Culture November 7, 2016
Have you ever tried a restaurant that claims to be the next big thing with their blend of food options, but it just doesn’t work out? Mixing multiple flavors across different cultures can be a hit or a miss. But there are some places that know just how to make a combination of foods work out well.
If you’re a bit indecisive and have a hard time deciding what type of food you want to eat, try somewhere that fuses multiple flavors. These six restaurants do fusion cuisine the right way.
Cha Cha Chill is a hole in the wall Korean-Mexican fusion restaurant located in Los Angeles. Asian, Mexican and American flavors are integrated into the restaurant’s dishes. Take your pick from a Korean BBQ Burrito, a Kimchee Quesadilla or maybe a Chorizo Angus Burger. Your meal will be sure to make your taste buds happy.
If you can catch one, this food truck is famous for its Korean BBQ tacos, especially the short rib taco. Kogi BBQ features a blend of Korean and Mexican cuisine, making it a worthy competitor of Cha Cha Chili. Other menu items include sliders, burritos, burgers and quesadillas. There are three trucks throughout the Los Angeles area.
Right off the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, HRD specializes in global fusion, mixing numerous cultures into its diverse meals. The kimchee burrito – which comes with pickled vegetables and either spicy pork, bulgogi, grilled chicken or tofu – is the signature dish. They have a menu with a wide range of items such as po’boys, cheesesteak sandwiches, tacos, curry platters, salads and rice bowls.
Located in Los Angeles, this is a taco shop with a North African flair. These are not your average tacos; be prepared to enjoy duck hash, barbacoa, black eyed pea falafel and chickpea tacos to name a few. If you’re not a fan of tacos, you can choose from a menu of burritos, quesadillas, sandwiches and salad bowls. Breakfast items are also offered.
Here at Blackwood American-Thai fusion is done right. This San Francisco restaurant serves dinner and brunch until 4:00 p.m. every day. On top of the traditional Thai dishes served, try a fusion dish like the One Percenter’s Burger. If you can’t decide what you want, go in during happy hour (4:00-6:00) and try a few of the restaurant’s appetizers at a cheaper cost.
The sushi burrito has become a popular foodie item, especially in California. Sushiritto is the original establishment to develop this concept of a sushi burrito. Asian and Latin flavors are combined in all of Sushiritto’s rolls. There are multiple locations throughout the Bay Area and two opening in New York.
The next time you’re deciding between either Mexican or Korean food, try a mixture of both. Fusion cuisine may just become your new favorite.
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