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...

"FRILU" - Another near flawless meal!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 months ago

In anticipation of another round of Covid restriction to hit the York region, I decided to take advantage of what limited time is left and have another dine-out meal. The fact that we chose to e...

Minis Latin Fusion opens softly in New Rochelle...

by gutreactions 1 year 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, Thornhill, finally Re-opened! – An amazing light dinner that garnered as many ‘wows’ as dishes ordered!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 months ago

As a devoted fan of ‘tasting menu dining experiences ‘, the opening of the ‘ Nordic/Japanese’ influenced “Frilu”, just a short drive down the road from my home was a God sent! Now, for high qualit...

Mint n Chili Fusion Foods (Marin City)

by Malcolm Ruthven 3 months ago

Mint n Chili Fusion Foods is another identity and menu of BBQ n Curry House in the shopping center in Marin City where Target also is located. Their newish sign that's very visible from the freeway...

Wanderlust Creamery | Old Pasadena

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

In October, I had a chance to celebrate Filipino American History Month with limited edition Pinoy flavors at Wanderlust Creamery's new location in Pasadena. This branch in Old Town had opened five...

Kogi Still RULES - GO THERE!!! Now!

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 4 months ago

If you're in the SoCal area, get off your buttocks, put on your mask and go out and find a Kogi truck. Support the genius that is Roy Choi and luxuriate in the earth-shatteringly mind blowing flav...

Chameleon Restaurant is open for take-out

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 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 8 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...

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

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 year 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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...