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Old 03-26-2019, 04:16 AM
 
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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.
I used to work a lot in Singapore some years ago. The engineers were Indian and Chinese and didnít socialize with each other. Iíd alternate going out to dinner with the two groups. I remember going to an open air Chinese seafood food court where they ordered a half dozen dishes for the table. Part way through the dinner, the waiter brings out a large platter with a stainless cover and opens it in front of me with a flourish. There were probably 100 live prawns jumping around on the platter. I guess my eyes got really big. Everybody laughed and they explained that this was to show that the prawns were fresh.

The Indian I had in Singapore was better than London which is my normal benchmark for good Indian.

Singapore chili crab is a favorite.
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Old 03-26-2019, 07:53 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Mine has to be Cuban food like ropa vega or how ever it is spelled and picadia and Cuban sandwiches . Love me some Cuban food but you can only find decent Cuban food in florida such as Tampa , Miami and Orlando . once you cross the florida /Georgia line you can forget Cuban food .Btw a Cuban sandwich has roast pork on it if no roast pork no authentic Cuban .
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:03 AM
 
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A few super delicious memories from a big fan of fresh seafood:


-Grilled langoustines in Iceland
-Seafood stew in Portugal
-Street food in Istanbul (chicken shawarma)
-Breaded sea scallops in Salem, MA
-Lobster roll in Ogunquit, ME
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Old 03-26-2019, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Wild King Salmon, not coho. Thatís what they told me in Canada. The whole reason I went up there is for King Salmon.
King = Chinook = Tyee They're all the same fish. They're only caught wild, as they don't adapt to farming. The only farmed salmon are atlantic, and yes, they farm atlantic salmon on the west coast. All others are wild caught.


Chum and Pink are usually for pet food, as is some sockeye, which is also canned. Coho generally has the most restrictions, and isn't usually caught in mass commercial quantities.


I agree with StealthRabbit on steelhead. Luckily my local fishmonger here in Texas has a thing for steelhead too, and I can get it pretty much whenever I want.
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Old 03-26-2019, 09:16 AM
 
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Foie Gras


French Alps
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Old 03-26-2019, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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A few super delicious memories from a big fan of fresh seafood:


-Grilled langoustines in Iceland
-Seafood stew in Portugal
-Street food in Istanbul (chicken shawarma)
-Breaded sea scallops in Salem, MA
-Lobster roll in Ogunquit, ME
oh yes don't forget the lobster rolls: I think anyplace in New England probably
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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Internationally, Thailand never fails to provide me with amazing meals. I also have had amazing food in Italy, Split Croatia, Brussels, and Morocco. Domestically some of my favorite meals have been in Chicago, Las Vegas, and New Orleans.
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Old 03-26-2019, 11:01 AM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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Everything I ate in Vietnam was interesting and most of it was also delicious, lol. The combination of regional Asian flavors with French bakery makes for some really unique and tasty dishes.

I swear I still have a sense memory of the cao lau noodles from Hoi An. So good.
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Old 03-26-2019, 11:34 AM
 
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oh yes don't forget the lobster rolls: I think anyplace in New England probably
I pretty much never order lobster roll in a restaurant. There is only one true lobster roll. A New England-style hot dog bun grilled in butter. The lobster meat moistened with a bit of Hellmanís and some fresh squeezed lemon juice to adjust the acid balance. In restaurants, theyíll commit crimes against nature. Celery. Onion. A hard roll. The horror of frozen lobster meat. Iceberg lettuce. Rock hard nitrogen ripened factory tomatoes.

I guess Iím ok with a side of melted butter and a lemon slice instead of mayo but I prefer my butter absorbed into the grilled bun in angeoplasty-inducing quantities.
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Old 03-26-2019, 11:54 AM
 
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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
In Vancouver, itís usually called Spring. Same fish as King or Chinook. Itís the largest salmon species. Itís in season now. Thus ďspring salmonĒ. When itís off season, the commercial fishermen arenít supposed to keep it. Itís kind of like lobster on the east coast where Canada shuts them down in the summer but Maine is happily catching lobster.
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