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#1 Edited by WickedCobra03 (2307 posts) -

Any new, interesting, or strange foods you have been into lately?

I've been really digging caprese lately. I think I had it before, years ago, but didn't really know it was a thing.

Super simple and delicious.

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#2 Edited by nutter (2145 posts) -

Caprese is great.

I’ve always eaten a good variety of foods, so new is kinda a tall order...

I had oxtail for the first time a few years back. That was tasty. I also went out for Peruvian for the first time about a year ago. I have no idea what the names of the dishes we ate were (the Peruvian member of our party ordered for the table), but it was all delicious.

Edit: Thinking back tge Peruvian meal was a lot of seafood. I want to say some chicken and pork. The one thing that was definately new was the grilled beef heart. It was also delicious.

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#4 Edited by TheFlamingo352 (349 posts) -

I actually made ratatouile a month ago, after me and some friends watched the movie. Turns out it's a super fun dish to make, and it fed like 6 of us for ~20 bucks. Not a bad deal at all, and it tasted pretty good too!

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#5 Posted by stantongrouse (222 posts) -

Any fans of curries who've not had the chance to get Dosa should try and seek some out. Most of the curry places where I grew up were North Indian or Pakistani so I never really tried them but my partner wanted to seek them out after having them while working in Mumbai. We found a place near us, and now regret not seeking these out before. The two types we tried were a plain Dosa (a thin, crispy rice flour pancake) with loads of dips and sauces the other was a Masala Dosa, the same pancake but soft and wrapped around spicy potatoes like a burrito. Really good Indian fast food!

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#7 Posted by stantongrouse (222 posts) -

@yojidority: Nice! Good work! We had a go ourselves and were fine with everything but the crispy dosas - we either just couldn't get the hobs hot enough or the were fighting with our deep frying pans. In fairness, it's one of the few things of good value to buy out in South London so we treat ourselves to a work free night every now and then.

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#8 Posted by eighte8 (14 posts) -

Caprese is amazing.

I started a sourdough culture a few weeks ago and am learning how to feed it. So far have made bread and pancakes.

Sourdough is bread as a service.

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#9 Edited by MonkeyKing1969 (7587 posts) -

I bought some middle eastern and Yemeni spices- have been using them on chicken dishes. I have Hawaij and Fenugreek Powder as a dry rub....I'm a little busy/little lazy; so I have just used them as rubs. Also,I have some Zhoug Paste with I have used in a chicken pasta dish I made up in my own head. I simmered the chicken on low with the Zhoug ,and then put that over 'bow-tie pasta or chickpeas. Fenugreek and Hawaij are just great for any curry...it like 90% of what is in most curry powders.

Zhoug: Salt, Dried Jalapeno Peppers, Garlic Puree, Cloves, Basil, Cardamom, Cumin,

Fenugreek: (also known as Methi Powder) is made from ground fenugreek seeds...Fenugreek is an herb.

Hawaij: Turmeric, Cumin, Black peppercorn, Cardamom

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#10 Posted by cikame (2828 posts) -

My parents went to Dubai recently and brought back camels milk white chocolate dates with almond, they're very good, can't find a picture of the dates themselves but it's these.

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Not a big fan of dates, but the chocolate covers them up very well, the chocolate itself doesn't taste camelly... camel-y... doesn't taste odd at all just very good white chocolate.

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#11 Posted by SuperJoe (1226 posts) -

I ate an entire Caprese pizza last month!

There's a restaurant nearby called Eggslut whose trademark dish is The Slut (named after a French dish). It's potato puree topped with a poached egg in a small jar, to be dipped with baguette slices.

Also discovered Trader Joe's Spud Crunchies. They taste like frozen french fries.

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#12 Posted by FrodoBaggins (2064 posts) -

Not quite on topic here but my daughter has been asking me if we can make our own pizza for a couple week now... I've never done it before, any advice or tips or preferences when making your own?

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#14 Posted by sparky_buzzsaw (8893 posts) -

Had chicken and waffles for the first time, and it was pretty good! I kinda live in an area where "unusual foods" means someone substitutes lettuce for a bun on a hamburger, so seeing it on a menu here, I had to jump on it before they stopped offering it.

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#15 Posted by someoneproud (585 posts) -

@wickedcobra03: Nice, I've been eating that for years and never knew it had an actual name.

I've been eating a LOT of Focaccia with cheese & jalapenos lately (usually dip in olive oil), not exactly new but I can't get enough of the stuff.

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#16 Posted by nutter (2145 posts) -

@sparky_buzzsaw: Chicken and waffles is amazing. It’s one of those things you wouldn’t expect to work, especially once buffalo sauce is in the mix, but it’s delicious.

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#17 Posted by not_a_bumblebee (127 posts) -

Discovered a Nepalese restaurant located inside an international grocery store and holy crap is it good. The main thing are these spicy dumplings in a broth that are so freakin' good.

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#18 Posted by AndrewTziAnChan (2 posts) -

Recently started making lean doughs for bread. Making a lot of garlic bread made with coconut oil instead of butter.

Also recently, my family came by and I made pizza. The toppings I chose were mashed potatoes, bacon, and scallions, based off a pie I ate at Otto's Pizza in Portland, ME. Basically a baked potato. Made it again yesterday. Very nice combination.

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#19 Posted by patchryan (17 posts) -

I wish I had the gumption to try more new foods. Props to all who are consuming things like camel milk. You are heroes.

Similar to Andrew, I have also begun to enjoy making a variety of breads. Tortillas with one of those metal presses are quite fun and turn out DELICIOUS as long as you don't press too hard...like I did the other night.

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#20 Posted by billmcneal (1254 posts) -

Turkey burgers

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#21 Posted by billmcneal (1254 posts) -

I tried Kombucha and it's not super terrible

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#22 Edited by SethMode (2019 posts) -

I'm an American living in Korea, and have been for 6ish months or so, and the thing I liked the idea of but didn't love it in the versions of it I had in the states was Kimchi. Now I love it so much the lunch people just give me a pile of it everyday, AND I often eat it at dinner too. Radish, cabbage, even pancakes, any kind, it has all been delicious and has me hooked.

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#23 Posted by wardcleaver (315 posts) -

@sethmode said:

I'm an American living in Korea, and have been for 6ish months or so, and the thing I liked the idea of but didn't love it in the versions of it I had in the states was Kimchi. Now I love it so much the lunch people just give me a pile of it everyday, AND I often eat it at dinner too. Radish, cabbage, even pancakes, any kind, it has all been delicious and has me hooked.

I am an American who grew up around kimchi and never really liked it. I started to get into while I was living in Japan, of all places. Fortunately, after we moved back to the states, my wife made friends with many Koreans and they are constantly giving her kimchi. We like to fry it with thin pork slices in a pan and eat with rice. I can't say that I am that crazy about eating raw, though.

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#24 Posted by trinhhh (7 posts) -

I've gotten into a steak tartare kick lately.

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#25 Posted by lead_dispencer (536 posts) -

as a 27 year old adult i have disliked avocados until a few months ago. Now i love eating (and making guac) and throwing a few slices on fresh avocado on sandwiches or salads.

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#26 Posted by Brackstone (911 posts) -

I've gotten way into making ema datshi lately. It's sort of a Bhutanese stew made with chili peppers, cheese , garlic, onion and tomato. Traditional ingredients are basically impossible to come by where I am, but it works pretty good with jalapenos and monterey jack. Basically all the ingredients I need for it I already have for other things so it's super easy and convenient to make.

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#27 Posted by SethMode (2019 posts) -

@sethmode said:

I'm an American living in Korea, and have been for 6ish months or so, and the thing I liked the idea of but didn't love it in the versions of it I had in the states was Kimchi. Now I love it so much the lunch people just give me a pile of it everyday, AND I often eat it at dinner too. Radish, cabbage, even pancakes, any kind, it has all been delicious and has me hooked.

I am an American who grew up around kimchi and never really liked it. I started to get into while I was living in Japan, of all places. Fortunately, after we moved back to the states, my wife made friends with many Koreans and they are constantly giving her kimchi. We like to fry it with thin pork slices in a pan and eat with rice. I can't say that I am that crazy about eating raw, though.

Oh man, sounds delicious! I personally go nuts for it raw as well, but I can understand why some wouldn't love it. When my contract here is over (which hopefully won't be for a while) I'm dreading returning to the US and just never being around any Kimchi again (although thankfully my family has mostly gravitated towards Philadelphia, which has a burgeoning Korean population).

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#28 Posted by 49th (3902 posts) -

I've been making dumplings for the first time. I made really good wontons which are actually surprisingly easy to do. I also made cast iron pizza with a no-knead dough which was another thing that was unexpectedly easy and fast (and delicious).

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#29 Posted by wardcleaver (315 posts) -

@sethmode said:
@wardcleaver said:
@sethmode said:

I'm an American living in Korea, and have been for 6ish months or so, and the thing I liked the idea of but didn't love it in the versions of it I had in the states was Kimchi. Now I love it so much the lunch people just give me a pile of it everyday, AND I often eat it at dinner too. Radish, cabbage, even pancakes, any kind, it has all been delicious and has me hooked.

I am an American who grew up around kimchi and never really liked it. I started to get into while I was living in Japan, of all places. Fortunately, after we moved back to the states, my wife made friends with many Koreans and they are constantly giving her kimchi. We like to fry it with thin pork slices in a pan and eat with rice. I can't say that I am that crazy about eating raw, though.

Oh man, sounds delicious! I personally go nuts for it raw as well, but I can understand why some wouldn't love it. When my contract here is over (which hopefully won't be for a while) I'm dreading returning to the US and just never being around any Kimchi again (although thankfully my family has mostly gravitated towards Philadelphia, which has a burgeoning Korean population).

I really do not think you would have a hard time finding Kimchi in the US, unless you way out in the sticks. FWIW, I live in NW Ohio, and outside of the home-made Kimchi my wife gets from her friends, there are a few Asian grocery stores in the area that sell it. Also, I do not think you will have any issues finding Kimchi in/near/around Philly. My brother lives just west of Philly in a small suburb and there are about 3-4 Asian markets within a 15-30 minute drive.

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#30 Posted by JPPT1974 (124 posts) -

Not have tried new food in awhile. But fourteen years ago. thought I would not at all like Hibachi. Found the food delicious as tried it and got hooked.