The 10 best local dishes to eat in America
The United States is not only a melting pot of cultures, it's also a melting pot of flavors.
A recent Quora thread asked "What are the top US regional foods to taste before you die?" — here are the 10 best answers.
Soft shell crab in Maryland
Quora user Stephanie Vardavas raved about the fried soft shell crab sandwich as one of the best crab dishes around, even if eating a whole crab can be a bit intimidating.
"It does take a little getting used to, because the idea of an entire deep-fried small animal on a bun is weird. But it's totally worth it," she said.
Pokē in Hawaii
"[Pokē] is conceptually very similar to the sashimi you might have at a sushi bar (they both have the raw fish and soy sauce in common), but pokē also contains other goodies such as green onions, chili pepper flakes, sesame oil, Hawaiian seaweed (called ogo), and sometimes a little garlic," he said.
Cuban sandwiches in Florida
Street tacos in California and the Southwest
"Any Southwest Or West Coast native knows about street tacos, and they are such a part of everyday eating that you might have thought to not even mention them. Once you have had these you will never visit that horrible Bell place that shall not be named ever again," user Joshua Engel said.
"Deep fried or grilled fish, crema Mexicana, salsa fresca all compiled to delicious perfection on a tortilla. One taste, and you'll never think of tacos the same again!" Ti Zhao agreed.
Cioppino in San Francisco, California
Salmon in Seattle, Washington
Cheesecake in New York
BBQ in Texas
"Texas recipe beef brisket plus sides of Original Pantry Coleslaw and some classic potato salad (drizzled with barbecue sauce — don't knock it until you've tried it)," he said of his favorite way to enjoy the cuisine.
Sourdough bread in San Francisco, California
Frybread in the Southwest
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