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Tend to fall into a rut when it comes to ethnic food?
"We often eat from one side of the menu and are blind to the other side," says restaurant blogger Danyelle Freeman, whose book, Try This: Traveling the Globe Without Leaving the Table, guides readers through 14 international cuisines, emphasizing some of the less popular but no less tasty dishes. So instead of ordering lo mein for the billionth time next time you're at a Chinese restaurant, check out a differently sauced noodle dish that is just as delicious. The lo mein will always be there waiting for you.

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