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Also, I am not sure if this is something native to Los Angeles or not, but two things come to mind.

1. Spicy Ketchup

Take ketchup and blend it with chinese red peppers. I am not sure how it was prepared exactly, but it is delicious especially on fries.

2. There was a reataurant here called Thaitalian that had an amazing invention. Mozarella stick egg rolls! Combine with marinara and/or a thai sauce similar to spring roll sauce for dipping = yum!

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#3 Let's not forget Chicken & Waffles!

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I have never had a chance to eat any of those seemingly delicious dishes. :drooling: :H
 
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I just saw this on TV and it reminded me that I had this one before at one of the many ethnic restaurants in Chicago. It is Slovenia's Bled Cream cake.

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Oh my lord, I've never had anything like it since! I was told that, as good as the one I had, the authentic one made in Bled, Slovenia, is even better! It depressed me because I don't know if I'll ever get there!

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I've had this many times since it is a popular street item in Malaysia and Singapore. It is a drink called "Teh Tarik" or pulled tea. ("Teh"=tea, while "tarik"=pull). It is a strong Indian tea mixed with sweetened condensed milk. Nothing exotic so far, but it is the finishing touch they do to the tea that makes it fun. See for yourself:


While it is great to look at, the reason why this is done is to cool it off just a bit so that the customer can drink it, but it also aerates the drink (very much like slurping when you drink wine) and actually "blooms" the flavor of the tea.

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We love spicy dishes, and one of the cuisine that is our favorite is Korean food. While the typical Korean restaurant in the US have the bulgogi, etc., I tend to go for the ones that I see other Korean patrons go for. And one thing for sure, they love their soups!

My most favorite Korean soup is something called Yukgaejang, which is a spicy, shredded beef soup. Oh my! If they ask you for the level of spiciness, and you tell them to make it authentic, be prepared to have plenty of napkins, because you will have plenty of flop sweat! But it is not all heat. It is very tasty, and we slurped on the broth till it is all gone!
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Another dish that isn't common, but something I like quite a bit is the cold noodle dish. I forgot what this one is called, but it is a spicy cold noodle dish with vegetables. It is also mixed with kimchee spices and has a nice, pungent aroma and taste.
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And of course, you can't have Korean food without sampling the banchan, the side dishes that comes with your meal. I can just eat these things with rice and I would be happy.
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My favorite Korean restaurant around here is very old school. They still use charcoal grill, not gas grill, at your table when you order something that you cook for yourself, such as the bulgogi. You don't find those that often.

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We love spicy dishes, and one of the cuisine that is our favorite is Korean food. While the typical Korean restaurant in the US have the bulgogi, etc., I tend to go for the ones that I see other Korean patrons go for. And one thing for sure, they love their soups!

My most favorite Korean soup is something called Yukgaejang, which is a spicy, shredded beef soup. Oh my! If they ask you for the level of spiciness, and you tell them to make it authentic, be prepared to have plenty of napkins, because you will have plenty of flop sweat! But it is not all heat. It is very tasty, and we slurped on the broth till it is all gone!
6LKuty.jpg


Another dish that isn't common, but something I like quite a bit is the cold noodle dish. I forgot what this one is called, but it is a spicy cold noodle dish with vegetables. It is also mixed with kimchee spices and has a nice, pungent aroma and taste.
9UnLlI.jpg


And of course, you can't have Korean food without sampling the banchan, the side dishes that comes with your meal. I can just eat these things with rice and I would be happy.
nVcW7c.jpg


My favorite Korean restaurant around here is very old school. They still use charcoal grill, not gas grill, at your table when you order something that you cook for yourself, such as the bulgogi. You don't find those that often.

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It's curious that your banchan doesn't seem to include kimchi, as far as I can see in the photos you've submitted -- in every Korean restaurant I've ever eaten, kimchi is always included. BTW, the other two dishes look very good -- I'll try and see if I could order it when I visit some Korean restaurants (there are many such restaurants in Toronto).
 
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It's curious that your banchan doesn't seem to include kimchi, as far as I can see in the photos you've submitted -- in every Korean restaurant I've ever eaten, kimchi is always included. BTW, the other two dishes look very good -- I'll try and see if I could order it when I visit some Korean restaurants (there are many such restaurants in Toronto).
Kimchee: Middle row, far right. The cabbage leaves have been arranged and flattened down.

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Kimchee: Middle row, far right. The cabbage leaves have been arranged and flattened down.

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Ah, I see it now. The arrangement looked different than the way I'm used to. :biggrin:
 

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