Via Food Republic
And while these two cuisines may have seemingly little do with each other (besides the fact that they both serve rice), the plain truth is that they are both delicious. I appreciate this business model because I enjoy imagining that it was created when someone thought aloud to themselves, "You know what I like? Egg rolls. You know what else I like? Flautas. Hey, wait a second..."
The idea of combining favorite foods into one culinary experience is a great one, but unfortunately, I may never find a restaurant that heavily features all of mine. For inquiring minds, here are my top 3 favorite foods -- by far:
Brooklyn food vendors, listen up: If any one of you ever decides to create a restaurant called "The Egg, Shrimp, & Doughnut Shack", you better believe I will be your number one customer. I will pay good money to eat a shrimp frittata and follow it down with some sweet, fried dough. No shame whatsoever.
But even I know the concept for this restaurant is unlikely. These foods really just don't fully belong together (shrimp and eggs maybe, but it's definitely not the most conventional choice). Still, I'm an optimist, so if anyone ever does decide to create the restaurant of my dreams, I want them to be ready. Here are some delicious versions of these three outstanding foods (and pssst...you can just make these at home if you're into that kind of thing):
Simple Poached Egg & Avocado Toast via Pinch of Yum
Pan Roasted Asparagus with Fried Eggs via Shutterbean
Tortilla Española via Saveur
Spicy Shrimp Corn Chowder via Playful Cooking
Garlic Butter Shrimp via Damn Delicious
Prosciutto Wrapped Garlic Shrimp via BS in the Kitchen
DoughnutsBlack and White Baked Donuts via Joy the Baker
Baked Apple Spice Donut Holes via Chew Out Loud
Doughnut Pancakes with Doughnut Glaze Syrup via Cooking Classy
So there you have it. Nine representations of my three favorite foods which should probably never be paired together, like, ever. Still, I'm hoping and praying for the grand opening of The Egg, Shrimp, & Donut Shack.
Do your favorite foods pair well together? Would the restaurant of your dreams be as weird as mine?