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Nov 21, 2008 10:12 PM

I see these words on a menu and then I must order...

Foie gras, especially terrine de foie

white truffles. black truffles, heck, even summer truffles.

lamb's brains.

veal cheeks.

sweetbreads, especially fried sweetbreads, and a light bulbs goes off.

chocolate mousse.

coconut, any coconut dish for that matter.

pommess souffles.

pumpkin ravioli

roasted duck

blackened fish (yes, I know you shouldn't order it outside of New Orleans, but how can I resist).

beef brisket


anything almost that has been SMOKED.

fried chicken.

broasted potatoes.

coconut cream pie (i think i already mentioned coconut above before but this deserves it's own line).

banana nilla wafer pudding

pecan pie.

butterscotch parfait, almost any kind of parfait for that matter.

hand-sliced pastrami

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      1. re: Humbucker

        wow, cool, thanks. i should have known there was already a thread out there.

        1. re: kevin

          not exactly the same, one is ingredients, one is a finished product. Certainly related threads, fun to compare them.

          oh yeah....

          portuguese bean soup
          fried calamari

          1. re: KaimukiMan

            Fried calamari for me too. especially in or with a spicy sauce. Two of the best chain dishes I've ever had was calamari ala diavolo from East Side Marios and Kung Pow calimari from Mitchell's.

            1. re: KaimukiMan

              OOOOHHH!!! Fried calamari!! A must-have!

        2. Despite my not being much of a dessert person, I have a hard time not ordering creme me it is the perfect dessert, small enough to finish a meal, and it's not something i'd think to make at home, as i am torchless :)

          Also ditto on the calamari. I have a mental list of who i can and can not talk into splitting a calamari app with.

          green papaya salad in thai restaurants, can't get the ingredients to make it at home.

          chile rellenos

          home cut fries

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          1. re: im_nomad

            Creme Brulee for me too ~~ have never attempted at home

            1. re: laliz

              and to add to that, bread pudding

          2. You must run into a lot of conflicts or order lots and lots of food pretty frequently.

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            1. chocolate soufflé

              chocolate soufflé

              chocolate soufflé

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              1. re: Cpt Wafer

                I love a good chocolate souffle, but at The Cellar, I will always order their Grand Marnier souffle over their chocolate....

                1. re: OCAnn

                  I must make my way West once more.