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SteveTimko Jul 15, 2013 08:28 AM

Had a couple of fantastic meals at a raw food place here in Reno called Rawr. As I said in my review, the food is so good I even liked the vegan food.

I guess I could ask the chef this question the next time I go in, but look at the black things on the top of this dish.
http://www.chow.com/photos/969111

The best guess of a dining companion is that it is fennel. Tastes better than any fennel I've tasted before. Any other guesses?

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    mrsdebdav Jul 21, 2013 12:53 PM

    Black ("caviar") lentils would be my guess.

    1. SteveTimko Jul 16, 2013 01:23 PM

      I may have misheard lentils as fennel or misremembered it. There was plenty of wine consumed. ;-)
      Thanks for your help.

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        wyogal Jul 16, 2013 01:35 PM

        Fennel seed or ground fennel could have been used as a seasoning in the dish.

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        wyogal Jul 15, 2013 11:40 AM

        http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/rawr-r...
        First item on the menu, "Trumpet mushroom "scallops" on couscous, harissa, curry spotted lentil"
        That would be my guess.

        1. pinehurst Jul 15, 2013 11:24 AM

          I'd go with the lentil guesses. Lentils are very often cooked with fennel.

          1. enbell Jul 15, 2013 11:16 AM

            Lentils seem like a much better guess - do you remember the texture/mouth feel?

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              antimony Jul 15, 2013 08:42 AM

              Doesn't look like fennel to me. From here they look like sprouted black lentils, but it seems unlikely that those would be confused with fennel.

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