NYC: Eat The World In One City
I had soup dumplings from Taiwan that exploded with pork and broth with every bite.
I tried poutine from Canada; chips topped with duck gravy and heavy globs of cheese curd.
I had buffalo wings with ranch and fried chicken with hot sauce, accompanied by a side of hot grits and mac 'n' cheese. This dish completely transformed my idea of what constituted as 'American food'.
I had a Mexican burrito bowl, a mezze of fresh herbs and vegetables atop a tiny mountain of rice and beans. Lightly salted chips and a refreshing vinegary salsa dip was on the side, of course.
Speaking of American food, let's take a look at what I wanted to eat on my New York bucketlist:
Things to EAT:
Five Guys was better tasting and better value, in my opinion, though I did have a hot dog and a root beer at Shake Shack which is arguably not the tastiest thing to order there…
A big-ass slice of pepperoni pizza
From the one and only (well, not really, there are several stores in New York) Joe's Pizza! The idea of buying pizza by the slice intrigued me in Italy but these slices were huge! I'd like to shop around for cheaper eats next time because although it was worth the hype, I don't see myself spending $4 on a slice of anything again....Especially not an $8 slice of apple pie cheesecake at Junior's, Brooklyn! It was really good though...thick, creamy, sweet goodness. Very different to the light and fluffy ones in Japan with a hint of sweetness.
I didn't actually get one but I had my fair share of donuts/ doughnuts from Dunkin Donuts! Hot tip for the winter: between 2 and 6pm a latte is just $2. They kept my hands warm in the 2 degree weather!
Something violently American (like a deep-fried bacon burger)
According to my American friend, grits and wings with hot sauce is more American than the crazy image I had in my head!
I hope I whet your appetite and peaked your interest in trying foods from other countries and different cultures!
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