January 14, 2016 |
Joy Tsin Lau, the Chinatown eatery where 100 lawyers and law students were sickened in February, received another scorching helping of criticism last week from the city Health Department. The dim sum restaurant "does not have adequate refrigeration equipment [or the] capacity to maintain all refrigerated foods at a temperature of 41 degrees or below," inspector Thomas Kolb wrote Thursday. Temperatures over 41 degrees promote the rapid growth of potentially toxic bacteria. In his report, Kolb wrote that jellyfish, duck, and bean sprouts were being stored at temperatures of 50 degrees or more at Joy Tsin Lau. The inspector also cited the restaurant for two additional serious risk factors - an employee eating in the kitchen prep area and another who did not follow proper hand-washing protocols - and seven lesser infractions.
March 1, 2013 |
The broth of this clean-tasting, light dinner soup is brightened by an infusion of fresh ginger and dashes of fish sauce and sesame oil. Poached Shrimp in Ginger Broth Makers 2 or 3 servings 1 pound raw, shell-on jumbo shrimp 1 small red chile pepper 2 scallions 1 small clove garlic 1 1/2-inch piece gingerroot 2 cups loosely packed fresh mung bean sprouts 1/3 cup packed cilantro leaves...
August 31, 2012
The steaming-hot pork-bone broth that serves as the base of Nom Nom Ramen's tonkotsu-style soups might not sound appealing in the midst of 90-plus temperatures, but its cold cousin provides all the flavor and none of the perspiration. Hiyashi chuka - literally "chilled Chinese noodles," as Japan adopted ramen from the People's Republic - features Nom Nom's custom-made noodles flash-chilled and scattered over a savory dressing of soy, vinegar, sesame oil, and katsuobushi, the fermented tuna flakes used to make dashi.
September 20, 2007
Shop carefully for seafood that's been harvested in a responsible manner, then make the most of it by giving it star billing in boldly flavored dishes such as these from Paul Johnson's "Fish Forever" (Wiley, 2007, $34.95). GRILLED LEMONGRASS SHRIMP AND RICE NOODLE SALAD For the marinade: 3 to 4 stalks lemongrass, white part only, peeled 2 garlic cloves, chopped 8 to 10 fresh basil leaves, minced 2 tablespoons mild-flavored oil 2 tablespoons fish sauce 2 tablespoons sugar For the nuoc cham dipping sauce: 2 garlic cloves 1 or 2 Thai bird, Fresno or other red chilies, seeded and minced Juice of 2 limes (shells reserved)
August 12, 2003 |
State police said yesterday they were pursuing multiple leads in the fatal stabbing Thursday of Su-Mei Ko Cho, 65, who co-owned and operated Cho's Bean Sprouts on Forest Manor Road in Upper Oxford Township. Police said they knew that Cho and her husband, Chen-De Cho, 67, who also owns the business, had a contentious relationship punctuated by protection-from-abuse orders dating to 1999. However, police said, Chen-De Cho is not a suspect, citing his recent health problems and the crime's violent nature.
January 30, 2003 |
Exit the Year of the Horse and enter the Year of the Sheep. Chinatown communities in Philadelphia and around the world will greet the Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, on Saturday with firecrackers and lion dances. It is the year 4700 by the Chinese calendar, which measures time by the movements of the sun, moon and stars. Lunar New Year coincides with the second new moon after the winter solstice. Though the public holiday in China lasts three days, two weeks of celebrating ensue.
February 27, 2000 |
Saigon Vietnam Restaurant gives South Jersey a chance to experience the joys of Vietnamese cuisine, an opportunity that should not be missed. Saigon was opened late last summer by An Nguyen and his mother, Huong Pham, next to Flower World on Route 38 in Pennsauken. Sadly, the site seems to be the kiss of death, for at least a dozen fine restaurants - most but not all Chinese - have failed in the last 15 years. But with the quality of Huong Pham's home-cooked dishes, generous portions and astonishingly low prices, there's perhaps a chance Saigon will have better luck than its predecessors.
November 20, 1997 |
The summer before I began college in 1963, I took a job in the orchestra of a Butlins Holiday camp, one of a chain of blue-collar seaside resorts scattered across England that offered packaged family vacations with highly regimented recreation. The first performer at the opening night show was a comedian named Cheeky Charlie Stiles. Before he literally hit the stage, I turned to the drummer and asked what kind of act we could expect. "Unnatural, son," said the percussion man, puffing on a strange-smelling cigarette and shaking his head at the naivete of youth.
November 7, 1997 |
A quick glance at Bean, that hellraiser in herringbone, and you would guess that he goes to Pee-wee Herman's tailor, studied brathood with Dennis the Menace, and learned his social skills from the Three Stooges. On closer examination - case in point, the feature film Bean - you realize that first impressions make Bean, alter ego of British comic Rowan Atkinson, seem more refined than this 10-year-old pest in a middle-aged body actually is. You've heard of an accident waiting to happen?
October 8, 1997 |
Yo, Chefs! I recently grabbed a late-night dinner at The Continental at 2nd and Market streets. I fell in love with the Rad Na Thai Chicken. Any chance of prying the recipe out of the chef? Tammy Dotts, Pottstown Dear Tammy, The Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar is owned by former concert promoter Steven Starr. In 1995, he took over the old Continental Diner, hired a designer from New York's SoHo and the Continental was reborn. Chef de Cuisine Raul Bacordo came to the Continental from New York's China Grill.