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50 Novel Restaurant Dishes

From Camel Burgers to Foie Gras French Toast

— January 20, 2015 — Lifestyle
There are some restaurant dishes out there that will leave you scratching your head in confusion due to their sheer peculiarity. But upon deeper reflection, some of these culinary creations are works of genius.

There are a number of reasons why restaurants might want to put together completely unique and never-before-seen dishes. For one, their chefs may genuinely be trying to push the boundaries of gastronomic excellence by fusing seemingly incompatible ingredients or cuisines in search of a new culinary holy grail. In other cases, it's purely a matter of attracting publicity by doing something ridiculous.

Personally, I think putting wasabi on burgers is a fantastic idea and I'm left wondering why wasabi hasn't always been a staple at my local junk food joint. Chocolate and marshmallows on poutine? That doesn't quite float my boat as much but that's just me. This assortment of unique restaurant dishes is sure to tempt, surprise and mystify.
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Celebrity-Mocking Sausages
Celebrity-Mocking Sausages
Kaiser Tiger's Funny Food Justin Bieber Weenie Promises to be the Wurst
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Sporty Blue-Hued Meals
Sporty Blue-Hued Meals
Japan's EkiCafe Serves World Cup Food in Tribute to Samurai Blue
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Wrapped Tortilla Burgers
Wrapped Tortilla Burgers
Tabu's Crunchwrap Burger Replaces Traditional Buns with Mexican Flatbread
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Chocolate Marshmallow Poutines
Chocolate Marshmallow Poutines
These S'mores Fries Creatively Combine Gravy and Graham Crackers
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Fried Funnel Cake Sandwiches
Fried Funnel Cake Sandwiches
Zombie Burger's Monstrous Funnel Cake Burger is Definitely a Must Try
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Boozy Italian Ice Cream
Boozy Italian Ice Cream
'Mancini's al fresco' is Offering Beer Gelato at the Minnesota State Fair
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Ethical Tapas
Ethical Tapas
Poco Bristol is a Restaurant Offering Seasonal and Sustainable Food
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Chocolate-Covered Sushi Specialities
Chocolate-Covered Sushi Specialities
These Nutella Sushi Rolls Blend the Best of Both Worlds
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California Rooster Sauce Burgers
California Rooster Sauce Burgers
The Slater's 50/50 Sriracha Burger is for Those Who Like It Hot
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Cake-Infused Hot Dogs
Cake-Infused Hot Dogs
The Twilly Beef Hot Dog Uses a Twinkie as the Bun
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Crispy Noodle Fries
Crispy Noodle Fries
Keizo Shimamoto Created Ramen Fries as an Epic Burger Side Dish
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Cheesy Burger Dipping Sauces
Cheesy Burger Dipping Sauces
Burger King Japan is Introducing Cheese Fondue to the Menu in January
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Towering Cheesy Burgers
Towering Cheesy Burgers
Ushigoro Bambina's Big Burger is a Mess of Meat and Cheese
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Cheesy Mexican Macaroni Hybrids
Cheesy Mexican Macaroni Hybrids
A San Francisco Restaurant is Selling a Mac and Cheese Burrito
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Bacon Ranch Fries
Bacon Ranch Fries
The Carl's Jr. Bacon-Filled Fries are Covered in Ranch Dressing
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Hangover Curing Burgers
Hangover Curing Burgers
This Hangover Food Can be Ordered at Red Robins for a Limited Time
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Savory Pizza Bagels
Savory Pizza Bagels
Dunkin' Donuts is Now Offering Specialty Tomato and Mozzarella Bagels
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Boozy Ice Desserts
Boozy Ice Desserts
Soradoko's Whiskey-Flavored Shaved Ice is an Adult Take on a Childhood Classic
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Glazed Donut Double Cheeseburgers
Glazed Donut Double Cheeseburgers
You Can Now Get a Krispy Kreme Burger With Multiple Patties
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Cheesesteak Egg Rolls
Cheesesteak Egg Rolls
Del Frisco's Grille Blends Asian and American Culture with This Dish
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Savory Chip Cheesecakes
Savory Chip Cheesecakes
Guy Fieri's Cheesecake Challenge is a Medley of Junk Food
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Japanese Bacon Cube Burgers
Japanese Bacon Cube Burgers
Lotteria Will Start Offering These Deluxe Cheeseburgers on November 29
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Filthy Rich Hamburgers
Filthy Rich Hamburgers
Le Burger Extravagant has a Price Tag That Makes People Run for Their Money
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Collagen Chicken Skewers
Collagen Chicken Skewers
Japan's Chicken Suspended in Collagen is a Weird Food Snack
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Bold Breakfast Ice-Cream
Bold Breakfast Ice-Cream
The Fat Duck Restaurant Serves Bacon and Egg Dessert
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Marijuana-Infused Pizzas
Marijuana-Infused Pizzas
This Vancouver Restaurant will Serve You a Weed Pizza
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Braised Beef Sandwiches
Braised Beef Sandwiches
This Mighty and Meaty Rib Grilled Cheese Will Have Foodies Rejoicing
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Unusual Ramen Wraps
Unusual Ramen Wraps
This Egg Roll From The Vulgar Chef Contains Cheddar, Bacon and Ramen Too
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Single Rice Grain Sushi
Single Rice Grain Sushi
Chef Hironori Ikeno's Little Sushi is Extremely Miniature
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$1,000 Ice Cream Treats
$1,000 Ice Cream Treats
The Opulence Sundae is Staggeringly Expensive & Sweet
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Scrumptious Sushi Burritos
Scrumptious Sushi Burritos
The Geisha’s Kiss Sushi Burrito Combines Both Asian and Mexican Flavors
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Delectable Celebrity Pizzas
Delectable Celebrity Pizzas
Chef Domenico Crolla is Truly a Pizza Artisan
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Croissant Donut Desserts
Croissant Donut Desserts
Dunkin Donuts Will be Releasing Their Own Limited Edition of the Cronut
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Extravagantly Indulgent Burgers
Extravagantly Indulgent Burgers
The World's Most Expensive Burger Costs Nearly Two Grand
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Camp-Style Restaurant Meals
Camp-Style Restaurant Meals
Cracker Barrel's Campfire Meals Are Back for the Summer
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Deep-Fried Stew Recipes
Deep-Fried Stew Recipes
KFC Fried Soup is Coming Soon to Japan
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Spicy Ramen Donuts
Spicy Ramen Donuts
Japanese Restaurant Osaka Ohsho Debuts a Limited Edition Dish
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Deep Fried Italian Bites
Deep Fried Italian Bites
The Manowar Burger Coats and Sautees Lasagna Dishes
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Ridiculously Enormous Stacked Burgers
Ridiculously Enormous Stacked Burgers
The Triple Triple is One of the World's Biggest Hamburgers
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Supersized Sushi Rolls
Supersized Sushi Rolls
The Umewaka Restaurant Specializes in Giant Servings
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Ridiculously Large Rolls
Ridiculously Large Rolls
Giant Sushi is Taking Over in Japan Among Diehard Fish Fans
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Decadent Hot Dogs
Decadent Hot Dogs
Dougie Dog's Dragon Dog is an Expensive Hot Dog That Costs $100
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Dessert Chicken Hybrids
Dessert Chicken Hybrids
American Cupcake Introduces the Red Velvet Fried Chicken
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Exotic Asian Hotdogs
Exotic Asian Hotdogs
The Asian Dog Restaurant Offers Hotdogs with Asian-Inspired Toppings
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High-Stakes Grilled Cheeses
High-Stakes Grilled Cheeses
The Zillion Dollar Grilled Cheese is Exclusively for High Rollers
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Chocolate Fried Chicken
Chocolate Fried Chicken
ChocoChicken by Adam Fleischman is a Coo Coo Concoction
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Mafioso-Inspired Burgers
Mafioso-Inspired Burgers
Gangster Burger Sells Edgy Sandwiches Inspired by Notorious Gangsters
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Mountainous Pork Patties
Mountainous Pork Patties
The 1050 Bacon Burger is the World's Most Unhealthy Dish
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Massive Pizza Burger Hybrids
Massive Pizza Burger Hybrids
The 'Megaburgerpizza' Creatively Uses a Pizza as a Burger Bun
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Upscale Wasabi Sliders
Upscale Wasabi Sliders
The SlapFish Food Truck Tuna Sandwich Item is Asian Fusion-Themed
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