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MATTHEW THORSEN

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GOING GLOBAL AUTHENTIC ETHNIC SPOTS 1

A SINGLE PEBBLE

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133 Bank St., Burlington, asinglepebble.com Traditional preparation and presentation distinguish Chinese dishes such as the mock eel — a fave of the Food Network’s Alton Brown.

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BENTO

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197 College St., Burlington, facebook.com/bentovermont

SHERPA KITCHEN RESTAURANT 119 College St., Burlington, sherpakitchenrestaurant.com

The Nepalese co-owners cook up family recipes for Himalayan classics such as momos, mild curries, thukpas and stews.

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EL CORTIJO TAQUERIA Y CANTINA 189 Bank St., Burlington, cortijovt.com

TINY THAI RESTAURANT 24 Main St., Winooski, tinythairestaurant.net

Tiny Thai

FILE: OLIVER PARINI

Tortillas made with Vermont heirloom corn cradle local meats, cheeses and produce in taco, burrito and enchilada form. Whatever you do, get one of the “wicked fly” margaritas.

1130 North Ave., Burlington, phonguyenburlington.com Noodle around at this New North End slurp shop. It serves Southeast Asian bites, from pho to pad Thai, inside a former convenience store.

This Japanese market and sushi shop specializes in the eponymous segmented lunch boxes. Fill one with tofu teriyaki to go, or grab a window seat for made-toorder sushi.

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PHO NGUYEN

Adventurous eaters know to ask for the authentic Thai menu at this always-packed BYOB eatery, which takes its cues from that country’s food carts and family tables.

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Taverna Khione 5573 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, tavernakhione.com Named for the goddess of the snow, this taverna serves contemporary Greek cookery in a cozy, farmhouse-style room — you won’t find street-style falafel or gyros here. Sample chef Marc Provencher’s lamb and goat dishes made with local produce and housegrown Hellenic herbs. Celebrating something? Pair your meal with a bottle from Vermont’s foremost collection of Greek wines.

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