Will the fish head with pickled chilies at Hunan Kitchen be good enough to make the grade?
Sometimes food is just strange — interesting without being necessarily good. Sometimes food is good, without being interesting. In the case of this year-end list, the selections are both amazing to look at and supremely delicious to eat, a perfect storm of delectable elements. So please join us early tomorrow morning for our 11 Most Astonishing Dishes of 2011.
In the meantime, check out some of our other 10 Best lists.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 29, 2011