The crunch of fallen leaves is growing louder underfoot these days, but what about the satisfying crunch of a delicious bite? We’re talking about dishes with crunch, dishes that burst with flavors and texture. A quiet bite may be polite, but is it as satisfying as one of these dishes? Doubt it.
Veggies with crunch
The tempura vegetables at Hole Bowl have achieved umami. These lightly battered and fried vegetables are served up with ponzu sauce for dipping. This sauce adds a slightly salty flavor to the already tender vegetables encased in crunch.
Do you like your bacon soft or well done? Well, the pork belly at Trio is served crispy, and over a bed of sweet corn risotto. This particular meld of flavors is sweet and savory, in addition to being crisp and creamy. If you’re after the whole package, this dish delivers.
Sudachi is far too classy to have popcorn shrimp adorning the menu, but you’ll love their crispy rock shrimp just as much. Don’t let the nostalgia take you to far off places, because adult you is definitely picking up the tab for the specialty cocktails you washed them down with.
There are chicken and turkey legs, but what about frog legs? We can always count on Gather to deliver when it comes to truly unique flavors. We love the spice and the crunch of their Cajun frog legs. A little meaty, a little wild, this dish will encourage you to walk outside your comfort zone more frequently.
There are egg rolls…and then there are the cowabunga rolls at Thai Me Up. Leave it to the masterminds behind Melvin Brewing’s Wu Tang empire to dream up a dish that has simultaneous punches of flavor and texture. These crispy rolls encase red curried coconut cream, mozzarella and pepperoni in an eggroll wrap, and are served with Thai bail marinara. It’s a Thai twist on American pizza flavors.