October 12, 2012
Yes, I have eaten in Chinatown before, and once I organized a dim sum brunch for a group similar to MeetUp. I don't remember the names of the places I have been because I have not gone in awhile. Usually I stick with familiar dishes like General Tso's Chicken, Shrimp with Lobster sauce, or Sesame Chicken. I like going as part of a group, so I can try different things.
No specific restaurant comes to mind for one I want to try. I love Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese and Indonesian (thanks to a visit to Amsterdam). I am lucky enough to have Vietnam Cafe (University City location) within walking distance of my apartment.
Bone marrow, it was served with a burger at Ladder 15 while inventive chef David Ansill ran the kitchen. Also, Foie Gras...I know it is politically incorrect but so yummy...
Yes, I love Asian food. My favorite cuisine is Vietnamese, I love lemongrass, it is such a verastile ingredient. Also, I really fell in love with Indonesian food when I was in Amsterdam in 2003, unfortunately there are not a lot of places in Philadelphia that specialize in it. My favorite part is trying a bunch of small dishes as part of the "Rice Table". Very different flavors than most Asian cuisines.
Try different cuisines and restaurants with fellow adventuresome eaters. I really like to hear the personal stories of people, especially if they have lived in or traveled to the country of the cuisine we are trying.
I am a long time resident of Philly who knows that Philly's cuisine is more than cheesesteaks and soft pretzels. I love to try new restaurants and cuisines and I am interested in meeting like minded people.