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Old 03-25-2019, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Australia
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You know with so much diversity in ethnic food in the US (and other places) it's difficult to answer. The worlds gone global, you don't need to travel to Italy to get good Italian food. Travel and (or for) great meals is no longer a common component. To be honest, the best meals I've had are from a few places in my own town.

That being said - you can't have a bad meal in Italy, you just can't. It's all good. I love Indian food as well and have had good food in India but really a better Indian resteraunt in the US fills my needs as well. I love Chinese food, which is actually very diverse in China based on region and type, it's tough to classify. We all know the Chinese food in America is not like the Chinese food in China. My only problem with Chinese food in China is bones! I just can't take up the Chinese habit of eating it and then spitting out the bones on a plate.
Some places are food boring however - England, Netherlands. Again you can always find good Indian food in England and in the Netherlands you can find a good Indonesian reteraunt or two.
We have had quite a few bad meals in Italy along with many good ones. But the Italian food we have eaten in the US is nothing like the food we have eaten in Italy (where we have travelled a lot, my husband having been born there) In most western countries ethnic food is developed to suit the local palates but we have found that particularly in the US.
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Old 03-25-2019, 04:42 PM
 
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We have had quite a few bad meals in Italy along with many good ones. But the Italian food we have eaten in the US is nothing like the food we have eaten in Italy (where we have travelled a lot, my husband having been born there) In most western countries ethnic food is developed to suit the local palates but we have found that particularly in the US.
Well okay, some ethnic food groups like chinese (which I mentioned) and mexican are vastly different in the US. Italian as well - the Pizza is practically an American things now, we own it.

But if you look carefully in any big city you can still find real italian, real chinese (not MSG loaded fried rice), and real mexican food (not tex-mex). You are just going to the wrong places, it just takes some work and research.
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Old 03-25-2019, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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I've had amazing food almost everywhere. Top to bottom, if I had to pick one place to go for just food, it would be Singapore. Hands down. No contest.
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Old 03-25-2019, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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You mean wild? They donít exist anymore. I only had one piece in Vancouver. Everywhere is itís farmed salmon.
Of course they do. It's better known as Chinook, and it's widely available. It's actually not the best tasting, JMHO. I'd rather have a nice coho than a big Chinook.


https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/chinook-salmon
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:13 PM
 
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I know it’s a tough one but what are some of the most delicious food items you have eaten anywhere in the world?
Guess I just age myself and it is not very original, but here it goes:
foie gras in Gascony,
Beluga caviar in Moscow, enormously sized gorgeous buttery pacific scallops in Vladivostok,
shabu-shabu in no longer there restaurant in New York City - LOVE all Japanese cuisine and its artistry;
the best steak tartar- medium spice at “21” NYC- nobody serves it anymore- out dated dish!
Dover sole- anywhere they can obtain the fish and properly prepare and de-bone it at the table
Everything in French Quater, New Orleans- from seafood to gumbo, to pastries
tasting menu at “ French Laundry” in Yontville, Napa Valley,
Kebabs just off the fire in Turkey and Montreal, CA- who knew?
Herring ! sandwich on a street corner in Amsterdam and the most awesome raw cheese with beer from Trappist monks obtainedfrom Belgium
A hole in the wall BBQ joints- don’t remember the names in Carolinas and Georgia...
Swordfish off the boat - Newport RI and traditional lobster bake- in the sand- there as well.
Shrimp right off the boat at the Fernandina Beach - near Amelia Island- shack on the dock- no longer there...
Breakfast- at Meridien hotel NYC- eggs benedict and the rest of the menu..
Thank you for starting this thread- great memories!

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Old 03-25-2019, 06:21 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Of course they do. It's better known as Chinook, and it's widely available. It's actually not the best tasting, JMHO. I'd rather have a nice coho than a big Chinook.


https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/chinook-salmon
Wild King Salmon, not coho. Thatís what they told me in Canada. The whole reason I went up there is for King Salmon.
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:29 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Of course they do. It's better known as Chinook, and it's widely available. It's actually not the best tasting, JMHO. I'd rather have a nice coho than a big Chinook.


https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/chinook-salmon
or... actually (7) species of Pacific 'salmon-type' Anadromous fish... ( migrate from freshwater where they hatch to the ocean where they spend most of their lives and grow large before returning to freshwater to spawn.)

Alaska State Ferry | Alaska Marine Highway System

I prefer Steelhead, (ocean going trout) for which there is not a 'commercial' market.
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Old 03-25-2019, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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We have had quite a few bad meals in Italy along with many good ones. But the Italian food we have eaten in the US is nothing like the food we have eaten in Italy (where we have travelled a lot, my husband having been born there) In most western countries ethnic food is developed to suit the local palates but we have found that particularly in the US.
Completely agree. I have had a number of bad meals in Italy. Most places are mediocre, but when you find the good ones, they are outstanding.

Most North American ďItalianĒ food is terrible by most Italian standards. I have not been to an Italian restaurant in North America In 10years after learning about real Italian food.
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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There was a seafood curry dish at this Pakistani restaurant in Sydney that was simply to die for (this places biriyani was pretty darn good, too). Seriously, I'd eat at this place multiple times a week when I lived in Sydney

On the whole, though, my favorite restaurant ever is right here in these United States of America. Little DC restaurant that serves Nigerian/Ghanaian food
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Australia
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I've had amazing food almost everywhere. Top to bottom, if I had to pick one place to go for just food, it would be Singapore. Hands down. No contest.
Totally agree. We even had an amazing buffet breakfast at a Holiday Inn Express there.
But I do remember a most interesting breakfast in Matera, Basilica, Italy with beautiful potato focaccia. Yum.
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