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10 Great Dishes To Eat Over and Over Again

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No matter how often you go out to eat, it is important to have some standbys that you know are going to be good no matter what. These dishes should be ones that you can order not once, not twice, but many times. The dishes that follow are examples of plates that can be ordered again and again, and while they do not necessarily speak to the entire menu of any given establishment, they are quality choices that lend themselves to repetition.

--JD Woodward

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Chicken Hara Masala at Himalaya Restaurant

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Himalaya is the real deal, and the Chicken Hara Masala is the perfect dish for Indian food beginners and veterens alike. Spicy but not to spicy and full of complex flavors; be warned, you will need to order it again and again.

Cumin Lamb at Fu Fu's

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While it might not be a flavor profile generally associated with Chinese cuisine, the cumin lamb is superb and will definitely leave you with the desire for more.

Hama Chile at Uchi

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The level at which Uchi performs both from a service and culinary standpoint is old news. Hama chile is essentially a four ingredient dish: yellowtail, ponzu, thai chile, and orange supreme. Simple and elegent, it is a perfect bite that bares repetition.

Creamy Pork Cheeks at Feast

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The braised pork cheek at Feast is one of those dishes that will have you immediately planning your next visit to the restaurant

Green Papaya Salad at Asia Market

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In a small shopping center on the edge of the heights there is a small grocery store where shoppers can dine on some of the best Thai food in the city. The green papaya salad is spicy, refreshing and made fresh for you to order every day, except Monday when they’re closed.

Teotihuacan Burritto at Teotihuacan Mexican Cafe

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Homemade tortilla, beef fajita, chile con queso, red gravy…just order it.

Lengua and Trompo at El Taconazo

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Open late on the weekends, this little food truck serves Veracruz style lengua and trompo. Sample a couple of tacos to see why it's so popular.

Bipimbap at Nam Gang

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Bipimbap literally means mixed rice, and Nam Gang serves a great version. The combination of a hot clay pot, white rice, egg, and your choice of meat and veggies make it a dish that can be different every time you order it.

Gorditas and Huaraches at Gorditas Aguascalientes

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The gorditas and huaraches are homemade and come in a variety of different ways, stuffed with anything from beef fajita to pablano and cheese. Wash one down with one of several agaus frescas.

Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumplings) at E-Tao Asian Eatery

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It’s hard enough to believe that there is a place outside of Chinatown that serves superb soup dumplings, let alone one in the mall. But that’s where it is, in the Galleria between Macy’s and Nordstrom.

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Chicken Hara Masala at Himalaya Restaurant

Himalaya is the real deal, and the Chicken Hara Masala is the perfect dish for Indian food beginners and veterens alike. Spicy but not to spicy and full of complex flavors; be warned, you will need to order it again and again.

Cumin Lamb at Fu Fu's

While it might not be a flavor profile generally associated with Chinese cuisine, the cumin lamb is superb and will definitely leave you with the desire for more.

Hama Chile at Uchi

The level at which Uchi performs both from a service and culinary standpoint is old news. Hama chile is essentially a four ingredient dish: yellowtail, ponzu, thai chile, and orange supreme. Simple and elegent, it is a perfect bite that bares repetition.

Creamy Pork Cheeks at Feast

The braised pork cheek at Feast is one of those dishes that will have you immediately planning your next visit to the restaurant

Green Papaya Salad at Asia Market

In a small shopping center on the edge of the heights there is a small grocery store where shoppers can dine on some of the best Thai food in the city. The green papaya salad is spicy, refreshing and made fresh for you to order every day, except Monday when they’re closed.

Teotihuacan Burritto at Teotihuacan Mexican Cafe

Homemade tortilla, beef fajita, chile con queso, red gravy…just order it.

Lengua and Trompo at El Taconazo

Open late on the weekends, this little food truck serves Veracruz style lengua and trompo. Sample a couple of tacos to see why it's so popular.

Bipimbap at Nam Gang

Bipimbap literally means mixed rice, and Nam Gang serves a great version. The combination of a hot clay pot, white rice, egg, and your choice of meat and veggies make it a dish that can be different every time you order it.

Gorditas and Huaraches at Gorditas Aguascalientes

The gorditas and huaraches are homemade and come in a variety of different ways, stuffed with anything from beef fajita to pablano and cheese. Wash one down with one of several agaus frescas.

Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumplings) at E-Tao Asian Eatery

It’s hard enough to believe that there is a place outside of Chinatown that serves superb soup dumplings, let alone one in the mall. But that’s where it is, in the Galleria between Macy’s and Nordstrom.

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