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Feb 28, 2003 12:27 AM

Renu Nakorns - Sweetened Coco Milk w/pulp

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The long last hunt(that started months ago) for the elusive "Coconut Sweetened Milk w/ Coconut pulp" icecream has finally ended. Renu's first mistake was telling me they made it themselves, a complete lie. Second, not having it available begining around the time of the shipping strike (two months ago). I put 2 and 2 together and sent in a(well paid) spy( I gave him 10 small containers of it today). The restaurant supply(grocery store) they buy it from is LAX-C, 1100 N. Main , LA, 323-343-9000,(close to Phillips French Dip on Alameda) It's IDENTICAL and I had 4 expert(customers of Renu) friends try it today to confirm. Chino Wayne is the only one who hasn't signed off but he will when he tries it. I bought a case which has already been spoken for by several Hounds, it's really, really good. The large restaurant size is still in Thailand waiting to fill a overseas container.
The next goal is to figure out how to make the GARLIC SAUCE at ZANKOU, I'll need lot's of help on this one.

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  1. russkar, you never cease to amaze me.

    if you could find the supplier of the delicious coconut cake at Mr. Cecil's I would be forever grateful. Thanks.

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    1. re: kevin

      It's got to be easier than having to learn Thai to comunicate just to get some icecream. At least at Cecils they speak english which almost makes it too easy, we'll see?
      Kevin if you want my direct E-mail contact Chino Wayne or Woo and they will be happy to give it to you then we won't have to waste precious board space strategisting the next dining experience.

      1. re: kevin

        If you love coconut cake, you ought to try Clementine's (just outside Century City) coconut cupcakes. They're incredible but call ahead because they don't make them everyday.

      2. Is a case the minimum purchase, and if so, how large is it and what is the cost? Thanks

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        1. re: Jona

          No, a case is 24-14oz tubs that cost 48-, or you can buy single tubs for 2.69-ea.

        2. Thanks, russkar!
          As for Zankou's paste, I've been told that the secret ingredient is LARD. I can't vouch for the reliability of my source, but it makes sense.

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          1. re: bluemonster

            It can't be lard. I tried sauteing some veggies in it and it wouldn't melt. Someone said it had a potato base. Or some other starch base.

            1. re: Sonia

              Your right it's not lard but a starch base with some secret technique. If it was easy we would all be making it at home.

          2. So you had a cold coconut ambrosial orgy and forgot your old buddy, eh? If you want my sign-off I expect you in my office at Noon on Tuesday with the cold stuff.

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            1. re: chino wayne

              What happens if I eat it on the way?

              1. re: russkar

                The guards will be instructed to verify that you have the cold stuff when you get to the door, if you do, then our secretary will come fetch you and we will enjoy some cold coconut creamy-ness together. If the guards determine that you have arrived without the coconut ambrosia, they will immediately escort you to the company cafeteria where you will do pennance in a most unsavory way.

                1. re: chino wayne

                  Some friends were over today and ate yours. But I do have 8 more back up 14oz containers in the frig.