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    Both of those linked knife rolls look mighty...

    Both of those linked knife rolls look mighty fine. Worth the premium on looks, certainly.
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    I'm very pleased with my recent acquisition of an...

    I'm very pleased with my recent acquisition of an Ashi 150mm petty. Even though it's the standard line, it's a pleasure to sharpen and a superb value. Edge retention is no problem because it rarely...
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    Just to sound a contrary note on the...

    Just to sound a contrary note on the gyuto/santoku question...

    Overall, a gyuto is definitely more versatile than a santoku, and in a restaurant kitchen or large production setting, there's...
  4. Thread: NYC Trip

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    Many people adore EMP and I have a lot of...

    Many people adore EMP and I have a lot of goodwill towards the place, but the last time I ate there, I was disappointed by how safe (even slightly boring) the food was. I was excited by the new...
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    Even though Del Posto isn't even my favorite...

    Even though Del Posto isn't even my favorite Batali/Bastianich restaurant, much less one of my favorites in the city, Ladner is unquestionably one of the city's great chefs and I think the lunch...
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    Not sure how much help this is, but I tried doing...

    Not sure how much help this is, but I tried doing some detective work...

    1 - 甘片 - There's heung pian/jasmine (香片) and gua pian (瓜片) but I haven't seen 甘片 before.
    5 - 甜茶 (lit. "sweet tea") -...
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    Per Se's tasting menu puts a hefty dent in the...

    Per Se's tasting menu puts a hefty dent in the wallet for sure. But while it's no bargain like JG's lunch menu*, the a la carte salon menu with most dishes around $30-40 isn't too bad, especially...
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    Don't miss Spuyten Duyvil...

    Don't miss Spuyten Duyvil if you're in Williamsburg and interested in beer. This list is worth taking a look at.

    Barbecue in NY leaves me underwhelmed. None of the usual suspects (Fette Sau...
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    I hope this doesn't come off as pedantic, or...

    I hope this doesn't come off as pedantic, or worse, impair the poetic aesthetic enjoyment you derive so admirably from the knife, but the kanji in that beautifully taken photo is actually lying on...
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    Oh wait. I didn't notice the (printed?) 月心 on the...

    Oh wait. I didn't notice the (printed?) 月心 on the other side of the blade.

    EDIT: Thanks for the clarification. Makes sense. I was just wondering whether it was the higher-end line because the...
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    I have a set of these...

    I have a set of these. (I chose to stay away from sayas because: a) for the price of one, I could buy enough Edge-Mags for almost all of my knives; b) the rather utilitarian-looking Edge-Mags don't...
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    Just curious... Is that a Gesshin Ginga...

    Just curious... Is that a Gesshin Ginga or a Ashi? Your post seems to suggest the former, but the lovely kanji (銀香) matches with the latter.
  13. Thread: Loose Leaf Tea

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    Having spent my formative years in two major...

    Having spent my formative years in two major tea-drinking cultures, I drink tea at least once, usually two or three times a day. I'm fond of stronger, maltier teas -- usually some kind of Assam, or...
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