I know it's probably impossible to choose one, but try. What stands out in your mind as the best or one of the best meals you've ever had?
One of the best I've had was about five years ago in Hawaii. I was over at someone's house and they made some lau lau pork wrapped in spinach with some white rice. It was perfect. The rice was cooked perfectly and sticky. The spinach was rich and buttery and the pork was perfectly sweet, tender and moist. There was a perfect ratio of spinach to pork too. It basically melted in your mouth.
Which food experience stands out for you?
Not the guy you responded to, but it's taro root, if I remember correctly.
Whatever the fuck it is, I love lau lau plates. My favorite Hawaiian place, which closed down, made the perfect fucking lau laus, and I still crave them years later. Other places make some acceptable ones, but they're just nowhere near as good.
Im sure there's variations and I know that taro is a staple of Hawaiian food, but Im pretty much 100 percent sure that what I had was pork wrapped in succulent buttery spinach. Shit was delish
A couple years ago I had an osso bucco that was one of the best things I ever ate. I was in Westminster, CO and I was high as fuck on edibles (dude weed lmao) but at the time I remember saying "this is one of the best things I've ever eaten". Pic related.
Some oxtail I had in Lousiana was another one of best, maybe THE best.
20 piece mcnugget, small fry, small diet dr pepper
Not that guy OR the other guy, but he forgot to mention that it's the taro LEAF that is used to wrap the meat.
Basic laulau is fatty pork with a little piece of salted cod, wrapped in taro leaf. This, in turn, is wrapped in ti leaf (another hawaiian/pacific plant) and steamed.
The pork fat and salt from the fish are pretty much all you need to get that "buttery" quality you mentioned.
Just last year on my birthday I had the perfect blend of my favorite things in food; frying, shellfish, and sandwiches.
A signature item of a hometown (St Louis) favorite restaurant of mine, I present the Broadway Oyster Bar's Lobster PoBoy.
Didn't even have to order it without tomato, that's what sold me on it, just everything I want in a meal.
>not the McChicken
its the best fast food sandwich
If I had to pick a single best meal I'd go with an Easter dinner a friend of mine hosted a few years ago, his wife is from Poland and made a feast with lots of traditional and family recipes. The meal stands out as the best I've had because all the food and drink was amazing, I had Zurek for the first time ever (a fabulous sour soup), and the conversation around the table during and after dinner was brilliant (a dozen well-educated people representing three continents and many different professions).
The steakhouse at the Circus Circus in Las Vegas is incredibly underrated, although still held in very high regard amongst critics
For an obtainable option on the weekends, nothing beats pic related for me
Recently went to Vegas and got a great deal on the Spice Market buffet, including all-you-can-drink.
I literally ate about 5 slabs of rare prime rib, and drank 9 Corona's, dressed.
Maybe not the best as far as quality goes, but it was certainly a food zen, scratching the big glutton itch.
Pic is round 1 of dessert.
A few years ago at my old place, there was a little Chinese takeout around the corner. Didn't really know what to get so I bought their vegetable curry on a whim. Holy shit I wish I could remember what was in it since it was absolutely fantastic. What was really great about it though was that for I think like £6 they gave you massive amounts of curry and rice, like it was enough for lunch and dinner for both me and my mum.
i think i'd have to go with GOOD pho
with rare beef and tripe
with tofu salad rolls on the side
.. yeah that could be my last meal
bad pho makes me cry, and unfortunately is the norm
the first time I had a dry aged med rare steak. Mindblowing good when all I'd eaten before hand was well done costco steak. Also recently I had pork ribs at a kbbq restaurant that were amazing.