I would like to put your cultural appropriation in mah belleh.
September 6, 2013 7:31 AM Subscribe
Inspired by this
, I am looking to compile a list of the "best" places to get cuisine of a specific nationality or region or ethnicity in Chicago.
posted by phunniemee to food & drink (18 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
By "best" I mean generally regarded as having 1) delicious food that is 2) a reasonably good approximation of what you could expect to find in [food's place of origin].
As I have eaten a lot of food in the years I've lived here, I have an ok start. Here's what I know so far:
Mexico City-style taqueria: La Chaparrita
Peking Duck: Sun Wah
Chinese food: the Tony Hu enterprises in Chinatown, specifically Lao Sze Chuan (though since I realize there are like 100 different ethnic groups in China, I'd love recommendations for styles you don't see as often in the US)
Iranian Kabab: Noon o Kabab
Northern Iranian: Masouleh
Swedish: Tre Kronor
Colombian: Las Tablas
Argentinian: Tango Sur
Ghanaian: Grace (I haven't been here but I've been told by a number of people that this is the place to go)
And then there are things like pizza (where the answer is obviously Pequod's) that it would be nice to compile a list of, too.
I would like to expand this list considerably, though, and update it if there are any changes or some place I haven't been to in a long time has become inexplicably shitty.
So, lay it on me, Chicagoans. If I want to eat a particular type of food, where should I get it?