I love Vietnamese food. We have a couple decent places in Miami. Miss Saigon being the best IMO. There is also a hole in the wall on Calle 8 called Hy-Vong that has great great food. Sadly the service is so bad and the waits so long, that I almost never go. My wife is obsessed with their soups.
I would nominate Venezuelan food to the list. Clearly the influence in Miami is growing, but NYC also has its good share of new places together with old classics like Caracas Arepa Bar. On TV I've seen several places serving Venezuelan food being featured all over the US.
Has anyone here tried it?
My brief experience of Venezuelan cuisine made me wonder if you all took cooking lessons from the British. The truckstop sold that little bread pocket stuffed with processed meat immersed in a mayonnaise like substance that had been exposed to day time temperatures and likely a haven for billions of bacteria, then there was the cassava bread pizzas. Of course the working man's lunch of fried chicken with pasta and fries. Then who can forget the lovely undercooked fish in beautiful Cidud Bolivar. The bright spark was the Bakery in Esmeralda on the Brazil/Venezuelan which smelled wonderful and my brother and I stocked up on lovely baked goods. Also the cook at my brothers camp was a real chef and produced the best food I had the whole time I was in the country.