Posted 28 June 2012 - 04:39 AM
really I forgot his dislike.
I'm heading to Little Rock this weekend where I will hit the farmers market early Saturday morning, that before I come home I will hit my favorite oriental grocery stores. Little Rock for a medium sized city has a diverse ethnic mix. While we lack a decent bakery at all, no Jewish or Lebanese bakery, we do sport a decent Lebanese/Mediterranean grocery, lots of Mexican grocery stores, a couple of very good oriental grocery stores, and a fantastic Vietnamese store(I know it falls under the oriental grocery but they are specifically Vietnamese), you can get some awesome prepared French/Vietnamese food there.
Anyways I am going to buy the specific items I need to make Hot and Sour soup, and Vietnamese spring rolls with rice paper. I can get regular egg roll wrappers anywhere but I also want the spring roll wrappers that are for frying. I have been fortunate to have experienced great Chinese food from one end of the country to the other side and in LR thanks to our surprisingly extensive Asian population I can find wonderful Chinese food in LR and thanks to the Vietnamese Boat people being relocated in Arkansas I get great Vietnamese food. However in my neck of the woods the Chinese restaurants are terrible.
Usually the saving grace of any Chinese restaurant is their egg drop soup and eggrolls. If they cannot produce edible versions of either then it's usually a lost cause. I'm more forgiving with Hot and Sour soup because it's a much more complex soup.
So I must master Hot and Sour soup. I could eat it almost daily. I could switch on other days to egg drop which I've made a decent but not great pot or two in the past. I can whip up terrific fried rice, eggrolls, pork wontons, and dumplings in my sleep. Now I just need to make satisfactory soups.
OH God, Joe is posting again, someone hand me my pills!
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