50 favorite foods
(subject to change, multiple answers allowed)
cribbed from c(h)ristine...
okay, i'm a *little* obsessed with food.
1. favorite main entree:
risotto. or seared duck breast. or poached salmon. or braised oxtails. or roast chicken. or butter-poached lobster... (i could keep going)
2. favorite salad:
either caprese or butter lettuce with herbs and a simple vinaigrette. Nicoise and frisee lardons is also nice.
3. favorite soup:
potato leek, french onion, chicken matzo ball and noodle, or just about any asian noodle soup
4. favorite appetizer:
5. favorite dessert:
pavlova or some kind of fruit tart.
6. favorite fruit:
peaches, pluots, cherries, lychees, longans, mandarins, fuji apples, strawberries...
7. favorite vegetable:
pea sprouts, tomatoes, swiss chard and asparagus
8. favorite sashimi:
9. favorite sushi roll:
generally, hamachi negi, but hideki (my local sushi chef) makes a spicy tuna roll that is truly the bomb.
10. favorite soda beverage:
11. favorite non-alcoholic beverage:
12. favorite alcoholic shot:
13. favorite alcoholic drink:
bordeaux or the phantasm at slanted door
14. favorite cake:
cupcakes! or canneles.
15. favorite pie:
peach or tarte tatin
16. favorite ice cream:
17. favorite milkshake:
18. favorite cut of beef:
oxtails or hangar
19. favorite cuisine:
based on this list, i'd say french, but really, i can't pick one! i love them all! chinese, italian, mexican, japanese, vietnamese, korean, thai, spanish, indian, burmese, basque, singaporean, filipino, pakistani, greek, middle eastern - you get the idea
20. favorite part of chicken: (leg, wing, thigh, breast)
leg. but really, the "oysters" are what it's all about!
21. favorite fried food:
22. favorite cookie:
23. favorite indian curry:
chicken tikka masala or navrattan korma
24. favorite gum:
25. favorite candy:
hi-chews, grether's currant pastilles, marrons glace, passionfruit pate de fruit
26. favorite crepe:
sugar and butter
27. favorite sandwich:
croque monsieur, roast beef dip, mushroom cheesesteak, italian sub or cheeseburger. hey, it's technically a sandwich as well.
28. favorite pizza:
mushroom or salt-packed anchovy
29. favorite mexican dish:
carnitas tacos from a truck
30. favorite vietnamese dish:
shaking beef and broken rice
31. favorite korean dish:
32. favorite chinese dish:
too many to name! salt and pepper ____ (shellfish), steamed whole fish, peking duck, snow pea sprouts, dry braise string beans, the "bird's nest" thing made of fried potatoes filled with sauteed scallops, mushrooms, shrimp and snow peas, sizzling rice soup, stuffed tofu, lion's head meatballs... I'm chinese. Whaddya expect?
33. favorite filipino dish:
Lechon. shrimp lumpia, especially if made by my friend joann's auntie. And her mom's soup (sinigang).
34. favorite southern food:
blackeyed peas, fried giblets, yams, smothered oxtails
35. favorite instant noodles brand:
36. favorite juice:
coconut or pomegranate
37. favorite snack food:
38. favorite fish:
salmon or tuna. skate's also pretty damn good.
39. favorite cereal:
40. favorite pho:
pho tai gon (rare beef and tendon)
41. favorite breakfast food:
shirred eggs, bacon and toast
42. favorite french food:
if you can't guess, just about everything! what haven't i already named? cassoulet, confit, coq au vin, boeuf bourgignon, sole meuniere, moules frites (technically belgian)
43. favorite mcdonalds food:
don't eat at mcdonalds, but the fries are damn tasty.
44. favorite pasta dish:
aglio e olio, sepia alla nero, salvia con zucca or a good old pomdoro
45. favorite bread:
46. favorite tea:
green. currently enamored of mariage freres' "la route du temps" (ginger green tea)
47. favorite 7-11 slurpee flavor:
can't hang with slurpees. love them, but they give me a terrible stomachache
48. favorite hershey's kiss
49. favorite flavor of m&m's:
dulce de leche, but it's been discontinued. i'll have to go with peanut
50. favorite candy bar:
can i say the charles chocolate dark, with caramelized rice krispies? otherwise, baby ruth or butterfinger crisp.