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OK so here are some of my favorite meals:
  • Anything involving raw/smoked salmon. Personally I think cooking salmon is an incredible crime. I love sashmi, spicy salmon sushi rolls, and bagels with cream cheese and lox.
  • Obviously I love myself a good steak here's my rankings:
    • Tomahawk
    • Ribeye
    • T-bone
    • Sirloin
    • Tenderloin / Filet Mignon
    • Hangar
    • Literally anything else
    • Rump
  • Roast/Peking Duck also Roast Goose
  • Tonkotsu Ramen. This has basically now become the only ramen I enjoy.
  • Beef rib roast, Brazillian BBQ, Korean BBQ
  • I do enjoy some good chinese food, from properly cooked egg fried rice with shredded chicken, to soup dumplings
There's so much more but this is all I could think of for now.
 

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My wife is the cook of the house and she’s damn good at it. She makes the best jambalaya I’ve ever had. So much so that it’s what I request for my birthday dinner every year. She makes it spicy, with chicken and andouill. So good. A close second is her chili, with meat and beans. Beans soaked in Guinness overnight. Now I’m hungry.
 

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I'm a fan of a good steak. I'll eat fish in most forms except anchovies.
Quiche is good, I make a bunch in mini pans and crustless and they're good for using up stuff.
Sausages like Bratwurst are a fave.
I'm into soups and stews this year, been making a Bavarian stew with cubed steak, sauerkraut, onions, dark German beer and caraway.
I love Indian recipies but if they have curry in hem I'll smell of curry for 2 weeks afterwards and I don't like that. :D
Just got a Mexican Keto cookbook I'm having fun with as well.
 

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When it comes to actual food and not dessert, I’d have to go with proper rib-eye hands down. Brisket as a close second. I love a cooked salmon with the juicy skin still on it, and I hate how hard it is to find anywhere willing to keep the skin on.
 

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My wife is the cook of the house and she’s damn good at it. She makes the best jambalaya I’ve ever had. So much so that it’s what I request for my birthday dinner every year. She makes it spicy, with chicken and andouill. So good. A close second is her chili, with meat and beans. Beans soaked in Guinness overnight. Now I’m hungry.
I have to admit I haven't had much experience with African based / southern US type / soul food type dishes. Never tried jamalaya, gumbo, boils. I think I've only really had southern fried chicken and what you guys call "chilli"...

I'm a fan of a good steak. I'll eat fish in most forms except anchovies.
Quiche is good, I make a bunch in mini pans and crustless and they're good for using up stuff.
Sausages like Bratwurst are a fave.
I'm into soups and stews this year, been making a Bavarian stew with cubed steak, sauerkraut, onions, dark German beer and caraway.
I love Indian recipies but if they have curry in hem I'll smell of curry for 2 weeks afterwards and I don't like that. :D
Just got a Mexican Keto cookbook I'm having fun with as well.
I actually like anchovies, though only in other things, like ceaser dressing etc. Other than that, I like cod in fish n chips, and raw salmon, unless I'm forced to have it cooked. Other than that I don't think I actually eat much fish... hmmm...

Yeah, I'm a fan of good german sausages and salamis too. There's this German restaurant I frequent here, which has this roast porck knuckle dish, served with sauerkraut and apple sauce... fucking delicious. I was lucky enough to live with some Germans while I was at Uni so I picked up a taste for German food.

Also, being brown and growing up half in Sri Lanka and half in the UK, curry used to be a huge part of my life, though I completely agree, the smell is so hard to get rid of.

When it comes to actual food and not dessert, I’d have to go with proper rib-eye hands down. Brisket as a close second. I love a cooked salmon with the juicy skin still on it, and I hate how hard it is to find anywhere willing to keep the skin on.
One of the main things I wanna try when I visit the US is a proper smoked brisket...

And yeah, if you are doing the unthinkable and cooking salmon :p you better leave that damn skin on. I've heard it called "sea bacon" (salmon skin) and I tend to agree.

Roast chicken, very simple, just Salt, pepper, and butter on top. Served with pan fried potatoes
Simple staple, can never go wrong with some roast chicken :)
 

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Roast chicken, very simple, just Salt, pepper, and butter on top. Served with pan fried potatoes
I grew up with some very dry ass and pathetic chicken some of the time, so chicken's sometimes hard for me to prefer over other things. Though there's this thing my mom used to do where she'd cook the chicken using ranch dressing as a marinade, and it was friggin AMAZING.
 

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Been a vegetarian for years now but I can still remember how good crispy Babi Pangang is. With sweet sour sauce, some atjar and nasi goreng. Yumm.
But home made pizza currently is my favorite. All natural and super tasty. Nice thin dough with a crunchy crust, lots of herbs and garlic, thick sauce and cherry tomatoes, onions and hot peppers. And a tiny bit of mozzarella. The best.
 

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Been a vegetarian for years now but I can still remember how good crispy Babi Pangang is. With sweet sour sauce, some atjar and nasi goreng. Yumm.
But home made pizza currently is my favorite. All natural and super tasty. Nice thin dough with a crunchy crust, lots of herbs and garlic, thick sauce and cherry tomatoes, onions and hot peppers. And a tiny bit of mozzarella. The best.
I know it's not the same, but I do love char siu. And pizza of course is good but entirely dependent on the toppings for me. Recently I've been into sausage meat and bacon pizzas :D
 

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I have to admit I haven't had much experience with African based / southern US type / soul food type dishes. Never tried jamalaya, gumbo, boils. I think I've only really had southern fried chicken and what you guys call "chilli"...


I actually like anchovies, though only in other things, like ceaser dressing etc. Other than that, I like cod in fish n chips, and raw salmon, unless I'm forced to have it cooked. Other than that I don't think I actually eat much fish... hmmm...

Yeah, I'm a fan of good german sausages and salamis too. There's this German restaurant I frequent here, which has this roast porck knuckle dish, served with sauerkraut and apple sauce... fucking delicious. I was lucky enough to live with some Germans while I was at Uni so I picked up a taste for German food.

Also, being brown and growing up half in Sri Lanka and half in the UK, curry used to be a huge part of my life, though I completely agree, the smell is so hard to get rid of.


One of the main things I wanna try when I visit the US is a proper smoked brisket...

And yeah, if you are doing the unthinkable and cooking salmon :p you better leave that damn skin on. I've heard it called "sea bacon" (salmon skin) and I tend to agree.


Simple staple, can never go wrong with some roast chicken :)
I grew up in the south, raised by a Texan who was expedited through the ranks in his chosen military branch, so we lived all over the east coast. Learning how to make chili was not optional. 😄 Though I will say that being an adult, and being allowed to cook with beer has greatly improved my recipe.

Cajun/Creole is my favorite cuisine, heavily influenced by spending my formative years in New Orleans, but I'm a sucker for any soul food. I haven't made gumbo, yet, and I'm pretty sure the only gumbo Incog has ever tried is a gator gumbo that we were given by a Cajun restaurant that ended up being closed for nefarious practices. 😬 It was gross. I need to make him some shrimp gumbo. One of these days.

A close running second is curry. Pretty much any kind. We used to go to this restaurant called The Sitar, and the second we walked in the door, we were grinning like kids at Christmas. We haven't been there in a while, though, and they're permanently closed now, so Incog makes curry for us. I've been working on learning other Indian/Pakistani dishes, and just recently made an eggplant curry that is to die for. But my best is Butter Chicken.
 

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I have tons of experience with curries, indian, pakistani, arab and other central asian foods, and I'm a slut for spicy food. This is mostly because I was born and (partly) raised in Asia.

I'm really so interested in Cajun, Creole, New Orleans soul food etc just because everyone raves about it so much... but I've never had any that I enjoyed really... not that I've had much, let alone anything authentic. I'm definitely going to visit the US, especially the south, just for the food.

BTW, if you like butter chicken, try this:
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It's honestly borderline better than home made, and soooo good with chicken, lamb, mutton (if you can get it) and even beef. Definitely recommend for a quick weeknight dinner. Pan fry some chicken, or crockpot some beef, lamb etc, throw it in the sauce, simmer for a bit, and serve over some steamed basmati rice. Easy and delicious.
 

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I have tons of experience with curries, indian, pakistani, arab and other central asian foods, and I'm a slut for spicy food. This is mostly because I was born and (partly) raised in Asia.

I'm really so interested in Cajun, Creole, New Orleans soul food etc just because everyone raves about it so much... but I've never had any that I enjoyed really... not that I've had much, let alone anything authentic. I'm definitely going to visit the US, especially the south, just for the food.

BTW, if you like butter chicken, try this:
product-image-tikka-masala-simmer-aus-2020-t1.png


It's honestly borderline better than home made, and soooo good with chicken, lamb, mutton (if you can get it) and even beef. Definitely recommend for a quick weeknight dinner. Pan fry some chicken, or crockpot some beef, lamb etc, throw it in the sauce, simmer for a bit, and serve over some steamed basmati rice. Easy and delicious.
I haven’t seen that brand, but a similar simmer sauce is what prompted me to try to make it myself. Need to start keeping it in the house again. While mine is good, quick is also good, and mine is decidedly NOT quick.
 

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I haven’t seen that brand, but a similar simmer sauce is what prompted me to try to make it myself. Need to start keeping it in the house again. While mine is good, quick is also good, and mine is decidedly NOT quick.
I've tried like 50 brands but this was definitely the best. I think it's a UK brand, so might be hard to find locally in the US, but you could always try amazon:
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I'm really so interested in Cajun, Creole, New Orleans soul food etc just because everyone raves about it so much... but I've never had any that I enjoyed really... not that I've had much, let alone anything authentic. I'm definitely going to visit the US, especially the south, just for the food.
Don't buy jambalaya from an Italian person. They have no idea how to make it. Lol.
 
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