The best tasting things out there

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  1. bishop24

    bishop24 Member

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    ditto to pho, sushi, soft-shell crab, scallops, porcinis, bacon, espresso.

    gin and tonic
    thai soups
    kumamotos
    roe -- salmon, caviar
    john dory
    butter-poached lobster
    mushrooms -- enoki, lion's mane, oyster, cepes, morels, chanterelles, truffles obviously
    duck -- peking, confit
    pork -- berkshire belly, suckling pig, bbq pork, dumplings, serrano ham
    lamb, pretty much any way you can do it
    braised short ribs
    sweetbreads
    liver -- veal, duck, foie (just a little, seared)
    orzo, israeli couscous, basmati rice (it's a textural thing)
    cheese -- epoisses, triple cremes (brillat-savarin, pierre robert), most sheep's milk cheeses (ossau-iraty)
    apple desserts -- pie, tarts, strudel, bread and butter pudding
    chewy ginger cookies
    dark dark chocolate -- amadei, cluizel, valrhona in a pinch
    ice cream -- vanilla, maple, green tea,

    burgers
    french fries (on the thinner side but not shoestring and definitely not home-style)

    bordeaux
    N & S rhone reds
    german rieslings
    sweet wines--(T)BAs, ice wine, tokaji, sauternes, muscat beames-de-venise, banyuls
     
  2. RJman

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    Forgot -- the spider soft shelled crab roll at Kaz;
    Morel mushrooms
    oeufs en cocotte aux truffes
    Pappardelle with ragu
    Ardbeg
    Brown sugar
    Grand Marnier souffle
    Gruener Veltliner
    A cafe creme and a Mont Blanc at Angelina
    Macaroons from Pierre Herme
    In n Out burgers
    Fries with aioli
     
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    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    An outstanding piece of Tonkatsu. Maisen in Omotesando makes the best one I've had yet, my dad's home cooked recipie is a close second.
     
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    JBZ Senior member

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    Guinness (best when in Ireland, but I'll drink it anywhere)
    Bass Ale
    Harpoon IPA
    English bitters
    Good bourbon
    Tanqueray & Tonic
    Jack Daniels (on the rocks or, in the Summer, mixed with lemonade)
    Reuben Sandwich
    Pizza
    Hot fudge sundae (mint chocolate chip or peppermint stick ice cream)
    Fried stilton fritter appetizer at the Trumbull Kitchen - downtown Hartford (no, my name's not Tommy, and I'm not that hard to please)
    Spicy steak burrito - The Mexican Restaurant, West Hartford
    Sausage and polenta appetizer - Spris Restaurant, Hartford
    Good Chicken Vindaloo
    bananas
    oranges
    Macoun apples
    My grandmother's Finnish bread
    Good coffee, especially when combined with a good blueberry, bran, or carrot muffin

    There are many more - did I mention that I used to be fat?
     
  5. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    open invitation - let me know the next time you are in my neck of the woods and I will smoke a shoulder of pork.

    And when you are in mine I will take you out for a real taco.
     
  6. globetrotter

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    And when you are in mine I will take you out for a real taco.


    mmmmmm
     
  7. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    Mmmm, spider roll...

    Chorizo and roasted pepper on crusty bread
    Blue crabs (heavy on the Old Bay) and natty boh
    Chile relleno
    A well-made margarita
    A spicy bloody mary
    Dogfish Head 90-minute IPA

    J, friend of mine had a microwave bacon rack (something like this) that worked really well.
     
  8. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    BACON!

    Korean Kalbi BBQ

    Perfectly cooked med Filet steak

    Mint n Chip ice cream
     
  9. Ambulance Chaser

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    Nothing better than fresh fruit:

    White peaches
    Pineapple
    Mangoes
    Strawberries
     
  10. imageWIS

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    Vacio
    Empanadas de carne
    Alfajores Havana
    Chorizo
    Chocolate en Rama
    Dulce de Leche Gandara
    Coca-Cola
    Godiva white chocolate hearts, filled with dark chocolate
    Clearly Canadian cherry flavor
    A good veal parmigiana

    And of course, midstream (although, if done wrong it tastes like piss).

    Jon.
     
  11. skalogre

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    This wil probably sound rather pedestrian but here goes:

    Green hazelnuts (the shell is not completely hard yet).
    Shawarma/gyros made by one of the "Sam's" chain shops around the eastern mediterrannean. Damn, enough garlic to be radioactive Yum!
    Iranian/Persian style ice cream with rosewater, pistachios and cardamom.
    Greek-style cold rice pudding with piles of cinammon on top. Indian style with cardamom is good, too! Mahallebi as done in Cyprus, with rosewater sugar and rose cordial poured over the top (Lebanese style without the rose is a wee bit too bland for me but good)
     
  12. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Ooh, we can include drinks too?
    WOOHOO!

    Commandaria
    My grandfather's zivania-based liqueur (which I managed to put togeher). Tastes so innocent yet sweet, luxurious and potent
    Flemish red sour ales like Duchesse de Bourgogne/Petrus Oud Bruin
    Cantillon Geuze. Sour like hell but by Jove, hell of a flavour!


    And, pork spare ribs - marinated in honey and soy sauce, with piles of basmati!
     
  13. whnay.

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    Kobe beef
    Fried lobster tail
    Kung Pao chicken
    Orange beef from Wing Lei in Vegas
    Tacos of any variety from Taqueria del Sol in Atlanta
    Chocolate cake from a local place called Watershed
    Mint chip ice cream
    Anything with rasberry (donuts, jam, chocolate)
    Ga-Ga's chicken (don't ask...)
    Wheat beer on a sunny afternoon after work
     
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    Forgot about fruit...
    Strawberries
    Guavas.
     
  15. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Forgot about fruit...
    Strawberries
    Guavas.



    Make sure you get your hands on some fresh almonds now that you are in France. They are at the very top of my best tasting list.
     

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