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Looking for hybrid-not fusion- restaurants!

corianda Nov 17, 2011 06:10 PM

Fusion's huge, but I'm trying to find restaurants that instead of combining the two cuisines or flavors in each dish, serve individual dishes side by side. For example, I can get sushi, or I can go with the full-fledged Italian pasta carbonara.

Any ideas?

  1. enbell Nov 19, 2011 08:00 PM

    Like this restaurant in Reno?

    1. w
      wyogal Nov 18, 2011 06:40 PM

      Kind of like the Long john Silvers/Kentucky Fried Chicken combos? ha!

      1. m
        miami_african Nov 18, 2011 06:39 PM

        In miami beach we have a place called Cubi-Thai owned by a Cuban guy and his Thai wife, they have both menus. Thai is ok, Cuban not so much...

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        1. re: miami_african
          beachmouse Nov 18, 2011 07:18 PM

          And up in the Panhandle, they've got Thai-Southern BBQ with a couple of Cuban dishes


          There's also a Korean-Cajun sports bar, but I can't find a web site for it.

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          Nyleve Nov 18, 2011 07:14 AM

          My favourite combination - if only for the sheer weirdness of it - is a restaurant in Toronto called Hungary Thai. It prepares neither cuisine particularly well, but I find the whole idea hilarious.

          1. goodhealthgourmet Nov 18, 2011 06:50 AM

            is this just a general query about the state of restaurant dining, or are you looking in a particular city or region? because if you want recommendations for your area, you should post this on your local board.

            ETA: but in the meantime, there's a restaurant in Encinitas, CA - a neighborhood in the North County area of San Diego - called Chinatown Grissini...they serve Chinese and Italian cuisines.

            1. m
              Maximilien Nov 18, 2011 06:22 AM

              In Québec (the province), we have a ton of restaurants with mixed menus

              Italian-Canadian (red sauce spag & pizza)
              Chinese-Canadian (short-ribs, chowmein, ... )
              Greek-Canadian (souvlaki, ...)

              Don't know what canadian food it, but I assume it involves frozen food that can be fried...

              1. j
                janniecooks Nov 18, 2011 01:42 AM

                Just about every restaurant on the Treasure Coast of Florida that serves cuisine from Asia is a hybrid: Thai/Japanese/Chinese, or Thai/Vietnamese/Sushi, or Japanese/Thai/Chinese. And there is even an Indian/Greek restaurant locally.

                These hybrid restaurants do nothing well. I have more confidence in a restaurant that specializes in one cuisine than one that tries to please all the people all the time.

                1. ipsedixit Nov 17, 2011 08:51 PM

                  Las Vegas Buffets.

                  1. s
                    Steve Nov 17, 2011 08:13 PM

                    Mussolini invaded Ethiopia, so there is a history of Italian food eaten there. There are a few Ethiopian restaurants near Washington, DC that serve both cuisines, side by side.

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