Sometimes, the only way to make your problems go away is to stuff yourself with dangerously tasty dishes. Here, we give you five unexpected fusion creations that are guaranteed to dramatically change your life for the better.
Attention, please: a burger with a donut bun. Yes, you read that correctly. When you're in need of the ultimate pick-me-up, be sure to try Ron Burgundy, an angus beef burger topped with bacon, a fried egg, American cheese, cilantro, guacamole, tomato, and mayonnaise. But instead of your typical potato or sesame seed bun, this burger is served with two mouthwatering donuts for an insane mixture of flavors and textures. 2700 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-912-9070; 209 W. 5th St., 512-645-0255
A hearty bowl of pho is ideal on an icky winter day, but when you add in chicken and dumplings, it's always a good idea. The “pho”-ride chicken and dumplings, which is featured on Swift's Attic's brunch menu is a whimsical take on the savory Southern classic with a Southeast Asian twist. This dish comes out with a pour of chile pho broth, poached egg, and celery vin. With something this creative, this farm-to-table restaurant is always keeping us coming back for more. 315 Congress Ave., Suite 200, 512-482-8842
This casual Indian-inspired establishment, which triples as a restaurant, bar, and convenience store, is full of character and fun surprises, especially when it comes to their menu. For a salty, cheesy delight, we suggest their South Asian frito pie. A fan favorite, expect a medley of crunchy fritos, black beans, spicy beef chili, cheddar jack cheese, sour cream, and a generous scoop of cilantro chutney. 1950 S. Interstate Highway 35, 512-442-5337
With three brick-and-mortar locations and a food truck, Chi'Lantro BBQ brings you on an intense ride of Korean and Mexican flavors whether you're in for a sit-down meal or on-the-go. For something warm and immediately comforting, order their original kimchi fries, which is a savory mix of French fries topped with caramelized kimchi, ribeye beef (or a protein of your choice), melted cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses, onions, cilantro, sesame seeds, Sriracha, and a magic sauce that brings it all together. 1509 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-428-5269
This Austin favorite resto offers a blend of Southern comfort food with an Asian twist, straight from their restaurant, food truck, and pop-up dinners. If you’re craving something sweet and a bit unexpected, their raveworthy "Asian Movie Night” dessert is the way to go. With scoops of popcorn ice cream, Asian caramel sauce, and rice puffs, this is a unique and satisfying way to end your meal. 5520 Burnet Rd., Suite 100, 512-330-4439