Two is better than one: Fusion food at its finest is a beautiful thing. Talk with Chowhounds about the best fusion foods and where to find them.

Spicy Carbonara Tteokbokki is the Korean-Italian Fusion You Deserve All Year

Growing up in Korea, I always loved eating tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes) after school. There were many street food vendors lined up nearby, hawking delicious and cheap street food for hungry students...

Chameleon Restaurant is open for take-out

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

My return to Portland in May has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis. But the city scene is still on my mind and I paid attention when I received a link to the take-out menu from Chameleon Re...

Thoughts on recipe creation?

by georgeeric999 3 months ago

I'm trying to incorporate traditional Chinese plant-proteins into European and Latin cuisines. Not as a substitute, but rather to build new dishes specifically around these foods. Anyone have exper...

Minis Latin Fusion opens softly in New Rochelle...

by gutreactions 10 months ago

Nicole Pirraglia-Piparo of City Island has opened Minis Latin Fusion at 237 Main Street, New Rochelle, in a charming refurbished space that had formally operated as Fratelli's. She is joined by tal...

FRILU – A ‘Notable, Novel, November, Nordic-Nippon’ Omakase experience! (Long Review)

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 8 months ago

These days, when eating out and taking in certain fine-dining experiences, it would be hard pressed NOT to encounter cooking that had been infused with some form of fusion approach. Culinary landsc...

"FRILU" Update – A wonderful winter theme Omakase

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 6 months ago

After enduring another seasonal holiday that involved attending parties with predictable and repetitive pot-luck dishes. Things have finally reverted back to normal. This mean my foodie chowhound b...

Fusion Lounge | Redding

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Redding's Fusion Lounge was my final Lao meal during the Carr Fire (August 2018). While I missed happy hour (4 to 6p), I did catch Taco Tuesday at this ethnic Iu Mien-owned drinking establishment....

"The One Fusion Chinese Restaurant" - A sad attempt of fusion cuisine resulting in a $56 failure dish!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 7 months ago

I learned a couple of valuable lessons after my latest dining experience! 1) When it comes to food.....Do not believe in everything you hear, even from so called foodie/experts! 2) When it come...

Noodle Station | Daly City

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Under mandatory evacuation from the Kincade Fire a few weeks ago, I headed south. I stopped for lunch at Noodle Station in Daly City, a newcomer open for two months. Billed as a "fusion" restaurant...

Pasadena Tuesday Specials?

by 8Gr8N8 11 months ago

The wife and I are looking to splash out in Pasadena and are interested in any Tuesday specials. We'd be particularly interested in any higher end offerings or prix fixe opportunities. We love Fre...

FRILU, Thornhill - A most enjoyable, intriguing and adventurous tasting menu with strong Nordic and Japanese influence! (Long Review)

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 10 months ago

In a culinary desert that is Thornhill, places that offer slightly more sophisticated fine dining are practically non-existence. As such, when a new kid on the block appeared out of this void, it i...

Shiso Tree, J-Town, Markham - a quick update - Still good but overall taste profile is less enticing and quality has gone slightly downhill?!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 10 months ago

Went for a casual, comfort food dinner at this old favorite Japan/Italian fusion place of mine. My dining partner, a dear old visiting out-of-town college friends of 48 years! Overall, our pasta...

NAKAMORI, Brimley & Eglington East – Cozy neighborhood gem, serving up some delicious modern Japanese fusion food

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 11 months ago

Twice within a short span of over a week, I decided to pay a hefty premium on gasoline cost and venture afar from Richmond Hill in order to pursue some delicious food. This time, my pick was the Ja...

Support Black-owned Restaurants Week, Aug 26 - Sept 1

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Meg Cotner's blog alerted me to the upcoming 6th annual Support Black-owned Restaurants Week for the Portland area. http://bridgetownbites.com/2019/08/13/support-black-owned-restaurants-week-is-ba...

Harumama Noodles & Buns: AVOID | Little Italy - San Diego

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

On the way to the airport in May, I stopped at Harumama Noodles & Buns for happy hour. What a mistake! How do I loathe thee. Let me count the ways. 1) Seaweed salad is coated with slimy, st...

Curry & Pie in Georgetown - Report

by Steve 1 year ago

Decisions, decisions. Do you want Indian or pizza for dinner? Well this one place in Georgetown has you covered. You can have both, even if you order only one dish. This is a tiny spot with t...

"PAPA CHANG'S," Markham - Delicious and outstanding, authentic and fusion Taiwanese delicacies and snacks! (Long Review)

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 year ago

I am sure the posting of this review by this aged and seasoned Baby-Boomer will evoke quite a few laughter amongst some of our millennial members for being so passé and antiquated? Since its openin...

"Project Fish," Richmond Hill - Impressive and excellent first impression!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 year ago

Following ex-chowhounder skylineR33's footstep, I finally managed to give this popular, hidden neighborhood gem a try. However, I avoided visiting it on a busy weekend but instead, picked a late ...

Dumpling Time | Design District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Dumpling Time is a year-old now, and has become very popular. This colorful IG from a friend perhaps illustrates why. Somehow I haven't managed to check it out yet. So I thought I'd start a thread ...

" The Guilt Trip ", Redmond - Gimmicky and Disappointing!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 5 years ago

It is a known fact that some of the best computer engineers are of Indian ethnic background. Microsoft's heavy presence and influence in Redmond naturally led to a large Indian population. Before m...

2019 Tokyo Food Crawl - Day 9 Lunch - Japanese-style pasta in Azabujuban

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 year ago

Living here in Toronto, one of my favorite go-to place for a delicious and amazing, value-for-money 'fusion' meal is at J-Town's 'Shiso Tree'. Running at around $15, their luncheon combo of soup, s...