I've been thinking lately about what makes certain places stick out in your mind and want to go back. Sometimes its the service or atmosphere, but sometimes its that one amazing dish that tastes just exactly the way it should. Sometimes I recommend a restaurant based solely on one dish that I love. Then I wonder what happens if that person takes my recommendation, tries the restaurant, and orders a different dish. Would their experience be the same? Maybe, maybe not. Some restaurants do a good job with just about everything they make, but there is usually one dish that is either just amazing all around, or else tickles your personal tastebuds just right. Here are a few of my favorite dishes around the Salem restaurant scene. Things I crave. Foods that amaze me. Tastes that stick with me.
Vermicilli Bun Salad with Grilled Pork & Shrimp - Vietnam Restaurant
Moroccan Beef Plate - Venti's
Pupusa with Curtido - La Margarita Express
Churros with chocolate dipping sauce - Andaluz
#7 Pho - Super Pho (also new location downtown!)
BLT Sandwich - Brown'sTowne Lounge
Clam Chowder - Jonathan's
Caseyburger with homemade fries - Casey's
Drunken Noodles - Thai Lotus Restaurant
What's your favorite local dish? Leave a comment and share with other Salem food lovers!