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Mr. Taster | Apr 12, 2005 07:08 PM

Hi hounds

Out of curiosity, what is the most unusual kosher dish you've ever eaten? As someone who grew up in an occasionaly kosher home in New Jersey, I've always wondered why for example, we never diverged from the standard ashkenazi/American fare (baked chicken, kosher italian -- i.e. like no-meat lasagna or spaghetti with beef meatballs, or more traditional items like latkes, etc).

For example, I was shocked to find out recently that goat is a kosher animal, but I've never seen it available at a kosher butcher shop or prepared at kosher restaurants. There's no reason, for example, why curries cannot be kosher. But yet in my experience, most people who keep kosher would look at a goat curry as being made from pork drippings and cheese. (Am I wrong? Please correct me if I am)

So I guess my question is, what's the most unusual/exotic kosher fare you've eaten, and where did you eat it? Was it at someone's home, or was it at a restaurant?

For my part, the most unusual kosher fare I've eaten is at Magic Carpet in Los Angeles. It's Jewish Yemeni food. Their melawech is sort of like a thick pancake that is eaten a bit like a pizza with many unusual and delicious toppings.

Mr. Taster

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