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wish i lived in the us, seen ur delis and man ur breakfasts are good, weird lookin sausages though but id prefer to live anywhere else food wise to be honest, what we got in old blighty(uk) is fish and chips, shepherds pie and fry ups, anything foreign and it means curry or chinese unless u wanna spend some serious wedge or live in a big city, but I have had some good chinese though but any sea food, my mums cooking, she's a chef(roast lamb, seriously good)or my nigerian housemates cooking, the fool throws every spice and herb ever grown into a dish but it still tastes great.

You reminded me of a memorable meal I had in England years ago. It was a homemade cream of leek soup. It had no flavor. But it was great because of the wonderfully spicy conversation. IMO every meal tastes better when eaten in good company.

A few dishes too tasty to share:

$ won ton noodle soup at Won Ton Garden, NYC

$$ omakase at Sakagura, NYC

$$$ omakase at Morimoto's, Philly

$ Chinese fried rice and Spanish beans at Dinastia, NYC

$$$ chicken tikka masala at Jewel of India, NYC - Is it still there?

$$$ entire teppanyaki selection at Imperial Hotel, Osaka

$$ antipasto at Pandemonio, Firenze

$ char siu bao (only) at Momofuku, NYC

$ crepes!crepes!crepes! and more crepes!!!:D anywhere in the Latin Quarter, Paris

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$ crepes!crepes!crepes! and more crepes!!!:D anywhere in the Latin Quarter, Paris

How could I forget! au p'tit grec has amazing crepes. If i recall it's in the latin quarter.

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Pho- Pho Pasteur on Pasteur street in Saigon

makes me jealous... i want to eat my way through Vietnam...

Pho - Pho Bang on Mott St. NYC (i like it better than the Flushing one, but i can only imagine how good it is in Vietnam)

Iberico Sausage - this just became legal for US import, it's just so f-ing good, the fat melts in your mouth. I can't wait till we can buy the hams here as well...

Any pork-based dish in any good restaurant in Bologna.

Good spanish paella, i prefer the seafood based ones, but i like others as well

Seared foie gras w/ raspberries - at this tiny bistro in Bordeaux that i'll never remember the name of and will never be able to find again. I was served by the owner...

Pizza - Una Pizza Napoletana, Tottono's, Grimaldi's, John's... we could just keep listing NYC places for this category

Burger - Donovan's Pub in Woodside, Queens

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Heh.. it helps to come from a Chinese family, seriously my mum's cooking is great, not gonna claim the best but it's great.

However, living in Birmingham, UK (Birmingham's close enough) does not help at all. Suppose the best thing there is Wagamamas or Shogun Sushi for half affordable stuff, or that bagel and pretzel place in Selfridges.

Eating abroad is good, especially in HK, which is where my grandparents and uncles live. There's some place there which does crazy Kobe beef. Serious melt in your mouth. Also Korean BBQ is awesome.

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Mainly in and around Chicago:

1. Chicago style deep-dish: I find it hard to resist all the time. My top 5 in Chicago if any of you are around:

i. My Pi

ii. The Art of Pizza

iii. Pizzeria Capri

iv. Edwardo's Pizza

v. Pizano's pizza

Honorable mention: Uno's

Lou Malnati = OVERATED

2. Portabella sandwiches: absolutely great at Artopolis in Greektown. They make it amazing with goat cheese and caramelized onions... (drool). Bake-For-Me in the textile District on Roosevelt Road makes great sandwiches overall.

3. Vegan food: @ the Chicago Diner, Pickmeup Cafe, Soul Vegitarian East

4. Garlic Fries: I miss this when I went to San Francisco... I thought McAffee Coliseum in Oakland had the absolute best.

5. Sushi/california rolls: Mizu in Oldtown, New Tokyo in Lakeview

6. Late-night whatever: overall Michaels North in Oldtown, Clarke's on Belmont

7. Ice Cream: Scooters in Lincoln Park, Plush Horse in the southwest burbs, Rainbow cone, Treats in Lakeview.

8. Pizza pot-pie: This is probably the only place in the world - Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinders on Clark st.

9. Coffee: Sacred Grounds, Intelligensia on Broadway in Lakeview, Siena coffee on Clark, any place that isn't corporate in San Francisco.

10. Waffle House (haha)

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1. California Burrito - Nico's, Sombreros, Albertacos, most any taco shop in SD

2. Cold Roast Beef Sandwich - DZ Akins, 70th street off the 8 freeway

3. Hot Roast Beef Sandwich - Poma's, bacon street in Point Loma

4. Meat-feast pizza - Etna's pizza, El Cajon Blvd across from Hoover

5. Vietnamese Coffee - Cafe De Lune, University Ave

6. Mongolian Beef + egg flower soup - Kip's Cafe, 2nd street El Cajon

7. Hamburger - Beef n' Bun, Fletcher Parkway El Cajon

8. Lasagne alla Bolognese - Zagarella

9. Carne Asada Torta - La Torta, College & Montezuma

10. Lobster Burrito - Ortegas, Puerto Nuevo, Mexico

I think that may just be the un-healthiest eatery top 10...

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veggie burger - florent

hmm, normally i wouldnt be caught dead in the meatpacking district, but judging from your other recommendations, i might have to make an exception.

is this place open late?

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I'm gonna have to cough up some dough and try otoro next time I go get sushi. The whole market price thing kinda scares me off though :P

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i cant even remember schwarz's but any deli that uses lesters smoked meat is good

hodori in ktown was good

tacos at acosta in hawthorne

the habit for a burger better than in n outs on occasion, milestones has a good burger too

filet mignon at bistro 990 on bay

fish n chips in any london shop

chicken roti at alberts on queen or that spot in parkdale

chicken shawarma at the spot at queen & spadina (i heard chinese people bought the place, havent tasted it since the old wife and dude were there)

horchata and a burrito at any mexican spot and im wrecked

philly cheesesteaks from some spot in brooklyn

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Man, the chip shops in London are sub-par compared to up north.

1. sushi from the japan centre, london

2. chip barm with gravy, grahams chippy in widnes

3. tomato soup with toasted bread, sacred in covent garden

4. bruschetta from ristorante cesar, paris

5. my mum's cooking, of course.

6. anything from el jardin, puerto escondido, mexico. (italian health food on a mexican beach, who would've thought?)

7. nandos.

8. crepes with lemon and sugar from saint martin in paris (or just proper french crepes, really)

9. red bean slices and/or dorayaki from anywhere.

10. my boyfriend makes a great arrabiata.

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San Diego, Ca

1. Crab Stack from Roppongi

2. Fish Tacos with a Mango Salsa from Georges

3. Spring Rolls from Pho Cali Express

4. Hot Wings from Wings n' Things

5. Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Chez Nous

6. Soyrizo from Pokez

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1. Thai food from anywhere in Seattle. Favorite: Pad Thai from Chantanee in Bellevue (about the only reason I ever came out to Bellevue) Honorable mention: Thai Tom on the Ave.

2. Indian food from the Bay Area, specifically along the Peninsula. Favorite: Bhindi Masala from Passage to India.

3. cheap Chicken Teriyaki from any of the cheap Korean-owned Seattle "teriyaki" joints. Doesn't taste authentic, but it doesn't fucking matter; the ultimate ghetto food. Favorite: can't even remember the name the place was so ghetto :(

4. breakfast at Stacks in Burlingame in the Bay Area. Favorite: lumberjack pancakes. Pancakes with banana, blueberry, walnut, and macadamia nut, with a blueberry spread on the side. Filling. Very.

5. gourmet pizza on the west coast. Yeah, you guys out in New York and Chicago have a good thing going, but the beauty of pizza is that it's so easy to do well, and places like Mad Pizza and Zeek's in Seattle, and similar places in California and Oregon, do some pretty cool stuff. Favorite: depends on the day, really...

stopping at 5 cuz i suck.

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1. Chicken xacuti at River Spice, Brighton.

2. Chicken korma, self cooked own recipe.

3. Grubbs, awesome burger chain in Brighton.

4. Chicken tagliatelle in cheese sauce - family recipe. Can't nail it myself yet.

5. Chicken chow mein, local Chinese place round the corner.

6. Set meal at the chinese in my parent's town. Costs an arm and a leg, proper posh place, but it's worth it.

7. English breakfast. If you can't fry it, it doesn't go in.

8. Any country pub that does a great fillet steak and some decent real ale.

9. Spaghetti bolognese, own recipe. My second best meal.

10. Hobnobs and tea.

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Green Chile Sopaipilla Relleno at Rancho de Chimayo New Mexico

Lobster Benedict or Shrimp & Grits at Blue Heaven Key West

Real Pizza (Chicago Deep Dish) Lous Special Pizza Lou Malnati's Wells St Chicago

Anything at Cafe Pasquales Sante Fe N.M.

Goat and Chihuahua Chese Tamale at New Rebozo Oak Park Illinois

Steak at Gene and Georgettis Chicago

Peel & Eat Shrimp,Conch Fritters or Crab Cakes and beer at Alabama Jacks just before the Keys Fla

Burger at the Twisted Spoke Chicago

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could probably live on a combination of:

1. Maisen Rosukatsu Teishoku or Katsu sandwich, from the Maisen off Omotesando

2. Pho Tai from the town where I went to college, proper dirty place with terrible service but their broth was untouchable and unchanged for my entire stay at college. Ate this at least 3-5 times a week, sometimes twice a day.

3. Sushi from Tsukiji, though I wish you didn't necessarily have to wait in line at 6am to get the best... All sushi not Tsukiji-fresh is lesser.

4. Fish n chips from most little corner shops in Queensland, Australia that I ate growing up. Fresh whitefish, good chips delved out in dollar increments. The hamburgers with fried egg and beetroot slices aren't bad either.

5. This basic green salad of romaine and cress topped with pink grapefruit sections, avocado sections, english cucumber, and paper thin onion slices in white vinaigrette with a baguette on the side, plus a Hoegaarden/Grapefruit shandy was my favorite lunch in Tokyo for a long time, from the Good Day Cafe off Omotesando in the alley behind Paul Stuart. Now closed though. :(

6. Anything wagyu from Imahan in Ningyo-cho is amazing, I hope they have 3-year beer-fed/massaged virgin heifer in heaven. If I could, I'd bring home sides of it and eat it raw.

7. Korean BBQ is not Korean BBQ anywhere else but in Korea. I only go to one place for it in Seoul, it's gotta be done over charcoal, and the side dishes and soups make the meal. I can usually stuff myself and a friend up on several pounds of galbi and jjigae, plus lots of drinks, for less than $30.

8. LA's taco trucks are a go-to, Chicago has some comparable hole in the wall places that are equally as dirty and immensely delicious for after-drink food.

9. Brick lane curry, Chicken Vindaloo is also in my top 3 dishes list too.

10. My favorite pizza is a vegetarian from Shakespeare's in Columbia, MO. Unlikely but a classic that's been there forever.

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1. all korean food

2. the seafood raemen from from wagamama. thats some seriously good broth

3. fried eel

4. fried dumplings from the chinease restraunt on te corner of china town london, in front of

wonkey

5.the veggie pizza from Ask

6. cornish pasties from Greggs

ps if u like spicy korean food u gotta try duk buk gi.

its dough in a spicy sauce

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pasteles - puerto rico

beef tamales - hispanic food

spanish rice - hispanic food

whole roast pig - philippines

shrimp tamarind vegetable soup (i forgot what they call it) - philippines

sushi & sashimi - japan

poke tuna sashimi - hawaii

burritos, tacos, nachos (the real $8 shit, not that taco bell shit) - mexico

chicken big mamou - cajun, by paul prudhomme

pho - vietnamese

honorable mention:

taco bell, because you can fill up for only $3.50

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shrimp tamarind vegetable soup (i forgot what they call it) - philippines

sinigang. i like mine with neckbones though, makes the broth that much better.

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Guest Goose25

How about beefsteak with fries somewhere near the 5th or 6th in Paris?

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1. Sushi - god I wanna go to Japan for good sushi !

2. Italian pizza - specially the ones they make in Naples, go down the small alleyways !

3. Burgers - and im not talking about the McDonalds ones, im talking real American style !

4. Fusion food - especially one place in NYC, Sushi Samba, mixture of brazillian- and japanese food go there !

5. Mom's cooking - actually everything my mom makes is killer, except when she has one of those "im to fat" flips !

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- Black cod with Miso at Nobu (NYC)

- Creamy Spicy Crab at Nobu (NYC)

- 'Dorada al horno' at Es Cucons (Ibiza)

- Seared fois gras with chestnut sabayon at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon (Paris)

- sea scallops carpaccio anywhere

- grilled eel at Tsukiji market

- goose fish liver at Kozue in Park Hyatt (Tokyo)

- toro tartar at Megu (NYC)

- 'branzino' at Babbo (NYC)

- Fried shrimps with white polenta at Osteria Da Fiore (Venice)

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Guest Goose25

getting excited now... harry's pies @ woolloomooloo?

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Guest Goose25

or... seafood in marseilles

or... nutella crepes from st.michel, nr the notre dame

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Hawaii Spots!

1. Meat Jun- Soons

2. Chicken cesaer salad from Nordstrom Cafe

4. Hummu's and Pita bread (Olive Tree Cafe)

5. Fried Chicken Curry (Curry House)

6. Potato Croquette Curry (Sumo Ramen)

7. Strawberry Shave Ice with mochi balls and vanilla ice cream (ice garden)

8. Laulau, lomi salmon, poke (helenas)

9. Pork Adobo, lumpia (Elenas filipino foods)

10. Shrimp won ton mein (mini garden)

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BBQ Stingray - Newton in Singapore

Nasi Kandar - Hawkers in Penang, Malaysia

Spicy beef gyro - Zaina in Seattle

Sichuan hotpot - crazy gigantic restaurant in Xian, China

Hot sopressata sandwich with gorgonzola - Salumi in Seattle

Pizza margherita - Pizzeria Pompei in Perugia, Italy

Shit man, so much good food...

You know what, the rest of my 10 go to assorted Malaysian hawker foods. Highest concentration of awesome food in the world...

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1. Pad Thai - My ultimate fave: sweet, tart, salty, chewy, tender all in one bite.

Then, in no particular order:

Spaghetti Bolognese

Buffalo Wings

Any well made Steak

Indian Curry

Japanese Curry

Any grilled fish from California Fish & Grill

Pizza - Sausage x Pineapple please

Juevos Rancheros

And last but not least- Double Double: animal style, extra toast; French Fries: animal style, well done; Large Arnold Palmer.

Edit: Didn't notice the MEGA gravedig; found through search. Dah well, this thread deserves a bump.

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Guest sneekylyric078

Carne Asada Fries - only in So. Cal.

Japanese Curry

Steak

Cheese PIzza

Fried Chicken

Fried Egg Sandwiches

Tuna Melt Sandwiches

Fish and Chips with Malted Vinegar and Mushy Peas

Stella Artois

Filippino Food

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double double (in-n-out)

i only crave this because i'm in taipei.

otoro (any good japanese restaurant)

gastronomical orgasm

oil-yaki (many, many places -- mainly in east asia)

tastes especially amazing if it's matsuzaka beef

pintxos (san sebastian)

dim sum's european counterpart

rigatoni (red piano, siem reap, cambodia)

strange to think that i like my pasta in cambodia, but hey, so does angelina jolie!

stuffed potatoes (my kitchen)

sucks when you don't have a proper oven

curly fries (everywhere)

need i say more?

these are just my current cravings...

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