Experiencing Peking duck_ roast goose by sofiaie


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        The Asian Jour nal SF M A G A Z I N E - J a n u a r y 3 0 , 2 0 0 9

                       Notes                                    Celebrate the Superbowl at the Eldorado

                                                                         ELEBRATE the big game in super-style this February only at the El-
                                                                         dorado Hotel Casino. From Friday, January 30 to Sunday, February
                       John “Romy” Rose                                  1, guests can enjoy a host of events filled with great football, food
                                                                         and entertainment all weekend long!
     On Friday, Jan. 30, the Eldorado Hotel Casino will kick off              gourmet pizzas and enjoy eight custom beers. The Brew Brothers         interactive audience participation.
the big football weekend with a special autograph-signing party               opens at 11am. For a drink during the game, you can also stop              These electrifying entertainers have a versatile musical style.
featuring former NFL stars Glenn Carano and Tony Hill, for-                   by any casino bar for the 1st and 10… six 12-ounce Budweiser,          Their repertoire is an eclectic mix of almost every musical genre
merly of the Dallas Cowboys; Phil Villapiano and Frank Hawkins,               Bud Light or Bud Select beers for $10.                                 ranging from pop to jazz, hip-hop to country and R&B to comedy
formerly of the Oakland Raiders; Billy Joe Tolliver, formerly of                  The Eldorado’s high-tech sports book is also sure to satisfy       parodies.
the San Diego Chargers; and Conrad Dobler, formerly of the St.                fans. Located at the northeast corner of the casino adjacent to            Critics have described the five-member theatrical group as
Louis Cardinals. The autograph-signing party will be held at the              the Ringside Bar, the Eldorado Sports book boasts a total of 22        “surprising, dazzling and brilliant.” Toxic Audio have opened for
Eldorado Casino Cabaret from 5pm to 6pm.                                      42” inch plasma screens including 12 display wagering lines and        such national acts as Tony Bennett, Kenny G, and Wayne Brady
     The Eldorado is proud to sponsor the Second Annual Biggest               10 HDTV 42” inch plasma screens for the highest quality viewing        from ABC TV’s Whose Line is it Anyway.
Little Tailgate Party on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 10am to 4pm on               possible. The Casino Cabaret also features expanded seating and            Toxic Audio is always amazing, highly creative and thoroughly
Virginia Street. Hosted by the Silver Legacy, this is your chance             two high-definition plasma screens along with two eight-foot big       entertaining for audiences of all ages. Tickets are available from
to mingle with former professional football players and try your              screens.                                                               $24.95 for adults; $19.95 for children and seniors; and dinner
luck in the $1 Million Football Toss and the $5 Beer Pong Olym-                   The Official NFL shop is located on the casino floor and is        and show packages are available from $34.95. For show ticket
pics. During the party, guests can participate in the “You Be The             open from 10am to 10pm from Thursday, Jan. 22, through Mon-            reservations and information, please call 800-648-5966 or (775)
Judge” Chili Cook-off. Judge’s tasting ballots will be available for          day, Feb. 2. This great shop features one of the area’s largest        786-5700 in Northern Nevada.
$5 and include six-ounce tasters of chili from each sponsor prop-             selections of official Super Bowl merchandise, along with a selec-
                                                                                                                                                         Don’t forget to turn your radio dial to 1400 AM every Sat-
erty and a raffle ticket for the $1 Million Football Toss. Individual         tion of authentic autographed sports memorabilia.
                                                                                                                                                     urday and Sunday from 6pm to 7pm to listen to Filipino music,
12-ounce bowls of chili will also be available for purchase at a                  For more information, call the Eldorado at 800-648-5966, or
                                                                                                                                                     news flashes about the Philippines and Fil-Am communities here
cost of $3 each. Attendees can vote by purchasing a Tasting Pass              775-786-5700 in Nevada. Visit the Eldorado online at eldorador-        and around the world, as well as community announcements.
and filling out the ballot for your favorite chili recipe.                    eno.com.                                                                                             *****
     Also on Jan. 31, watch the UFC 94 World Welterweight                                                       *****                                    Please visit this website for everything Pinoy—www.filamusa.
Championship; St. Pierre Vs Penn 2. The bout kicks of at 7pm                      Toxic Audio will keep you amazed with astonishing feats of         com. From pasalubongs to your loved ones, to affordable places
and will be broadcast throughout the casino live on Pay-Per-View.             vocal skill and dexterity. This unique blend of music, theater and     to stay in Reno, to information on marriage and divorce, we have
     Finish off the weekend on Sunday, February 1, with football’s            comedy plays in the Eldorado Showroom January 20- February             the answers. Or call (775) 303-4433.
greatest show. Enjoy a comfortable “stadium-style” celebration in             22.                                                                        Also, please visit The Rose Garden Restaurant at 1255 Star-
the Eldorado Showroom. The $25 admission price includes deli-                     Considered a literal, human jukebox, Toxic Audio is a group of     dust Street in Reno, which serves Asian, American and Italian
cious stadium food, soft drinks and a souvenir Eldorado souvenir              five singers performing incredible vocal skills with no instruments.   cuisine. The Rose Garden features a Filipino Buffet from Tuesday
hat. Doors open at 2pm.                                                       The Off Broadway Drama Desk Award winning a cappella troupe            to Saturday from 10am to 2pm (lunchtime) and 5pm to 10pm
     Fans can also catch the big game at The Brew Brothers on 14              combines world-class harmony singing with unique vocal sound           (dinnertime), and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. On Fridays and Sat-
50” LCD televisions and four new 58” LCD screens. During the                  FX, creating a one-of-a-kind family-friendly entertainment experi-     urdays, The Rose Garden features ballroom dancing and karaoke.
game, chow down on delicious sandwiches, burgers, salads and                  ence! Toxic Audio also keeps you laughing with clever comedic              See you in Reno!
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      food                                                    KITCHEN RESCUE
                                                                              By REGGIE ASpIRAS

   Experiencing Peking duck,
          roast goose

                       NE of my constant cravings is Peking duck. Every other week or
                       so, I get this nagging feeling to eat crisp duck skin. And I want
                       mine with fat, meat, wrapped in soft pancake with hoisin, a piece
                       of cucumber and lots of leeks.                                                                                                                                                         Peking Duck
                                                                                                                                                     profit every year, order lapu-lapu. In Chinese, the word lapu-
      My duck binge must be a total experience—from the duck                      Yesterday, I was back for more duck and Ben asked me to            lapu translates to profit; shrimps are always jumping, moving
  to the leeks and cucumbers which must be cold and crunchy.                  try the goose, this time, straight from the kitchen.                   and when looked at closely seem like they are smiling. Shrimps
  The sauce must definitely be good, not too strong, too                          The skin was so nice and crisp, the meat juicy.                    must also be part of the menu for happiness; for one’s house
  “hoisin-y.” The wrapper must stay soft no matter how long                       Make a reservation for your goose before going to the              to be filled with money, ask for scallops since they are round;
  your duck has been wrapped in it, and must not taste of flour.              restaurant. They come in limited quantities.                           shell fish of any sort brings good and robust health. And lotus
      At Hai Shin Lou, I get that whole package. Rolled thin,                     Back to Ben and his lecture on lucky food.                         for sweetness in life.”
  tasty by itself, it could be eaten alone. It stays soft from be-                “To bring luck, have Fish Mao also known as fish lips; for             The resto’s lotus wrapped fried rice is delectable.
  ginning to end.                                                                                                                                        Chemical-free homemade ‘tikoy’
      Ben Chong and chef Tommy Yau                                                                                                                       “Do not forget tikoy. Since tikoy is sticky, it pulls every-
      I talked to restaurant manager Ben Chong who is al-                                                                                            thing that is dear to you together.”
  ways around to help you with your order. With him was chef                                                                                             Their homemade tikoy is so soft, has no after-taste and is
  Tommy Yau.                                                                                                                                         chemical-free.
      Asked what a typical Chinese New Year menu is like and                                                                                             It should top your list of tikoy to give out this new year.
  what ingredients are considered lucky.                                                                                                             The best way to prepare it is to slice, steam for five minutes,
      He singled out Peking duck. “In Chinese, birds are mes-                                                                                        dip in beaten egg yolk and pan fry with little oil.
  sengers of good news so the bigger the bird, the better the                                                                                            My other favorites include lechon kawali rice, seafood rice
  news.”                                                                                                                                             with dried olive leaves, Peking prawns (prawns cooked like
      They now have roast goose from Hong Kong and cooked                                                                                            sweet and sour pork), salt and pepper mantis.
  fresh in the restaurant.                                                                                                                               Unfortunately, the restaurant is already fully booked on the
      When family friend and restaurant partner Al Tengco told                                                                                       eve and Chinese New Year.
  me about it, I rushed to Hai Shin.                                                                                                                     Hai Shin Lou translates to Seafood Restaurant but trust me
      Unfortunately, we waited for friends to come before we                                                                                         when I say that everything they cook, regardless of whether
  started eating our goose. It was already cold.                                                                                Homemade tikoy       they walk, swim or fly, is exemplary.

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