What an absolutely amazing gastronomical year! This list was extremely difficult to whittle down. I'm proud to present the absolute best of the best that I was fortunate enough to get my grubby hands on this past year!
7. Feijoada @ Santa Clara (São Paulo, Brazil)
Map / R$38/kg (~US$9.54/kg)
A rainy Saturday in São Paulo, a chance encounter and the fiending desire for Feijoada led me to this.
4. Salted Egg Fried Sotong @ Restoran W.A.W (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Map / RM24 (Medium) (~US$5.60)
I've had squid prepared in many ways throughout my lifetime but this has to be the best iteration of it.
1. Beef Brisket @ La Barbecue (Austin, TX, USA)
Website / Map / US$20/lb
Everything is bigger in Texas and this brisket is no exception. For those curious, I rank their brisket a smidge below their arch-rivals, Franklin's Barbecue, with both setting the bar ridiculously sky high.
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