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What’s something you would gladly eat for lunch very day for for the rest of your life?

Mine would be feijoada!

24 comments

  1. [3]
    nacho
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    There is no superior lunch food to a good burrito. There's also a lot of variation to be had in that one burrito. If it had to be exactly the same burrito every day, that'd also be perfectly awesome.

    There is no superior lunch food to a good burrito.

    There's also a lot of variation to be had in that one burrito. If it had to be exactly the same burrito every day, that'd also be perfectly awesome.

    13 votes
    1. Greg
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      Came here to say exactly this, and I'm very glad someone had already got there - a good burrito is a wonderful thing.

      Came here to say exactly this, and I'm very glad someone had already got there - a good burrito is a wonderful thing.

      3 votes
    2. krg
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      I feel like a burrito would be a bit too heavy (at least the way they tend to be made in the States) for lunch and I'd end up going to sleep rather than back to work.

      I feel like a burrito would be a bit too heavy (at least the way they tend to be made in the States) for lunch and I'd end up going to sleep rather than back to work.

      3 votes
  2. [3]
    anahata
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    Authentic ramen. Not the prepackaged stuff that's mostly salt with some noodles and dried vegetables added for garnish; I mean the stuff you get at a proper sit-down restaurant. Specifically, I...

    Authentic ramen. Not the prepackaged stuff that's mostly salt with some noodles and dried vegetables added for garnish; I mean the stuff you get at a proper sit-down restaurant. Specifically, I could live on variations of tonkotsu ramen forever. Ramen is a soup, and like jahnu said, it's so variable. You can add so much to it (and indeed, many soup / stew dishes got their origins as "just take what's in the pantry and toss it in the pot") and customize it in so many ways that I don't think I'd get bored.

    11 votes
    1. cfabbro
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      Ditto, and Pho is similar for me, too. I could happily eat either one every day for lunch, and it probably wouldn't even be too unhealthy doing that either. :P

      Ditto, and Pho is similar for me, too. I could happily eat either one every day for lunch, and it probably wouldn't even be too unhealthy doing that either. :P

      4 votes
    2. Odysseus
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      I once felt the same, until I actually did it. Tonkotsu ramen is a strong flavor, and any strong flavor gets fatiguing day after day.

      I once felt the same, until I actually did it. Tonkotsu ramen is a strong flavor, and any strong flavor gets fatiguing day after day.

      2 votes
  3. Gaywallet
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    Sushi if that's too broad, then specifically unagi

    Sushi

    if that's too broad, then specifically unagi

    9 votes
  4. jahnu
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    Simple answer. Soup. It covers everything from the finest consomme to rich vegetable laden dals to chilled gazpachos.

    Simple answer. Soup. It covers everything from the finest consomme to rich vegetable laden dals to chilled gazpachos.

    7 votes
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    tea_and_cats_please
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    I've never had feijoada, that looks good. I'm a simple lady, I'd probably be happy with peanut butter on toast. Maybe with bananas.

    I've never had feijoada, that looks good.

    I'm a simple lady, I'd probably be happy with peanut butter on toast. Maybe with bananas.

    5 votes
    1. mrbig
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      I've just had feijoada. Very happy right now. Besides the full-blown feijoada, rice, beans + some kind of protein is the basis of Brazilian day-to-day food. And you truly are a simple lady! That's...

      I've just had feijoada. Very happy right now.

      Besides the full-blown feijoada, rice, beans + some kind of protein is the basis of Brazilian day-to-day food.

      And you truly are a simple lady! That's a good way to be always in a good mood ;)

      5 votes
  6. [2]
    asoftbird
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    Sandwich with slices of cheese or strawberry jam. This has been my lunch for decades so l don't see any issue continuing another 20 years :p

    Sandwich with slices of cheese or strawberry jam. This has been my lunch for decades so l don't see any issue continuing another 20 years :p

    5 votes
    1. blake
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      Dude, do you eat sandwiches or toast with jam and cheese? That's like, my favorite snack. Medium cheddar cheese with strawberry or raspberry jam on toast, like an english muffin. I could eat that...

      Dude, do you eat sandwiches or toast with jam and cheese? That's like, my favorite snack. Medium cheddar cheese with strawberry or raspberry jam on toast, like an english muffin. I could eat that everyday forever.

      1 vote
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    krg
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    It wasn't lunch, but there was a period in my life where I was consistently eating some variation of an avocado sandwich and I was looking forward to that meal every day. Usually something like:...

    It wasn't lunch, but there was a period in my life where I was consistently eating some variation of an avocado sandwich and I was looking forward to that meal every day.

    Usually something like:

    • Bolillo or telera roll (preferably telera)

    • Mayo + sriracha

    • Cilantro

    • Queso fresco or havarti cheese

    • Avocado

    • pepper

    • Tapatio

    ...damn..I think I want that today!

    5 votes
    1. Akir
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      I could eat tellera rolls every day. To me, they are the perfect American bread. And yes, it covers both continents. They just delicious butterfat flavor to them with just a hint of sweetness....

      I could eat tellera rolls every day. To me, they are the perfect American bread. And yes, it covers both continents. They just delicious butterfat flavor to them with just a hint of sweetness. It's a flavor that goes together with just about any sandwich flavor you can give it, and the structure helps it hold less typical ingredients. If I hadn't tried it myself, I wouldn't believe a sandwich with beans on it would be any good, but the tellera makes it happen.

      Now I want a good torta. But I have moved away from all the good Mexican restaurants....

      2 votes
  8. ThatFanficGuy
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    I'm torn. Pizza, or shawarma, or shashlyk.

    I'm torn. Pizza, or shawarma, or shashlyk.

    5 votes
  9. xstresedg
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    Honestly I think mine would be beef chili. I don't know if I've ever been sick of chili lol

    Honestly I think mine would be beef chili. I don't know if I've ever been sick of chili lol

    3 votes
  10. vili
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    For the last four and a bit years, I've been eating (well, mainly drinking) soylents, or meal replacements for my lunches. I'm circulating multiple brands and it works really well for me. Quick,...

    For the last four and a bit years, I've been eating (well, mainly drinking) soylents, or meal replacements for my lunches. I'm circulating multiple brands and it works really well for me. Quick, easy and nutritional. I could imagine myself doing this for the rest of my life.

    They aren't the most memorable lunches of course, but lunches rarely were for me anyway. And I wouldn't replace all of my food intake with soylents, as I love cooking and good food.

    3 votes
  11. retiredrugger
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    Salad! It's a versatile meal where I can change up what vegetables I get every time. Not to mention it's light enough so I don't feel bogged down for the rest of the day

    Salad! It's a versatile meal where I can change up what vegetables I get every time. Not to mention it's light enough so I don't feel bogged down for the rest of the day

    3 votes
  12. mat
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    I get into some pretty fancy cooking stuff fairly regularly, but I could eat eggs on toast for lunch every day quite happily. If I had to only have the eggs one way, scrambled. But it would be...

    I get into some pretty fancy cooking stuff fairly regularly, but I could eat eggs on toast for lunch every day quite happily. If I had to only have the eggs one way, scrambled. But it would be nice to mix it up with fried, poached, boiled and even coddled from time to time.

    If this question was about an evening meal it would be much harder.

    3 votes
  13. ReapersGale
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    Either Nachos or Chilli - either with my homemade guac (avocado, sour cream, spring onion, lemon juice, chilli powder, salt). Actually scratch that - I'd probably be good with anything that goes...

    Either Nachos or Chilli - either with my homemade guac (avocado, sour cream, spring onion, lemon juice, chilli powder, salt).

    Actually scratch that - I'd probably be good with anything that goes with guac

    1 vote
  14. centuriesenix
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    Japanese curry pork chop! I maintain that that, served with nice, fluffy shortgrain rice, is what makes my day, regardless of what's put in it.

    Japanese curry pork chop! I maintain that that, served with nice, fluffy shortgrain rice, is what makes my day, regardless of what's put in it.

    1 vote
  15. Gyrfalcon
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    I'm not sure if this counts, but I almost always prepare a meal that follows the same structure when left alone to buy and make food for lunch. It looks like this: Sandwich. I usually alternate...

    I'm not sure if this counts, but I almost always prepare a meal that follows the same structure when left alone to buy and make food for lunch. It looks like this:

    • Sandwich. I usually alternate between PB&J and some kind of lunch meat and cheese, generally on wheat bread.
    • Fruit. Some kind of fruit, usually whole now but often apple sauce or a little cup of canned fruit when I was younger.
    • Yogurt. Usually either vanilla or strawberry Greek yogurt. I want to find a company that makes a whole range of flavors with whole milk, but most seem to only do plain and maybe one other flavor.
    • Dessert. This is often something portable in case I have to pack up my lunch, but sometimes it's something my SO has baked.
    1 vote
  16. cwagner
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    Every day? Pizza. I could eat pizza for every meal, every day. Of course, it would require me to have regular liposuction as I seem to be utterly incapable of not overeating on pizza. There is a...

    Every day? Pizza. I could eat pizza for every meal, every day. Of course, it would require me to have regular liposuction as I seem to be utterly incapable of not overeating on pizza. There is a reason I limit myself to making pizza a maximum of 2 times per month :D

  17. gergir
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    Assorted nuts & dried berries, but it's not hypothetical; I've been doing that since I had teeth. That plus a teaspoon of oliveoil and honey each, and lettuce- or spinachleaves. Still tasty and...

    Assorted nuts & dried berries, but it's not hypothetical; I've been doing that since I had teeth. That plus a teaspoon of oliveoil and honey each, and lettuce- or spinachleaves. Still tasty and super-effective (never been ill, not even a common cold), so I don't think I'll ever change that. Yum.

    edit: I overlooked it said "lunch". What I said is for the whole day.