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Fusion cuisine in Detroit?

dearborn barkis Jul 27, 2013 08:06 AM

One of the wonderful aspects of Detroit is our abundance of immigrant communities: Mexican in SW Detroit, Arabic in Dearborn, Polish in Hamtramck, etc. Plus African-Americans in Detroit who brought us their southern cooking. But where is the uniquely Detroit *fusion* cuisine? Maybe I've been watching too many Food Channel shows glorifying Korean tacos in Los Angeles. Greek tacos at the local coney--is that it?

  1. dearborn barkis Jul 27, 2013 09:02 AM

    I did have a pizza sub and a taco sub at Ricky's Sub Shop. I guess that counts too.

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      ak994 Jul 28, 2013 06:15 AM

      Do corned beef egg rolls count?

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        dearborn barkis Jul 28, 2013 10:59 AM

        It looks like I have a lunch spot tomorrow.

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          boagman Jul 28, 2013 05:35 PM

          DB, you simply *must* report back on this. I am absolutely intrigued.

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          goatgolfer Jul 28, 2013 07:04 PM

          John Cowleys and Son's in Farmington has excellent corned beef egg rolls as well as traditional Irish fare and for those beer drinkers(sorry boagman) an excellent selection.

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            dearborn barkis Jul 29, 2013 03:05 PM

            I stopped by and had an excellent $3.18 corned beef and swiss cheese egg roll. The corned beef was what one could expect in a good Reuben--in fact the whole experience was like a Reuben without kraut or dressing. The swiss cheese was evidently subtle--I wasn't 100% sure it was there. The Vietnamese owner said it is their most popular item. Cabbage is another popular filler.

            I asked her where the idea for a corned beef egg roll originated, and she replied she likes to cook and found it through experimentation. Apparently it is popular enough that a second location is open on 7 mile.

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              dearborn barkis Jul 29, 2013 03:12 PM


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            gan911 Jul 28, 2013 06:52 PM

            They can't get a lot of the basics tasting right...fusion is just an excuse to some place an Asian bistro. What's next? A French cantina?
            I mean, why can't someone make a chicken schwarma pizza with toum?

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              ipsedixit Jul 28, 2013 07:10 PM

              I mean, why can't someone make a chicken schwarma pizza with toum?

              They do. Just not in Motor City.

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