth because you couldnt wait. Lol. The Clay Vessel keep the meat piping hot. But the burn is all worth it ;). Butter/skillet crusted the crispy layer of the tibs. The meat is juicy n moist. Not only do you get beefy flavor but the haymaker from the butter thrown at you. It gives the tibs a smokey like flavor. Butter n Jalapeno knocks in with oh so spicy song. Onions winks at you with the subtle sweet touch. And to wrap up the flavor is the touch of Rosemary. Cuts the bold n spicy flavors with a permeative flavor. Now whos down to eat some Ethiopian food????
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mistergrub Salmon Ikura Don - Parent
n Children of the Sea. Mixed the Ikura (salmon roe) with the sushi rice on the bottom. Every bite you get a pop of oceanic flavors.
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mistergrub Jamaican Food ~ Coco Bread+Beef Patty Sammy. I remember going to 7-Eleven as a kid was like going to Toys r Us. Excited for a Slurpee n Candy(if i could sneak onto the register). But on a day when I didn't want any sweets, I tilted my head up n laid my eyes on these golden yellow cushion shape pastry. I was curious n my curiosity got me hooked. I'm sure all knows what a beef patty is. But if you don't think savory turnover.
Coco Bread=Bread with coconut milk or some sort of coconut in it. It's a soft n pillowy 1. The filling of the beef patty has ground beef mixed with aromatic spices. And that shell, man I love seeing that golden yellow color. Due to the egg yolks mixed into it. First bite will have at Mmm Mmmm. The coco bread has a nice sweetness. It counteracts the savory n spiciness of the beef patty very well. Once your teeth past the pillowy wall, you will hit flaky shell town and finally land in spicy meat ville. The crust is amazing. The filling hits you with curry n other spices. The best thing about it, is the creep heat. I'm sure most had a beef patty before. But have you guys had it with coco bread before?
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mistergrub Yeah it's that Salmon Sashimi kind of night 3mon

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mistergrub Lobster Feast! Vermicelli Noodles on the bottom. So it soaks up all that lobster flavor! 4mon

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4mon mistergrub
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mistergrub The best thing about friends and family traveling the world are the goodies they bring back. Sakura Blossom Green Tea Match a Kit Kat! My oh my are they good. Have to resist from eating the whole box 4mon

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