I've been dating an Indian girl for a year now, and her mom and her both make some awesome food. They're from an Indian Muslim group, so things are a little different than some other Indian types. Stuff I like:
Samosas: very common; my favorite are chicken ones that also have egg in them, but vegetarian is more common. Its a triangle shaped fried dough with filling, like a triangle egg roll or lumpia. Mmmmm.
Paya: an oily soup made with bones. The marrow is sucked out of the bones, but I mostly just like the broth with some bread.
Roti: like naan or tortilla, but old Indian ladies seem to know a trick to make them especially delicious.
Hummus: more of a middle eastern influence. Homemade hummus isn't especially hard and you can make a whole lot and season it the way you like it. My gf makes some amazing hummus but as a native Indian she tends to add more spiciness than I like personally.
On an unrelated note, I also recently tried a pretty awesome appetizer: bacon wrapped bleu cheese stuffed dates. They're a great combination of a number of different flavors and textures/
Cows Tongue Yakiniku style in Kyoto was awesome, and street food in Thailand, the simple but tast "Chicken on a stick" is a favourite.
Not sure if i agree with you on that one. It has a much stronger taste to me. Not a bad taste, although I've heard you shouldn't cook it above medium rare or you will destroy it. Never tried it any other way so can't speak from experience on that one.8
Originally Posted by gregaquaman
For the Dark Knight to return...
Rafe has to do a diet.
I am starving.
I hate you all.
Love me some brisket, nicely done.
I grew up eating authentic Indian, so that roti and all looks awesome too.
We just got a new Whole Foods on my side of the island.
Fabio was hanging out last week, promoting his line of supplements!
"I can't bEliEve how soft my hair is wif my new line of nutritional prOducts!"
I should have hung around and preyed on romance novel-reading milfs, but i was kinda creeped out by the whole thing...
At least i can get awesome prosciutto and goat cheese without driving to town now!
They even have a beer and slice of pizza deal for $5, not bad...
Attachment 13368Seared ahi with garlic mushroom, it's the picture,
and here's a Hawaiian hit song's lyrics
I like my fish & poi, I’m a big boy
Lomi salmon, pipikaula, extra large lilikoi
Squid or chicken lu`au don’t forget the laulau
Beef or tripe stew just to name a few (oh yeah)
No can forget papa’s speciality
And mama’s poi mochi
Smoke meat, shoyu poke with the rice can make a bad day feel real nice
I’m flashing back all over again
I know you feel what I’m feelilng within
And every local boy would agree
That it’s just the Hawaiian in me.
(Me said) Me come from Hawaii me love de fish & de poi
Me eat nuff food ‘cuz me real big boy
Only the local boys hafe know what we need
They serve up food extra scoop of everything ‘cuz
I love de fishes baby I love the poi
With pipikaula extra rice on de side
Hawaiian food is like a rollercoaster ride
And me not goin’ stop until dis Hawaiian tired
These intestine foods are quite disturbing. Blood, not so much. Blood sausages are actually delicious. It depends so much on what kind of food culture you have grown up. Like eating reindeer is disgusting for some, but not for people from e.g. Scandinavia.
Poke cocktail, opihi and ahi.
Attachment 13370Clockwise from top left: Poke (raw fish seasoned with Hawaiian salt, seaweed and inamona), raw a`ama crab, opihi (a Hawaiian limpet), ake (raw bull liver seasoned with alaea), small piece of kulolo (sweet taro pudding), mac salad, some kind of spicy fried rice, steamed sweet potato, pork guisantes (pork and peas), some kind of grilled fish, and kalua pig!
The poke was so fresh and tasty. The opihi was so fresh and ono. One thing I tried for the first time was the ake, which I was told was raw bull liver. I never ate any kind of raw liver before, so I was glad I was told only after I tried it, because it tasted so good! The liver had a very different rich and creamy taste/texture and it was seasoned really well. Little bits of the alaea gave a lot of crunchy salty bits. The kalua pig melted in my mouth and had a wonderful smoky flavor. Everything else was so ono too.
On the side was a sour `ulu (breadfruit) poi.
Man, this is making me miss a Hawaiian girl who sold awesome plate lunches.