Local Food?

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  1. Tom Hart

    Tom Hart Puritan Board Junior

    img_20181025153417_378027e2.jpg 220D973358758F8A0E.jpg a_a_o_e.jpg t1.daumcdn.net.jpg What are some local dishes where you are? What would you recommend to someone passing through?

    Around here there are lots of delicious and distinctively Korean foods. Kimchi (spicy pickled cabbage) is essential, but I have a few other favourites.

    The raw fish is probably not for everyone. You can choose the fish while it's still swimming, and then, a few minutes later, it's on your plate. You can get octopus so fresh the pieces are still moving.

    Soondae (sausages stuffed with sweet potato noodles) is another one I always enjoy. It's usually served with pork liver, and sometimes bits of pork lung if you ask for it.

    Bibimbap, rice mixed with vegetables, served in a hot clay bowl if it's cold weather, and always with a fried egg on top, is a classic Korean dish.

    Each city or region has a specialty. It's fun to travel and try new foods, or better versions of familiar foods.
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  2. Edm

    Edm Puritan Board Freshman

    I will try most anything, but I have a feeling that I would lose a lot of weight if that was my menu.

    Nothing earthshattering here. We love okra. Probably 70% of my garden each year is just okra. Freezer full of venison. Grits...I've lived or traveled all over the US and I end up eating the same stuff. Cincinnati chili is something that was new to me. Served over spaghetti noodles.
  3. DTK

    DTK Puritan Board Junior

    I'm with you on the okra! And nothing shabby about the venison & grits!
  4. Jack K

    Jack K Puritan Board Professor

    Anyone passing through the Indian Country of the Four Corners region ought to try a Navajo taco topped with New Mexico green chile. It's a relatively new dish, made common less than fifty years ago, but it is already an iconic taste that combines Mexican, American Indian, and mainstream American cuisine. Yummy!

    It is most authentically served on a Styrofoam plate at a flea market or roadside stop. If you haven't struggled to eat one with a plastic knife and fork, and ended up slicing your plate in the process, you haven't had the full Navajo taco experience.

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  5. Ryan&Amber2013

    Ryan&Amber2013 Puritan Board Junior

    Here in south Florida, there is everything. Depending on the culture the family is from, that's what they generally eat. I'm Hungarian by heritage, so I love those meals. But we eat all sorts of stuff all the time.
  6. TheOldCourse

    TheOldCourse Puritan Board Sophomore

    I've lived in a lot of different place with a lot of good food, but as far as I can tell the main local specialty here in the Blue Ridge is moonshine.
  7. JimmyH

    JimmyH Puritan Board Junior

    Raw fish ain't for me, but there are plenty of Sushi bars in South Florida. Off the top of my head the first thing I thought of is Cuban cuisine. Black beans and rice, chicken and rice, Palomilla Steak, roast pork. Yucca, fried plantains. Great stuff. On the Southern end of things, some great BBQ joints with the racks of ribs, pulled pork, baked beans, onion rings, corn on the cob. Collard greens, sweet potato fries .... Key Lime Pie !

    There's a southern cooking restaurant that is only open for breakfast and lunch. Every now and again I go with a friend from my congregation and have eggs over, grits, sausage patties and outstanding biscuits. Lunch might be chicken friend steak with mashed and gravy, plus some broccoli. I guess it is sort of ordinary food, but what I like, and quite different from the Korean cuisine noted in the OP.

    Also Mexican food. I don't recall the names of most of it, but it is good for a change of pace.
  8. bookslover

    bookslover Puritan Board Professor

    (Note to self: never go to South Korea.)
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  9. arapahoepark

    arapahoepark Puritan Board Graduate

    Never tried it myself but Rocky Mountain Oysters.
    Buffalo meat.
    Beer (I think we are the capital of microbrews).
  10. JimmyH

    JimmyH Puritan Board Junior

    I forgot to mention Italian food, any and all, and Jewish delis. Hot pastrami sandwiches on rye with mustard, cheese blintzes with sour cream.
  11. hammondjones

    hammondjones Puritan Board Sophomore

    Krispy Kreme

    Also there is this thing called barbeque (cows need not apply), with the requisite Eastern/Lexington style debate. I also like the SC mustard-based version, but I won't turn down any of them.
  12. sc_q_jayce

    sc_q_jayce Puritan Board Freshman

  13. Ryan&Amber2013

    Ryan&Amber2013 Puritan Board Junior

    My favorite! I hope that's at the heavenly feast.
  14. Jack K

    Jack K Puritan Board Professor

    Ah! I do miss the Piedmont region of North Carolina, home of Krispy Kreme, Bojangles', and Lexington barbecue. You have represented the region well with those selections, sir!
  15. Ryan&Amber2013

    Ryan&Amber2013 Puritan Board Junior

    They don't know how to spell crispy or cream, but it sure is good.
  16. Jack K

    Jack K Puritan Board Professor

    The signature glazed doughnut is neither crispy nor creamy, but does anyone care?
  17. Tom Hart

    Tom Hart Puritan Board Junior

    I can't think of much that is distinctively Ontarian.

    But there is back bacon. I miss that.

    And Ontario butter tarts. Bacon-Cooked-3-e1482923052439.jpg buttertart.jpg
  18. Tom Hart

    Tom Hart Puritan Board Junior

    Oysters in the mountains?
  19. Tom Hart

    Tom Hart Puritan Board Junior

    I have tried the raw beef a few times, but not with noodles.

    Korean cows taste quite good.

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  20. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    Frankly, I'd rather feed my dog than eat my dog.
  21. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    Generally in the broader area around here it is Tex-Mex and barbecue. A fair amount of Cajun after Katrina and a bit of German. Closer to home there is Syrian and Lebanese; a mile or so more will get you to Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese; some Thai and Indian as well (although the closest "Indian" food is really Muslim).
  22. Tom Hart

    Tom Hart Puritan Board Junior

    That sentiment is growing here. These days the dog meat restaurants are shutting down.

    I've heard the dog soup's delicious, though.
  23. TylerRay

    TylerRay Puritan Board Senior

    We've got a great dish called gravy 'n' biscuits. It's basically biscuits with gravy on them. It's great.
  24. JimmyH

    JimmyH Puritan Board Junior

    Sausage gravy in my neck of the woods. I like it but it is expensive, and I don't like to eat all they give you, because it is extremely fattening. It is delicious though.
  25. Ryan&Amber2013

    Ryan&Amber2013 Puritan Board Junior

    Yeah, I could eat about two plates of that.
  26. Ryan&Amber2013

    Ryan&Amber2013 Puritan Board Junior

    Are you being silly, or do you really not know what they are?
  27. sc_q_jayce

    sc_q_jayce Puritan Board Freshman

    My parents ate dog meat. I asked them how it tasted. They looked at each other and said "eh.... it was okay."
  28. Tom Hart

    Tom Hart Puritan Board Junior

    It looks good, but could you define "biscuit"? I am always confused when Americans talk about biscuits. I once went to a McDonald's in New York state once, and the man used the word "biscuits" to refer to what were clearly English muffins.
  29. Jack K

    Jack K Puritan Board Professor

    Compared to southerners, New Yorkers know nothing about biscuits. Only the English are worse. They call an Oreo a biscuit.
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  30. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    Flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, milk.
    Put them together, roll it out, use a sturdy drinking glass to punch them out, take the leftover, bunch it up, roll it out and punch some more; when you can't punch any more, wad up what is left and add to the cookie sheet, bake, serve with sawmill (sausage) gravy for the main course, red eye gravy for a side, and with honey for desert. Add some fried apples instead of the red eye if you want to eat healthy.
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