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  1. Hi All, I'm working on a Blue Apron (meal kits) for ethnic dishes rooted in food stories by people who have had them. I'd also like to add a culture component such as regional facts and a Spotify playlist. In my own experience, I've always had a hard time finding authentic, tasty food and usually have had to rely on people I trust to guide me. I'd love to learn more about how you all go about cooking and eating ethnic foods, and what you love and hate about the process. Attached is a quick sample culture card. Feel free to let me know what you think! If any of you are interested or would like to just discuss, send me a PM with your email, and I'll write you. Thanks! Best, An Dahk Bulgogi (2).pdf
  2. [posted on eGullet 2003-2004] Two recent visits to Al Tiramisu make me wonder: is this restaurant “worth” any more than Sergio’s in Silver Spring or Pasta Plus in Laurel? Not in my book, it isn’t. What about Yee Hwa? Are there not twenty (literally, 20) Korean restaurants in Annandale that are both better and more authentic? I have not been to Yee Hwa, and so I must pose this as a rhetorical question only. Can you find better in-town Cantonese cuisine than at Fortune in Falls Church? I don't see it even being close. Your choice for a good taco or pupusa in-town? Let's do Bolivian. El Pike in Seven Corners, Luzmilla's in Falls Church, Tutto Bene in Arlington? Where are you going to go in Washington? And what about Vietnamese? Peruvian chicken? There are several ethnic pockets (Ethiopian, for example), that seem like they've traditionally been more interesing within the city limits, but there are other ethnicities that have more authentic food out in strip-mall hell, in the low-rent district. When seeking out quality (or authentic) ethnic cuisine in Washington, it seems like you should begin your search by finding out where the ethnic population is concentrated. Convenience to a downtown Metro stop is always nice, but isn't that sort of like going to a Smithsonian slideshow of Croatia instead of dining with a family from Zagreb? Cheers, Rocks. P.S. The following posts have been split into separate threads: Cafe Poulet (Meaghan) Woodlands (DonRocks) Akasaka (wrash)
  3. I wish our Italian restaurants would do more menu organization in terms of region - it would help them a lot. Even just listing what city a dish originated in would help (for you restaurateurs out there reading this - most of us diners don't know where Spaghetti alla Carbonara comes from, but we *do* care!) Look at Passage To India which has its menu divided into, simply, North, East, South, and West - just *that* makes it much more enlightening. In general, our Indian restaurants are divided into "Northern" and "Southern" which is a real shame because there is so much complexity and diversity in that nation's cuisine - it's like China: We've gotten a slew of Szechuan restaurants, but things need to go many steps deeper (*where* in Szechuan, for example?) There are 20-30 provinces in China, and while there might be some overlap, there are surely regional dishes as well. Finally, Thailand is being divided into "South" and "North." Who knows? In 2020, maybe we'll have Pani Puri carts on the mall - food trucks can lead the way towards this type of specialization.
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