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Bring on the Crawfish

After a failed attempt to enjoy a crawfish po’boy, followed by a so-so experience with deep-fried crawfish, I was getting desperate to get a real crawfish fix. Sometimes the easiest preparation is the best, so I went on the hunt for boiled crawfish. While walking through the French Market, an open market, I came across…

What’s Up Po’Boy?

Po’boys are New Orleans’ version of the submarine sandwich. It starts with French bread, which is then filled usually with sliced meat or deep fried seafood. You can have your Po’boy dressed, which adds lettuce, tomato slices, mayonnaise and sometime mustard, pickles and onions. When I researched where to go for the best po’boys, I…

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Muffuletta? What’s that?

I have never tried or heard of a muffuletta before this trip. I knew of Mufasa, Simba’s dad from Lion King. So I decided to head over to Central Grocery and Deli from which this sandwich originated. The muffuletta loaf is a large, flattened round Sicilian sesame topped bread. It is fairly dense sort of…

meat_and_bread-porchetta

A Vancouver Staple

Sandwiches these days seem to be overly topped with garnishes, marmalades, preserves, and what have you. So it is refreshing to come to a place where there are simply two things, meat and bread, ironically, that is also the name of this joint, Meat and Bread. When you strip away the toppings or garnishes of…

How to Eat Ramen

Ever wanted to know how to eat ramen? Whether you were doing it right or wrong? This is an excerpt from a Japanese comedy film entitled Tampopo. Tampopo was the owner of a struggling ramen shop. This film is a story of how a pair of truck drivers help to make the ramen shop into…