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What’s One Restaurant Dish You Wish You Could Make at Home?

We asked the WENDOH Media staff

Japanese Curry Zen’s chicken katsu curry. It all comes down to the sauce. I’ve tried several times to duplicate it, but I can never get it to taste just right. –Matt Iles, account executive

Doritos Cheesy Gordita Crunch at Taco Bell. I don’t know what drugs they put in there, but it’s got me coming back for more! –Adam Smith, Life is Beautiful production coordinator

I wish I can make homemade pho. It takes time and patience to make the broth—both of which I’m in short supply—so it’s just easier to go to Chinatown and get a bowl. –Genevie Durano, managing editor

The Spicy Rigatoni Vodka pasta from Carbone. I wish I could come home every day to a big vat of it on the stove and eat bowls and bowls on my every whim. It is creamy, hot and bold—I also wouldn’t mind having chef Mario Carbone on speed dial to replenish as the supply dwindles. –Melinda Sheckells, editor-in-chief

Oh, would that I could make a pasty crust as flaky as that at Cornish Pasty Co.! The Chicken Greek pasty is a particular weakness. –Xania Woodman, senior contributing editor, beverage

Oysters and Pearls from The French Laundry, because my older brother has never had it, which gives me a one up on him in our culinary competition. Everything is a competition with siblings, even dining! –Sim Salzman, chief financial officer

During Life is Beautiful Music and Art Festival, STK served sliders in the VIP area. I wish I could re-create them every weekend! –Ellie Morrissey, digital marketing manager