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I've been dreaming of the crab sticky rice and the whole steamed fish at Imperial Palace and East Lake restaurants for so long. And yet I'm denied because assembling a party of at least four people is so difficult with our schedules.
This review only served to remind me of the lack of crab sticky rice in my life! But I just love the great description of Cantonese food and why I love it so much. And yes, saying Chinese restaurant is almost like saying European restaurant!

Second, when I say that it is ďmy favorite Chinese restaurantĒ itís kind of like saying itís ďmy favorite European restaurantĒ because China is a huge country with many different types of cuisines, people and dialects that are as unintelligible to each other as English and French. However, at the end of day Imperial Palace / East Lake would be where I want to go if you said you can only choose one Chinese restaurant to go to.
With that in mind, as Iíve said before, Iím admittedly biased towards southern Chinese cuisine (most areas Shanghai and south including Singapore / Malaysia and Taiwan) and in particular Cantonese cuisine is my favorite type of Chinese food.
So what is Cantonese cuisine? Cantonese cuisine is from the Guangdong province on the southern coast of China and itís where Hong Kong is located even though Hong Kong is technically a special administrative region. Because Guangdong is located along the ocean and has a semi-tropical climate, it has a fair amount of everything you want to cook with such as fresh seafood, vegetables, produce and meat. In America, Cantonese cuisine is probably most well known for dim sum, the BBQ meats you see hanging in the windows in Chinatown, wonton noodle soup and chow fun among other things. However, Cantonese cuisine has a huge breadth of types of dishes, more so than any other Chinese cuisine Iíve come across including huge amounts of seafood, meats, desserts, dumplings, noodle dishes, baked goods and too many others to name. Also, the food is actually supposed to be light, fresh and should emphasize the freshness of the ingredients, which has sort of been lost in a lot of American Chinatowns where you will find the food to be somewhat heavy handed and greasy. When done right I find Cantonese cuisine to rival any cuisine in terms of its complexity and flavors.

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omg...god help me...my kid wants to 'wash' my car.
My rules...only spray and no touching the car...just need to get the pollen off
Tho the kid really wants to just spray the hose...
How beautiful is this vegetarian dumpling (spinach dough)? That is some crimping skill, there!



I cannot wait to go here. Next week it's happening. Excellent dim sum in a more relaxed food court setting FTW! And of course while I'm there I have to stop by Temple Snacks for a gua bao!
http://www.ediblecommunities.com/que...sum-parlor.htm
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omg...god help me...my kid wants to 'wash' my car.
My rules...only spray and no touching the car...just need to get the pollen off
Tho the kid really wants to just spray the hose...
Originally Posted by WileE-WWWD

This is a great time to spend with your daughter! Put on some shorts and tshirts and go have some clean soapy good fun. My opinion is, only mine and don't take this as me telling you what to do, making things off limit like cars and other stuff that can't really be hurt isn't very helpful. It teaches our kids to be afraid of touching stuff and makes them nervous and too selfconscious if they do make mistakes. Trust me, my son is going to be 16 in a few months. I have always let him touch things but tought him that somethings are a little more delicate and need to be handled a little differently. That way he learns to be careful but not to be intimated or fearful of a reprimand.
"New" Secret Outlast 48-hr odor protection...Bullshoot. Didn't even last 24 hours of me just sitting around doing homework.

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there are two back doors to my house; one at the stairs to the basement and the other on the third bedroom. i never used the one from the bedroom, but that door had a set of stairs that blocked a lot of my patio from being usable space.

it's been so nice outside for the past few days that i took my tools - including the jigsaw that i got for xmas - took the stairs apart and cut them back!

all by myself!



now i have about 3 extra feet of space on the patio! woo and hoo!!!

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I'm making lemon cake tonight

This makes me happy.

Probably more than it should.
Apparently I'm making up words that should be added to the English language.

I said "spanse" instead of "expanse" just now in a conversation with Mr. Spring referring to the width of a window we're making a curtain rod for and now he won't let me live it down. He's insisting that I continue to use the word spanse because it's "so cute". That azzhole.

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Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Span + expanse?
Well, you could have said Spanx, for which the mockery would no doubt be worse.
I'm thoroughly amused by your tales of marriage with Mr. Spring. I'm so tickled by the thought of you living with a joyous manchild.
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You can ki$$ my spansive azzh0le
My BF is ill so I won't be able to see him before I leave to go back home.

Boo!

Now to figure out when my next trip is gonna be.
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Span + expanse?
Well, you could have said Spanx, for which the mockery would no doubt be worse.
I'm thoroughly amused by your tales of marriage with Mr. Spring. I'm so tickled by the thought of you living with a joyous manchild.
Originally Posted by Saria
I wonder if he even knows what Spanx are. He might take it as some type of bedroom invitation. Manchild, you are so right. Span + expanse totally explains it, although I admit I have no idea where my brain got this word from, but I know I've said it before. Hopefully whoever heard it figured they just missed the EX part of it due to my accent?

You can ki$$ my spansive azzh0le
Originally Posted by Speckla
What a visual that gives!




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I'm trying to get ten kimchi mandoo to bring some for everyone, but I'm worried that Daheen Wang Mandoo still has a limit of how many mandoo per person due to them often running out. I want MOAR MANDOO!

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Apparently I'm making up words that should be added to the English language.

I said "spanse" instead of "expanse" just now in a conversation with Mr. Spring referring to the width of a window we're making a curtain rod for and now he won't let me live it down. He's insisting that I continue to use the word spanse because it's "so cute". That azzhole.

Don't hate on me because I'm an inventor.
Originally Posted by spring1onu
tg it wasn't anything close to messican
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Aww....go choke on an Italian sausage.

But don't get hurt. Extra sauce helps it go down easier.
Mmm, kimchi mandoo success! I also love the lady at the counter. She's so lovely the moment you walk into the place.
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And I can say so because I'm part Sicilian.
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