So many wonderful things happen when cultures come together in the kitchen. The French occupied Vietnam (bad), but French food in the Vietnamese kitchen led to the bahn mi (good). Japanese hits Tex-Mex and we get the sushi burrito. There are so many examples and it’s all good, man. The eponymous Rob Loncoa of Rob’s Kabobs is half Italian, half Puerto Rican, so we have a happy mélange featuring arancini and crostini on the one hand, pernil and carne asada on the other.
The meal: Fish sautéed with hot soybean sauce with soup, rice and fried shrimp spring roll. Perhaps like many of you, when it comes to Chinese, I am a creature of habit. I love Ming’s, I live close, he knows and treats me well, so I don’t stray far. But friends who know the cuisine have long said that Chen Garden is excellent, and it was time to branch out. With my foodie kid, Iris, home from school, off we went. It’s in a strip mall. The door looks foreboding.
The meal: Tai Chi Burrito with one protein. Don’t we all resist liking things that don’t fit our worldview? I’m the Local Food Guy, so I’m not supposed to enjoy things like Twizzlers. But God help me, I love Twizzlers, and — horrors — I prefer them a little stale. There. I’ve said it. Similarly, I have resisted the neologistic trend in restaurants toward the food-line bowl or wrap. At Moe’s or Chipotle, I end up liking half my meal then get tired of its lack of subtlety.
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