Are there any restaurants where you've actually tried every single item on the menu?
Chains (e.g. In N Out) exempted.
But this thread about trying all 300+ dishes at Jitlada, http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7623..., got me thinking.
Are there restaurants out there where you've tried every single item on the menu? Was it worth the effort? Did it make you appreciate the restaurant more? Less?
Maybe this should be done more. I know I can get pretty myopic in my menu choices when it comes to my favorite joints, and I'm pretty sure alot of 'Hounds out there are the same (e.g. the No. 19 at Langer's comes to mind).
I have tried every single thing on Skaf's menu.
I have eaten every single thing on Mariscos Chente's menu (or I had the last time I went—I don't know if there are additional items now).
I have eaten every single thing on Xanh Bistro's menu.
I have eaten, in one combination or another, every topping for com tam they sell at Com Tam Thuan Kieu.
I have eaten ALMOST every single thing on Thai Nakorn's menu.
11951 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA 90680
16161 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
4532 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Com Tam Thuan Kieu
120 E Valley Blvd Ste I, San Gabriel, CA 91776
Singapore's Banana Leaf. I've tried EVERYTHING.
Singapore's Banana Leaf
6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036
I don't think this is possible when a restaurant has hundreds of items. However, in the case of many Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants, I've probably eaten almost all the dishes but just not at one restaurant. I do try new items on a frequent basis.
I wouldn't try it, if I were you. You would eventually start going to that restaurant as a chore, and you won't be able to enjoy their food anymore.
I'm pretty close with Tasty Garden.
Probably 85% there, missing some of the more pedestrian beef and chicken dishes and a few of the fried rice varieties, but other than that I think I've covered everything else at least once.
I should add that, after thinking about it some more, I have indeed tried every single item on Won Won Kitchen's menu.
1212 S Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007
Father's Office. I've had the burger but I'm not a burger guy. So most times my friends want burgers I get to eat the rest of the limited offerngs.
Giorgio Baldi - everything except all the desserts.
Santouka Ramen WLA
Nom Nom Truck
21515 S Western Ave, Torrance, CA 90501
2619 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
Father's Office Bar
1618 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA