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Tuesday, 03 September 2013



Kirk, Let's hope so. Chef Hu has got some wok hay going on though, nice change from the rest of the spots around, someone that can handle fire and a wok!

I had a dish on the Ba Ren seasonal menu one time, it was fish fillet with mountain pepper or something like that was awesome, but liquid fire with vinegar overtones and white pepper thrown in for a touch of extra confusion. Did you have that one? If so, maybe you can get YZ to write it down.

Actually, stopped in tonight..

Will keep going back that is for sure!


Finally... ;)


That's a lot of food!
Finally got myself to a Mongolian hot pot joint in Houston and sure as hell enjoyed it.
Surprise I haven't gain a pound reading you blog.



Hey PedMa - If you find a photo on one of my Ba Ren seasonal menu posts let me know and I'll track it down.

Double that Jan!

It was over the course of five meals or so Billy! You had Hot Pot? In this weather? Oh my......


I've really been missing Ba Ren, and can't wait to try this out. Great find!


This has just reminded me that I haven't had Sichuan food in a while...must rectify!


Hi Dereck - Check it out and let me know what you think?

Hi Su-Lin - You must rectify ASAP! ;o)


The AC was at full blast. It was worth it.


LOL Billy!


When I tried the Duo Jiao Cong Hua Yu ("Steamed Fish Filet with Green Onions and Chopped Chilies"), the fish had a bit of a strange texture. It seemed like maybe it had been oversteamed or been sitting in the coating too long. The flavor was excellent, though.


Hi Hao -I'm wondering...did you have to inform them of what you wanted or is it now on the menu?


Now I really need to go back. I've been craving intestines with all your recent posts.


I didn't look very closely for it on the menu or specials board, but I just asked for the dish verbally.


Hi Kirbie - Definitely check them out again.

Hi Hao - My friends told me they were adding it to the menu so I was wondering.


OK I found it here!

If Fu An can make this one, they need to have people sign a disclaimer! hahhahha, but man was that good.


Wow, this sounds promising =)


Hi PedMa - this will be interesting because those peppers are hard to get. So let's see what they can come up with.

Hi Lynnea - Check them out and let me know what you think


By the way, I thought this would be relevant to this post:


Hi Jan - Thanks for the link, that was interesting. What I really would like to see is something on the effect of irradiation on Sichuan Peppercorns, which is what the US does. I believe it directly affects the lack of numbness in the peppercorns sold here. The stuff from China has a major "ma" effect.


It seems like such a small molecule to be broken by radiation. You don't think freshness wasn't the issue (these molecules aren't stable over time)?

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