Gnocchi with sun-dried tomatoes and broccoli rabe in parmesan broth
Hwedupbab (raw fish bibimbab) from Incheon International Airport, Korea
Strip mall Fried Chicken in Los Angeles.
Black Truffle "Mac n' Cheese" with orrenchiette, bacon, and parmesan at Petrossian West Hollywood. Easily one of the best I've ever had.
Cheeseburger from The Silver Skillet Diner in Atlanta, GA
Pears and Walnuts with Cinnamon Jam
An unlikely spot for great sushi helps a beginner find his taste buds.
impossibly crunchy housemade potato chips from L.A. Bento, a mobile food company that's thankfully *not* a food truck
Angelo's Burger joint in Encinitas, CA.
Sloppy Joe Sliders at Rye House in the Flatiron District.
The best dumplings I've ever had outside of Taiwan from Din Tai Fung in Arcadia, California
Quality Meats' Duck and Cheese Hot Pockets at New Amsterdam Market.
Mussels, Gigante Beans, and Feta at Kefi in NYC
Bi Bim Bap at Me's Barbecue made a great alternative to the hotel breakfast buffets in Waikiki, Hawai'i.
Korea Garden Grille - Houston's best kept Korean BBQ secret.
Rum Marron is my new favorite drink. Get it at the Roneria at Caracas in Brooklyn.
An Outstanding in the Field original soup. Locally sourced San Francisco Bay area mushrooms in a sublime dashi.
Vegan chocolate-covered donut from LA's only vegan bakery, Babycakes!
Phenomenal eggs Benedict and catfish hash (what?) are the undeniable stars at Portland's Bridges Cafe and Catering.
Modern French macarons
Vietnamese soft and chewy rice cakes with crispy scallion tofu.
Fruit salad with rosewater tahini yogurt for brunch at Public in NYC.
Though the unitiated shy from it, chicken feet in black bean sauce is a dim sum staple. (Lunasia/Alhambra,CA)
Malaysian Style Laksa
"Gambino" sandwich at COCHON Butcher, New Orleans
Lentil Soup with wild boar bacon served at the Sky City restaurant at the top of the Space Needle.
Plat de Côtes de Boeuf. Red wine braised beef short ribs with caramelized Savoy cabbage, glazed sweet carrots, parsnips & jus de boeuf at Bouchon Beverly Hills.
Chicken rice with a difference at Restaurant Keen (now Kimwah)- one of the highlights from the foodie heaven that is my home country Malaysia!
Pierre Hermé's Macarons & Laduree's
Japanese ramen with a Chinese twist at Naga Naga in Los Angeles.
From The French Laundry's Tasting of Vegetables menu, Vol au Vent de Legumes D’Automne (Romaine Lettuce, Sugar Snap Peas, Fennel Bulb, Radishes and Port Wine Reduction)
The pork bun from Fatty Crab in NYC. One of the many notable things I ate in 2009.
Ludo’s Fried Chicken (LFC), with Cantal Polenta, Baby Corn & Mole Sauce at LudoBites
Chili cheese dogs are the cat's meow at Los Angeles' Pink's Hot Dogs.