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‘Eastern Paradise’ Asian Cuisine, Rochester (NH) — Sure Lives Up To Its Name.

by Anura Guruge

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They have been open for a few months. This, however, was our first time there, and it sure will not be the last. Very good, positive experience. Good buzz. Busy (but, it was Friday night). Good food, upscale menu, decently-priced cocktails (with cute, topless ‘scorpion bowls’), engaging staff and modern, airy & bright interior (with some very fancy LED lights).

A bit fancy for Rochester! But, I am glad. It will help Rochester reinvent its image.

Interesting menu with items that I have not seen on other Chinese menus — and as any reader of this blog knows we are no strangers to Chinese eateries.

I had the ‘Honey Walnut Chicken‘. They were RIGHT about it on the menu. You had to try it. It was different and appetizing. Something different, plus I am a sucker fort nuts. Deanna had the ‘Sizzling Seafood Festival‘ and it was pretty spectacular with even a lobster tail. Spicy, but just so. It was much appreciated. Teischan had her usual chicken fried rice and was sated. There was a lot of it and, of course, we brought the remainder home.

As always, we also had a (small) Pu Pu Platter, Scallion Pancakes & Peking Ravioli. We are Scallion Pancake connoisseurs — and these were GOOD. Yes, the right amount of scallion and crisp to the bite.

We all agreed that it was good and that this was a keeper.

Leaving the restaurant, around 8pm, heard a boy (of about 11) tell his mother how good it was! So, that was confirmation.

You should definitely give it a try. I doubt whether you will be disappointed. I gather that it is busy most nights, but I assume it is a tad less busy on a Monday or a Tuesday. And yes, they are over 7-days a week, till at least 10pm.

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by Anura Guruge

My Red Wine Is Doing Me A Power Of Good Per U.K. “Daily Mail” Study.

by Anura Guruge

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Annotated Graphic.

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Per this study I am GOLDEN — but I knew that all along. So, there really wasn’t anything new here as far as I was concerned. But, I am glad, Affirmation is always nice.


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by Anura Guruge

Beaujolais Nouveau 2016 — Georges Duboeuf Predicting (Predictably) “Some Very High-Quality Wines”.

by Anura Guruge

Click here to read the full Georges Duboeuf report
for the 2016 “Beaujolais Nouveau”.

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19 days from Today.

Yes, I agree it is always difficult to gauge how truly objective a wine producer such as Georges Duboeuf can be about talking about a future wine. I am not sure whether they will ever come out and say point-blank: “this year’s vintage is going to be terrible, like vinegar”.

So, yes, we have to keep that in mind.

The 2015 & 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau, as I raved, were outstanding. Not sure we will get three years of outright winners in a row. But, we can hope. To be fair, the last two years were so good that we could even live with a vintage a tad below those. Yes, it is already making me thirsty.

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by Anura Guruge

Sneak Early Review Of Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 From France — Fresh, Refreshing, Strawberry/Raspberry.

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by Anura Guruge

Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 — THE Review:

REVIEW of Beaujolais Nouveau 2015

Click for YouTube review of what is CLAIMED is the World’s first REVIEW of Beaujolais Nouveau 2015.

This was my widely read review of the
2014 Beaujolais Nouveau.

2014 Beaujolais Nouveau review.

Click to access my 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau review.

I am struck by how SIMILAR the 2015 sounds. Fresh, refreshing, fruity, some tannins (which is a must and good).

Sounds very promising. But we will have to be careful how we ‘celebrate’ 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau Day.

I will keep you posted.

Yes, we have to observe SOME MOURNING.


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“Taste of India”, Dover, N.H. — Lives Up To Its Many Accolades Including Recent WMUR Poll.

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by Anura Guruge

Artifacts at “Taste of India”.

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>> ‘Shalimar’, Portsmouth, NH.

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That we don’t, alas, manage to get there as often as I would like, or as often as we should, does not mean that we don’t think that the “Taste of India” is a very good place to eat — decent Indian food. It is invariably a case that Dover is not a place that we typically stop for dinner or lunch.

I had put them TOP of my list of 10 Indian restaurants in New Hampshire in 2012, and there is no reason, whatsoever, as to why I would even think of changing that ranking. Overall, when you factor taste, SERVICE, price, cordiality and pleasantness of surroundings the “Taste of India” invariably has to come up trumps. A WMUR poll of Indian restaurants in NH confirmed that.

We went to the “Taste of India”, this last Sunday, Father’s Day, after we had gone to see the comedy “Jurassic World“.

It was good. Very agreeable. We ordered a fair amount of appetizers because we all like them.

They made me some very spicey Lamb Shahi Korma and we had a Saag Paneer variant with chicken biryani and Aloo Paratha. It was all good. The kids liked it. They ate a bunch. But we still had 3 containers to bring home. It was good. Got to chat with very personable Joga Singh, an ex-math teacher, now the co-owner (with his brother) and Manager. It was very nice. They have a buffet Wednesday nights and Sunday afternoons. We definitely plan to go. So should YOU.

BJBHX, Aberdeen (Artio) Global High Income Fund: A Very Depressing Update On A Depressed Fund.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


by Anura Guruge

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BJBHX: sticking it out till 2015 — Nov. 18, 2014.
BJBHX has decent December 2013 — Dec. 23, 2013.
Uncontrollable Infatuation With BJBHX — Mar. 9, 2013.
Artio Global High Income Mutual Fund (BJBHX):
I Bailed With Regret – Jan. 3, 2013.

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BJBHX and, as I have mentioned before,
go back a ‘long’ time
— which I think is getting close to 6 years by now.


BJBHX — the last bloody month.

Yes, during those years BJBHX has driven me to distraction and back a number of times, but I have always gone back. Up until ‘recently’ it always found a way to reward those that stuck with them.

But the last month, since my last update, has been the month from hell. The NAV has been on a steady downward drift. There hasn’t been a single up day in weeks. It is sad and scary. What makes it even worse is that over the last few months Aberdeen has been trying to aggressively push BJBHX has a great high income option in the new Janet Yellen, no-QE but low interest rates climate. See this page and their propaganda. I feel bad for anybody who took the bait in the last month or so. It would have been nothing short of a very bloody bloodbath. Yes, yes, yes. Much of it has to do with the precipitous decline in oil prices and with the hammering taken by junk bonds issued by all the oil companies. But Greg Hopper, the Fund Manager, in his November fund commentary, after blaming the poor performance in October on oil bonds said he had a handle on it. Well his grip must have slipped because the NAV sure is slipping like it hit an oil slick.

I called up Aberdeen 4 times on Thurday. Yes, 4 times. The first call was to make sure that Greg Hopper still had a pulse. They weren’t exactly forthcoming but tried to assure me that Hopper was trying to manage the crisis. Maybe this is all too much for him. Time for a change? His recent performance has been abysmal.

I then discovered that they had posted the ACTUAL year end distribution for BJBHX — the one that will be paid on December 23.

We have since discovered that what they posted was last year’s, i.e., for 2013, not 2014!

Well it can get WORSE. That was my second phone call. Hopper MIGHT have to cut back on the distribution in the next week; ex-div is on December 19, Friday week.

So be warned. Actual distribution might be less than estimated. They might even cancel the entire 2014 distribution — given that they do have the right to do that. Remember, Remember, December 2012. This could be another sorry repetition of that. Same story. Fund lost money so no distribution — SORRY, though Hopper walked away with a nice, fat bonus.

The next two phone calls had to do with the SUPPOSED income dividend, ex-date Dec. 29, to be paid December 31. I fear that this will not happen either. Remember, Remember, December 2012. In 2012 there was just one measly $0.03 distribution in December WITHOUT any warning or explanation.

Well, of course, they won’t comment.

Well this year I am giving you a heads up though I sometimes worry that BJBHX no longer has that many customers.

Well I am sorry to be the bearer of such bad news. But at least forewarned is forearmed. I think it is going to become a fairly simple choice come 2015. Either Hopper goes or I go. There is much easier and less painful ways to fritter away your money than entrusting it to BJBHX.

Happy Holidays Hopper. Thanks for nothing.

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