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turbochef422
01-08-2014, 04:52 PM
I need a name for a spicy oriental shrimp tossed with house pickled vegetables and spiced nut medley that's gonna go on a menu.

Brad Gibson
01-08-2014, 04:53 PM
what kind of oriental are we talking here?

Anton
01-08-2014, 05:07 PM
pardon me, but why name it?

jvanis
01-08-2014, 05:09 PM
Pickled shrimp nuts

Mrmnms
01-08-2014, 05:30 PM
Pickled shrimp nuts I'd order that.

turbochef422
01-08-2014, 05:35 PM
We made a garlic sauce with soy sauce, sake ect... And some red chili paste mixed in. We name it because that's how the menus are laid out. It can have a traditional name, made up name or kind of a discriptive name but something has to be on the top line.

Mrmnms
01-08-2014, 05:38 PM
"TurboShrimp"

Anton
01-08-2014, 05:41 PM
I see, so it couldn't be: Spicy Shrimp on house made pickled vegetables and nut Medley

jbl
01-08-2014, 05:51 PM
I hate menu descriptions like that, whats wrong with Shrimp, Pickles, peanuts? Writing house/homemade is so naff; it's a restaurant,EVERYTHING should be made in house

Anton
01-08-2014, 05:54 PM
SHRIMP AND PICKLES

Anton
01-08-2014, 05:57 PM
I hate menu descriptions like that, whats wrong with Shrimp, Pickles, peanuts? Writing house/homemade is so naff; it's a restaurant,EVERYTHING should be made in house

very true but depending on the city (general level of gastronomy among patrons) "house made" could go a long way; as an example would you be more inclined to try the "house made" charcuterie or whatever charcuterie they get?

Sorry for hijack

turbochef422
01-08-2014, 06:01 PM
I work in a 360 seat restaurant and we make our own kimchi, pickled stuff, stocks sauces soups meat fab , fish fab everything ala minute, and I'm proud. When I took it over it was less than great and now the quality if food is crazy for the size. We change veg and starch daily and I like to put house made so anyone who doesn't know and expects a big ass chillies now knows

bahamaroot
01-08-2014, 06:21 PM
Pickled shrimp nuts
Now that's some funny ****!!:yeahthat:

Salty dog
01-08-2014, 06:39 PM
I have a name for anything I can't name. "Fill in the blank" Ashi Mishi.

My mentor gave me that one.

Anton
01-08-2014, 06:50 PM
Ying Yang Shrimp ...


I'm thinking about this too much

Anton
01-08-2014, 06:50 PM
I work in a 360 seat restaurant and we make our own kimchi, pickled stuff, stocks sauces soups meat fab , fish fab everything ala minute, and I'm proud. When I took it over it was less than great and now the quality if food is crazy for the size. We change veg and starch daily and I like to put house made so anyone who doesn't know and expects a big ass chillies now knows

very nice sir

panda
01-09-2014, 01:02 AM
serve it in cardboard cone lined with newsprint parchment and call it 2G (to-go) shrimp

crunchy
01-09-2014, 01:42 AM
I would probably start by not referring to it as "oriental"
:2cents:

jbl
01-09-2014, 04:31 AM
Yeah, but if I'm not making it, I make sure I'm buying the best and I'd be more about inclined to write props to a producer on the menu, rather than randomly dropping in 'housemade', as that casts doubt on the other things on the menu that aren't described that way. 'Look darling, they make their own pickles! I wonder where they buy their spiced nut medley?'

scotchef38
01-09-2014, 05:11 AM
I have a name for anything I can't name. "Fill in the blank" Ashi Mishi.

My mentor gave me that one.

Mele Melo of.....is another.

Geo87
01-09-2014, 05:21 AM
The trend lately seems to be that old school descriptions are out... Mainly in the high end places. It would read...
shrimp, pickled veg, nuts.

Less is more :) more excitement when the dish comes out better than it sounds lol. However I understand that way does not suit most restaurants.
Personally I feel sometimes menu descriptions are quite unnecessary and tend to blabber on... No offence if anyone's into that.

erikz
01-09-2014, 05:41 AM
Smells fishy, tastes spicy, is crunchy?

turbochef422
01-09-2014, 10:09 AM
Yeah, but if I'm not making it, I make sure I'm buying the best and I'd be more about inclined to write props to a producer on the menu, rather than randomly dropping in 'housemade', as that casts doubt on the other things on the menu that aren't described that way. 'Look darling, they make their own pickles! I wonder where they buy their spiced nut medley?'

We do put the producer and the farm and the place that makes our cheese... And we make the spiced nuts

And that's not the actual discription I was just saying what's in the dish to try and get a name out of it

willic
01-11-2014, 03:35 PM
I like that! "TurboShrimp"! :) I've noticed, the name really makes a difference on the success of a dish on a menu! I think the name is more important than the description!

Erilyn75
01-12-2014, 04:20 AM
LoL, Turbo Shrimp Ashi Mishi. That actually sounds good