Category Archives: Trippy Food (Tasty flora and fauna)

Amazing, exciting and otherwise delicious (or horrific) cuisine Val has discovered in his travels

R.O.U.S

capybara / chigüiro The capybara can be found in most South American countries, with a particularly large population in the Amazon. Its name comes from the Brazilian Tupi language meaning “one who eats slender leaves”, since their herbivorous diet is … Continue reading

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Let The Chips Fall Where They May

Mac’s Fish and Chip Shop Santa Barbara, California (CLOSED) When you’re a European-born chef trained in classical French cuisine, it only stands to reason that the obvious thing to do in order to utilize your culinary talents is to open … Continue reading

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Sons Of The Pioneers

Pioneer Chicken (Bab Han Kki, One Bite) Koreatown (Los Angeles), California Those who were living in Southern California in the 1970s may recall a time when Pioneer Pete was circling the wagons and flipping the bird at The Colonel; Pioneer … Continue reading

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Pinoy Noir

Dollar Hits Filipinotown (Los Angeles), California Apparently, no one went over the food truck rule book with Filipino upstarts Dollar Hits. For starters, the mobile kitchen isn’t – you can always find them on the middle of a block on … Continue reading

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You Only Live Twice

Papoo’s Hot Dog Show/Umami Burger/Honeybaked Ham Burbank, California For over 60 years, The Hot Dog Show (later Papoo’s Hot Dog Show) stood its ground on a busy street corner diagonally across from the oldest Big Boy in the U.S. (both … Continue reading

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