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Mexikosher-interesting NYT article

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/10/din...
Contains some good ideas about substitutions for fish sauce and other ingredients. Who knew you could mix mangoes and vinegar for an approximation?

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  1. I love the idea of a kosher restaurant that presents a new cuisine every few months, "So far, the kitchen has turned out Korean, Indian and Southern barbecue, with Vietnamese up next."

    Wish he'd open a branch in my neighborhood.

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    1. re: AdinaA

      Heck, I wish he'd publish some recipes.

      1. re: AdinaA

        Actually, the Chicago area had such a take out, called "A Beautiful Taste by Joelle" under /cRc\ supervision. The nice thing about it was that every week was a different cuisine from around the world. You could have a different themed Shabbos meal every week. Too bad they closed up a couple of years ago.

      2. thanks for sharing - what a great article.

        1. Sounds fantastic. Hopefully, being Californian, he'd also recognize that there actually is a demand for vegetarian food which is always sorely lacking at meat restaurants.

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          1. re: CloggieGirl

            I've eaten vegetarian from MexiKosher and it was quite good. We did takeout to do a burrito bar at home. Mexican lends itself well to vegetarian - beans, rice, cooked veggies, guacamole, etc.

          2. I ate at Mexikosher ( www.mexikosher.com ) when I was in L.A. a couple of weeks ago. I found the Mexican soup to be outstanding, tomato based, with more than a hint of fresh lime and cactus in it. The place was a total dive (don't even think of using the restroom there), but the food was certainly different, and I believe to be authentic (unlike the Carlos & Gabby's kosher "Mexican" restaurants in the NYC area that aren't Mexican by a long shot, though tasty nonetheless). I bought a dozen chicken tamales (in real corn husks, which I've never seen kosher in the NYC area) and shlepped them back to New York. I put some Daiya parve cheese in them and heated them up... muy delish!

            Oh, the evening I went to Mexikosher I spotted a waffle iron; I was told that "Chicken and Waffles" was a specialty that evening. Like huh? :-

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            -Midas Gold