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What's your favorite Take Out food?

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Hi everyone,

Just interested to know what is your favorite Take away food? and why?

Also how often do you grab one?

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We're lucky enough to have a plethora of excellent "ethnic" (and I use that word just because, correct or no, all y'all know what I mean) restaurants very nearby. Of course, we do the usual Asian (Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese) frequently. But there is a Middle-Eastern restaurant here that seems to be our favorite for take-out. We get shawarma, kabobs, tabuli, hummus, tziki, grape leaves, stewed lamb in tomato sauce, homemade pita bread, baklava - you name it. We order the whole spread. We love that place.


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Bahn Mi

would never be able to make it at home.

there's a lot of other stuff, but Im glad there isnt 5 ***** bahn mi with in walking distance.

:laugh:

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I'll bet you'll find that "what's good" is a regional thing.

Here in Las Vegas, we have good Mexican takeaway. And with a bit of a drive to Chinatown, decent pan-Asian takeaway. (Not as good as San Diego or San Francisco, respectively, but still quite good.)

My wife and I get takeaway dim sum regularly, but we usually eat it there. Dim-sum is best right out of the steamer.


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I used to order exclusively from the homestyle Italian restaurant down the street and get certain dishes they make well --

chicken soup, eggplant parmesean, a small plain pizza, chicken with lemon

Lately I've been keen for Thai and Indian delivered to the house, I've gotten very lazy.

Every time I order, I order something different and annotate the menu.

I suppose I have a completion disease but I've discovered some good stuff.


I like to bake nice things. And then I eat them. Then I can bake some more.

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Another one for sushi.

Because there are more sushi joints than burger joints here (or so it seems). Most sushi places here are generally above average quality, given their low price point. Cheap, plentiful, fast. I don't need to be bothered to make my own sushi.

ETA: We do sushi takeout a few times a month, in addition to dining in. :smile:


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Vietnamese. Pho, banh mi, banh cuon, bun nem nuong. The flavors are so bright, and I never feel like a glutton after eating it.

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mostly, things that are too much of a pain in the azz to make at home.

Battered fried mushrooms, onion rings, really good fries.


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Although I wind up bringing home leftovers pretty often I seldom do take-out per se. When I do it's for convenience - no time to cook or don't want to deal with the restaurant experience - and the most frequent pick-up meal would be a platillo from a carniceria. I turn to that for comfort food also.

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Pizza from Stella Pizzeria in Philadelphia for multiple reasons: close (2 blocks away), fantastic pizza & quick (I can call in an order and by the time it takes me to amble over there the pizzas are coming out of the oven). We probably get takeout pizzas from them every 2-3 weeks. I do have to say that it is not the ideal way to eat their pizza as it does suffer a bit from being boxed, but the trip is so short that the damaged is minimal. Plus, the days I feel like take out are the days when I definitely do not want to stay in a restaurant to eat. I'd much rather relax in our apartment.

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