Just out of curiosity, what is your happiest bite or sip in the past or recently or ideally in the future or even in your imagination?
Disregard everything like class, price, culture…, no judgmental, just for pure happy memories. It doesn’t have to be something super expensive or limited, just what make you truly happy at that moment.
Honestly, I’m looking for fun story times if anyone have that sort of things on their menu
In response to the original question, several contenders come to mind:
Kraft Mac n Cheese - Much like White Castle or Jack in the Box tacos, it is objectively not very good, but nonetheless irreplaceable in one’s memory. In my case, of sleeping over at my Great Aunt Ruth’s place, sitting on her couch and watching James Bond movies while eating it off of the foldable tv tables
A Ceasar salad from The Rabbit Hill Inn in Vermont, where I learned far too late (early 20’s) that vegetables would not, in fact, cause me to gag uncontrollably.
My very first time trying uni at Taka in San Diego (gaslamp district). It was pristine. I did the happy chair dance. Taka is probably not the place the raw fish aficionados here might choose, but I was at a conference and Taka was walkable. Sure, you pay the ‘tourist’ tax, but I’ve been back several times over the years, and the fish is always divine.
The Turkey Cheese Burger from my neighborhood burger joint Hot Box… I always scarf it down too fast to take a picture…
Chicken Pot Pie from Pot Pie Co… It was perfection in terms of filling and crust. Got it through Locale. Will order again…
This Quesabirria from Primos Tacos L.A. a ghost kitchen joint near our house… I was astounded at how good this was. I recently had an excellent one from El Puesto in Bakersfield, but this one hit all the notes and was absolutely stuffed with Birria. Going to get a tub of their consume to make Birramen soon…
Perhaps not “happiest” (but certainly very recent) were the asada fries at Ruben’s taco truck yesterday night.
There have been so many happiest. First bite of Ricky’s fish tacos. Second try at Father’s office hamburger. Isaan sausage at Northern Thai Food Club. Crab curry at Luv2Eat. Gjusta Italian sandwich. Langer’s pastrami. First bite of pork and crab XLB. Rabbit fettuccine at some random place in Italy (mentioned in Rick Steve’s guide from awhile back).
In Amsterdam ate some magic mushrooms. Bought a slice of pizza from a street vendor. The broccoli florets shone like emeralds. The tomatoes were rubies. I shared it with the birds and was one with nature.
Yes! It’s a totally not an uncommon thing in Mexico. You can indeed find those who add fideo to Birria or Barbacoa consume. Still, I rarely order when out because too many places make it with Cup a Soups…
Sadly not available anymore, but the short rib two ways at Pueblo in SoCo was phenomenal. Braised short rib topped with rare shaved short rib on crostini. I still think about it. F—ing COVID. Some great places lost.